Charles Barkley: "I Was a Republican Until They Lost Their Minds"

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The Round Mound of Rebound, who only a few years ago was rumored to be a top Republican contender for governor of Alabama, has defected.

Barkley made is Democratic proclivities known after John "Don't Call Me Cougar" Mellencamp offended former veep Dan "I Spell it'Potatoe'" Quayle by dedicating a recent performance to: "all the poor people who've been ignored by the current administration."

"He's right," Sir Charles said in an recent interview. "The word conservative means discriminatory practically. It's a form of political discrimination. What do the Republicans run on? Against gay marriage and for a war that makes no sense. A war that was based on faulty intelligence. That's all they ever talk about. That and immigration. Another discriminatory argument for political gain."

[Hat Tip: ThinkProgress]