“Screw the country, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here…It is a racist thing.”
Actor, Morgan Freeman, made the dopey comments above earlier this week, blaming opposition to Obama on racism. Ironically, these comments came around the same time that Herman Cain, an African-American from Atlanta running in the GOP Presidential primary, resoundingly won the Florida Straw Poll.
With 16% African-American unemployment, it’s a little silly and simplistic to blame general opposition to Barack Obama on racism, rather than on genuine differences in ideology or anger over results.
Comments on The Blaze’s and Yahoo’s report of the story were a plenty, ranging from questions of African-American’s racial motivation in the 2008 election to outraged declarations that they would never pay to see another Morgan Freeman movie in theaters. Here are some of the most interesting.
“Thanks Mr. Freeman, you just ruined The Shawshank Redemption for me, idiot.”
“I used to like and respect Mr. Freeman, now I find out he’s just another liberal racist ‘Cry Wolf’ if you have no argument simpleton…too bad :-(”
“Morgan Freeman disappointed me greatly… I will never see another Morgan Freeman movie. I can’t stand bigots.”
“I know this has been stated lots of times, but I wish Mr. Idiot Freeman can explain why I keep putting these political contributions to Mr. Cain on my credit card. Freeman is in the same racist club as the other race-baiters…He’s just too blind to see it.”
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