Published On: Sat, Sep 24th, 2011

VIDEO: Morgan Freeman on Tea Party: “It’s a racist thing”


Morgan Freeman while promoting “The Dolphin Tale” made the comments in an interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan that aired Friday night, said the Tea Party’s

“stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves on term term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? Screw the country. We’re going to do whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.”

Freeman concluded: “It is a racist thing.”

The actor said the rise of the Tea Party was a disturbing development. “It just shows the weak dark underside of America,” he said. “We’re supposed to be better than that. We really are. That’s why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. ‘Ah look at what we are–this is America.’ Then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced–like stirring up muddy water.”

He said he was “kind of” disappointed that President Obama wasn’t more aggressive in taking on the Tea Party. “He was trying to hold on to his own promise that he would be president of all the people,” Freeman said.

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  1. deskofbrian says:

    I do not believe it affected Dolphin Tale‘s gross by even one dollar! I do not share Morgan’s view and do not believe this kind of harsh partianship by either end of politcal spectrum is helpful in these very difficult times. That said, as a person who has some libertarian viewpoints myself, I STRONGLY believe in Morgan’s right to express whatever beliefs he has on any topic. We are a free country….thank god! – Andrew Kosove, Alcorn Entertainment co-founder

  2. Scott says:

    I use to respect Morgan Freeman, I also use to think he was a pretty intelligent man. But after this display of stupidity I would have to say I was mistaken. I can’t believe he thinks this is about race and not about the fact that Obama lied to me and every American. Obama promised a lot of things like ending the war in Iraq/Afghanistan ext. ext. and fact that he lied to us and continued the war, Not to mention the illegal and undeclared war in Libya and the continuation of the patriot act in witch i believe is an attack on the American people. Oh and lets not forget his uncontrolled spending of our dollars. These are the reasons I believe the American people want to see him out of office.I also believe anytime anyone uses the race card is because they are racist themselves. GROW UP MORGAN AND WAKE THE HELL UP!!!

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