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Lessons From Morgan Freeman: You Don’t Like Obama Because He’s Black

September 24, 2011

In a recent interview, Morgan Freeman attributed attacks on Barack Obama to his nothing more than the president’s race saying opponents are doing “whatever they can to get this black man outta there.”

This is mildly interesting because Freeman spent a great deal of time over the past year propping up his friend, Bill Luckett, in his gubernatorial campaign. Freeman was such an asset to Luckett that the gubernatorial hopeful would pass out cards with the two of them together on it, particularly when campaigning in black communities.

Of course Luckett would lose to Johnny DuPree, who became the first major party candidate for governor who was African-American. Based on Freeman’s analysis, he must be a racist- trying to keep the black man down in hopes of electing another white candidate for office. No other reason for supporting Luckett is possible.

Anyway, here is the transcript:

PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Has Obama helped the process of eradicating racism, or has it in a strange way made it worse.

MORGAN FREEMAN: Made it worse. Made it worse. Look at, look, the Tea Partiers, who are controlling the Republican Party, stated, and what’s this guy’s name, Mitch O’Connell. Is that his, O’Connell?

MORGAN: Yeah, Mitch McConnell, yeah.

FREEMAN: Mitch McConnell. Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? “Screw the country. We’re going to 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.”

MORGAN: But is that necessarily a racist thing?

FREEMAN: It is a racist thing.

MORGAN: Is it not Republicans, wouldn’t that say that about any Democrat president?

FREEMAN: No, they would have gotten rid of Bill Clinton if they could have.

MORGAN: They tried.

FREEMAN: They did try, but still. I don’t, they’re not going to get rid of Obama either. I think they’re shooting themselves in the head.

MORGAN: Does it unnerve you that the Tea Party are gaining such traction?

FREEMAN: Yes.

MORGAN: Why?

FREEMAN: Well, 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.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Grizz permalink
    September 24, 2011 12:06 pm

    ole Morgan needs to stick to movies,and stop making public comments on things when its his lack of morals in that he has an open affair with his step-granddaughter–just sayin-

  2. Whistler permalink
    September 25, 2011 2:20 am

    White Dominionists who are in Tea Parties, and who have never liked blacks or Democrats, now have a black Democratic president. Yet their outrage probably has arisen more from the fact that this president stands in the way of their religious agenda. They had planned to use our federal government this time around the same way Dominionists used it during the administration of G.W. Bush.

    Now they will play chicken with the federal government every time the president and the legislature say they will not do what the Tea Party caucus demands.

    Among many other things, they plan to begin defunding federal programs which help to ensure civil rights to the following people: gays, women, children, union members, other workers, persons of color. They also plan to defund programs which defend America’s infrastructures, environments, water, food supplies, etc. If the Tea Party caucus is planning to do that as soon as possible, they will refuse to support the raising of additional revenues, and THE ONLY CUTS THEY WILL AGREE TO WILL BE CUTS IN THE FUNDING OF THE ABOVE PROGRAMS.

    • adam permalink
      September 27, 2011 12:37 pm

      Whistler, you’re a moron…..that is all. Go preach liberal stupid somewhere else…..

    • Ron Williams to whistler permalink
      September 29, 2011 2:14 pm

      Whistler.

      Conservatives do not wish to legislate morality We are only interested in making sure that we don’t have to pay for and support immorality. Most conservative efforts in the legislative branches are defensive.

      In the context of specific agencies, smaller govt. is oiur goal. That is not morality, that is patriotism.

  3. catty14 permalink
    September 25, 2011 10:53 am

    Don’t you just hate it when someone you thought you liked turned out to be stupid?

    • Grizz permalink
      September 25, 2011 3:35 pm

      i think i said that about my ex long ago rofl.

  4. Seriousvoter permalink
    September 25, 2011 8:24 pm

    I don’t dislike Obama as a person but I do dislike the incompetent job he is doing as President. He shows no convictions, waffles on his opinions, and acts like a mouthpiece for someone in the shadows. I think most of us would guess who but I don’t want to say something that I do not know to be true. I am not sure how that would make me a racist but I do agree with the Tea Party on most things. If I say that I like Herman Cain very much and feel he shows strong capabilities to be President, then I guess I am a guilt ridden white person (according to some). It just seems to me that when a Democrat does not know how to explain the terrible conditions this country is in and knows that the poor leadership we currently have is a primary cause then they want to pull out the racist card. Too little too late. Obama is a one term president, we cannot survive another term with him.

  5. catty14 permalink
    September 27, 2011 8:31 pm

    Speaking of Herman Cain. Today’s Zobgy poll, taken after the last debate but BEFORE the results of the Florida Straw poll shows Cain at 28%. Again..way ahead of the two professional campaigners Perry and Romney. GO Herman GO! He’s a mixture of Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan. And if he’s Black nobody notices and more to the point, nobody cares. That the Tea Party likes Cain sort of blows that racist thingy doesn’t it?

    • marmie permalink
      September 27, 2011 10:54 pm

      Well said catty.

    • Ron Williams permalink
      September 29, 2011 1:44 pm

      I am a conservative republican. I am supporting Johnny Dupree. Its’ disheartening to be considered racist for not supporting Obama.

      The fact is that Obama and his staff just don’t know what they are doing.

      We can’t ignore the other fact that a lot of our Republican leaders are more about protecting their campaign contributors than what’s best for our Country. We got crooks on both sides of the Aisle.

      We are at the point now where we have to look more at the individual than party label

  6. Jermaine House permalink
    September 28, 2011 12:59 pm

    A black man supports a none black candidate in his state, and that fact is rhetorically used against him, when making a very true comment about some tea party rhetoric. This reverse racism argument is so tired.

  7. Dave permalink
    February 8, 2012 4:48 pm

    Morgan is at it again, blowing hot air. Something’s he is good at, politics is not one of them. He has absolutely no idea of the problem. OBAMA is the problem. Not the color of his skin, it the lack of anything intellectual between his ears that makes folks want to get his butt out of the White House! Its that simple Morgan. Get past the color issue..It aint Gonna work!

  8. Brian Dove permalink
    February 21, 2012 3:23 am

    I guess Morgan Freeman shows and movies are now on my “not watch” list. I don’t spend my money on racists like him.

    Tea Party conservatives as a whole believe all colors of men and women are “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God the Creator. We are not the ones calling the color of one’s skin a birth defect requiring special accommodation. That would be people like Morgan Freeman, Barak Obama, and of course the Democrats.

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