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Charles Barkley: ‘Democrats Only Talk To Blacks Every 4 Years When They Want Their Vote’

Former NBA great Charles Barkley is hitting back at the Democrat Party for once again, pandering to blacks for nothing more than their vote.

Barkley says that Democrats only talk to black people every “four years” when they “want their vote,” and then you never hear from them again.

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His comments came during a conversation he had with Alabama Senator Doug Jones, who Barkley helped propel to victory in the red state, by getting out the black vote.

On Wednesday, speaking on Michael Smerconish’s SiriusXM radio show, NBA Hall Of Famer Charles Barkley, in his inimitably blunt style, said Democrats only talk to black Americans when they want their votes.

As Mediaite reported, Barkley was reminiscing about his work with Alabama Sen. Doug Jones when Jones ran against GOP candidate Roy Moore in a special election in 2017.

Barkley recalled, “I said ‘Doug, I’m going to support you. I’m going to try to get every black person in Alabama to vote for you.’ And it worked out. We won for the first time in 40 years. But I said, ‘We need to start holding you Democrats accountable’ because 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.” [Daily Wire]

Barkley added, “Oh, actually, the Republicans don’t, the Democrats do. But when they get elected, they do nothing in the four years in-between.”

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Barkley went on to say that he doesn’t believe everyone who voted for Trump is a “racist,” and he blamed globalism, and shipping jobs overseas for the election of Donald Trump.

Barkley also opined on the supposed racism of Trump supporters, saying, “I don’t think everybody who voted for Trump is racist … I think some of them are, but I don’t think everybody who voted for Trump is racist. But this thing started way, way back. When we started shipping all our jobs overseas many, many years ago, it was really going to have a negative effect in the long run; you notice now that all these malls and places are closing because people are doing all their shopping online, that’s going to have a negative effect … that’s not the president’s fault.” [Daily Wire]

Mr. Barkley appears to be one of those very rare “reasonable Democrats.” Something we don’t see much of anymore. It’s probably more common to see Big Foot walking around your neighborhood, than a Blue Dog Democrat.

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