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Morgan Freeman: Tea Party 'a racist thing'

Actor says group's political agenda 'just shows the weak, dark, underside of America'

LOS ANGELES — Don't look for Morgan Freeman at any Tea Party events anytime soon. Unless he's there to protest them.
The "Invictus" star condemns the Tea Party political movement as "a racist thing" for trying to oust Pres. Barack Obama from office on Friday's edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight."

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Only racists worry about racism

Add him to the list

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Just the beginning. The tea

Just the beginning. The tea party smear and "teabagger" comments are just beginning and will get worse just as the Ron Paul attacks will.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Keep on talking that way Freeman...

...and you'll guarantee to make the Tea Party racist.

I love these guys who make something into a race issue, and then accuse their opponents of being something they never were.

What an idiot.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
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A racist country would have

A racist country would have never elected Obama in the first place.This has nothing to do with racism,it's the economy stupid ass.I was a big fan of Freeman,not so much now.

BUT...if you could have anyone

narrate your life story...he'd definitely be perfect.

What a voice.

Good Coice!

Freeman is a good choice, but I'd take James Earl Jones. Of course, their race might have contributed to both of their having fantastic voices. I second an earlier poster's comment, in that I love Mr. Freeman's work. So let's take a look at Mr. Freeman's IMDB page. He won an award at the Acapulco Black Film Festival! I'm SURE racism had nothing to do with that. Nominated for an Oscar for his role in Driving Miss Daisy. There's no way his race was a factor in his winning that role. He was nominated for a Black Reel Award for Million Dollar Baby, Bruce Almighty, The Sum of All Fears, and Nurse Betty. He won the Black Reel Award for his part in Invictus. Again, though, I'm SURE the Black Reel Award is equal opportunity. He was nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for his role in Glory. There's no way he was cast in that film because of his race though, right? My point is simply this. If he wants to criticize the Tea Party because he thinks racism contributed to its success, this may just be a case of the pot calling the kettle... okay, I'll end my rant there. Again, I love Morgan Freeman's work, and how he always presents himself as being exceptionally thoughtful and intelligent. Suddenly, I am even more impressed with his acting ability, as I'm now suspicious that he was faking that too.

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Hypocrite

"Racism" is wrong for two reasons.

One, there are no races except for one - the human race. And I don't mean that in some liberal, gushy, touchy-feely sense. The Bible speaks nowhere of race, but of tongues, tribes and nations because we all came from Adam and Eve.

Second, what we call racism is wrong because it is collectivist thinking - judging someone by their skin color, ethnicity, whatever. No different than the young vs old, labor vs management, male vs female, Protestant vs Catholic, etc., mindset. It's still divide and conquer.

But what makes Morgan Freeman (who I really like as an actor), a drunk driver that cheated on his wife and is obviously a "racist" himself, think that he can address the subject of morality?

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

Beg to differ-

The whole Bible is about God's 'chosen people' (the master race). Abraham to Armageddon.
Then there's Jesus, (Like he's rolling his eyes), saying "Even the Gentiles love their own."
The Bible doesn't have squat to do with Gentiles. They're the (insert epithet) of the story.

Thanks for your opinion

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No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

In reality, Morgan's referring to the HIJACKED Tea Party...

You've got the original, Paul-inspired Tea Party, and then you've got the hijacked Tea Party, which is basically a bunch of neo-cons jumping on this anti-big government bandwagon.

Morgan, obviously, gets his information from mainstream media, which incorrectly portrays the hijacked elements of the tea party, instead of the original one.

If Morgan sought alternative sources for news and information, he may have found out that Paul and the liberty movement inspired the Tea Party, not these war-lovin' neocons.

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Even the hi-jacked wing of

Even the hi-jacked wing of the tea party aren't racist. They are just middle class and working class people that were mobilized and led astray by Glen Beck. But they are not motivated by racism and I suspect would welcome all people of their persuasion despite skin color.

Correct

collectivist thinking

What people who condem the Tea Party don't understand is that not everyone in the Tea Party are there for the same motivations. So to condemn the whole Tea Party as a racist thing is simple minded.

True

but I think that'd be across the board when you do that to any group.

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Maybe

people should write him an email explaining that only part of the tea party has been highjacked.

I've watched that guy from childhood. He's one of my favorite actors and I've look forward to almost everything he's done.

One of my favorites is his new show "Through the wormhole' that he narrates.

He's supposed to have a very high IQ, I'd have to wonder about that a little if he chose to blanket condemn a group of people the same negative way. Wouldn't that be a form racism?

Patriot Cell #345,168
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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

The Tea-o-cons maybe..

Morgan fails to realize that most of us in the Paul camp are apart of the original Tea Party Classic movement. Which started in 2007 under Bush as an anti-war, sound money, anti big govt spending movement. Thanks to Sarah Palin and the like (Freedom Works, Koch brothers, neocons, Foxnews, etc..) they were able to successfully hijack the movement and use it to galvanize the fundamentalist and yes, racist, for a huge anti-obama/american exceptionalist/christian movement.. that wing should be referred to as the TEA-O-CONS.

