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September 23rd, 2011
11:31 AM ET

Morgan Freeman: Republican anti-Obama goals are "screw the country...it is a racist thing"

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening for the hour, and the Oscar winner talks about his professional ups and downs, dating and much more. He also delves into politics. "The tea partiers who are controlling the Republican party...their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term," he tells Piers Morgan. "What underlines that? Screw the country, we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here."

He continues: "It is a racist thing." Is he disappointed in Pres. Obama?

"Kind of, but I so understood that he was trying to hold onto his own promise," says Freeman. "He would be President of all the people."

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  1. Elaine harrington

    It was an accomplishment when we elected a black president, but this is the downside. Any disagreement with policy is interpreted as racism. Nope, sorry, Obama campaigned as a centrist then took a sharp turn to the left once elected, permanently alienating independents like me.Passed HCR without one Republican vote, massive tax increases passed and many more proposed. Democrats want to emulate European welfare states even as we watch them implode. Nice guy, smart, but wayyyyyyyyyyy too liberal.

    September 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Libertyluvrz

      Actually, he lowered taxes. And democrats do not want anything of the kind. Watch some real news instead of the faux kind.

      September 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • E harrington

        So why do you assume I watch fox news? Obama lowered SS taxes temporarily as a stimulus, but enacted massive tax increases in HCR, many of which have not yet kicked in. He talks about millionaires and billionaires but says 200k couple is rich. I'm an independent who voted for Obama. So consider refraining from knee jerk accusations of republican partisanship in response to anything about Obama you don't want to hear. We independents call elections, not the right or the left. This is why Dems are going after senior vote by demagoguing Medicare. They know they've lost independents.

        September 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • steveinmo

        Lowered taxes? That's a lie, have you just been buying into everything your prez has said without double-checking? If so, then my taxes on my $900/mo pension wouldn't have gone up $50/month for each of the last two years. So when he stood up at the State of the Union address and made that statement about lowering taxes – I'd already emailed him 2 weeks before that letting him know my dissatisfaction. All the while I'm still unemployed after 3 1/2 years and he's done NOTHING to address it, instead spending his time on healthcare and sodomites rights in the military – in the process ignoring George Washington's enactment of Article 125 of the UCMJ, and totally ignoring why. Don't tell me how good he has been.

        As for Mr Freeman's racist BS statement, go back to acting and shut up Freeman. You are now on my list of actors I will not watch, or their movies.

        September 24, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Shell269

      We were trillions of dollars in debt before he was elected....we cant fix everything overnight...please learn the facts about our debt...its cost billions of dollars to keep our troops overseas..they are coming home now..what president was able to fix everything in four years..and nobody is in his corner...why...click on Morgan Freedom video so you can get more clarity..

      September 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • steveinmo

        Shell, you are quite right and I'll agree with you there, the Republicans have plenty of blame to admit to. But, in Obama's first two years, he did nothing to address the debt, deficit or unemployment.

        What he did instead was triple the debt in much less time than it took for the first 4 trillion, added healthcare increasing the debt further while still increasing the burden on us and our healthcare costs, and oh yeah, spending all that time worried about sodomites rights.

        September 24, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Santosh

      Elaine ,
      Europe has some rotten tomatoes but on an over all the European systems have worked much better for people than US. Just don't look at Greece , check UK , Sweden , Norway, they are are also part of Europe and what life their citizens are living. You missed the point Morgan has made – "no matter what happens we need to get rid of Obama " . Note it it is not the democrats , it is the Obama. Why ???? Why so much pressure to get one guy removed ?
      It is clearly evident from every news you hear that there is almost a frenzy to get him removed . Every body today talks about deficit and very conveniently forgets that republican started wars which sucked the trillions out of US economy and pair to halliburtons, black waters and all the private war companies who tried there best to push Obama away and still trying , . When ever this question is raised , the answer is – well you have been here for so long – what have you done?
      that question is absurd- after suck out trillions in two terms you want a person to come and get that back in in 4 years .

      Give the guy some space to work. He is the best thing that has happened to America

      September 25, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Wes

        They focus on removing Obama because he's the President. Presidents have a bit more power than a representative.

        Of course people didn't forget about Bush's spending and wars. That's why the Tea Party was started in the first place by Ron Paul supporters.

        September 25, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
      • Wes

        Although I should note that that Tea Party isn't quite the same Tea Party that gets most of the headlines lately. The Tea Party has been half taken over by the religious right and neocons. ...Even saying that, it still doesn't mean they're racist.

        September 25, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Chelle

      Elaine it is not the disagreement with policy that is racist, it is the racist actions and comments that are racist. What sitting President has been called a liar on the house floor. Politicians and commentators have called him everything from tar baby to boy. There were numerous pledges to flee the country if Mr. Obama was elected President. Schools in Texas still refuse to show his yearly address to students because parents won’t send their children to school if his speech is shown. Republican's refuse to pass bills which support their own ideals because they come from the President. They have gone so far as to try and say he is a Muslim and not an American just to discredit his Presidency. All of these assaults on him were not because he is a Democrat; but, because he is an African American.

      September 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brett Roeder

        You must be a very young person or where living under a rock during the Bush years. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, et al and there comrades in the lamestream media were constantly attacking him – including calling him a Nazi. Shoot, CBS news and Dan Rather even fabricated a story!

        This Real Clear Politics article can enlighten you if you care. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/08/08/nancys_nazi_shock_did_she_forget_the_bush_years_97812.html

        A snippet from the article... George Bush with a Hitler mustache and a Nazi uniform was everywhere at swastika-choked marches and rallies. "Stop the Fourth Reich-Visualize Nuremburg," said one sign at a Hollywood march. "The Fuhrer already in his bunker," said another. Lots of Nazi regalia appeared at protests in Pelosi's San Francisco as well.

        If the Tea Party is racist, why is their preferred candidate for president Herman Cain? Best I can tell, he is black.

        September 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justmyopinion

      I'm sadly disappointed with Obama. Here is this creative, talented, intelligent man that lowered his standards by playing to the control freaks in the sick game of politics.

