NFL Throws Money at Dem Incumbents

The fan base for the NFL is primarily conservative. The same is true of the owners, players, and coaches. The pencil-pushers running the league appear to be another matter.

It was bad enough when Rush Limbaugh was blocked from becoming a part owner of the Rams due to his alleged thought crimes. Now we learn that the league is throwing its weight behind the reelection campaigns of profoundly malignant Democrats.

The National Football League’s political action committee — Gridiron PAC — … has given $10,000 to [Dingy Harry] Reid — the maximum it can give in a single election cycle — and no money to [his opponent Sharron] Angle, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by OpenSecrets.org.

The NFL’s PAC also contributed to other incumbent Democratic senators facing viable challengers this year, giving $5,000 to Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas; $5,000 to Russ Feingold of Wisconsin; $5,000 to Barbara Boxer of California; $5,000 to Michael Bennet of Colorado; and $5,000 to Patty Murray of Washington.

The NFL’s PAC also maxed out on its contributions to Nasty Pelousy and Charles Schumer, the oily creepazoid poised to take Harry Reid’s position if Reid loses but the Dems hold the Senate.

According to NFL Vice President of Government Relations Jeff Miller, the donations were made not out of sheer moonbattery, but in keeping with a pro-incumbent policy.

“It’s common — I would say very common — that PACs give predominantly, overwhelmingly, or maybe in some cases almost exclusively, to incumbents as opposed to challengers,” said Miller. “So, it’s not a sign to anyone. The PAC is a tool to help us work cooperatively with Congress to further the goals of the National Football League.” …

“If the Congress changes, you’ll see that the giving will continue to go to people who are in significant roles in Congress regardless of party — political affiliation doesn’t play a role in deciding for or against somebody, rather it’s the role that they play in Congress which determines whether or not we work with them and whether they’re a recipient of PAC [money],” he said.

Why would money be showered upon whichever politicians hold power? Because when government becomes vastly too intrusive, no large business can operate without greasing the wheels.

If only businesses would save their money for candidates promising to restrict government to its legitimate functions, such payoffs might not be necessary in the future.

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The NFL would be well advised to listen to its fans.

On a tip from G. Fox. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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