For the record, I stopped watching basketball years ago much because of a-holes like Charles Barkley. The NBA has been completely hijacked by Hip Hop culture, in my opinion.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of hearing Charles Barkley run his stupid mouth over the years should be able to notice that he’s obsessed with race. Barkley even once snapped at reporters: “that’s why I hate white people.” I wonder what his white wife thinks about that!
Every chance he gets, Barkley manages to inject race into an issue, whether it be the Michael Vick incident or the hiring and firing of coaches.
When seeing Mitt Romney on the video screen attending a Celtic game in Boston over the weekend, Barkley made the following crack: See USA Today story with video here.
The crazy thing is that Barkley has managed to fool many people over the years because of his seemingly jolly persona. I remember when Rush Limbaugh used to sing the praises of Barkley and even referred to him as a conservative. A few holes of golf together and Barkley is suddenly Ronald Reagan. Shame on you Rush for being snookered by this con man!
While Barkley may be a blowhard and an idiot, I’m pretty sure that he’s not crazy about handing over anymore of his income to the federal government. But he’ll support Obama for one reason and one reason only – because he’s BLACK!
Charles Barkley making this type of political statement during a basketball broadcast is just shrugged off as Charles being Charles, but Ted Nugent just being Ted Nugent while making political statements during an NRA event merits a visit from the Secret Service. Makes sense to me!