      September 29, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • imus

        you voted for him...i didn't...and of course you're going to hear it again, but Hilary would have been better. Admit it. TOugher against the right wing bullcrap. Then we could have seen Bill shopping at TARGET for disinfectant

        October 3, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
    • gkneealogy

      I'm from the south, I'm a Republican, I don't belong to the Tea Party and I don't know anyone who is in the Tea Party. I am not against Obamas because of his race, but because of his policies and the amount of spending that has occured during his term thus far.

      September 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • The Patriot

      Born in Depression era segregated Mississippi, Morgan Freeman has traveled the globe, speaks four languages, conversed with more diverse citizens and heads of state than most of us could in many lifetimes. He encourages people to embrace common ground; We are one species. Any sane person wants to preserve the planet – and our country. I am an independent with 2 "white" children and 2 "black" children. Thank God their generation has gone far beyond previous ones when it comes to calling out the "race" card. They love Jon Stewart because their entire life, they've been lied to and Stewart gives them a sword to cut through the propaganda with humor – they can't laugh at his jokes unless they have an opinion of how the politicians are posturing. In THROUGH THE WORMHOLE, Morgan has studied cutting edge science which is "colorless". If we don't try to find common ground, we'll devolve to scorched earth. I was thrilled by Obama's leadership to kill Osama – not "politically correct" and did not "play" to his "base". Was it democratic? (No!) Was is republican...? Was it American? (You betcha!) Was it anti-Muslim? Was it pro-Muslim? Why didn't it garner more praise from the hawks? My point circles back to what Freeman implied: If you are a true patriot, tell our representatives in Washington that if they can't find solutions in a bipartisan manner – and would rather shut down the United States government in a display of such hubris & histrionics as to destroy a President so the Republicans can regain POWER – we will vote them out of office. We, the People, are the color of water.

      October 14, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • C.J. Kent

      It's not that racism is something that ANY rational person wants to jump to. However, when you look at the scope of things and the details... what is the answer? From day one they said we will not cooperate. By month 3 they said he was doing a terrible job. Every bit of legislation that would have put the economy on a better platform... from schools to jobs to veterans and health care... has been BLOCKED BY REPUBLICANS. This includes the budget. And the FACT is that many of the proposed bills are BI-PARTISAN! So what is the agenda? What is the real reason? Every argument can be turned around by FACTS. So, what is it?

      September 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • emily

      44 GOP-held House seats in which Latino voters could influence the outcome of elections in 2014 and beyond. Of those, 14 are held by Republicans who narrowly won in 2012 and are considered vulnerable.

      If republicans say no for the immigration reform; it will reinforce the message — not only to Latino voters but to moderate White voters — that Republicans are the party of ‘no’ when it comes to solving this problem.

      In that way in 2015 democrats can bring the immigration reform bill on their own and make the Republican Party disappears forever.

      Republicans are dumb enough to say no to immigration reform. LOL

      July 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Nancy of NY

    We need to wake up from our coma.

    Please Google "Robert Fisk: A President who is helpless in the face of Middle East reality"

    Obama's UN speech insists Israelis and Palestinians are equal parties to conflict

    September 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Matt H

    It is truly sad that any idea from a black president cannot be debated/ disagreed with lest you be labeled a "racist". Mr Freeman obviously has no understanding of the grass roots Tea Party and stalls debate by throwing around that term without justification. The only thing linking the Tea Party and the Republican Party is the desire for spending control and small government, which the Republican Party has only recently revisited when their re-election is threatened. I see no real difference between the Republicans and the Democrats. Both parties are filled with power-hungry nitwits trying to remain in a position of privilege and power for as long as possible, and service for "country" is a secondary idea being thrown around to justify their selfish actions, much like the term "racist". Black, white, asian, hispanic... Who cares?!? Get over your race, whatever it is. Success or failure, satisfaction or dissatisfaction, wealth or poverty. They can be had by all in this country. Just get off your butt and do it. Crying "racism" will get you nowhere.

    September 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shell269

      I agree with you but the Tea Party doesnt feel the same...its sad but do you really think they are going to come out and state the facts. You post is so true and we need more honest people like you but its still there (racism) and it sad that it wont go away.

      September 23, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • imus

      yeah matt no diff between nixon and kennedy...pelosi and issa...palin and barbara lee, who the hell was your gov teacher...failure!!!!!

      October 3, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. JC Everson

    It is astounding to me that liberals constantly harp on the color of a person's skin without ever giving consideraton to the thought that perhaps opposition to a person's policies (regardless of skin color) arises from the effect of those policies. In President Obama's case, the effect of his policies is clear...rampant unemployment, continuing recession, another war...(the Libya war is the war for oil that libs were famously denouncing in Iraq), corrupt pay to play schemes (Solyndra, for example), illegal gun-running (the Fast and Furious debacle). It is not racism to oppose the president's policies, it's what is best for the country and he and his administration are not good for the country.

    September 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. lou

    morgan freeman is an a-s.....how could he state america is racist because obama screwed up..tell him its the economy stupid...if america was racist he would have never got elected .and its so stupid for actors to make stupid comments because now i would never watch a movie he is in

    September 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shell269

      he wasnt saying America as a whole was racist. Everyone is not. He was talking about certain government group and a percentage of people. If you choose not to watch another movie because of that, then that stupid on your part..who cares really..wish you well, God bless you:)

      September 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Anthony LaFalce

        Because spending money and time watching a movie is like casting a vote for an actor, I will choose not to "vote" my time and money to make Morgan Freeman popular or rich. I will not support people who spew racist fabrications to satisfy their own publicity seeking agenda. Mr. Freeman is not only wrong, he is libelously wrong.

        September 26, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Kuba

        This is getting a bit more sijtecbuve, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like Mixview' that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you're listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of neighbors will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune Social is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

        September 8, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      I'm with YOU! You are so right! Anytime ANYONE is unhappy about what Obama has done we're RACIST! WHAT a con!
      Mr. Morgan Freeman, you can forget that I'll ever buy a ticket to a movie of yours! Your argument is SO LAME I can smell it here in Chicago. WHAT a disappointment YOU are! You turned out to be the TYPICAL HOLLYWEIRD PINHEAD LIKE THE REST OF HOLLYWEIRD!

