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Why Would a Racist Vote Democrat?

Considering recent allegations of racism leveled at Clippers owner Donald Sterling, why does he support the Democrat Party?

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Walter Hudson

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April 28, 2014 - 7:02 am
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Clippers owner Donald Sterling, alleged racist and Democrat Party contributor.

As a black man active in Republican politics, I find it noteworthy that I never feel excluded or stigmatized by other Republicans on account of my race. Race never comes up at a Tea Party meeting, or a Republican political convention, or when socializing with my conservative and libertarian cohort. On the contrary, all my encounters with race-obsessed individuals have been with self-professed liberals who treat me like a freak show exhibit.

Leftists demand an explanation for my politics. How is it possible that a black man could be a Tea Partier? How is it possible that a black man could vote Republican? What’s wrong? What’s the angle? What secret deficiency or corruption explains this oddity? The curiosity is racist in and of itself, because it proceeds from an assumption about how people “like me” ought to think.

Then I see the vile treatment of personages like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In the wake of the court’s recent verdict upholding Michigan voters’ choice to ban state-mandated racial discrimination (euphemistically called affirmative action), Thomas became the target of viciously racist comments from supporters of “progressive” policy.

Most recently, we learn that long-time Democrat Party contributor and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling faces compelling accusations of racism. Prior to TMZ reporting on obtained audio which seems to record Sterling making blatantly racist remarks to his girlfriend, the NBA owner was slated to received a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP in May. Presumably, he would have accepted it eagerly.

How do we reconcile this? Why would a racist who doesn’t want his girlfriend publicly associating with black men support a political party which claims to represent the best interests of black people? How can a racist be seen by the NAACP to merit recognition for a lifetime of philanthropic achievement?

Psychological projection is “a defense mechanism that involves taking our own unacceptable qualities or feelings and ascribing them to other people.” When I encounter people convinced that blacks labor under the weight of insurmountable racism, I suspect they harbor bigotry of their own. They may not express it quite like Donald Sterling, but their worldview brims with the soft bigotry of low expectations.

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For the same reason a slave owner would have voted Democratic from 1789-1860, and a segregationist from 1866-1964. Why ask why?
22 weeks ago
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I'll be honest. I don't pay much attention to the NBA. The only NBA owner I've ever heard of is Mark Cuban, and that's because I watch "Shark Tank."

So I was a little mistified by this story when it first came out. Who cares about this guy's private rants? Aren't all professional sports team owners old rich dudes with fairly odious personal lives? Doesn't that go with the territory?

It became more clear when I picked up on two facts while watching Meet the Press on Sunday (granted, I had to read a little between the lines, because God knows David Gregory wasn't asking any tough questions...)

Fact #1: Donald Sterling is well known as a guy with racist opinions.

Fact #2: The NAACP was planning to give him a lifetime achievement award, which is now off the table due to the present kerfluffle.

Fact #3: The statement in question was made in a phone call to his girlfriend; he also has a wife.

From this, I have inferred some additional facts:

1. Clearly, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. This tape was leaked by someone who wanted to mess up his life (I'm guessing the wife).

2. This is very embarassing to the NAACP, so they are piling on in an attempt to avoid the question that David Gregory obligingly didn't ask: "Why was the NAACP planning to give a lifetime achievement award to a notorious racist? Was there maybe a donation involved? If so, is the NAACP keeping the money?"
22 weeks ago
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Well, racists support abortion and gun control, those would be two big reasons from them to vote D.

Racists also believe in racial labeling of people so that would be a third reason.

Oh, and let's not forget keeping government control of education.
22 weeks ago
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Sterling supports the Dems because he's rich, not because is or isn't a racist. The Democratic party is the party of the rich and the uber-rich.
22 weeks ago
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The Democrats may have come to the point of diminishing returns. They have a black President now and they assured themselves the vote of the non-thinking black populace but ... Barry is failing to translate those votes into jobs and improving social conditions for his black supporters. Many blacks, much more than anyone can imagine, are disillusioned with Barry mainly because they have seen unemployment grow among them, and also because it is is business as usual in all the other important political issues. If the GOP leadership was not so profoundly DUMB they would have listened to that Malcolm X speech and developed a strategy to better inform black Americans on how they were being duped.

50 years later the black family is nearly annihilated, black women lead on abortions per capita, blacks are still struggling to find full decent employment, etc. Margaret Sanger, the vilest American racist and planner of the black genocide is openly applauded by black Democrats (women and men.) All it takes to scare a GOP candidate from giving his honest opinion is to call him "racist" and he folds like a cheap suit.

Sure enough American politics is strange... Great essay. You must insist and perhaps write a book on this.
22 weeks ago
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"The Democrats may have come to the point of diminishing returns. They have a black President now"

No! Wait! They have the First Latino President and the First Woman President and then last the First Asian President to go. They ain't nearly finished with their identity politics.
22 weeks ago
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Obviously Sterling was not going to get the award from the NAALCP for his great humanitarian works; no doubt he gave them a lot of cash. Did he do this in response to the race-baiting extortion tactics perfected by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? One thing is for sure: this theory will never be explored by the Elite Media.
22 weeks ago
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"If you think blacks a lower form of man than whites, but still like to think of yourself as a “good person,” it makes sense that you would support public policy which segregates “those people” for special treatment. They need your beneficent help, after all. They can’t possibly make it on their own. Indeed, if you’re being completely honest with yourself, the idea that blacks might lay full claim to their own achievements bothers you. You need them to be lesser so you can feel greater. You need them to need you."

If there is a better definition of a liberal than that, I have not seen it yet!
22 weeks ago
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Well he has to keep in character. If you are racist, you don't want to be identified as such while you project you poison on to others.

The reason the Left is so angry is simply that by breaking character they are just like him.
22 weeks ago
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Sorry to interrupt the racism rantings... but I thought some of you might like to know....

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22 weeks ago
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Donald Sterling is a registered Republican. I would guess he contributed to certain state politicians in a very small amount to secure some sort of good will. He is a business man first.
22 weeks ago
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Nice try.

He gives way more to Democrats. He gave to Senator Bill Bradley (D) & Governor Gray (out) Davis (D) of rollling electrical blackout fame.
22 weeks ago
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http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/04/28/hysteria-builds-over-donald-sperlings-racist-remarks/2/

Here is an article from PJMedia that says he is a registered Republican. Also, when you are a billionaire, giving a total of 6 thousand dollars is meaningless.
22 weeks ago
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You can search the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's website yourself.
22 weeks ago
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Why is he registered as a Republican?
22 weeks ago
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Probably so he can vote for the most democrat in disguise as a republican during the primaries?
21 weeks ago
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Anyone can register as anything.

It is who they give money to, vote for and support.
22 weeks ago
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All the important points were hit and there were no wasted words, an elegant essay.

In engineering they say nature loves elegant solutions. One should not under engineer something or it will soon fail. Neither should one over engineer something because it will also fail (and not just from a cost standpoint). Think of the design or plain or a bird.

This essay is a keeper.
22 weeks ago
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Follow the money
22 weeks ago
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Why would anybody buy and NBA team if they don't want to be around black people? The whole thing is bizarre. He is one of those winey, selfish businessmen who is a total grinder and make vendors, clients, employees absolutely miserable. This is payback for a life of being an incredible jerk.
22 weeks ago
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Follow the money. That's why the NAACP has honored Sterling. Sterling makes money off the team. Everyone wins.
21 weeks ago
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