Skip to comments.Liberals Have Politicized Sports Under the Guise of "Social Justice"
Posted on 04/30/2014 6:24:15 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Kevin Johnson. Kevin Johnson's the mayor of Sacramento. He's also chairman of the players association. He used to play for the Phoenix Suns. I know Kevin. Back when Paul Westphal was the coach of the Suns I took a bunch of road trips with him. And one of the road trips was into Sacramento. Kevin, that's his hometown, and he had a charity for minority kids to go after school and so forth to learn things and not be on the street and all that. It was a positive reinforcement type place. He had a fundraiser and it was scheduled for when the Phoenix Suns were due to play the Kings of Sacramento.
I happened to be on the trip so I went to this thing. Of course everybody was shocked to see me, although I had not been a stranger. I'd been running around with the Phoenix basketball team for a while. I ended up being the high bidder for a Ronnie Lott New York Jets jersey, which I think disappointed some people there. But I got to know Kevin a little bit, and now he's the mayor of Sacramento. He had a press conference yesterday, as the chairman of the players association, after the commissioner made his announcement of how they're gonna fry Sterling. We have two sound bites here, and there's a lot of people, the mayor of LA was there, and some other NBA players, but here's the first of two sound bites with Kevin Johnson.
JOHNSON: This is a very stark reminder that we still have a lot of work to do. Yes, we have an African-American president. Yes, justice happened in a swift manner and forceful, yes, that occurred today. But these events remind all of us that hatred and bigotry are far from over. I hope that every bigot in this country sees what happened to Mr. Sterling and recognizes that if he can fall, so can you.
RUSH: And that was greeted with resounding applause and support and so forth. It kind of makes the point that it's never gonna be over. It was like when Obama was elected, how many people do you think, how many white people voted for Obama thinking that it'd be the end of racism? 'Cause nobody likes this. Nobody likes this racial divide. Nobody is made comfortable -- I take that back. There are a lot of people making money off of it. There are some people who actually promote it and like it. And, again, the Democrat Party's the home of this stuff. But, for the most part, your average, ordinary American wants no part of it.
And as Bernie Goldberg pointed out on Megyn Kelly's show the other night, the overall condemnation Donald Sterling is receiving is evidence that there isn't racism, institutional racism in this country. It just doesn't exist anymore. There's nobody out defending Sterling. Nobody out trying to call for calm or anything. I mean, universal condemnation, once people found out who the guy is. And yet, and yet Kevin Johnson says here, oh, that doesn't matter. It's still out there, doesn't matter. We got a black president, we got a black attorney general, that doesn't matter. It's like when Obama was elected, I told people, this is only going to exacerbate racial disharmony. And people, "How do you mean?"
See, 'cause any criticism of Obama's policies are gonna be chalked up to racism. Nobody is gonna be permitted substantive disagreement with Obama and his policies. It's all gonna get chalked up to racism. I said by the time it's done nobody's gonna have the guts to criticize Obama. He's gonna have a clean slate ahead of him 'cause nobody is gonna have the guts to be critical because everybody who does is gonna immediately be labeled a racist. And that's exactly what's happened. So Sterling is gone and it seems to me there's not any satisfaction. It just seems like the anger gets even worse, even when the situation gets rectified.
Looks like the Great American Pastime will also be the last professional sport to be corrupted by the creeping slime of socialism, although there are warning signs that the process has already begun.
No one watches. We could care less about “thump thump”. I did think if it was in a private home it was the great “privacy right” “in the constitution”. What happened to the liberals on that? Why do we jump on this and not other things. Did you know that between Friday and Monday, on any warm weekend, in Chicago, 40 to 70 people are wounded or killed. Yet the gangs that do that are not “`Terrorist organizations”? You can’t explain that can you? yet we give news time to some old man and his slut girl friend, (in my opinion) — having a fight where she baits him? Let’s move on!! Cover the TERRORISTS!!
I have absolutely no tolerance for those I consider to be intolerant!
This is not news. It’s this very reason I stopped my Sporting News subscription 25 years ago.
So, I cannot boycott them.
Liberals have politicized everything they have any influence over.
Under the guise of social justice, safety, security, and for the children, we will all be forced to become slaves to the state whether we like it or not.
only politicized the watching and talking part. sports is something you do not something you watch. can’t politicize the doin part
Well it certainly won't be the black bigots, because as anyone can see they all get a pass.
And of course the left keeps expanding the definition of bigotry (now it means ceos of Mozilla can't oppose gay marriage) so yeah, it probably won't be long before they try to destroy the lives and careers of just about anybody who dares to disagree with them. After all, that is the goal.
Given one man’s decision to act as judge and jury against Sterling, Americans will now be as frightened of speaking their minds as were those who lived under the Soviets. Ditto for Mozilla Board that threw out a man for having an opinion someone didn’t like. Frightening times for America.
You are a taxpayer. You are not permitted to boycott them. Cities fork your money over to them and theirs by building municipal stadiums for connected hoodlums.
Get the popcorn and prepare for great entertainment. Sterling is going to use a scorched earth policy and private investigators to get dirt on every owner who votes him off the island.
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