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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:01 AM
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Charles Barkley quote:
‎"Poor people have been voting for Democrats for the last 50 years and they're still poor." -- Charles Barkley

Whatever....
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:05 AM
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1. For the last 50 years, Democrats have been trying to figure out
how to get their votes counted and tallied into totals that are not fucked with.

Not rocket surgery, here.
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YellowCosmicSun Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:06 AM
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2. Poor people are still poor because they waste their money to see oafs like Barkley
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:07 AM
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3. Therefore ... they should join the NBA?
Nothing like a big fat paycheck to cure poverty!

--imm
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:09 AM
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4. Not sure of the context but....
same can be said across the political parties.



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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:10 AM
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5. He is right. But they have access to healthcare, they can join a
union, they can live where they choose. Under Republicons they would be in "Right-to-Work" states. No access to healthcare. No right to unionize. Education would be a priviledge, higher education our of reach.
Unless you own a business or property, you really shouldn't have a "right" to vote.

We would be the serfs to the Republicon masters: Oil, Koch bros, GE, etc...
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:12 AM
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6. Actually, poor people are still poor because too often, they don't
bother to vote. Just couldn't be bothered.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:23 AM
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7. that's years old
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:24 AM
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8. That means he didn't say it? does not believe it?
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:29 AM
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10. He was going to run for office as a dem. He was a republican but now he thinks they are crazy.
He hit on my mom at a bar during the Barcelona Olympics and she said he was zero cool.
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booley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:26 AM
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9. The poor vote for Republicans too
And yet no matter how many times they keep the gays from marrying or life harder fro brown people or keep the government from taking their guns, they are still poor too.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:29 AM
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11. when/where does that quote come from?
Edited on Sat Oct-01-11 11:30 AM by fishwax
I know Barkley said he was a republican back in the 80s/early 90s, but has supported democrats for years now.
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:36 AM
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14. Facebook
Some of my "friends" are Repukes.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:52 AM
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16. I meant when/where did Barkley say it
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:35 AM
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12. Charles Barkley "John Mellencamp right, Conservative means discriminatory"
http://www.travelgolf.com/blogs/chris.baldwin/2006/07/1...

"He's right," Charles Barkley said of Mellencamp. "The word conservative means discriminatory practically. It's a form of political discrimination. What do the Republicans run on? Against gay marriage and for a war that makes no sense. A war that was based on faulty intelligence. That's all they ever talk about. That and immigration. Another discriminatory argument for political gain."


"I was a Republican until they lost their minds"
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:36 AM
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13. Who's Charles Barkley?
nt.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 12:18 PM
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17. He was just a basketball player.
I don't take political advice or direction from athletes.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 11:46 AM
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15. "Every time I hear the word conservative it makes me sick to my stomach..."
Barkley said, "Every time I hear the word conservative it makes me sick to my stomach because they're really just fake Christians, as I call them."

Video at link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/17/charles-barkle...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-11 12:22 PM
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18. Context is your friend.
nt

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