Nice try, Timmeah... I've lived my whole life not giving a s*** about your political views, and despite your best efforts, I'm not about to start now.
Where are you guys getting that he's conservative? All I read in his statement is that both parties are at fault.
who the @$@# cares about a sports team visiting the president? I mean, really?
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He is a right wing nut job and a coward.While his politics aren't common knowledge among many hockey fans, Thomas hasn't hidden his political leanings. He's a fan of former Fox News channel host Glenn Beck, once saying he aspired to appear on Beck's talk show as a guest.
Big Government, a website founded by conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, celebrated Thomas as a "true Tea Party patriot" for having "In God We Trust" and the Gadsden flag on his mask. From Big Government:
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The only thing the First Amendment guarantees Tim Thomas is that the Government isn't gong to punish him for this. The First Amendment does not prohibit the team or league to reprimand Thomas for his actions. As private enterprises, they can reprimand, fine, suspend Thomas for not attending a team/league function.
Was Hank Williams Junior free to call Obama Hitler? Yes. Was ESPN/Disney free to fire him? Yes. This is no different.
Not that it matters but, does Obama even care a rats ass about Hockey? I've been under the inpression that he favors basketball and football.
These kind of gatherings are just for publicity anyway. I feel if Tim didn't want to participate, that's his business.
The press just jumps on this kinda crap and goes wild with it.
I compare this to people who choose to not stand at attention for the playing of the anthem. If he's against both political parties, then I think he was doing what was right for him.