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Tell Us What Do You Think About Goalie Tim Thomas Skipping The Bruins White House Visit

By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bruins goalie Tim Thomas elected not to visit the White House with his Boston Bruins teammates, telling The Associated Press that it was in protest.

“I believe the federal government has grown out of control, threatening the rights, liberties, and property of the people,” Goalie Tim Thomas said in a statement. The decision to stay away, Thomas said, “was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country.”

Even though he doesn’t agree with what the current administration is doing, should he have gone? 94 WIP’s Michael Barkann says he should have, telling a caller “there’s a reason they call him the most powerful man in the world. Any President of The United States, not just the current President of The United States. It’s interesting to consider what Tim Thomas did. But I think it’s an honor to do anything with the President of The United States and why you would decline that is beyond me. To me, you’re asked, you go.”

When the question was posed on Twitter, there was mixed response.

@ShazamOMG: Very disrespectful. He dishonored his team mates. And shows a lack of respect for the office of the Prez.

@cosmcsptfr: Lost opportunity to have a discussion with our President. Between this and the water bottle incident Lost all respect.

@thisisdavem: nothing wrong with TT skipping it, it his constitutional right as an American citizen

So what do you think, should Tim Thomas have gone to the White House? Let us know in the comment section.






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  • Skinny Joey

    Thomass was right about it not being about politics or party. It was about his TEAM. If Thomass, as an individual, is invited anywhere, he does have the right to make his own choice. However, this was a Boston Bruins TEAM event. Morons are saying that he has a constitutional right to decide for himself. Wrong. He has a contractual obligation to be with his TEAMMATES. I would have suspended his selfish ass.

  • Bob S

    Talk about selfish! By bringing all this attention to himself, he spoiled what should have been a day in the spotlight for his teammates.

  • mike h.

    I wish more americans would stand by their morals and protest this immoral president

  • karen klenk

    Tim Thomas is a patriot expressing his own version of The Boston Tea Party.
    Go TIM.

  • LocknLoad

    Congratulations to Tim for having the fortitude not to attend a photo opportunity for the President. Government is a JOKE of corruption and lack of leadership from the top down. I’m thrilled to see Tim call attention to it.

  • Tom Purcell

    He has every right to skip this visit, i feel his statement on why he did not go was very well put.Go Flyers

  • Debbie Gray

    Way to go Love you Tim Thomas ! I would do the same thing……I do not agree with anything he stands for……

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