      September 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • imus

      it is clear you have never had a black person in your house...ever...we all know it.

      October 3, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ursula

        I have not yet read your book, but I believe Barack has very good, even prsogesrive instincts and heart, plus intelligence. Don't see any way to beat that!

        September 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lou

    piers you shouldnt even air such garbage.i certainly wont tune in

    September 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • suzy diamond

      Agree! Nothing more than PROPAGANDA!

      September 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Clyde Doxey

    On September 9, 2009, resident Obama was totally disrespected by senator Joe Wilson...
    No other president has ever been shown that type of disrespect while speaking to a Joint Session.
    Yet he has maintained professional dignity while being criticized for not digging the coutry out of the ditch fast enough...
    The conservatives want the benefits of a "jobs tow truck", but yet they dont' want to spend the money to get the services.

    September 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shell269

      Clyde, you nailed it. You are so right. We need more smart people like you:) Thank you for your post.

      September 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ron Kocsis

      While making his comments during a state of the union address was inappropriate, Obama continuing lies are worse.
      1. I hardly knew ACORN: He was their lawyer.
      2. I only met Gov Bloggo once: There are videos of the two of them all chummy.
      3. I didn't know Rev Wright was anti American: He was in his congregation for 20 years.
      4. I'll have the most open presidency with everything on CSpan: Obama care was written in total secrecy.
      etc, etc
      He is the biggest phony to come along as president in my lifetime. I thought GW was the worst president and voted against him both times, but Obama makes his presidency look distinguished.
      He is out to make the US into a European style socialist state.

      September 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. lou

    no other president has shown disrespect to the voice of the american people and their tax dollars..half a billion to a company that he was told was going to go bankrupt and just so happens to be a major contributor to him.....he promised transparency....if you want to know whats in the bill you will have to pass it ...gimmeabreak

    September 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MKoory

      Trust me a this loan to Solyndra is a drop in the bucket when we look at the \two wars we have spent almost $2.0 trillion dollars on over the last ten years. Wake Up George Bush distroyed the country, Obama just got caught holding the back of S@@@. I was believed Bush but never will I again be taken by these liars. I am an Independent and have no problem with Obama. He is intelligent and fully capable of getting this country on the right path, but not when you have people who want to see your complete and utter destruction REGARDLESS of what t does to the rest of us in the middle class. REPUBLICANS and TEA PARTY PEOPLE SUCK!!! and so does FAUX NEWS!!!

      September 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Wes

        So because Bush sucked and spent a lot of money, Obama gets a free pass on wasting money on Solyndra, on wasting money on GM, (which then filed bankruptcy anyway after the union payoff), on ObamaCare which people won't even see the full disasterous effects of for another few years, "stimulus" bills no one reads for shovel-ready jobs that even Obama says don't exist, on continuing the Patriot Act, on continuing the Bush wars, on starting new wars, on putting American citizens on government hit lists to be killed without Due Process, Fast and Furious/Gunrunner that would be bigger than Watergate if the news would bother to dig into it... he gets a pass on all that?

        I didn't even mention the skyrocketing debt and unemployment and hiding who visits the White House, etc.

        September 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Wes

        And Obama is intelligent? Come on. Read the few articles from his college days. I'd tell you to read more of what he's written, but "the most transparent President ever" has all that under lock and key like a weasel. Watch him turn into a bumbler when he doesn't have his teleprompter. Watch him repeatedly, Repeatedly, for a year or more now, talk about our "intercontinental railroads." But of course the media ignores all of this and continues to play the American people for fools.

        Watch "Ron Paul. Stop Dreaming" on youtube for a good overview of who the next President should be. Then we'll see some real transparency in government for a Change.

        September 23, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • PeteC

        MKorry First I seriouslly doubt your an american but surley an obama fan. Morgan freeman is nothing more than a feeble old coot! I despised liberals long before Obama am I still a racist ?

        September 24, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Ron Kocsis

        By faux news you must be talking about the liberal media that slobbered all over themselves painting Obama as the new messiah when he had never done anything of consequence except read his BS off a teleprompter. Community organizer and a no show, no vote senator. Look up how many times he voted PRESENT. All he does is fly all over the country at our expense giving us more BS. Obamacare will bankrupt our country if it isn't repealed.

        September 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mrburns

    I would submit, Mr. Freeman, that it is you, sir, that is the racist here. I will agree with you however that Obama, his administration and his supporters have made racism worse, solely by playing the race card at every opportunity.

    September 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • steveinmo

      Yep, it is Freeman and everyone who insists on pulling out the race card who are racists, and I'm sick of listening to their pathetic whining; whining with no proof or actual substance. Did you notice how Freeman rolled his eyes up and looked away. He knew he couldn't accept what he was saying, but had to regain composure. He knew it was a LIE!

      September 24, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Karla

    I am Black and I am so frustrated with people like Morgan Freeman. Why anytime somebody criticizes Obama is it seen as RACISM? Why do liberals always play the race card? People like Morgan Freeman are causing division, not the Tea Party. I am not a Tea Member member, but come on, Herman Cain and Allen West have a lot of Tea Party support and they are black.

    September 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Libertyluvrz

      That may be so, but there is at least one racist sign at every tea party meeting I've been to. I am white, and I can tell you that while it may not apply to all tea party members, racism is alive and well within the organization.

      September 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • E harrington

        Just curious: Since you are obviously left leaning at the very least, what are you doing at Tea Party meetings? Using racism as explanation for opposition is ridiculous and I would wager Obama does not like it. Are you too young to remember how Republicans set the dogs on Bill Clinton until they finally got something on him?all the conspiracy theory crazies who said he killed people starting with Vince Foster. Had special prosecutor Ken Starr on him for years? I would argue Republicans were harder on Clinton than Obama. It's about ideological differences, not race.

