If L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling were a Republican or member of the Tea Party movement, then his party affilation would be front page news and we’d all know it by now. It would be shouted from the rooftops as an attempt to further smear anyone against big, intrusive and abusive government as being a “racist.”
Therefore, in the spirit of balance, fairness and social justice, it’s only right that Sterling’s political affiliation be known. Donald Sterling is a racist Democrat.
Reminiscent of the Democrat Party subsidiary, the KKK, Sterling, 81, was caught on audio by TMZ making extremely racist comments to his 23 year-old girlfriend (that’s a 58 year difference for you non-math types, but that’s a different story).
According to the audio released by TMZ, Sterling made the following highly repulsive and racist comments in an argument with his young girlfriend, who ironically is black and Mexican, for posting a photo of herself with NBA basketball legend and Hall of Fame member, former L.A. Laker, Magic Johnson:
Sterling has given thousands of dollars to Democrat candidates and causes over the years, and what is both overly ironic and perplexing, was scheduled to receive a “Lifetime Achievment Award” from the Democrat operatives at the NAACP, despite Sterling’s long history of racism.
- “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”
- “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.”
- “I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”
- “…Don’t put him [Magic Johnson] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.”
National Review reported details of Sterling’s Democrat Party affiliation and support:
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:
Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers
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.
Bradley was a Hall of Fame forward for the New York Knicks before becoming a U.S. senator from New Jersey and an unsuccessful presidential candidate. Davis made out with Cybill Shepherd in the 1960s before becoming California’s 37th governor and the first Golden State executive ever to be recalled.
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.
UPDATE: Far-left site Mother Jones reports that Sterling is a “registered Republican.” However, according to campaign contribution records, Sterling has only given money to Democrat candidates and liberal causes. Additionally, Sterling has accepted several awards from liberal causes throughout the years. Therefore, one has to ask, if he is a “Republican,” then why would he only support Democrats?