Desperate, depraved and deluded leftists have "proved" that racist Democrat Donald Sterling's actually a "registered Republican."
And how do we know? Well, for one thing idiot leftists have been swarming my Twitter feed today, attempting to flay me with OMG! RACIST!! REPUBLICAN!!! taunting neener-neener tweets for hours.
Here's the big "gotcha" post from some brainless leftist at Mother Jones, "Donald Sterling Is a Registered Republican." If you follow the links, you can go to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters and plug in Sterling's information --- and up pops search results that claim the Clippers owner is a "registered Republican"!!
Who knows what party he's registered with, really? Maybe he registered Republican when he was depressed a few years and never punched a single ticket for a GOP candidate? He's had loads of legal and marital problems. He's been sued for his Democrat "plantation style" racism before. And only changed his registration to Republican in 2008? Maybe the far-left Democrat primaries that year --- with all the attendant collectivist, confiscatory socialist proposals --- freaked him out like he was going to lose his assets.
Whatever. That fact is, as I've been saying for days now, Sterling's a dyed-in-the-wool far-left Beverly Hills liberal of the first order. All --- and I mean all --- of his political campaign finance contributions have been to Democrat candidates, and not just "25 years ago" like the loser leftists are screaming until the cows come home.
Indeed, Jaime Fuller at the Washington Post, has a beautiful rundown of Sterling's political giving to far-left Democrats and liberal environmental causes:
Although Sterling is a registered Republican he has supported Democratic candidates in the past. He gave $5,000 to Gray Davis' gubernatorial campaign in 2002, and $1,000 in support of a group pushing for Proposition 2 in 2008, which sought to give farm animals larger living quarters. He gave another $1,000 to Davis in 1991, a year when he also gave $1,000 to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. In 1989, he gave $2,000 to former basketball player and Democratic senator from New Jersey Bill Bradley. If Republicans wanted to go really deep, they could also mention that Sterling attended the wedding of Jeff Greene in 2007, who ran in the 2010 Democratic Senate primaries in Florida -- to disastrous result.Typically, WaPo's Fuller draws unsubstantiated conclusions when she closes by arguing, "What does all of this say about Sterling's political affiliation?"
In 2009, the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP gave Sterling a Lifetime Achievement Award, and he won the NAACP Presidents Award in 2008. His 2009 award coincided with Baylor's lawsuit. The NAACP chapter's president told the Los Angeles Times, "We can't speak to the allegations, but what we do know is that for the most part [Sterling] has been very, very kind to the minority youth community." He was scheduled to receive another Lifetime Achievement Award this week, but the chapter changed its mind.
Actually, we can say a lot about Sterling's "political affiliation" from the information she's provided. I mean, seriously. Sterling gave "$1,000 in support of a group pushing for Proposition 2 in 2008"?
Right. Well, according to Ballotpedia, "Proposition 2, or the Standards for Confining Farm Animals, was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in California as an initiated state statute, where it was approved."
Oh, Prop. 2 was on the ballot in November 2008, six months after Sterling supposedly registered for the "Republican" primary? Again, Sterling was probably depressed and registered in the GOP primary without a second thought. But when it comes to making political donations, well money talks, as they say. And what "group" did Sterling support with that $1000 contribution? Fuller doesn't say, but Ballotpedia lists Proposition 2's major sponsors, which lists like a who's who of far-left interest group organizations:
The YES! on Prop 2 campaign was run by Californians for Humane Farms, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary, and other animal protection groups, family farmers, veterinarians and public health professionals.OMG! totally Republican or something!!
Joe Ramsey was the official sponsor of the initiative. In addition to humane societies and animal welfare groups, the measure was also backed by the California Veterinary Medical Association, the Center for Food Safety, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Consumer Federation of America, Clean Water Action, the Sierra Club, the United Farm Workers, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Proposition 2 was also endorsed by several politicians, including the California Democratic Party and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Jennifer Fearing was the campaign manager for the "Yes on Prop 2" campaign...
Radical leftist Jennifer Fearing is the California Senior State Director for the Humane Society of the United States. And here's the list of Prop. 2's far-left supporters, including the California Democrat Party.
But TOTALLY MAN! Donald Sterling is really a "registered Republican" OMG!! BLARGH! RACIST!!!
LMFAO: Racist Clippers Owner Is Far, Far Left #Dem About to Be Given NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award http://t.co/cUUgsxBhvx via @PatDollard
— Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) April 27, 2014
.@Stinarichard OMG! It's Westside L.A. LOL! It's veritable liberal land ROTFLMFAO. But don't change. Reality is hard, lol!
— Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) April 27, 2014
The truth is that the racist Clippers owner is a classic, typically far-left liberal from L.A.'s typically progressive westside.
Desperate leftists can take that to the bank the idiot losers.