Curt Schilling: 80 To 85 Percent Of Pro Athletes Are Conservative

Philadelphia (CBS) – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling stated he believes that 80 to 85 percent of professional athletes are conservatives.

Schilling made the statement during an interview with Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, citing few athletes that expressed support for Hillary Clinton and are drawn to conservatism through the appreciation of hard work.

“Look around professional sports and look at how many athletes there are and look at how many have come out and spoke out in favor of Clinton or in favor of liberals. They are because it’s mainstream in the public eye to do that right now. All the rest are, for the most part, are conservative because you don’t come out and speak about stuff like that…It’s work ethic,” Schilling said. “To get where they go, to get where a professional athlete gets, you have to work your a** off your entire life. You understand and appreciate an incredibly hard day’s work that, hopefully, will pay off in the future.”

He addressed the end of his time working for ESPN, saying they were dishonest about the reason he was fired and defended comments he made while working there.

“What I care about is that they lie about it. ESPN fires me for, apparently, being intolerant because I was actually commenting around the fact men should use the men’s room and women should use women’s room. Apparently, that was enough, the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Schilling explained. “Then, they come out and act as if they are a tolerant group and they’ve gone full mental since then. They’ve gone way over the edge on the left, having a tribute to Obama after his last day in office, which gave me acid reflux.”

Schilling, who now hosts an internet radio show for the political site Breitbart, also discussed the surprise resignation of President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, not believing the affair rose the the level that would require removal from office.

“I’m incredibly disappointed about Gen. Flynn and what’s happened. I think that, in and of itself, it’s a bad sign organizationally,” Schilling said. “I’m disappointed that the team didn’t do a better job. I don’t think it’s an offense he should’ve resigned over. Politics is not a land of second opportunities unless you’re a liberal and you’ve committed a crime. Then everybody wants to feel sorry for you and make sure you get a second chance. That’s the only way you can explain Marion Barry or any of the frauds. It’s the only way you can explain Hillary Clinton.”

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  1. Lib Serum says:

    It’s not that liberals are merely crazy, it’s that being nuts, they’ve now gone screaming berserk nutcakes freaking out over delusional fantasies…stark raving frothed out nutcakes.
    – Hysteria Squared – that’s it….

  2. Talent is an important ingredient in any professional sport, but nobody “makes” it unless they work very hard. There may be some athlete airheads that support the whackjobs without integrity, but most are conservatives because:

    There is nothing greedier, or more selfish than a Democrat/socialist looking to use the government to take his neighbor’s property in order to enhance his own standard of living, or political fortunes.

  3. John Diamond says:

    I am sick to death of the Hateful Freudian projection form the unhinged left wing of the leftist democrat party. There is a reason the democrats have lost so much political ground , in the last 8 years, at every level of Government ,from local to federal. I am done with left wing hate, false narratives, false equivalencies,their ad hominem insults, their politics of personal destruction, their unbridled hatred of America traditions, their cheap attempts at impeach the source, their fake news, their Hyper partisan approach to life. and finally their lack of a cogent argument for anything they say they believe in.

  4. Red says:

    Progressive Democrats infiltrate everything. That’s their job in life. They are encouraged to do this starting as high school Democrats. They are Automatons by the time the graduate college…if they actually graduate, but even if they dont graduate they are still brainwashed and still “in the club” of university alumni Democrat minions.

    Of course they have ruined ESPN for intelligent people, but ESPN…and most sports really are meaningless in the grand scheme of things. What is really disturbing is they have infiltrated government…and worse, our intelligence agencies.

    We are at national risk now because Progressive infiltrators are working against the President. They may cause tragic loss of life by allowing our President to not be able to respond to a threat, and they would love that because the President will be blamed and they, the Progressive infiltrators, will have caused it.

  5. Note to NFL. If you want to attract women, please do not dress players in pink tennis shoes and ribbons. Women are attracted to manly hunks who sweat. Stop the PC culture.

