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Morning Mail: Charles Barkley on Mitt Romney: ‘You’re going down, bro’

May 7, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, were at the Hawks-Celtics playoff game on Sunday — a fact that did not escape TNT’s wandering camera. And anything that is found by the camera is likely to get commented on by Charles Barkley. Sir Chuck wasted no time visualizing the Electoral College map and tabulating the results in his head. Huffington Post:

“We’re going to beat you like a drum in November,” Barkley said as the camera cut to the former Massachusetts governor. “Don’t take it personally. You seem like a nice guy, but you’re going down, bro.”

Funny that Barkley should use the term “we,” as he has said that he’s not affiliated with a party. In a 2008 interview with the New Republic he said:

“I do not use words like liberal or conservative. You can ask me a question and I will give you an answer. Those are words rich people on television use to divide and conquer. I am pro-choice. And if gay people want to get married, that is none of my business.”

Barkley also made a similar call back in December of 2011. On the Republican primary field:

“As a Democrat who loves the president, I am downright giddy. There ain’t no way we can lose to them idiots.”

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  1. omniusprime - May 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Does Romney even know how basketball is played? Someone probably had to tell him who the Celtics were. I’m sure Romney’s reply would be that he knows several NBA team owners. I remember when Sir Chuckles was a republican supporting Bush and Cheney because of tax cuts for the rich and greedy, he’s become a flip flopper.

  2. skids003 - May 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Charles is blindly voting for his bro. Plus he really is classy, isn’t he?

  3. savoirlaire - May 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    As much as you may dislike Mitt, Barkley is just a breathtaking buffoon. Keeps on saying stupid stuff and they are only too happy to keep sticking a mike under his big mouth. “Oh, that’s just Charles being Charles”–wrong, he is a f-cking moron. If I were a candidate the last thing I would want is this rocket scientist supporting me…

    • 1historian - May 7, 2012 at 2:17 PM

      sf – well said. The man is a buffoon and is well paid for it – he makes idiotic remarks at the drop of a hat – that is what he is paid for.

      If he makes one that is so moronic that it makes the internet (such as this one) he gets a bonus.

      Just another working day for the maestro of morons.

      And he STILL hasn’t won an NBA ring.

  4. antiochcat - May 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Whaddaya know? Sir Charles, who claimed to have been mentored by Clarence Thomas, who spoke for Bush/Cheney, who once answered his mother, who chastized him for being a Republican because they only represented the rich, by saying ‘But I AM the rich!’ Is now a Democrat and is supporting Obama? You mean even Barkeley realizes how bankrupt the GOP has become? Will wonders never cease.

  5. sanclementejedi - May 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    I think Mitt and Obama should go play a game of one on one for the presidency.

    • cur68 - May 7, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      But isn’t your president a very good basketball player? And isn’t the GOP nominee…not? I mean, he may not follow basketball, but I’m sure that many of his great friends are basketball team owners, right? So, unless he plans to bribe Obama prior the one on one, he’s gonna be as good at basketball as he is at driving NASCAR.

      • skids003 - May 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

        You would think the President of the United States would have more to worry about than basketball, like unemployment, the economy, etc.

        • cur68 - May 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM

          You’d think you’d understand an amusing comment which is not in the least serious. Since you don’t, let me assure you that I in no way think your political discourse should be settled on the sports field, but, if it were to be settled on the sports field, in the type of game in question, your incumbent president would beat your GOP nominee like a rented mule.

      • skids003 - May 8, 2012 at 8:14 AM

        Lighten up, cur, I wasn’t taking shots at you. I understand where you’re coming from.

      • sanclementejedi - May 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM

        exactly :-)

  6. Chris Fiorentino - May 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    “We’re going to beat you like a drum in November,”

    We = we black men. Not democrats/republicans. Not liberals/conservatives. Black and white. Because at his heart, Charles Barkley is, has always been, and always will be, nothing but a POS racist pig.

  7. sasquash20 - May 7, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    I’m with you Chuck. No way do I want Mitt and his views in office. I also love the people that act like everything wrong is all Obama. Please he inherited a horrible mess from Bush, then had the GOP filibusters every other vote that they make. If your poor and you vote Republican then your an douche bag. The republicans want two classes of people, the super wealthy(mitt and his corporate buddies) and the dirt poor(that will be us the working class stiffs if the GOP has its way). They are against unions because they know without the unions the wages they pay to the workers could be far less then what they are now. Is Obama perfect? No but he is better then Mitt and the GOP. Also stop making non-issues into issues. Abortion? There isn’t enough unwanted babies? Then start adopting pro-lifers. Lesbian and gay marriage? Who cares if they want to ruin there life? Separation of church and state please.

    • skids003 - May 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

      You are the same ones still blaming Bush for everything. When does this become your guys mess? It’s only considered class warfare because you “champion” the poor? Right. Your group wants to keep them dependant on you so they’ll keep their power. It’s all about liberal power.

  8. mybrunoblog - May 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    After the Kardashians, Charles Barkley might be the most annoying person in America. Will this idiot just go away please!