This post is linked by Michael Hiltzik, at the Los Angeles Times, "Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?"
I have a response here, "Desperate Leftists: Beverly Hills Liberal Donald Sterling Is 'Registered Republican' OMG! TAKE THAT!! BLARGH!! OMG!!!":
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.
It's been almost like clockwork this last couple of weeks. Leftists got a squirrelly reprieve with the fake Cliven Bundy sideshow, but then the left gets back on track with their racist repertoire of hate. Seriously. It's too good. You just can't make up these far-left Democrat Party supporting leftists spewing vile racial epithets, all caught on tape. Clockwork baby.
I say it all the time: the Democrat Party is the country's natural home to racists and ethnic eliminationists. And now we have über liberal real estate mogul and sports owner, Democrat Party contributor and philanthropist, Donald T. Sterling in the news with yet another case of vile leftist racial hatred.
Here's the headline story at Memeorandum, "Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to GF - Don't Bring Black People to My Games, Including Magic Johnson" and on Twitter:
Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to GF -- Don't Bring Black People to My Games ... Including Magic Johnson http://t.co/AtPwbjxHfAAnd there's a YouTube clip at the Independent Journal Review, "Explosive Audio: L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Shows Us All What Truly Ugly Racism Sounds Like." As it notes there:
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 26, 2014
Just for the record, Sterling’s record of political support is for two Democratic politicians: former California Governor Gray Davis and three-term Senator Bill Bradley.Of course! Sterling's a liberal leftist Democrat of the first order! Also here, "Follow the Money: Political Contributions of NBA Owners."
What's hilarious is none of this is new. Sterling's far-left racist bigotry has been on the public record for a long time. See this Los Angeles Times report from black liberal Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks in 2010, "Donald Sterling is generous, impolitic and eager to be liked":
You can't flip through our newspaper these days without spotting the giant ads Sterling buys promoting his awards and donations, his smiling face plastered among a jumble of names and cut-and-paste photos.And left-wing author and activist Earl Ofari Hutchinson, back in 2009, hammered Sterling's racism --- and took the NAACP to task for giving the Clippers owner a pass on his disgusting racist bigotry. See, "Put Donald T. Sterling's NAACP Award on Hold":
I wangled an invitation because I wanted to meet him. I was curious about the man -- and the motives -- behind the generosity. Sterling has been dogged for years by claims that he's a bigot. Was this simple image repair or true redemption, I wondered.
Two months ago, Sterling settled a housing discrimination lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department for $2.7 million. Four years ago, he spent millions to settle a similar lawsuit brought by a fair housing group.
Both accused him of trying to exclude blacks, Latinos and families with children from renting apartments in buildings he owns.
Yet there he was last week playing Santa, handing out $1 million from his private charitable foundation to 10 high schools in South and East Los Angeles and 20 charities across Los Angeles County.
Like Skid Row's Para Los Niños, "another fabulous Hispanic charity in Boyle Heights, where I grew up," Sterling said.
And Roosevelt High, "with all the Hispanic kids," he said, "where nobody thought they could study and learn calculus until that teacher" -- Jaime Escalante -- came along.
Oops -- Escalante taught at Garfield High, which also received a Sterling grant.
A Google search with the name Donald Sterling and racial discrimination found nearly 12,000 results. Not one of them even remotely had Sterling doing anything to further racial goodwill. The checklist of reported Sterling racial escapades include a Justice Department housing discrimination lawsuit and forced settlement, slurs and gaffes against Hispanics and African-Americans, and that includes two high profile Clipper players, the shooing of minorities away from his pricey Beverly Hills condos and rentals, and an overblown and failed promise to build a Homeless shelter on L.A.s skid row. Then there's the allegations and lawsuit by former Clipper General Manager Elgin Baylor that Sterling runs his operations like a Southern plantation.While perhaps Ofari Hutchison's not persuaded that Sterling's done much in fact to help the black community, as LAT's Banks points out, the Clippers owner indeed has a long history of philanthropy for a litany of left-wing causes. Sports Illustrated, back in 2000, ran a major feature story on Sterling, critical of his success as an NBA owner but highlighting his liberal philanthropy, "Up And Down In Beverly Hills":
The NAACP airbrushed this away and simply said that Sterling has been a gem in giving oodles of tickets away to needy inner city kids and ladling out some cash to charities and sports camps for them. How any of this ranks as a take the lead, storm the barriers battle against racial injustice is a mystery....
The issue is not what, whether or even if Sterling did anything to further the cause of racial justice and civil rights. He hasn't. The issue is what the NAACP is doing to further it.
Many people believe that Sterling is playing a different game from the rest of the NBA owners. "I don't know how important winning is to Donald," says [Carl] Scheer, the team's general manager Scheer. "He seems more concerned mat his books are balanced, that he runs one of the few NBA franchises with no debt, that he can bring his friends to games." Those friends—a mix of Friars Clubbers and Merv Era celebs—show up en masse at Sterling's Malibu White Party, the extravagant tented barbecue-and-bubbly beach bash he often throws at his second home, a neo-Tudor oceanfront bungalow. The party is so named because guests are encouraged to dress all in white, as in The Great Gatsby. "Sterling's agenda is as much social as professional," says Los Angeles Times sportswriter Mark Heisler. "He loves the status that owning even a bad team confers."Sterling's a classic Beverly Hills-Hollywood schmoozer and left-wing philanthropist big shot, and the occasional leftist tight wad, heh.
He also enjoys the publicity he's received as a philanthropist. Southern California charities routinely fete Sterling as their Humanitarian of the Year. Since 1997, the title has been accorded him by the Vista Del Mar Orphanage, the Special Olympics, the Los Angeles Yeshiva, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation and the L.A. Police Historical Society. Not that every charity has found it easy to separate Sterling from his swag. Linda McCoy-Murray recognized that last summer when she phoned him to help sponsor a golf tournament in honor of her late husband, venerated L.A. Times sports columnist Jim Murray. Every pro franchise in California, according to McCoy-Murray had forked over at least $5,000 to her foundation, which provides journalism scholarships. Every pro franchise, that is, except the Clippers, which had memorialized Murray on the final page of last season's media guide. Sterling offered McCoy-Murray two season passes. "You know, that's wonderful," she remembers telling him. "but we're trying to endow a college scholarship fund. We could really use cash."
Again, this is just one more case of leftist racism and bigotry, unfortunately too splashy of a celebrity story for the hopelessly biased leftist press to tamp down.
So, enjoy watching the sick racist Democrats squirm under the news of Sterling's racism. That is, until the next distraction squirrel! runs our from the bushes, lol.