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Legendary QB John Elway Tells FOX News Sunday Why Hes a Republican (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | February 2,2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/02/2014 8:45:58 AM PST by Hojczyk

John Elway, former American football quarterback and is now the executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, was asked on FOX News Sunday why he was a Republican.

“Well, those are what my beliefs are. I believe you know as a country that we are given the opportunity to succeed or not succeed. And, I think for us to be able to, I don’t believe in safety nets, obviously we have to have some kind of safety nets, but I think… My philosophy is when you’re given the opportunity you take advantage of that and I think that’s when you get the best out of people.”

Elway went on to say he has no plans on running for public office. The Denver Broncos are playing in Super Bowl XLVIII tonight in New Jersey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4NuTSZfI9Q


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1 posted on 02/02/2014 8:45:58 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

He should run for the Senate. CO deserves a good Senator who is a winner.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 8:48:42 AM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Hojczyk
John Elway is a Republican???!!!

And, I think for us to be able to, I don’t believe in safety nets, obviously we have to have some kind of safety nets...

(sigh) Yep. He's a Republican.

Sometimes I think God hates us.

3 posted on 02/02/2014 8:49:56 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Hojczyk
He lived the middle class life style in Denver…Went to baseball and football with his kids just like are normal guy..Elway was never in any trouble that I know of…

You never heard about him in the off season..unless he was at a Hockey or Basketball game…He did like expensive cars..

4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:51:40 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Conservative professional quarterbacks make good politicians.

5 posted on 02/02/2014 8:52:33 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Why would you say that?

I’ve always known that Elway was a Republican.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 8:54:26 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Slyfox
Actually that's a picture of Jack Kemp you posted, not Elway.

Elway is down below...


7 posted on 02/02/2014 8:54:49 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Hojczyk

There is nothing wrong with safety nets….they have to be limited and not expanded…like unemployment ..I think it was like six weeks when it first started..now under the Rats and RINOS it is forever.,.,.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:54:56 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: onyx
I was, how you say?, joking.

"I don't believe in safety nets, obviously we need safety nets, etc....."

Again, (sigh).

Is it asking too much for a Republican candidate who has a command of the English language? One who doesn't contradict himself in the space of one sentence?

9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:57:52 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Hojczyk
He did like expensive cars..

And according to many sources over the years, loose women.

10 posted on 02/02/2014 9:00:26 AM PST by fso301
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To: SamAdams76

I suspect he knows that...think a little bit, and you may get the point...


11 posted on 02/02/2014 9:00:52 AM PST by gogeo (The Republican Party is not ours, it is theirs.)
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To: gogeo

No big deal if she or he didn’t, I don’t expect everybody knows what John Elway looks like. I actually had to Google it because I didn’t think Elway had aged that much to look like Jack Kemp!


12 posted on 02/02/2014 9:04:21 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Hojczyk

I watched the interview clip and my guess is Elway is more aligned with the beltway Vichy Republicans than us here at FR.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 9:10:50 AM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Hojczyk

Safety nets used to be there as a temporary measure when someone found themselves in a difficult situation without other means of support. Now, it seems to be used to quell possible civil unrest from government policies causing difficult financial situations en masse. Therefore any possible solutions to these policies are being halted by the government itself in order to continue with the failed policies which are benefitting the few at the cost of the many. Until these policies are changed, our economy with continue to languish.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 9:12:06 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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If Denver wins today, Elway will have done what no football player has ever achieved. He really owes it to good people of Colorado to take his talents and values to the U.S. Senate, where he would be a formidable obstacle for the Commie RATs.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 9:14:49 AM PST by montag813
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Elway is also a refugee from his native state of California. He played high school football at Granada Hills High School and college football at Stanford. Elway, Tiger Woods, and John Lynch are a few of the native born high income athletes who got the hell out of Taxifornia. Maybe that 11% marginal California income tax rate has something to do with it.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 9:15:42 AM PST by forgotten man
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Elway is an egotistical SOB. First, he drafts Tim Tebow with no intention of playing him. When Kyle Orton (yes, the same signed by Dallas in December)proves less than adequate, he is forced to play Tebow, who does nothing but win.

What does Elway do? He gets rid of Tebow so he can sign Peyton Manning, fresh off a season long injury and rehab. Manning is going to the Super Bowl with a chance to do something nobody has ever done - lead two different franchises to Super Bowl victory.

What’s Elway’s response? He won’t be the greatest quarterback ever. Greatest is in the eye of the beholder.

Yep, good RINO.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 9:20:03 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Entitlements are forever. Once established, they will only expand over time.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 9:22:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

So why is he not a Tea partier.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 9:29:16 AM PST by bergmeid (Omaha! Omaha!)
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To: Texas Eagle; Hojczyk; onyx
I met Elway several years ago and spent some little time talking to him and observing him over the course of a day in a group setting with other celebs, from sports figures to movies stars. At the time, I (not being any part of "sports fan") had not the faintest idea who he really was except for what little research I'd done on him the night before on the internet. Didn't expect to be impressed; I was figuring, "just another dumb football player."

I was wrong. He was eloquent, clearly very intelligent, had a great sense of humor and even of humility, and a very common-sense way of enjoying the challenge (learning to drive race cars from pro trainers) in front of him. Then and there I figured, "I bet this guy's a conservative." He just had that take, that joyous approach, to life. Then again, I've met several pro football players and basketball players and they were ALL unusually (I thought) intelligent and I would bet money, conservative. Somebody who is a human Clydesdale and a world-class athlete, is also probably going to be pretty damned smart, even if his general demeanor is of a big dumb ape!

20 posted on 02/02/2014 9:29:20 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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