Morgan Freeman charges tea party motivated by racism


Oscar winner Morgan Freeman took on the tea party right last week, pointing directly to the corporate-based movement's racist intentions when attacking President Obama.

Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on Sept. 23, the generally easygoing actor said, "Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What underlines that? Screw the country. We are going to do ... whatever we can to get this black man outta here."

He continued, "It is a racist thing ... It just shows the weak, dark underside of America. We're supposed to be better than that. That's why all those people were in tears when he was elected."

Freeman began the interview by indicating that racism, instead of lessening, had become worse since Obama's election.

He predicted however that the Republican effort would fail. "They're not going to get rid of Obama either," he said. "I think they're shooting themselves in the head."

GOP hopeful Herman Cain, who won a Florida straw poll after last week's debate, took issue with Freeman, saying he was "shortsighted."

Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, on the other hand, when asked about tea party racism, said, "One of the curses of racism in this country is that you're always asking yourself if the stuff that goes wrong is on account of racism. I hope it's not."

He went on to say that the GOP's unrelenting opposition to the president's policies might be "seditious." The governor then said, "The notion that the singular focus of the hard right today is to defeat this president, even if there's an idea he puts forward to help - that they used to support - is incredibly worrisome to me and a very different political climate, I think, than we've been dealing with for a long time."

A 2010 report by the NAACP links the tea party to giving "platforms to anti-Semites, racists and bigots."

John Wojcik, writing for, says, "The NAACP study finds ... that among the tea party ranks are many who are obsessed with issues of race, national identity and a host of other social issues." 



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  • BREAKING NEWS: Tea Party Leader Declares End to White Racism.

    Posted by Parky Bill, 09/28/2011 2:28pm (4 years ago)

  • One does not have to be a high-flung "political analyst"to see that the "tea party" is racist.
    Their positions on discrimination, immigration, Constitutionality, religion, civil rights, racism, anti-semitism, gender rights, misogyny, labor rights-and on and on, demonstrate a racist and anti-people stance-and a stance for billionaires, oppression, exploitation and wrong.
    Ask any working class man, woman, or child on the street, and you'll be told in plain language that the tea party is racist-almost to a person.
    How can we help organize and motivate these millions and millions-this majority- to action- to vote on 6 November 2012?
    This "dark underside", this racist America, all too often carries the day(like it did in the 2010 midterms) to complete the oppression of millions and millions of women, Latinos, African Americans and all people of color- and through this oppression all of those who childishly consider themselves"white".

    Posted by E.E.W. Clay, 09/28/2011 11:22am (4 years ago)

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