Charles Barkley is a straight shooter. He tells it like it is and he has no love for what he considers a failed Democratic party.
He famously told his mother he votes Republican because he is rich but has since toned down his GOP support and usually comes out on the side of a Democrat in a political contest.
But not before bashing the party to its core causing some to wonder where his true allegiances are.
In any event, tough love is the best love and the Democrats should heed his advice if they ever want to leave political purgatory.
We all know the Democrats have sold out their base – it just took an independent candidate like Trump to give them another option to voice their displeasure with how badly they have been treated.
From Fox News:
NBA player Charles Barkley indicated that he was tired of Democrats’ inaction, saying Dems only talked with black people when they wanted their votes.
“They’ve been taking black people’s votes – and they only talk to black people every four years.
All of these politicians only talk to black people every four years because they want their vote,” Barkley said in an interview aired Wednesday.
He added that he thought Republicans didn’t talk to black voters and that Democrats did “nothing in the four years in between.”
His Wednesday interview echoed his previous comments about black voters. “Every black person I know has always voted Democratic and, with the exception of a few guys who can play sports, all those people are still poor,” he said during another interview in the summer.
The 56-year-old legend also knocked Trump but was wary of calling him racist. “I’m leery of calling people ‘racist.’
He says some things that can be construed as racist,” Barkley said of Trump’s recent controversies. “Some things he’s said are very wrong and flagrant.”