Charles Barkley who now plans to run for Governor of Alabama in 2014 (he had previously said he might run in 2010) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer hearing the word "conservative" makes him sick to his stomach:
BARKLEY: Hey, I live in Arizona. I have got great respect for Senator McCain. Great respect. But I don’t like the way the Republicans are taking this country. Every time I hear the word "conservative," it makes me sick to my stomach, because they’re really just fake Christians, as I call them. That’s all they are. But I just — I’m going to vote Democratic no matter what.
Sir Charles, please stay in Arizona. There are quite a few conservative
fake Christians here in Alabama... think of your health, your poor stomach.
Needless to say Barkley is supporting Barack Obama. All of a sudden Sir Charles doesn't mind being taxed to death:
Blitzer began the interview by asking Barkley why he's endorsed Barack Obama for president, especially since he was well-known in earlier days for lamenting how the Democrats raised his taxes. On Friday, Barkley said we was all for Obama's tax-hike schemes: "This country is divided by economics between the rich and the poor and I’m going to support him all the way to the wall."
Flip-flop. I guess Charles has one qualification for political office.
Barkley is a funny guy and I always enjoyed watching and listening to his rants and raves. That is until he decided to mix it up in politics. From time to time Barkley says something that makes sense but overall he's a lot like his preferred presidential candidate, more hot air than substance. His comments on CNN prove beyond doubt Sir Charles has no business running for public office. He's a self-centered jerk and the most die-hard Democrat in the state would have a hard time defending his outrageous statements.
Get over yourself, Charles.