Larry Elder on “When sports lefties go political”:
We’ve now established that Rush Limbaugh cannot own an NFL team given his “unacceptable” (read: conservative) political comments. What about sports figures, executives and commentators who offer their left-leaning political thoughts?
Many of us turn to the sports pages before the news section. For just a moment, we can put aside worries about the economy, Iraq, Afghanistan, Obamacare, the “peril” of “global warming,” government bailouts and the feds’ borrowing and spending.
In sports, we want to read or hear about who ran the fastest, scored the most points, defeated the opponent. In sports, there is an oasis – until anti-GOP, anti-Bush, anti-conservative comments slap us. More…