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tony hipchest
06-29-2007, 11:33 PM
since football is cold and politics is hot (right now) im wondering if our members know where the rooneys stand on most political issues. i have no idea, and honestly have never really thought about it. they have money to protect which makes me think they would vote republican, but art sr especially, and dan seemed to take social stances that would lead me to think they voted democratic.

anyways this was supposed to be a poll and i screwed it up. if a mod thinks it is worthy perhaps they can help:

a) dems like the kennedys
b) reps all the way
c) art dem, sons and family rep
d) are rep, sons and family dem
e) doesnt matter
f) mixead altogether and never been a family issue
g) results may make me root for another team
h) damn, youre a freaking idiot
i) yes
j) no

fansince'76
06-30-2007, 12:00 AM
I don't know if it sheds all that much light on Art or Dan's political affiliations, but for what it's worth, apparently another of Art's grandsons (Dan's nephew), Tom Rooney, was looking at running for Bill Nelson's senate seat in Florida as a Republican, but then decided against it:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06073/669988.stm

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2006/03/rooney_punts_id.html

83-Steelers-43
06-30-2007, 12:30 AM
Ten days before the March 20 special state Senate election in the North Hills and Allegheny Valley, Democrat Jim Rooney was excited. The new poll numbers had Rooney trailing by just nine points. More important, his Republican opponent, Jane Orie, was not yet above the critical 50 percent mark. Three weeks earlier, when the race had begun to replace former state Sen. Melissa Hart, polls showed Rooney, the Steelers scion, down by more than 30 points against Orie, a state legislator from the wealthiest and most Republican part of the 40th Senatorial District.

http://www.post-gazette.com/forum/20010325eddelano9.asp

stillers4me
06-30-2007, 07:03 AM
they have money to protect which makes me think they would vote republican, but art sr especially, and dan seemed to take social stances that would lead me to think they voted democratic.

I usually avoid political posts, but what a bunch of crap that statement is.

I don't care what political party they are and I don't want to know. Politics have already ready ruined my music choices, my movie veiwing and my TV watching. Keep it away from my Steelers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banging:

klick81
06-30-2007, 09:44 AM
I usually avoid political posts, but what a bunch of crap that statement is.

I don't care what political party they are and I don't want to know. Politics have already ready ruined my music choices, my movie veiwing and my TV watching. Keep it away from my Steelers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banging:

Then don't read the thread.

Atlanta Dan
06-30-2007, 09:58 AM
AJR II sounds like a typical corporate Republican - wants everyone to let him run his business as he sees fit except when he wants a big taxpayer subsidy.

SteelCityMan786
06-30-2007, 10:21 AM
AJR II sounds like a typical corporate Republican - wants everyone to let him run his business as he sees fit except when he wants a big taxpayer subsidy.

At least with the taxpayer assistance to build his stadium, it houses a team that actually wins games. He isn't greedy.

Stlrs4Life
06-30-2007, 10:25 AM
AJR II sounds like a typical corporate Republican - wants everyone to let him run his business as he sees fit except when he wants a big taxpayer subsidy.


We have a Bingo.

I'm guessing they would back the Republicans. I would to if I had there money.

Atlanta Dan
06-30-2007, 11:25 AM
At least with the taxpayer assistance to build his stadium, it houses a team that actually wins games. He isn't greedy.

It works out great for me - the Steelers get a fat taxpayer gift which helps field a competitive team (and, just so we do not forget this is a business, also increases the market value of the Rooneys' stake in the team by hundreds of millions of $$$) and since I do not live in western PA it does not cost me a dime. If I still lived in western PA and was not a big Steelers fan I might have a different view (especially if I thought my vote counted when the subsidy was overwhelmingly rejected in 1997 but then found out the subsidy could then be logrolled through the ever obliging PA state legislature).

Having someone pay me a ton of money for something they do not want to pay for is not greedy - it is theft.

tony hipchest
06-30-2007, 11:55 AM
I usually avoid political posts, but what a bunch of crap that statement is.

I don't care what political party they are and I don't want to know.

thank you for voting :smile:



AJR II sounds like a typical corporate Republican - wants everyone to let him run his business as he sees fit except when he wants a big taxpayer subsidy. thats how it seems to me. i woulda voted option f) had this been an actual poll. the rooneys probably run the full gamut of the political spectrum. art II strikes me as the furthest right.

If I still lived in western PA and was not a big Steelers fan I might have a different view lol. i dont bring up the steelers to my grandfather, unless i want him to go off and me get hollered at. i have several family members there who wouldnt have blinked if the steelers up and moved.

X-Terminator
06-30-2007, 01:48 PM
Who cares? They can support whoever they want as far as I'm concerned, so long as they continue to run a top-notch and successful franchise.

83-Steelers-43
06-30-2007, 08:34 PM
\I'm guessing they would back the Republicans. I would to if I had there money.

