In case you need a refresher, the Oscar-winning actor appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday and called the Tea Party “a racist thing” for attempting to boot President Barack Obama from office.
Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner for Million Dollar Baby, accused the Tea Party of being racist while denying that he had provided narration for a Tea Party-backed ad pushing North Carolina Republican candidate B. J. Lawson in November 2010.
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The shocking video below from the Tea Party debate Monday night shows members of the Tampa, Florida audience enthusiastically cheering the idea that an uninsured patient should not be helped because they don’t have health insurance, and that they should even be left to die if they encounter a serious health problem. Stay classy, Florida. MORE
Is the Tea Party racist? The question has been asked since the Tea Party Patriots burst on the political scene, but has increased in urgency with the “hanging on a tree” comments from Rep. Andre Carson. Here’s a look at 10 Tea Party signs using racist tactics. MORE
The Republican Party knows how to use leverage against the Democrats, but using Hurricane Irene as a way to cut budgets, and abolish FEMA relief, may be a dangerous lesson for the party to learn with millions of people on the East Coast dealing with the after-storm effects.
At least one Republican sees Hurricane Irene as an act of God, while others are using the natural disaster as political bargaining chips for deeper budget cuts. Hurricane Irene has left more than 5 million without power, hundreds injured, and at least 24 dead, as the storm swept over the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine leaving millions of dollars’ worth of damage in its wake. MORE
California Rep. Maxine Waters tells the Tea Party to “go to hell” during a Kitchen Table Summit in Inglewood California Saturday. Rep. Waters made the comments while on the road with the Congressional Black Caucus discussing the unemployment rate for African Americans. MORE
The Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover that just came out, seen below, is a spit in the face of journalism – not so much for the goofy photo of Bachmann but for the “QUEEN OF RAGE” headline that accompanies it. Here’s why.
This has nothing to do with who I personally believe should or shouldn’t be the next President of the United States. I’m not writing this because I’m a conservative. Or a liberal. Or a member of the Tea Party. This certainly isn’t a defense of the politics that guide potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann – just a plea for her, and any public figure, to be portrayed correctly and truthfully by the media. MORE
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn was interviewed on Friday on the Caplis and Silverman radio show in Denver, on KHOW 630 AM. During the interview The Colorado Republican spoke about Obama’s budget policies, and said that being affiliated to Obama would be “like touching a tar baby.” Rep. Lamborn was lambasted from all angles and he eventually had to issue an official apology to the White House on Monday. MORE