Actor Morgan Freeman smears Tea Party as racist in CNN interview

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During an interview that airs Friday, CNN's Piers Morgan asked the actor, "Has Obama helped the process of eradicating racism or has it, in a strange way, made it worse?" "The tea partiers who are controlling the Republican party...their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term.
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I believe they are biased against gender, gender identity, disability, age, race, sexual orientation, financial status, social status, and religion, etc.
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I believe they are biased against gender, gender identity, disability, age, race, sexual orientation, financial status, social status, and religion, etc.
Or maybe, just maybe it's none of the above? Maybe it really is about American citizens who feel "taxed enough already"? Could it really be that simple?
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The tea party is the p.o'd.Middle class,they are using classic devide and conquer.Faux news ran a poll again and got caught pulling it again when Ron Paul was so far ahead.
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The most bigoted people on Earth are homosexuals, who along with Communists are intent on destroying the very fabric of this nation. All you have to do is read the various threads here intentionally inserted into main news channels for the appearance of numbers and the bigotry is outstanding. These perverts are misusing technologies to make themselves look important, relevant and profoundly represented. Look at the posters and numbers of people even looking at these threads. Their numbers match their actual representation in society at large... four, or five perverts amongst the usual 180 or so people throughout the world actually looking at the threads.
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The TEA Party existed long before Obama was even the Democratic nominee for president.

No doubt there are some racists in the overall group which is also true of the Democratic Party, but being excellent in Shawshank doesn't qualify Mr. Freeman to be a political expert. His opinion is no more valid or relevant than the bookie who takes my bets on sport. Odds are he has more of an idea about what's going on in US politics than Morgan.

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The most bigoted people on Earth are homosexuals, who along with Communists are intent on destroying the very fabric of this nation. All you have to do is read the various threads here intentionally inserted into main news channels for the appearance of numbers and the bigotry is outstanding. These perverts are misusing technologies to make themselves look important, relevant and profoundly represented. Look at the posters and numbers of people even looking at these threads. Their numbers match their actual representation in society at large... four, or five perverts amongst the usual 180 or so people throughout the world actually looking at the threads.
It sounds to me like you are the bigot. You are stereotyping an entire group of people as bigots.
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The Tea Party in addition to being corporatesponsored is RACIST! And this is news, how?

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Or maybe, just maybe it's none of the above? Maybe it really is about American citizens who feel "taxed enough already"? Could it really be that simple?
We are taxed enough already while the Republicans and Tea Party want tax breaks and no taxes for the super rich and corporations to continue. Start taxing them!
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It sounds to me like you are the bigot. You are stereotyping an entire group of people as bigots.
You, ONE pervert, have started about ten topics in about ten minutes in which you over-represent any gay influence. Others here are not so compulsive. Then, you invoke Alice in Wonderland jabberwocky to claim bigotry... a typical gay abrasiveness. Read the other gay threads to see true bigotry and conspiratorial intent. The gay soldier in question is no less offensive.
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Morgan Freeman is a Communist, pandering falsehoods to maintain Black angers.
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I get fed up with actors & famous people who think their political opinion carries more weight than other folks. He is racist himself. His relationship with his young neice is kinda creepy.
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Taxed enough? 48% of so-called taxpayers pay no taxes at all.

The "Rich" aren't any different than you. You take more of the the money they earn, they reduce or stop their spending, they reduce investing, charitable donations, hiring.

When the rest of the taxpayers match what the top 10% pay in taxes which is above 75% of federal income tax revenue then and only then can you say the rich aren't paying their fair share.

Corporations do not pay taxes. When regulations and taxes become over burdensome they have 3 options. 1. Increase the price of their goods and services (you pay). 2. Reduce dividends to stock holders (results in loss of stockholders and if your 401K or pension is invested in that company, a loss of revenue to you) 3. Reduce the labor force.

Corporations are also not large companies, many if not most are moderate to small businesses. The designation of corporation is far reaching as is a L.L.C.(Limited Liability Corporation). Many landlords that own only a few rental properties file as a L.L.C.

Envy of those who succeeded at what you secretly would aspire to but haven't figured out how or lack the initiative to do is just plain ignorant.

If you play the lottery, why?

Is it to obtain riches you'd otherwise have to earn?

If you win, are you taking money from people who least can afford it?

Records show the lower the economic bracket the more they play the lottery.

“WOOF !”

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Dances with Wolves wrote:
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Or maybe, just maybe it's none of the above? Maybe it really is about American citizens who feel "taxed enough already"? Could it really be that simple?
I agree with you 100%. Morgan Freeman has always been one of my favorite actors.

But I do have a list of actors who I boycott becuase I think they have crossed the line with what they have said.(Alec Baldwin tops my list.) I'm afraid I will now have to add Morgan Freeman to that list as well.

People listen to the foolish things these people say simply because too many people are obssessed with celebrities. Look how often Lindsay Lohan is in the news and for WHAT ? When is the last time she made a decent movie ?!

It's with comments like these tham make Mr. Freeman look like a racist and a fool.

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The Tea Party in addition to being corporatesponsored is RACIST! And this is news, how?
From the guy who can't prove anything,just another shrill shill. Go away.

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I used to like Morgan Freeman,now he has exposed himself to be just another hollywood parrot.

All these racists certainly didn't prevent him from making millions did it?

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We are taxed enough already while the Republicans and Tea Party want tax breaks and no taxes for the super rich and corporations to continue. Start taxing them!
You want "equality" institute a flat tax. Thats true equality,not the legal theft of the so called "progressive" tax code.

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I used to like Morgan Freeman,now he has exposed himself to be just another hollywood parrot.
All these racists certainly didn't prevent him from making millions did it?
"The scandal was compounded when Oliver North destroyed or hid pertinent documents between November 21 and November 25, 1986. During North's trial in 1989, his secretary, Fawn Hall, testified extensively about helping North alter, shred, and remove official United States National Security Council (NSC) documents from the White House. According to The New York Times, enough documents were put into a government shredder to jam it.[45] North's explanation for destroying some documents was to protect the lives of individuals involved in Iran and Contra operations.[45] It was not until years after the trial that North's notebooks were made public, and only after the National Security Archive and Public Citizen sued the Office of the Independent Council under the Freedom of Information Act.[45]"

and Fawn Hall is a recovering crack addict!
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You, ONE pervert, have started about ten topics in about ten minutes in which you over-represent any gay influence. Others here are not so compulsive. Then, you invoke Alice in Wonderland jabberwocky to claim bigotry... a typical gay abrasiveness. Read the other gay threads to see true bigotry and conspiratorial intent. The gay soldier in question is no less offensive.
Fighting gay rights is just making it take longer and cost more money
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i am a democrat
i disagree with the liberal democrat party
i disagree with obama views
i disagree with obama gutter trash comments, and veiws
because of this, people would say i am a racist.but i have a different veiws from theirs
i have two son in the miltary and i also have 5 nephew in the miltarty and that give me the freaking right more so than most to havemy opinion that this country has gone to hell since obama came be president
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democrat i am wrote:
i am a democrat
i disagree with the liberal democrat party
i disagree with obama views
i disagree with obama gutter trash comments, and veiws
because of this, people would say i am a racist.but i have a different veiws from theirs
i have two son in the miltary and i also have 5 nephew in the miltarty and that give me the freaking right more so than most to havemy opinion that this country has gone to hell since obama came be president
What do you want Obama to do?

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