“Sonny and Cher’ were a big success in the mid to late 1960s. Alas, for all their comity on stage, they were at each other’s throats in the wings. The couple divorced in 1974. Cher went on to even bigger things in a solo career that’s still going, while Sonny took a step down and won a seat in Congress.
Sonny Bono died in 1998 following a skiing accident. By that time, Cher had established herself as a first-class entertainer — and a monumental putz when it came to politics.
Has everyone lost their f—ing minds? Doesn’t anybody remember the illustrious Reagan-Bush years when people had no money and no jobs? What has happened to people’s memories? It’s like they have Alzheimer’s or something.
All the drugs she did in the 1970s must have affected her memory if she forgets the Carter years.
Here she is commenting on the 2000 election:
“I don’t like Bush,” she said of George W. “I don’t trust him. I don’t like his record. He’s stupid. He’s lazy. Some woman said to me she was voting for him because she liked his dad, and I said, ‘Good, because that’s what you’re getting.’ If somebody’s claim to fame is that they signed a law so that you can carry a gun to church — oh, give me a break.”…
“If you’re black in this country, if you’re a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican? If you think the president is an ass, fine — after four years you can vote him out. But the Supreme Court — that’s 30 years! The Jerry Falwells of this world will be right in your back pocket. You won’t have one f—ing right left.”
She confessed her ignorance in a 2009 interview:
“I try to be charitable and there are some really good Republicans, but I just don’t understand how anyone would want to be a Republican. I just can’t figure it. I don’t understand,” the Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-award winning entertainer told a reporter. “If you’re poor, if you’re any kind of minority –- gay, black, Latino, anything. If you’re not a rich –- I don’t know. If you’re not a rich, born-again Christian, I don’t get it.”
Poor perplexed child. She doesn’t understand politics. Maybe she’s smart about international affairs — specifically terrorism.
Another reminder that Sonny was the smart one. pic.twitter.com/NpPQaWzmKi
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 9, 2015
I guess the French police were fresh out of darts — at least the armor-piercing variety. The terrorists were wearing bulletproof vests.
There have been a lot of stupid tweets and comments during the terror crisis that gripped France for three days. This one by Cher has to rank near the top of the list.