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