HULK IS STRONGEST!!!!

Such is the case

here in my little backwards portion of Indiana. If I hear the phrase 'n*****r in the White House' again, I'm liable to knock somebody's teeth out (assuming they have any).

I admire Morgan Freeman greatly as an actor.

I feel badly he is the one who has revealed himself to be a racist. I hope Morgan receives enough of the kind of feedback he needs to re-examine his own prejudices.

If someone takes this seriously

They probably think tv is accurate, the people in hollywood have healthy families, and the media is not biased

If I was a racist

I wouldn't watch his Da-n good acting.
But if he continues the BS, I'll have to reconsider.
He has been too long with Sharpton and Jackson, the proffessional hitmen of racism. OH how they love the lifestyle. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Freeman is now the King of Irony

Because at one point, Morgan Freeman hit the nail on the head, about racism. He said if you want to end racism "stop talking about it".

http://www.dailypaul.com/140520/morgan-freeman-tells-us-how-...

Now he points fingers..ah The irony. Maybe he is loosing his marbles to alzheimers from all the aluminum in the vaccines he's taken.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Maybe he has a point?

I don't watch the BoobToob or listen to ClearChannel, maybe I am missing something?

I keep hearing about Tea-O-Cons, I wonder....

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One day we'll stop asking Movie Stars their Opinions

To call someone a "racist" in todays viral-video driven society is to be an absolutist with no room for kind and degree.

Are there racists in the Tea Party movement, sure -- where were 90% of them when it was only the RP Movement leading it?

Glenn Beck got involved and we know the Mormon's taught racism and historical revisionism (saying American Indians were "lost" Jews) as recent as the 90's. So, yeah there's institutionalized racists in the Tea Party, but how many? and to what degree?

Are they the "get off my porch n-----" kind of racists or are they the "vote 'em down but be curteous in public" kind?

I prefer the front porch racist because you know right where you stand with him -- the backdoor racists are sneaks and snakes-in-the-grass.

Morgan Freeman is old and lived through the 60's and 70's civil rights eras as an adult; also through the Blaxploitation era of Hollywood -- he has been invited into Liberal and Marxist Black Intelligencia circles and carries the Torch for State Funded Abortion and Margaret Sanger population control subversia -- So MY QUESTION, "why do we care what he thinks" I mean whose vote do you think he sways?

I disagree.

Why can't an entertainers opinion be asked, the same as a plumber's or teacher's?

Of course you are right -- as an individual "why not" ask them

their opinions. But they are not an individual are they, they are an INC of Hollywood, of their primary movie houses, their union -- they (as a group / as groupists) have a powerful effect over the naive massess.

Since all media outlets are welfarists to the statist regime their unionized (also welfarists) workers should not posit political opinions as they are fundamentally biased.

Now if Mr. Freeman (et al) are willing to burn their SAG Cards and join the free-market then I welcome their opinion; but let's insure that they understand who's buttering their bread -- if its all by their efforts alone (plus consumer willingness) then you will see their opinions will quickly line up in the RP direction.

I also believe that if you are a gov't worker, welfarist, or sub-contractor you should not be allowed to vote, but that's just me.

Well said Octo!

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

I wonder if there is a rapid group calling themselves a "Tea party" and spouting vileness to discredit the serious and well-meaning folks.

I don't watch the BoobToob or listen to ClearChannel, maybe I am missing something?

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I agree about Octo

I also do not watch TV or whatever media... At my August GOP committee meeting, a man (ex police intel) claimed his wife wrote THE book on THE Tea Party, and Ron Paul is NOT, has NOTHING, to do with the Tea Party. Of course I disagreed, and he did not come to the September committee meeting, so I don't know what's up with him, but I do know, that those who FOCUS on being THE Tea Party, appear to be the "snakes" Octo was talking about (and that includes Hannity who encouraged them to BE THE T-Party.

I'm not a movie person, my chicken are way more entertaining, with no offense meant to Morgan.

I joined a rEVOLution, not a Tea Party. When Morgan calls the rEVOLution racist, I'll be concerned.

I miss my chickens.

I miss good eggs even more. 6 Reds, only forage, 6 double yolkers a day was the norm. YUM!

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What really shows the dark

What really shows the dark underside of America, is that some dude whose only qualification is being a good (damn good, actually) actor, is somehow taken seriously as a commenter on things he has not the faintest clue about.

I wonder how many of those

white racist have purchased mr.freemans films or have seen them at the theatre. Probably millions. mr freeman doesn't have a problem with taking millions of their FRN's does he?

I am not a Tea Party guy...but to paint with a broad brush such a large group of people is ignorant.

I will never again view one of mr freemans films in any way shape or form!