        September 23, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Vote the tea party out! Spin everything the way you want but it is what it is. The disrespect this president has had to endure is like no other! That is that snd paint it however you like the murkies have surfaced. Plain and simple.Obama is our president

        Vote the tea party out! Spin everything the way you want but it is what it is. The disrespect this president has had to endure is like no other! That is that and paint it however you like the murky have surfaced. Plain and simple.Obama is our president and I have never seen any other president disrespected in this way. That says it all and if you want to say oh the race card, call it for what it is and that is what iit is. Way to go Morgan.

        September 25, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • CG McNeil

      Mr Freeman's remarks are insulting to people who sincerely love our country and respect the office of the pesidency.Iintellegent individuals who are capable of critical reasoning understand that it is entirely possible to stongly disagree with our President and his policies without being a bigot or a racist. Dismissing all constructive critcism as mere racial hatered is disingenuous. Mr.Freeman also used th race card to gag critcisim of his incestuous relationship he had with his 17 year old grand daughter that came to light in 2009.

      September 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Kevin Alexander Gray

    ‎"...his time in office has made it worse." Yeah, for the people affected by racist policies and his (Obama) inability to confront them. I agree with Freeman that the Tea/Republican Party, with its fundamental "southern strategy," is racist to its states' right core. Even so, I also support many libertarian values regarding the relationship between the individual and the state. But to the point, while someone – who's a racist – may say they "will do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term," – the statement isn't racist in and of itself. It can be a partisan or ideological statement. And everyone opposed to Obama or think him to be weak or ineffectual or even hopes he fails isn't necessarily a racist. That move will backfire on Obama supporters if they want to play that card. I hope Obama fails if he supports a move to privatize social security. I hope he fails to maintain support for the war in Afghanistan and any place else. I hope his assassination program fails in the courts as well as his actions with NATO in the bombing of Libya with it's targeting of black Africans. And that's just a few examples. It seems that all Obama has in his black public corner are entertainers, insiders, wannabee insiders and fan club members. They'd be better off talking about Obama's promises for his second term instead of a poorly played race card.

    September 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wes

      So the same Tea Party that would elect Herman Cain or Allen West President right now if they could are supposedly a bunch of racists. How does that work? Sounds like you're just making stuff up.

      September 24, 2011 at 3:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • steveinmo

        Well said Wes, something so simple the libs are to blind to see.

        September 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • gail

      Stop the BS. You know damn well that these people are upset that there is a Black Man in the White House. Plain and simple.

      September 30, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Dave

    Hopefully, even the GOP realizes that the economy was in a mess before Obama took over, and that it would take several years of any administration to dig out of that mess. In addition, many policies (like TARP and the bailout of the banks and auto industry) were conceived and initiated by the Bush administration. Therefore, it is an insult to the intelligence of the GOP and Tea Party members to assume that they don't know this. Clearly the Tea Party, and the GOP, to a lesser extent, have personally attacked Obama as an individual, and a POTUS, at a level of ferocity and disrespect that has never before been seen in politics. Even Clinton's relationship with the GOP (as mentioned by Piers) was nothing like Obama faces. That then begs the question, why does the Tea Part (and GOP) hate Obama so much. Add to this question, the Tea Party's crazy notion that Obama was not a US citizen, and that he is somehow the Devil reincarnated (said at several Tea Party meetings), and that he hates Americans and this country (said at McCain event during the election), a person is left to assume that something about Obama is eliciting this strong emotional (Tea Party is weak on facts) negative response. Hmmmmm what could this be? It is only natural for anyone to assume that Racism, Religion, and his family's background is a significant factor. It is also possible, that certainly while not all Tea Party members are open or knowingly racist, that the people pulling the strings behind the Tea Party Curtain see this as a driving factor, and are using the masses to carry out their goals – At all costs, remove Obama from office.

    September 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wes

      Yeah, Bush pushed TARP, but most Republicans in Congress opposed it and most Democrats in Congress voted for it. Nearly TWICE as many Democrats voted for TARP than Republicans did. Bush and Democrats sided together to use poor people's money to bail out big banks and rich guys like Warren Buffet.

      September 23, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Free media

    Republicans are trying to sabotage the economy the best they can in there cynical ploy to score political points by hurting President Obama.
    America’s working families struggling to make ends meet, now is not the time for games. President Obama asked for our help the day he took office, what have we done so far ? What has the media done to help Obama?

    September 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matt H

      If you think that the Republicans are the only ones playing political games with the economy, then you are blind to the truth. Most Americans are sick of the rhetoric from both sides and the ridiculous finger pointing! Cut the BS! This is how the Tea Party was founded. Everyday people sick of the stupidity of ALL politicians in Washington, left and right. I'm not even a member of the Tea Party, but the continued waste of time and money by politicians and their blind supporters has pushed me toward the Tea Party more and more every day.

      September 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wes

      Democrats ran Congress for FOUR YEARS, and they had Congress plus Obama in the White House for TWO YEARS. And you want to blame the Republicans who have had half of Congress a little over six months? Come on. Maybe if Dems didn't spend so much time trying to push through backroom deals and bribes to pass Obamacare the country would be better off right now.

      Heck, where's their budget for the last TWO YEARS? They didn't even put effort into trying to pass a budget, much less actually passing one. They had control of Congress and the White House and couldn't even do a basic requirement of their jobs. They waited until Republicans got in there and wanted to get something done, and then suddenly Dems care about budgets. Yah.

      Dems had Congress for Four Years and still have the Senate. Where's their great jobs plans? Where!? Their bs keynesian stimulus didn't work as predicted, so now the only thing they have on the table is Obama wants to do it again, and even half the Dems don't want to. And Obama reappointed the same moron Fed Chairman that Bush did. (change? where?) Democrats had control of both houses of Congress for four years until this year. They're useless, and they continue to prove they are useless.

      If anyone is going to vote Democrat, so be it, but you should be mad as hell at the current crop of nitwits and vote them out. Charles Rangel got honerated this week after being censured less than a year ago. I mean come on! Whether D or R, at least vote some respectable people in there.

