August 7, 2006, - 3:18 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
It always amazes me how some so-called conservatives will idolize “conservative” celebs, just because they claim they are conservative or Republican. Doesn’t matter how immoral and offensive their behavior. So desperate for celebrity in the GOP that all caution is thrown to the wind.
An example is blowhard Ted Nugent. The man is a Vietnam War draft-dodger and a wealthy deadbeat parent of at least one of the children he fathered out of wedlock (until a court finally ordered him to pay after he fought it tooth and nail). This is a conservative? No. Just a stinking hypocrite. He keeps claiming he’ll run for Governor of Michigan. G-d help us. (More details on his less than “conservative” life here.)
Then, there’s blowhard Charles Barkley, an overgrown punk. Conservative jock sniffers from all over worshipped this racist merely because he said he was a Republican and was going to run for Governor of Alabama.
Sorry, but a guy who says, “That’s what I hate about F-cking White people” (in this case, the F-word was an adjective, not a verb he performed with groupies), will never get my admiration or support, regardless of which political party he identifies with. Ditto for a guy who says, “I am not a role model,” when he made millions to be just that. Both of those apply to Charles Barkley. Plus, there’s his record of violence, arrests, and gambling addiction (blew $10 million). But, regardless of those things, Barkley got the worship of many Republicans and conservatives.
Not this one.
Well, now the joke is on them. Barkley says he’s switched back to the Democratic party and will run for Governor of Alabama in 2010. Yeah, we’ve heard that before. Don’t hold your breath.
Barkley said he switched parties because the Republican party “lost their minds.” No, the party lost its mind when it proudly accepted this racist as a member. Now that he’s gone, it’s good riddance. Now, the Democratic Party is welcoming him. He’ll be more at home with the rest of the anti-White, anti-Semitic racists who make it their home. Why TNT continues to employ and broadcast this racist over the airwaves is a good question.
Charles Barkley? Fat, old, racist, and washed up, he’s out. Gnarls Barkley–far more pleasant to listen to.
Tags: Alabama, Charles Barkley, Democratic Party, Governor, Michigan, Republican Party, Ted Nugent, TNT, USD