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Tim Thomas Saying Fuck You to Obama, Another Reason Why Boston Sports Teams Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Boston Bruins' star goaltender Tim Thomas skipped Monday's White House visit by the Stanley Cup champions due to political differences with President Barack Obama.



Thomas, a Flint, Mich., native and one of only two American players on the Bruins' Stanley Cup roster last season, was the only Boston player to decline the invitation.



"I believe the Federal government has grown
out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the
People," Thomas said in a statement.


"This is being done at the Executive,
Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the
Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal
government," he wrote.

"Because I believe this, today (Monday) I
exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House.
This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are
responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a
choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL."

Thomas, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as
the most valuable player in last year's playoffs, is known to be a
political conservative and has publicly stated he is a fan of right-wing
commentator Glenn Beck, according to Boston sports radio website WEEI.com.

"Everybody has their own opinions and political beliefs and he chose not to join us," team president Cam Neely said, according to ESPNBoston.com. "We certainly would have liked to have him come and join us, but that's his choice."



In brief remarks, President Obama noted
Thomas' stellar play on the title run, even though the netminder appears
unlikely to return the compliment.

"This Stanley Cup was won by defense as much
as by offense," Obama said. "Tim Thomas posted two shutouts in the
Stanley Cup Finals and set an all-time record for saves in the
postseason and he also earned the honor of being only the second
American ever to be recognized as the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP."

Thomas also won the Vezina Trophy last
season as the league's top goalie, helping the Bruins raise the cup for
the first time in 39 years.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/01/23/bruins-goalie-thomas-declines-white-house-visit-for-political-reasons/?test=latestnews#ixzz1kMxAVDT6


Added: Jan-24-2012 Occurred On: Jan-24-2012
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  • Way to go, Tim Thomas! Finally, someone in the spotlight who sees what is going on in Washington and isn't afraid to stand up. Way to go!!!!!

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  • Good. We need more like Thomas. Obammy has got to go.

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    • @IIVXTII There are more conservatives in Boston than you think. Do you mean the Boston Globe and Phoenix are eating him alive? lol

      I somewhat agree with his stance, but if it were me, I'd have attended. How often do people get a chance to be hosted by a president, left or right?

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    • @aussite Fuck em. What pisses me off is Kaberle was pretty much center stage in the photo, and Chara was off in the wings. I know it was a height issue, but fuck...

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  • Tim Thomas has more balls than every lib on this site. YOu stupid banshees scream about Bush ad nauseum, but when Barry gets a dose of his own meds it's national news. Fuck it, Thomas can come play for the Ducks in white, Republican Orange County.

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  • ron paul 2012 anyone else in the whitehouse is just a puppet.

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  • Great statement by a great American, absolutely enraged the liberals up here. Amazing how they can't take what they dish out.

    Timmy 2012!!!!

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  • SOUNDS LIKE HE HAS TAKEN ONE TOO MANY PUCKS TO THE NOGGIN!

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  • Then man up BITCH, and meet the man and let him know what your "political differences" are. Seems more like he might be a little racist to me.

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  • he did the right thing!

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  • suck it up princess.....

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  • OP's headline is a LOAD OF SHIT.

    "This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are
    responsible for the situation we are in as a country."

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  • A fan of Glen Beck......that just screams of idiocy.......

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    • @aussite

      Glen Beck is a buffoon......perhaps you have never read that book.....

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      I could never understand how anybody could stand that crying, whiny, droning on and on senseless moron to begin with.

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  • This was selfish and disrespectful. Thomas hates America.

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  • I don't really give a fuck who's in the white house. My taxes paid for that and I'm going to visit it one day.

    I'd rather visit what the American people created. Big government will never change if you just hide in the woods and never go confront them. This could have been an actual good protest. Instead, he looks like another whining bitch from Vermont.

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