Correction: Since the publication of this post it has been learned that Donald Sterling, while having a history of donations to Democrat candidates, is a registered Republican. Here’s more on Sterling’s political background from the Washington Post:
Although Sterling is a registered Republican he has supported Democratic candidates in the past. He gave $5,000 to Gray Davis’ gubernatorial campaign in 2002, and$1,000 in support of a group pushing for Proposition 2 in 2008, which sought to give farm animals larger living quarters. He gave another $1,000 to Davis in 1991, a year when he also gave $1,000 to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. In 1989, he gave $2,000 to former basketball player and Democratic senator from New Jersey Bill Bradley. If Republicans wanted to go really deep, they could also mention that Sterling attended the wedding of Jeff Greene in 2007, who ran in the 2010 Democratic Senate primaries in Florida — to disastrous result.
Twitchy apologizes for publishing incomplete and incorrect information. The original post remains below.
True to their usual antics, the media have purposefully avoided an important aspect of the Donald Sterling story.
— AdolfJoeBiden™ (@Bidenshairplugs) April 27, 2014
@GOPBlackChick It is just too bad that Donald Sterling's Dem donations are going unmentioned by most in the press
— Kyle (@kyleraccio) April 27, 2014
What would have happened had Sterling been a Republican? We all know the answer to that.
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 27, 2014
.@RSMcCain But if Sterling was a GOP donor, TPM would have been all over it!
— Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) April 27, 2014
If Donald Sterling was a republican. The anger on this hashtag would have fried twitter to cinders. Well, democrat hypocrites where is it
— Filch Felonious (@1FilchFelonious) April 27, 2014
— Silas (@horsesandhounds) April 27, 2014
Not a chance.