  6. Bailey Cliff says:

    Dude must be talking about hockey and car racing….

    1. South Mike says:

      I am guessing he might be a little but more credible than the village beta boy..

  7. mikey1109 says:

    That’s great news, we need all of the conservative, republicans we can get to make sure we don’t get another barack obama in the whitehouse.

  8. Bang Stick says:

    And now that they know that…..the powers behind the scenes will work to change it by only promoting or allowing known Liberals to play.

  9. The reason athletes are mostly conservative is because sports involve hard work.

    1. when they get the big bucks , they suddenly realize big tax bucks as well. That would be enough for me to vote conservative

  10. Pat Ch says:

    Not that anyone cares, but I stopped watching ESPN 6 years ago when they began the endless commentary about race, gender, gays, gays, gender, gays, bad guns, whites bad, gays, etc. Oh. And if you actually smart and had an interesting thing to say but were white, patriotic and not gay…fired.

  11. Greg Hawkins says:

    Great article – but I caution anybody about getting overly worked up over presidential nominees. Flynn might have been fine in his job – it doesn’t really make any difference because President Trump is naming his replacement and he might do a much better job.

  12. Chuck Yates says:

    Liberal entertainment is no longer an option to pay for.

  13. True words, Mr. Shilling!

  14. I think ESPN is owned by Disney.

    Nuff said.

  15. The media needs to be banned.

  16. i hope he takes liz warrens senate seat

  17. Tommy Helms says:

    No, most blacks are democrats

  18. Best way to watch a game on ESPN. Turn off the TV sound and tune in a radio station.

  19. GMan Graff says:

    Spot on, Mr. Schilling.

  20. Liberals believe that welfare, unemployment and other government handouts are a lifestyle. Most reasonable Americans know that these programs are safety nets and should be a bridge from a tough, short term situation to a better life and prosperity. What a shame!

    This has now attracted many more illegals, who are ready for the free education, free health care and free government handouts.

    Everything Obama and the democrats touch becomes unaffordable. My health insurance is now 650/month, my taxes are closing in on 50% (in New York), and even my subway pass is now over $100/month (in NYC). Stuff that is still private enterprise is super cheap. Car insurance ($25 per month from Insurance Panda), cell phone ($22/month from T Mobile), and gym ($15/month from Planet Fitness). Even crime and murder rates are through the roof.

    The government destroys everything. And these liberal buffoons want an increase in government!

    The Democratic Party = lying, cover-up scheming, socialists. It does not matter who you vote for today as long as it is not a Democrat. All Democrats need to lose their jobs and positions. They are ruining America.

    1. As soon as you mention the Panda thing you become irrelevent

      1. You were irrelevant before you even opened your mouth . . .

  21. Rene Girrard says:

    ESPN is nothing but radical leftist. Does Ted Turner still run Disney?

  22. The rate of taxation is probably also a factor. Hollyweird still can’t seem to connect the dots.

  23. Ryan De Witt says:

    Not surprising at all. Has to do with many of the things mentioned above. Just as they have discovered physically stronger people also tend to be at a much higher % conservative.

  24. Joe Garcia says:

    Brietbart Sports…. I LOVE IT!

    1. Pundit Point says:

      Liberals are the most prolific propagandists you can imagine, and they saturate all forms of media any kind of forum of propaganda delivery such as public schools and universities because they are so intent on telling people what to think. They get incredibly angry when truth is revealed, and their irritation manifests into violence whenever they think that other people are listening to truth.

  25. Scott Remy says:

    I am still a Schilling fan but where do those numbers come from?

    1. Dee Merk says:

      He was referring to the 80 percent who are successful.

  26. Guy Gadbous says:

    So…why then do they put up with the leftist tripe?

  27. Hanson Smith says:

    I’ll be glad once ESPN finally goes out of business – which should be soon. I stopped watching those lefties years ago.

    1. jkozuh says:

      ESPN is painful to read or watch.

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