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Sharon Stone: America ‘Not Leading in Almost Anything Anymore’

"I think President Obama is doing a good job and I think he's done a great job on so many issues."

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Nicholas Ballasy

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April 30, 2013 - 8:58 am

Hollywood actress Sharon Stone told PJ Media that the U.S. is “not leading in almost anything anymore” in a red-carpet interview at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“I am advocating for more funding for the arts, for the National Endowment for the Arts for the Creative Coalition. We want to help our youth stay in school,” said Stone at the dinner, referencing her advocacy work in Washington.

PJ Media asked Stone which members of Congress have been the most receptive to her message during her visits to Capitol Hill.

“I think that everyone understands that when we keep our kids in school, our nation does better and our nation is not leading in education and we’re not leading in almost anything anymore,” Stone responded.

“It’s really important that we do and that we keep our kids in school and we keep them out of jail because it costs less to send a kid through Harvard than it does to keep them in prison so let’s keep our kids doing well and doing well for our country.”

Stone was also asked if there are any political issues she wants President Obama to put more focus on in his second term.

“I think President Obama is doing a good job and I think he’s done a great job on so many issues. I think he’s got his hands full,” she said.

Stone was part of a group of entertainers who were in Washington to encourage lawmakers to support increased federal arts funding, including Tim Daly of Private Practice, Tracy Morgan of 30 Rock, Josh Radnor of How I Met Your Mother and Kevin McHale of Glee.

They also attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend.

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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So many people are against kids in school - thank the gods for Sharon. We'd all be using them in potato salad in not for her. Bravo.
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Is the purpose of an election to win through surreptitious means and with campaign promises that can’t possibly be fulfilled? Or is it to elect the best ideas and most qualified candidate?

Because if it is the former, what does it matter who the President is if you’ve got an ungovernable electorate too stupid to manage their own affairs?

Barack is the large, dead branch at the top of the tree. When the roots are diseased, just a matter of time before the entire tree is dead. Progressive politics is a disease – obviously a communicable disease. And I would suggest that rather than standing here with our thumbs in our arses staring at the dead tree above us and worry about it toppling over on our house as it leans, we start chopping the SOB down one branch at a time before the whole forest diseased and it hits our own house. Hollywood would be a good start.

You want to know how completely bankrupt and stupid progressives really are? Think about this.

The very people that have suffered the most under Barack Obama are the very people who most overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama. I submit to the PJMedia room that is not fixable. That kind of ignorance can’t be overcome – it would take at least two generations to fix what ails us now. You’re looking at the conclusion of the most insidiously named euphemism ‘The Great Society’ ever foisted on a nation of hoodwink buffoons, no matter the good intent. A nation so dependent on handouts it doesn’t want or need to work anymore. That can’t go on forever and it’s conclusion is imminent.

And when the handouts stop, the mob soon follows. You don’t think these huge caches of ammunition purchased by Homeland Security are to defend our shores, do you? These bullets are intended for the mob to follow when the freebies stop. And unless you've got the money to flee, everyone in the room will be susceptible.

Think about this: Barack Obama won a campaign without ever making one suggestion for improvement besides some nebulous demand of taxing the rich – a tax that even if implemented to its highest decree with no ill effect would have only paid for eight days of deficit accumulation. No suggestion of growth, or jobs, or security, or improvement. No real talk of foreign policy as the middle east burns.

We witnessed a campaign five years ago about the cult of personality. We just witnessed another by demonizing half of America. And we think Barack Obama is our biggest problem?....

...Barack Obama is the inevitable conclusion to a nation that has failed in its own excesses. America undertook stupidity with feeling and cast rational thinking to the winds before most of us were born. And each succeeding generation has accelerated the adoption of ignorance.
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She should be sent to Libya, as our Ambassador, to test the good job that O is doing.
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We still lead the world in film and television sleaze, Ms. Stone. So we have that going for us. The children love watching the filth you create.
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"Mr. President, the Company that you are CEO of, The United States of America, is not at the top of it's class in almost ANYTHING. But you are doing a GREAT job and we know that you have your hands full."

Full of what is a different topic all together..
1 year ago
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"Sharon Stone: America ‘Not Leading in Almost Anything Anymore’"

I think it's safe to say that America still leads in vapid attention whores like Sharon Stone whose opinions are as unrealistic as their portrayals of characters.
1 year ago
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What we need is for school systems to be willing to teach things that don't come with federal funding strings attached.
1 year ago
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"...said the skank made famous by a beaver and a rabbit...".
Let's see now, Barry is doing wonderful stuff/doing a great job, but the country,... now ...we got a big ole' problem.
It's not like he runs the sucker or anything.
It's not for nothing her two biggest claims to fame are portraying a Murdering, blown-out psycho and a Drug Addict/Drunk Hoe.
She IS Entertaining, though...........just view the video PJ provides.
1 year ago
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Can anyone explain to my why we should care about the political opinions of an actress primarily famous for when she didn't wear underwear?
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I have yet to understand why anyone cares what actors "think". They get paid way too much to be some one else, while those who have to make real decisions for companies, products, and personnel are being capped in their earnings and restricted in their speech!! This gives her credibility ?? Really?
1 year ago
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S. Stoner said: “not leading in almost anything anymore”

This stupid cow goes on to praise Obummer after saying that? As in "Good job Mr. President - you've wrecked the country" --- and Sharon Stoner is proud of him? Does she even remember what she says from moment to moment? Or is she happy about that “not leading in almost anything anymore”?

Its a wonder she remembers her lines.
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The only thing left for Obama to cement his legacy, is to give some head in the Oval Office.
And the way things are going, I could hold my breath for this one.
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“not leading in almost anything anymore”
Except maybe for government-subsidized baby making.

"that we keep our kids in school and we keep them out of jail "
Competent parents work wonders in this area. The government offers financial incentive to be a breeding unit.

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