      September 24, 2011 at 3:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • suzy diamond

      WHAT cave are you livin' in???? THE MIEDIA IS LIBERAL..VERY and what more THEY LOVE OBAMA! You have to search high and low to find any negative reporting about Obama! OBAMA is the PRESIDENT. He doesn't need OUR HELP. He is our LEADER..WE NEED HIS Help. You're an IDIOT!

      September 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. DOC B

    Thank you Mr Freeman!!!

    EVERY Tea Bagger ... burn a slow death in hell with that FULL BLOWN SOCIALIST called Bachmann

    September 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matt H

      You're a perfect example of what is wrong with this country! Get wn education and a life.

      September 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Chuck

        Great post Corve. I too am so tired of hearing about the iheeritnd\' lousy economy which seems to be the main arguement of the left. I think Ms. Malkin has many questions about the Obama\'s cloudy and somewhat murky past and I respect her digging into it find the truth, instead of offering lame accusations without any research.[]VA:F [1.9.11_1134]please wait...VA:F [1.9.11_1134](from 0 votes)

        December 17, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • steveinmo

      You, sir, are a pig and a bigot, and a racist. And if you had any clue what the Tea Party really is, you might actually like them, since they're trying to tell even their own party that what has been going on for decades doesn't cut it anymore. As for socialist – look to your own party and it's leaders; like Immelt, Soros (the man who publically took out a contract on Bush), thug Trumpka, need I say more?

      September 24, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • gail

        And where was this Tea Party when Bush was in office spending money, and starting wars.

        September 30, 2011 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Wes

        To Gail, the Tea Party was being formed under Bush. Put Tea Party 2007 into Youtube search and see what comes up. Expect to see a lot of Ron Paul. Let me repeat that: The Tea Party was started under Bush because of Bush and big-government Democrats and big-government Republicans. And while you're on youtube, watch Ron Paul, Stop Dreaming if you're tired of special interests in both parties.

        September 30, 2011 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      Oh Really! Just WAIT when this BIG LID of SOLYNDRA blows wide open! ALL the boys that GAVE OBAMA HUGE contributions to get OUR TAX $$$$$ are ALREADY taking the 5th in front of a Congressional Committee! WAIT till you see the MONEY TRAIL on this one! OPEN YOUR EYES YOU DOPE!

      September 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. mark uniat

    Evidently Morgan Freeman is an idiot.....
    The Conservatives, including some Republicans, are trying to screw the Marxist (Obama), before the Marxist screws (destroys) the Country.
    It's that simple... has nothing to do with a "fractionally black" President.

    September 23, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Garrett

    I totally agree that Obama being black is why "some" are almost rabid about making sure he is not re-elected. I say this as a unemployed white male. I truly believe that "the people" with the real power/money decided right after his election they would hold onto there money and do all they could to make sure no jobs were created during his term. They have as much said that and it's obvious. Most large corporations are making record profits and holding that money...banks also. Why?? because the don't "feel" good about the country right now? right....

    September 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wes

      Even big Democrat guy Steve Wynn says Obama and the government are in the way of job creation. Your theory doesn't fly when even Democrats say this stuff.

      September 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • gail

        That's because he is rich and want to make sure he stays rich. Do you think he wants to give up money that he don't have to.

        September 30, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  17. mireille mousseau

    mr p morgan
    i have started watching your show a couple of months ago, its very informative ,thank you
    .However i get constantly frustrated from you not always letting your guest finish their sentence or their thoughts.Tonight i felt this very strongly when you were interviewing mr .Freeman.
    i found myself waiting for the end of his sentence
    .Humble opinion from a viewer

    September 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Just a Minute

    It's not disagreeing with Obama that makes it racist. It's the kinds of personal attacks on him – particularly the years-long accusations that he's really a Kenyan hiding the truth of his birth certificate. McCain never released his and only showed it to one reporter briefly. Yet no one cares because he's presumed to be 100% American. Obama needed to be held to a higher standard than even past presidents on that one. And you have the smattering of cnn blog posters with the avatar showing a monkey labeled as Obama, the blatant and veiled racist comments about Michelle's species.... it just goes on and on. And the Tea Party never condemns their members for the things they say, nor shows any respect for Obama for holding the highest office around. The only thing they do say is that Obama needs to go asap.

    September 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dnfundela

      And the Congressional Black Caucus isn't racist? Get over yourself. Liberals are the worst users of race to control issues in this country.

      September 23, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Maleko

    Over the years I've come to admire Mr. Morgan Freeman. Now that I have seen and heard him on Piers Morgans program, I consider him one of my idol.

    September 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • steveinmo

      Are you insane, or just blind?

      September 24, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • notstupid

      I totally agree.

      September 25, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  20. 229Mick

    Nope, nothing to do with race. He is simply the worst president since Woodrow Wilson.

    September 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Wes

    Hey, Morgan(s), if you guys want to see some real racism, just look at things like the Congressional Black Caucus. They're so racist they asked black people's permission before calling out Obama on jobs, etc. Obama is black, so they treat him with kid gloves. Meanwhile, some of them and other black members of Congress call the Tea Party racist, say the Tea Party should go to hell, claimed the Tea Party called them racist names but FOUR different camera angles showed it never happened. ...did the media then call out those people for being complete liars? Of course not.

    Who constantly separates people into groups based on race? Liberals. Everything they do always has to have some kind of racial aspect to it. You think saying, "We want Obama to be a one-term President" is racial? If Al Gore was President, they'd want him to be a one-termer too. ...if Obama was white, would you guys and the media cut him so much slack? I doubt it. Who's the racists again?

    Morgan Freeman, so the Tea Party would elect Herman Cain as President RIGHT NOW if they could, but they're a bunch of racists? Explain that one to me or stop spreading your accusations.

    September 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • notstupid

      The Tea Party won't elect Herman Cain. Let's see if they do.

      September 25, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • gail

      And four cameras did not show this. What are you that stupid. There were people spat on.

