Magic Johnson and Athletes Who Play a Prominent Role in 2010 Elections

Galvin KilroeContributor IIINovember 1, 2010

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 31:  The American Flag is driven around the track during pre-activities for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 31, 2010 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Politically active athletes may swing Tuesday’s election in favor of the Democrats. 

The media has been predicting a massive victory for Republicans. 

The Tea Party has garnered fervent political support amongst conservatives, which may translate to a Republican controlled House and Senate. 

The only thing that can stop them now is a rag tag group of professional athletes led by Magic Johnson, Baron Davis, and Jim Brown.  The trio believe they have a plan that can stop the Tea Party on Tuesday.

The Tea Party has instilled a lot of fear in their constituents.  All attempts to overcome this fear with logic and reason have failed miserably.  That is why Magic Johnson and Jim Brown came up with a plan to fight fire with fire.  Magic Johnson and Jim Brown recognized that they too could use this fear for political gains.

“The Tea Party has done a great job of scaring people into going to the polls, but we have a plan to scare those people away from the polls.  Our plan is to capitalize on the Tea Party’s greatest fear, black people.  That is why we are asking black people that are free on Tuesday to stand in front of polling places,” Magic Johnson said.  He believes that if people who support the Tea Party see a black person at a polling station, they will become frightened and turn away without voting.

Jim Brown added, “If black people can unite on Tuesday, and be visible at polling stations, there is no way the Tea Party can win.”  He added, “Magic called me up and was like 'I got this plan.'  I have respected Magic for a long time, so I was eager to hear what he had to say.  As soon as I heard the plan, I knew it was going to work.  Unfortunately, a lot of places where the Tea Party is popular; not a lot of black people live there.  This is where Baron Davis came in.  Baron was a big supporter of Barack in 2008, so he came up with an idea to put left over cardboard cut outs of Barack Obama at polling stations, without many black constituents.  Our hope is that when the Tea Party supporters see the cutouts from a distance, they will be too afraid to approach further and recognize that it is not a real black person, just a cut out.”

Baron Davis said, “I was already going to be voting on Tuesday for Proposition 19, and when Magic and Jim called me I was happy to do more.  I really think this plan will work, and we are going to shock the country by stopping the Tea Party from getting their vote out.”

This plan is not without controversy. 

Sarah Palin, a prominent supporter of the Tea Party believes this is paramount to electioneering.  However, supporters of the athletes have noted the people who will be outside will not directly support a political party; they are just black. 

This is the wisdom of the plan.  Researchers believe the Tea Party supporters are so afraid of black people, they will become terrified, and be unable to approach a polling station if a black person is visible.

Rand Paul, a prominent candidate who does not support the Civil Rights Act, believes this plan is unconstitutional.  He stated, “As a Libertarian, I am normally all for people assembling peacefully, just not black people.  If I am elected on Tuesday, I will support a constitutional amendment to make sure something like this never happens again.”

The athletes' plan may be too little, too late. 

In many elections Tea Party candidates are enjoying solid leads. 

The movement led by Magic Johnson, Jim Brown, and Baron Davis, has started to gain prominence.  Last week, billionaire George Soros donated $5 million to the cause.  Soros said, “If you are black, or know a black person, then get involved in this movement.  There is a lot to be done still, and make sure to vote.”  Soros added, “For all the black people out there, if a conservative asks you who you are going to vote for, tell them the Tea Party.  This should make them question their own beliefs, and will probably result in them not voting."