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RandySF

(61,649 posts)
Mon Apr 28, 2014, 03:01 AM Apr 2014

Politco tying Sterling to Democrats.

Donald Sterling was a modest donor to several Democratic politicians, long before racist remarks were attributed to the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.

Sterling donated a combined of $4,000 to Democratic Sens. Bill Bradley of New Jersey and Patrick Leahy of Vermont as well as then-State Controller Gray Davis of California in the late 1980s and early 1990s, according to a database on OpenSecrets.

In 1989 Sterling cut two separate checks of $1,000 to Bradley, a former basketball player for the New York Knicks who is now in the Hall of Fame. Bradley was reelected in 1990 and retired from the Senate in 1997.

Two years later Sterling backed Davis over Dianne Feinstein in a special election for a Senate seat, donating $1,000 to Davis. Davis lost to Feinstein in 1992 and eventually became governor of California before being recalled.


http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/donald-sterling-made-donations-to-dems-106079.html#ixzz30A6n7383

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Politco tying Sterling to Democrats. (Original Post) RandySF Apr 2014 OP
So what, Democrats are hypocritical One Percenter Racists Now? mattclearing Apr 2014 #1
Yeah? What has he done for us lately? Humanity? Cha Apr 2014 #2
I saw this tweet earlier: okaawhatever Apr 2014 #3
wow, reaching back to the 90s ? and who gives a shit who he contributed to JI7 Apr 2014 #4
They had to go back over 20 years to call him a Democratic supporter. Warpy Apr 2014 #5
yes, why didn't they mention how he votes or donates to 2pooped2pop Apr 2014 #12
Expect Jamaal510 Apr 2014 #6
Oh god.... yuiyoshida Apr 2014 #7
So, what's Sterling donated to Democrats since 1991, merrily Apr 2014 #8
$1000, $4000?.. sendero Apr 2014 #9
And? ... AND? nikto Apr 2014 #10
A racists political affiliation is irrelevant...... Trust Buster Apr 2014 #11
That is a reach... 3catwoman3 Apr 2014 #13

mattclearing

(10,092 posts)
1. So what, Democrats are hypocritical One Percenter Racists Now?
Mon Apr 28, 2014, 03:05 AM
Apr 2014

Because of a handful of donations ages ago? Good luck with that, Politico.

okaawhatever

(9,480 posts)
3. I saw this tweet earlier:
Mon Apr 28, 2014, 03:14 AM
Apr 2014

LOLGOP ?@LOLGOP 40m
The Republican urge to spin Sterling's 3 donations in the 80s into him being a Democrat suggests they assumed he was a Republican.

JI7

(89,405 posts)
4. wow, reaching back to the 90s ? and who gives a shit who he contributed to
Mon Apr 28, 2014, 03:27 AM
Apr 2014

the question is whether people will support what he is saying .

are democrats rushing to defend him like republicans did with those duck dynasty assholes , palin etc ?

Warpy

(111,831 posts)
5. They had to go back over 20 years to call him a Democratic supporter.
Mon Apr 28, 2014, 03:47 AM
Apr 2014

That's low, even for Politico.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
8. So, what's Sterling donated to Democrats since 1991,
Mon Apr 28, 2014, 05:21 AM
Apr 2014

other than this black eye Politico is attempting to give us?

I'd bet he's not a Democrat anymore, if ever he was.

Not as though he ever donated big, anyway.

Rich people make relatively small donations to candidates for a lot of reasons. Maybe he thought Bradley would be a sports friendly legislator. Maybe they were buddies. Maybe hs cousin married Davis.

You can't count a few pocket change (for him) donations as evidence of his politics.

You should see all the donations McCain once got from very Democratic Hollywood stars after speaking to a group of them about his life story. Not huge donations, any of them, but many. What do you do when a troop who spent a chunk of his life getting his arms re-broken as prisoner asks you?

Which reminds me of how much I don't respect Politico or anyone who pretends Politico is an objective news outfit.

 

Trust Buster

(7,299 posts)
11. A racists political affiliation is irrelevant......
Mon Apr 28, 2014, 05:44 AM
Apr 2014

......it's how those of a particular Party react to a racist. We won't be circling the wagons around this guy like the Right did with Bundy. That's the difference.

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