      September 30, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Wes

        One guy a couple feet away yelling so loudly some accidental spit maybe comes out is "spitting on a black guy because he's black." Yah. The people involved claimed multiple racial slurs were used against them. There are multiple camera angles of the whole thing. If you or anyone can prove racial slurs were used, go collect the $100,000 reward that's been offered for the past year. If you can't prove racial slurs were used, then come back here and admit you are wrong and that it was all a lie.

        Funny how the media made the story so huge, but then when actual video footage comes out with no racial slurs in it, they all stop running the story and don't call out the liars. Tell me there's no liberal bias in media....

        September 30, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  22. DNFundela

    Mr. Freeman is an interesting study. Criticism of a black man is racist? The opposing party wanting to remove him from power is racist? So following Freeman's logic (more like idiocy) it would follow that when Democrats wanted to remove Bush after his first term in office it was because they are in large part a non-white party and racist?! When did Freeman become an idiot? Or senile? Or, is he just playing the race card so that any who disagree with the policies of Obama are made to feel politically incorrect because they must be racist to go against a black man, oh, um excuse me, a half black, half white man?

    September 23, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • gail

      No, they wanted Bush out because he stole the election and lied us into war. And another thing, for awhile now, I have heard and read people saying that the President is half white and half black. Unless things have changed, I believe the white man rule is if you have 1/16th black blood in you, they consider you black. Maybe some of you need to read up on some of your own history.

      September 30, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  23. barbiska

    Bravo, Morgan Freeman, for calling a spade a spade!
    I have always admired Mr. Freeman, and now even more so. He is a thoughtful, intelligent, and compassionate man. Unlike, may I add, some of the posters here, who hate the president with astounding passion and seem to be quite immune to facts. These people will always believe that Obama was born in Kenya, and then went on to ruin America. They also distrust most science and believe that evolution is a liberal point of view. I admire those of you who try to correct their misconceptions, but, really, is anybody listening?

    September 24, 2011 at 3:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • MD In NC

      There was so much hatred toward GW Bush, but dissent of this president has consistently been purported to be racism. These calls of racism are unfounded especially with the strong support of Herman Cain and Alan West.. Most people could care less what color a person is, get out of the past and except the facts that this president is ineffective and inexperienced enough to be able to handle the state of this nation. The housing bubble is the main cause of the state of this economy and it came about due to the policies of the democrats, namely Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. President Bush warned of this outcome, but the dems were in power and pushes their destructive policies. Yes, you can dispute the cost of the wars, but the dems were for those as well and instead of conducting the wars in a militay strategical way, it is being used as a political football. Win it or pull everyone out, and don't , make us pay to send contractors over there either.
      Bottom line Freeman and folks like he are using race as a scapegoat for Obama's failures and their own misguided wishes for this immature president. I guess Bill Clinton is racist also since he doesn't believe Obama's tax on millionaires has any benefit. Obama just throws pasta against the wall, it's undercooked.

      September 24, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • suzy diamond

      Obama WON by 53% of the VOTE. He could NOT have done this if we had all this RACISM you claim there is. YOU take a FEW ROTTEN APPLES and CLAIM this is the majority. You're argument does not hold up. YOU need to OPEN YOUR EYES. Take A LONG look at what is JUST THE TIP of the iceberg regarding SOLYNDRA SCANDAL!

      September 24, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • notstupid

        Sorry but yes he could have. Whites are not the majority anymore and that has caused some to get flustered.

        September 25, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
      • gail

        What is it that you and alot of people don't understand. It is not about the 53% that voted for him. Its the ones that didn't vote for him. And most of them have a problem with a Black Man is in the White House.

        September 30, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
    • quietlady

      Yes, way to go and they will spin this in every direction but it is what it is.

      September 25, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Lu

    I can believe that was said and I am replying to this. No I didn't vote for him, I thought he made too many promises. I just didn't think it was possible to keep. Turns out I was right. I don't like the Tea Party. I am a republican. If you don't agree with this president you are the racist. Can't you feel someone is a bad president and it not be racist. He and the dems started this by shoving health care down our throats. It wasn't negoatiable ask Pelosi. When you push back and get organized like the dems it's a racist thing. He's my president, I don't like everything he does, I don't like how the
    republicans are doing things either. I certainly don't think how we are treating each other is good. But do not call it a racist thing.

    September 24, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Ken

    I admire Morgan Freeman for calling the Tea Party members and others in Congress whom I believe are against Obama simply because he's black. When I heard several prominent members of Congress prior to Obama's Labor Day speech make the statement that no matter what he had to say, they weren't going to support it. At that moment, it became very clear to me that their disagreement with Obama went beyond ideology differences. I said to my wife at the moment I heard the words the Congressmen had said that I actually believe they are holding the country hostage in Washington because Obama is Black. This "do nothing" Congress has as much or more to do with racism than Republican vs Democratic. I had avoided thinking that perhaps actual members of our Congress would put the country as a whole in jeopardy due to something as base as racism, but perhaps I should have opened my eyes to the possibility earlier.

    I don't think Obama has the leadership skill required to be President of the U.S. during these extremely difficult times, but in saying that, I don't think any one person really has the skills needed to navigate this crisis. Of course each and every member of Congress doesn't have the skill or maturity to be in office either and should be voted out in the next election.

    September 24, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • notstupid

      Exactly and they thought they could use race from day 1 and have been. They have been stirring the murky waters up and hoping to get the racists up and out always. No one is fooled. There has never been this much disrespect against a President that was democratically elected so they can blow it out their ear. We see the truth regardless of the spin. Birthers, anything to alienate this president. Give me a break. I think the Republican party will sink us especially because of the Tea Party. We need to vote theme out.

      September 25, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  26. MD In NC

    It's really nice that you admire someone for making divisive and abhorrent claims against a whole group that is actually many separate groups with the main goal of smaller, less invasive government policies mainly taxation on individuals and small businesses. Those that believe their actions are because of race are uniformed, these people actually started their cries during the Bush administration though they weren't organized at that time.

