The Hermanator is on fiyah. Actor Morgan Freeman accused the Tea Party of being racist, becoming approximately the 4000th major public figure to do so:
The Oscar-winning star of Driving Miss Daisy and The Shawshank Redemption told CNN talk show host Piers Morgan on Friday that the Republican offshoot’s determination to avoid a second term under Obama was fuelled by prejudice towards the colour of the president’s skin.
“Stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term,” he said. “What … underlines that? Screw the country. We’re going to do whatever we do to get this black man … outta here.”
Freeman added: “It just shows the weak, dark, underside of America. We’re supposed to be better than that. We really are. That’s, that’s why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. ‘Ah, look at what we are. Look at how, this is America.’ You know? And then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced like stirring up muddy water.”
Herman Cain, fresh from a resounding victory in the Florida Presidency 5 stray poll, calls out Freeman’s ignorance.
“Well, first of all, I doubt if Morgan Freeman, with all due respect, who’s a great actor, has ever been to a Tea Party. Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Parties… about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party.”
“I just think that it’s sad that they’re so short-sighted understanding what the Tea Party citizen movement is all about. I’m not offended by it, because it doesn’t slow down my momentum. It doesn’t slow down the reaction I get from people.”
Cain, whose campaign is riding high after winning the Florida straw poll, added, “Name-calling is something that’s going to continue, because they don’t know how to stop this movement. And this movement is making a big difference in politics.”
“A lot of the traditional Democrats are moving to the center or moving over to vote for conservatives. They’re taking another look at a Herman Cain.”