We have a bingo. Interesting how that works huh? :coffee:

SteelCzar76
06-30-2007, 10:40 PM
since football is cold and politics is hot (right now) im wondering if our members know where the rooneys stand on most political issues. i have no idea, and honestly have never really thought about it. they have money to protect which makes me think they would vote republican, but art sr especially, and dan seemed to take social stances that would lead me to think they voted democratic.

anyways this was supposed to be a poll and i screwed it up. if a mod thinks it is worthy perhaps they can help:

a) dems like the kennedys
b) reps all the way
c) art dem, sons and family rep
d) are rep, sons and family dem
e) doesnt matter
f) mixead altogether and never been a family issue
g) results may make me root for another team
h) damn, youre a freaking idiot
i) yes
j) no




"I'm gonna go with E for 5OO Tone."

As it doesn't matter at all to me what political party the Rooneys or anyone else belongs to for that matter.
Because at the end of the day,.......most people want many of the same things out of life. Regardless as to how they 'vote' regarding the 'popularity' contests between select suppossed 'bluebloods'.

tony hipchest
06-30-2007, 10:56 PM
"I'm gonna go with E for 5OO Tone."

As it doesn't matter at all to me what political party the Rooneys or anyone else belongs to for that matter.
Because at the end of the day,.......most people want many of the same things out of life. Regardless as to how they 'vote' regarding the 'popularity' contests between select suppossed 'bluebloods'.thats the answer i was hoping to get the most. funny to watch people get so pissy with eachother over politics on a steelersboard.

person A may get disgutsted with person B over simple political beliefs, yet when it comes to the beloved rooneys, they will most likely get a pass, regardless. kind of ironic.

SteelCzar76
07-01-2007, 05:44 PM
thats the answer i was hoping to get the most. funny to watch people get so pissy with eachother over politics on a steelersboard.

person A may get disgutsted with person B over simple political beliefs, yet when it comes to the beloved rooneys, they will most likely get a pass, regardless. kind of ironic.


Yeah Tone but,........


http://www.avclub.com/content/files/images/Apocalypse-Now.jpg

"Don't ya just love the smell of hypochrisy in the morning ?!" LMAO

Indy_Steelers
07-01-2007, 06:32 PM
I don't care what political party they are.

One other thing, just because someone is rich does not mean they are a Republican.
For example:
Al Gore
George Soros
John Kerry
John Edwards
Michael Moore
Bill Mahr
Billary Clinton
Brad Pitt
Jesse Jackson
Al Fraken
Rosie O'Donnell
Ted Kennedy
I guess I could go on but I think I made my point.

Besides rich is a relative thing.

verks36
07-01-2007, 07:06 PM
IF i would have to guess i would say republican. Because first they have alot of dough you know and next the style they manage a football team seams like they woud be republican but that might just be me and my republican baist

verks36
07-01-2007, 07:08 PM
I don't care what political party they are.

One other thing, just because someone is rich does not mean they are a Republican.
For example:
Al Gore
George Soros
John Kerry
John Edwards
Michael Moore
Bill Mahr
Billary Clinton
Brad Pitt
Jesse Jackson
Al Fraken
Rosie O'Donnell
Ted Kennedy
I guess I could go on but I think I made my point.

Besides rich is a relative thing.

And here is the list of all the rich republicans

-everyone else rich not on that list(plus like 1/3 of the guys on that list are politicians)

SteelCityMan786
07-01-2007, 08:04 PM
I don't care what political party they are.

One other thing, just because someone is rich does not mean they are a Republican.
For example:
Al Gore
George Soros
John Kerry
John Edwards
Michael Moore
Bill Mahr
Billary Clinton
Brad Pitt
Jesse Jackson
Al Fraken
Rosie O'Donnell
Ted Kennedy
I guess I could go on but I think I made my point.

Besides rich is a relative thing.

Yep you've made your point. Pretty well to.

Indy_Steelers
07-06-2007, 04:53 PM
And here is the list of all the rich republicans

-everyone else rich not on that list(plus like 1/3 of the guys on that list are politicians)

You mean everyone else like -
Brad Pitt
George Carlin
Michael J Fox
Moby
Michael Stipe
Jimmy Carter
Woody Harrelson
Danny DeVito
Sean Penn
Jane Fonda
Barbra Streisand
Rob Reiner
Jerry Springer
Janeane Garofalo
Oliver Stone
Goldie Hawn
Jane Fonda

Yes 1/3 of the people on the first list are politicians.
There are rich people that are Republicans and rich people that are Democrats.

tony hipchest
07-06-2007, 05:02 PM
Moby is rich? :huh:

who woulda thought?

:chuckle:

Preacher
07-06-2007, 05:02 PM
Oh Goodness Gracious...

Fine... I would guess they are actually part of the constitutional party...