    As for Republicans in Congress not wanting to support Obama prior to a speech, first they get word as to the outline of the speech and second they are well aware of Obama's distributive mentality that they definitely will never support. Obamacare has done enough to destroy the ecomomy and future prospects, allowing him to compound on that sort of policy would be foolish and let's get real it is the political nature of Washington. Don't tell me the dems are any different when it comes to Republican ideas. Reed doesn't even want to let it come to the floor for a vote when he disagrees.
    It;s not racism it's the economy. Claims of racism like this are STUPID.

    September 24, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. PP

    It is wrong and irresponsible for Mr. Freeman to label all white republicans and independents as racists. There are recists in both black and white communities. As an African American, you will never see anything wrong with President Obama's policies. But you are ready to make inflammatory statements.

    September 24, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • notstupid

      He never did label all white and independent voters as anything. What tape were you watching. Oh good spin. Can you just right your own facts in here?

      September 25, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. suzy diamond

    PIERS you need to have someone from HOLLYWEIRD who is a CONSERVATIVE on your show! It would be nice TO HEAR SOMEONE ELSE'S POINT OF VIEW, don't you think? SO disappointed in Morgan Freeman. I considered him to be a smart man. NOW, not so much! His argument does NOT hold up! This is getting so old...when ANYONE criticizes THIS PRESIDENT its RACISM. HOW ridiculous! I don't have a JOB for 2yrs and CAN'T find one. Do you REALLY think it's because we have a BLACK PRESIDENT? I want a JOB...I don't CARE WHAT COLOR the President IS!!!!

    September 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • gail

      Excuse me, but this has alot to do with his race.

      September 30, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. D.D.

    The danger in what was said by Morgan Freeman is that someone in such a high profile position can sit and make abhorrent statements about another group of Americans, giving it airtime and further fueling the movement to divide this country and incite hate. What angle will NOT be used by these people would be the short list. First it's class warfare and now it's racism. And whose hands will the blood be on if some radical idiot decides to get violent? I am very disappointed in Mr. Freeman. I thought he was intelligent. Maybe he should stand in the middle of a room and see if Erica Payne will chase him.

    September 25, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • gail

      Who the hell you think started this divide. It wasn't Mr. Freeman. I think all of you need to take a look back and see how this all came about. Stop saying that blacks are playing the race card. The majority of blacks and others know whats happening here. Some of you need to wake up and stop showing that you are really that stupid.

      September 30, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  30. notstupid

    Do any of you ever think that people didn't notice that we actually had a birther movement against this president that wouldn't accept any facts but only spread fiction and you say that Freedmon is caling the race card. Oh give my a frigging break.

    September 25, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • DidIhearthatcorrectly

      Yes I did there is about 500 out of a population of 311 million.

      September 25, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • gail

      And one of the biggest mouths in this birther movement (female) wasn,t even born in this country. And you Tea Party and what ever had no problem with that.

      September 30, 2011 at 6:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. notstupid

    Clue: people in the top Republican and Tea party were saying that the President of the United States might not be American but from Kenya. That was a danger and that showed a total disrespect for our (the USA) president and exactly what they would resort to in order to undermine this president. and why? That shows the true colors of this anti-Obama campaign. Not Mr. Freedman but, this totally nonfactual attack on a democratically elected president showed exactly what they were after and that was to disenfranchise an Black President. That proved it all. Shame on them and all the Republicans that did not try to stop it even though they new it was all propaganda and lies. That proved Freedman's claim. Completely! Along with Mitch McConnell saying he would do anything! Case closed, say what you want! The US is swimming backwards thanks to the Tea Party.

    September 25, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. notstupid

    You do not want to own up to race then boohoo but that is exactly what it is that and fear of losing power. This is a different world me lads. The good old boys need to share. Tuff.

    September 25, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. DidIhearthatcorrectly

    For Piers not to challenge Mr Freeman on his outlandish comments is ridiculous and shameful. The only reason why people are going against Obama is because he is black. That guy is so arrogant and obviously racist himself it is sad. He is obviously extremly rich and not living in the same world as us does'nt he realise the first years of his presidency he got almost everything he wanted, but yet the financial situation worsened. His attempts to "rebuild" are credibility around the world, but yet the world has a lower image of us since he became president. All peoples should be judged on their actions and leaders should be judged on their results.

    September 25, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • gail

      No, that is not true. People around the world don't have a lower image of the President. I am sure you wish that was true. They have a lower image of alot of you americans.

      September 30, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  34. Forgan Mreeman

    Last time I pay to see a Morgan Freeman film. Spouting off for the extreme left in Hollywood to get another project. That divorce must have hurt him.

    September 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Mixed Bag of Tea

    Newsflash, Mr. Freeman (you won't find this headline on CNN): "Racist" Tea Party favors black candidate Cain, who wins Florida straw poll. You & your leftist comrades should stop watching "reality" TV and join us in the real world. Even better, save a dolphin and keep your mouth closed about anything unrelated to your latest films. When you do (e.g. politics, romance), we can see the ignorance (if not prejudice) behind your great acting ability.

    September 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Godwin253

    One thing is certain....we are all on this earth temporarily. When your last hour comes, and you bet it will, will you be ready ? Will you be proud of what you have contributed to make this earth a better place; or will you be scared of meeting your maker ? Forget your wealth; forget your race or religion. It's show time. No one can escape it and no one is really sure what comes next. All I know is......"I PASS THROUGH THIS WORLD BUT ONCE. THEREFORE, ANY GOOD THAT I CAN DO, OR ANY KINDNESS THAT I CAN SHOW MY FELLOW BEINGS, PLEASE LET ME DO IT NOW, FOR I SHALL NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN !" I hope everyone gets this message. I'm sure the wise ones do.

