Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Republicans once again blamed for Democrat racism  

Almost all Americans seem to think that the KKK were Republicans (when the KKK in fact ATTACKED Republicans) so Leftists get a lot of mileage out of lies

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whom commentators have tried to tie to the Republican party after his alleged racist statements, is in fact a Democrat, according to campaign-contribution records.

Sterling is in hot water after TMZ released recordings purporting to be a weird psychosexual rant he directed at girlfriend V. Stiviano, accusing her of publicly associating with black people. The highly offensive comments have drawn condemnation from across the National Basketball Association as well as from many other sources; and inevitably, attempts have been made to link him to the Republican party.

These appear to be based on campaign contribution records for a different Sterling, who lives in the state of Texas. Clippers owner Donald Sterling lives in Beverly Hills, has a long history of bigoted behavior in his Los Angeles business dealings, and according to a 2011 RealGM report, was a very occasional Democratic donor in the 1990s:

Records show Sterling has donated just $6,000, with no activity since the early 1990s. He supported Gray Davis early in his career, as well as Bill Bradley.

At the American Power blog, Donald Douglas has an extended discussion of Sterling’s donations to liberal causes and the left-leaning commentators who have lauded him in the past. At the time TMZ released its recording, Sterling was scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP.


Full details of the furore here

It seems that Sterling doesn't want any personal association with blacks.  Judging by white flight, nor do most Americans.  Saying so in a rough manner was certainly unwise however. 

It might be noted however that the conversation concerned was supposed to be personal and private.  So how did it get out?  Only via Ms Stiviano, it would seem.  Ms Stiviano is herself of mixed black and Hispanic ancestry so the alliance between her and Sterling would have to be fragile.  It's probably only her good figure that is keeping Mr Sterling interested -- and he has given her some very valuable gifts.

Maybe I should note that Sterling says the tape is a fabrication.  Comment on Mr Sterling's character here

1 comment:

Bird of Paradise said...

Typical liberal demacrpas blame others for their own stupidity