LeBron James Endorses Hillary Clinton as 'Champion for Children'

NBA superstar Lebron James of the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers, endorsed Hillary Clinton Sunday.

“Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty,” the NBA superstar and Akron, Ohio, native wrote in an editorial published Sunday.

Clinton would champion education for children “no matter what zip code they live in” and would strive to make college more affordable, James said.

James said the next president will need to be a unifying force in order to address violence that he said is plaguing African American communities. Clinton “is running on the message of hope and unity” necessary to alleviate that violence, he wrote.

An endorsement from James could give Clinton a lift in the swing state. Fresh off winning an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers, making good on his promise to bring a championship to the city for the first time in 52 years, James’ popularity has never been higher in Ohio.

nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/lebron-james-endorses-hillary-clinton-champion-children-n658356

I’ve been withholding my own decision just waiting to see who LeBron James would choose. Now I wish Steph Curry would hurry up with his endorsement so I’ll know for certain :D.

Seriously, not sure how much impact this will have with voters, but maybe it is important with his fans.

I do have ties to NE Ohio and still have family there and know how big a deal it was for him to bring the area a championship by beating Steph. :slight_smile: But I’m not sure either how much impact it will have.

=Sy Noe;14200662]NBA superstar Lebron James of the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers, endorsed Hillary Clinton Sunday.

“Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty,” the NBA superstar and Akron, Ohio, native wrote in an editorial published Sunday.

And the progressives have done a great job solving that over the last 50 years.

Clinton would champion education for children “no matter what zip code they live in” and would strive to make college more affordable, James said.

So, let’s see.
1- She champions children by advocating we spend their money before they are born - to the tune of $10 trillion these last 7 1/2 years.
2- She champions an education system that, in large part because of the progressive movement, has failed most notably inner city minority groups.
3- She champions children by supporting an organization that ends their lives before they are born.

James said the next president will need to be a unifying force in order to address violence that he said is plaguing African American communities. Clinton “is running on the message of hope and unity” necessary to alleviate that violence, he wrote.

Yes, like she has told us that our deep-seated religious beliefs must be changed. Somehow, that doesn’t sound very uniting.

An endorsement from James could give Clinton a lift in the swing state. Fresh off winning an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers, making good on his promise to bring a championship to the city for the first time in 52 years, James’ popularity has never been higher in Ohio.

Maybe. But I wouldn’t consider his thinking to be anymore persuasive than anyone else’s.

Jon

I guess he has been out of poverty so long he doesn’t see it anymore, and doesn’t see how it has gotten worse in this administration and how Hillary Clinton has not done a single thing to alleviate it.

But he’s rich now, so he can think like other plutocrats do.

You must be unaware that progressives have not been in charge in Ohio for 50 yrs. For much of the past 25 yrs, it’s been the Republican Party that has been in charge of state government in Ohio.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_party_strength_in_Ohio

And I’m not sure what organization you are referring to but if PP, I doubt HC champions them solely for the reason you stated since there are women who receive healthcare services there.

And your statement about religious beliefs has been fact checked as false.

snopes.com/clinton-christians-must-deny-faith/

Actually no, I think he still sees it despite how long he has been out of poverty following his education at St Vincent St Mary High School. He is well known in NE Ohio for his work with underprivileged children. Here is just one example.

usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2015/08/19/lebron-james-scholarship-guarantee-akron-kids/32015383/

Champion for children, as long as they are already born…

Clinton wouldn’t care about PP if they didn’t do abortions. Period.

And your statement about religious beliefs has been fact checked as false.

snopes.com/clinton-christians-must-deny-faith/

I’m sorry, but are you actually trying to use the hard-left snopes as a fact-checker and pretending they are going to honestly fact-check something about Hillary? :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

Snopes is as useless as Politifact for actual political fact-checking. They are both hard-left organizations who blatantly lie or mislead on political issues.

After they are born, children certainly do need a champion. That’s for sure.

She sure isn’t a “champion” for the children being slaughtered in abortion “clinics”. :mad:

I don’t know about that for sure. But yes I forgot Snopes doesn’t pass CAF mustard. :rolleyes:

Check the big cities in Ohio.
You’re right about Planned Parenthood. She said she was an early twentieth century progressive, which is exactly what the founder of PP was, but abortion clearly stands out. As they say, they only use their private funds for abortion.

Snopes has been proven to be unreliable and partisan. I’ve read the entire quote. I know the background of it. I know exactly what she meant.

Btw, the mayors of Akron have been Democrat since 1984
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Akron,_Ohio

Yes. First, their parents and families, followed by thei church, followed by local charities and communities. Progressive large government does far more harm than good.

That would be your opinion. There is enough room for all to play a role.

What role do you want to play in the lives of my kids? We could really use some help in transportation. Getting the kids to all their activities can be complicated. Can you cook? Meal preparation gets time consuming most days. I don’t remember them getting birthday cards from you. Did you forget?

The definition of “hard left” or “left leaning” then is anyone whose analysis does not agree with yours. What objective evidence do you have that snopes or Politifact are terribly biased to the left?

You know, you don’t have to take their word for it. When snopes debunks something, they give references and links to accepted facts that you can check out for yourself. You don’t have to depend on them as an authority. But it is foolish to dismiss their analysis out of hand without even considering it.

Noted authority on political science.

And, just when was her royal heinous Hillary ever poor?

Code word: socialism.

She is as divisive as anyone who has even run. Catholics: She wants your vote (dead or alive) badly so that she can further oppose the Church.

Why not vote for him instead?

Yes. It is my opinion that the Federal government has spent tens of trillions of dollars on the "War on Poverty ", in ever increasing amounts, much of it on the backs of the children Clinton claims to want to help, and poverty is at least as bad today as 50 years ago
The only role the federal government has played is to leave an insurmountable mountain of debt on our children and grandchildren, destroyed family structure, and intergenerational, systemic poverty

many which are African american minorities…I doubt LeBron knows this! :rolleyes:

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