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Gladiatorial combat via golf cartDoes Barack Obama have a “major league sports team owner” problem? It sure looks like it, because he has not raised nearly as much money from this crucial demographic as that other guy, John McCain. McCain has raised more than $3.2 million from major sports team owners and their families, while Barack Obama has raised only $615,000 — despite the fact that Obama is way better at basketball. Too bad Obama is too much of an elitist to relate to simple, working-class multimillionaire sports team owners. [Politico]

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  1. Wel, if Sam Zell, that man of the people, gave $22K to McCain, that proves Obama is foreign and a terrorist, along with all those military folks and firemen. They hate America.

  2. Jeez, how many ways are we going to split the money count? Are we going to track donations from Container Store managers or Broadway choreographers?

  3. [re=60452]sanantonerose[/re]: And look, it even has a windshield for poor pedestrians to roll off of if they’re unfortunate enough to get in the way of the mad dash to Old Country Buffet for the early bird special.

  4. [re=60461]The Incomparable Tiny Valdez[/re]: True that. It’s certainly more McCain’s speed, and it has the added benefit of not being able to wreck minivans as it makes right turns.

  5. Sam Zell doesn’t count! He’s only the guy that bought the news company that also happens to own the Cubs. NO one in Chicago thinks of him as a “major league sports owner.”

    Besides, this article dodges the MOST important question, which is: Who does Mark Cuban support?

  6. …WALNUTS! probably still thinks football players still wear open faced leather helmets and basketball teams still consist of 90% white guys.

  7. I think that number is inflated by the signing bonus Al Davis gave McCain to play free safety

    (If you are long suffering Oakland Raider’s fan, that joke is HYSTERICAL. I play to very small demographic.)

  8. Baseball owners are the ultimate Republican base: Homophobic racist chickenhawks who claim to be Republicans while raising taxes to build stadiums, use the government to enforce antitrust legislation which allows them to maintain their monopolies, and pretend to support the military by forcing people to hear someone sing God Bless America instead of allowing them to go pee.

  9. [re=60496]MoodProcessor[/re]: [re=60495]loudmouthredhead[/re]: [re=60470]sanantonerose[/re]: …Im guessing the bumper sticker says:

    “Consciousness; that confusing time between naps!”

    or

    “Go ahead and honk, I cant hear you!”

  10. [re=60497]spencer[/re]: You nailed ’em. Politicians are whores for sports team owners because the love, love, love those seats in the luxury boxes the taxpayers pay to build.

  11. [re=60497]spencer[/re]: The part of their job sports franchise holders like best is the slaveholding (albeit with multimillionaire slaves). Maybe gun shop owners are further right wing, but not much.

  12. [re=60519]WadISay[/re]: I forgot about that part. I was reading ESPN yesterday and they were talking to a baseball GM who said that what Manny Ramirez did when he wanted to quit playing for the Red Sox was, “criminal.” The only other jobs I can name that it are criminal to quit are the army and being a slave.

  13. You commie liberal Jihadist east coast media tyes just can’t give Barry a break, can you? He’s on a fucking family vacation in Tahiti, visiting his ailing granny – who is so old, there aren’t photos of her, only cave drawings – and all you can do is ride his ass about wind surfing and eating at posh restaurants with sugar cane magnates and Bollywood starlets.

    Well, here’s your 411: on Wednesday night at the convention, in addition to speeches by Clinton, Bayh, Biden, Richardson, Rockefeller, Reid, Kaine, Sebelius, Warner and Spitzer, there’s gonna be an all-star ball match – yup, right there on the floor of the Pepsi Center – featuring Shaq and Jermaine, Bill Bradley, Jordan, Pippin, Kobe, Garnett, LeBron and Iverson, among others.

    (Clinton and Gore are working their Chinese connections to get a few of the big name Olympic stars to come over; they’re connected to big oil and coal and should bring in a few billion dollars or so.)

    The bball money is gonna flow like nightmares from Baylor, and Juan won’t know what hit him in the nuts. Even truck nutz will begin donating to Hopey’s cause and Murika will be saved.

    The End

  14. Am I crazy or is that golf cart about one pull on the throttle away from doing a huge wheelie due to the “beefy” fellow in the back?

  15. [re=60534]mr.november[/re]:

    They haven’t been the same team since the Red Sox beat them three straight in ’04. I’m pretty sure that cause Steinbrenners’ dimentia.

  16. there’s gonna be an all-star ball match Рyup, right there on the floor of the Pepsi Center Рfeaturing Shaq and Jermaine, Bill Bradley, Jordan, Pippin, Kobe, Garnett, LeBron and Iverson,

    Shaq and Kobe are gonna ball each other on the floor of the convention center? I AM SO THERE.

  17. W. was a sports team owner.
    Sports team owners favor their own.
    WALNUTS=Bush, so sports teams owners favor WALNUTS.

    It all makes sense in a senseless sort of way.

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