    September 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Clementtine Josiah

    I agree with Mr. Freeman, we have become a nation of people who are so comsume with race untill the whole world is falling down around us and no one is looking, In other word someone has let the coffee pot on and no one is at home. Never in my 48 years of life have I seen so much many race comments. And it so sad to see. I would like everyone to think about themselves being in a situation, If for some reason you need a heart , liver, lungs, or eyes would color matter than, just think about, because at the end of the day we are all the same it just the outside that changes thing, Much love to all people. Love is truly color blind.

    September 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. one/american/voice

    This country of ours is going to hell in a basket and all we can do is talk about race. To say it does not exsist is stupid. We as americans must make some painful choices in that for us to stay on top in the world, race has no place in our future. We have enough smart people who are not in politics with some better ideas. If the road to success was a 100 meter race the poor would start at the 1 meter line the middle class at the 10 meter line and the rich at the 95 meter line. who wins this race its clear. Americans have to take care of americans and understand that we are all responsible for our problems as a nation. Look for ways to help because there are many things to be done. We must stan up as a nation not as a Dem or Rep and do the right thing for this country.

    September 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Adam

    The first Tea Party was about taxes, the current Tepid Party is about class warfare.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Fatimata

      This must be an old photograph. The park in qeoitsun is in north central Beijing, not far from the main Olympic area. As part of the preparation for the Olympics, the Chinese government convinced corporate sponsors to come in and re-do many of the public park signage. In the case of MinZuYuan (Ethnicity Park), Nestle provided all the new signage. I lived in Beijing from 2005 until 2008 and searched actively for signs translated as racist park,' but I think they had all been replaced already.

      August 2, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. RACESTILLMATTERS

    WOW, where have some of you people been,Morgan is RIGHT,if you think for one minute that race doesn't still matter in this country you're in a dream world.

    September 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brett Roeder

      It was evident from the last election that race matters. If it didn't, Obama wouldn't be President! Most blacks and many others voted for Obama only because he is 1/2 black.

      September 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • OhComeOn

        That's also racist, to believe that most black people are so stupid they would only vote for someone because they're black. You believe you're right, but not everyone has the same political views as you, contrary to popular belief. Not every black person is a dumb gangster sitting around the ghetto that votes for the first black face they see. Many black people ran for president before, and none of them won, because even blacks didn't vote for them. President Obama had something that spoke to many people, and that's what made him different. I'm not even black, and your statement offended me.

        October 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Billy Howell

    Mr. Freeman has yet again painted a whole group of people with a broad brush. Having worked for Mr. Freeman at his Madidi Restaurant in Clarksdale, MS, I am saddened by his recent remarks. I guess anyone disagreeing with President Obama or Mr. Freeman on any subject are to be considered racist now! Mr. Freeman, a great actor and a man who has done much economically for the Mississippi Delta is allowing his rhetoric and reputation to devolve into a poor legacy! What a shame! Billy Howell, http://www.deltabohemian.com/racist-thing-morgan-freeman/

    September 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. OhComeOn

    It's stupid for anyone to believe there is no hate towards Obama for being black. There is blatant hate, in some cases. And sometimes, even when you don't think it's because he's black, it can be subconsciously. That has nothing to do with politics, but with human psychology. Sometimes when you have a bias, you have it for subconscious reasons. Also, many people claim people voted for Obama BECAUSE he was black. I'm sure some people did (not everyone is educated on EITHER side, so don't act righteous), but some people agree with his politics. Some of you say "sleeping", but some people actually agree. Again, don't act righteous. It's human nature to believe you're smarter than everyone else, but MOST people aren't stupid, and have reasons for believing what they believe. That is why no matter what you say, no matter how many things that anger YOU Obama does, or how many things that anger US that Republicans do, neither of us will change our minds, because we have our own reasons for our beliefs. But yes, some people hate him for being black. For every "I swear it's not because he's black" comment, there are blatantly racist "f*** that n*****!" comments. Also, some of the stuff he's been asked, or charged with, are ridiculous. "He's not a REAL American!" Really? You think the government would allow a non-American to be elected President? If Best Buy wants to know your citizenship before you work there, I would think the US Government would want to know your citizenship before you're, you know, elected President. Also, the government knows who is an isn't a citizen, and where you were born; that's why people still get deported. "He's a MUSLIM!" Okay... so? He's not, he said he's not, and even if he was, what would be wrong with that? That it's not Christian? That, in itself, is bigoted. To say there is not ANY hatred towards Obama because of his race is ridiculous. There was hatred towards Bush for HIS race, let's be realistic. Racism still exists in this country. And people, stop being idiots. Calling someone else racist is not being racist. So, to call Morgan Freeman racist for saying other people are being racist is just being defensive, for no reason. It's like you're trying to deflect. I hate when people defend racism by saying "YOU'RE RACIST FOR SAYING WE'RE RACIST!!!!!111!!!!" That's a cop out, and it makes people who are actually bigoted able to get away with it. If you want to defend your Tea Party, which IDK why you would, you should defend the Republican Party, not the Tea Party, because they're foolish sounding and a lot of them have said racist things (not the public forum ones, the ones in private forums or at the protests). But If you want to defend your Tea Party, why not RENOUNCE the racist ones, instead of pretending they don't exists? They do exist. Why not just say "I'm sorry about those nut jobs. Most of us don't feel that way, we just disagree with the way the country is being run." I could respect that, but I can't respect your pretending it doesn't exist, and deflecting by calling Mr. Freeman a racist for calling out racism.

    October 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • TDog

      I don't like Obama as President but so far I do like Herman Cain. Does that mean my subconscious only works sometimes?

      October 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. OhComeOn

    Also, if you want people to believe that racism doesn't exist, maybe you should talk to your teenage children about trolling on web comment sections calling people every racist slur in the book. Maybe, in real life, they're not racist, and you're not racist, and what have you, but just a trip over to youtube will show you that racist comments are made on nearly EVERY video. Maybe it'd be easier to believe there was NO racism, if people weren't actually saying racist things.

    October 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Cantmakethisup

    I believe Mr. Freeman has a point. The only problem is that President Obama had a mandate and a chance to make his mark, instead he chose to listen to the very people that downsized our life. He gave away trillions and now that he is on the right track with his job program he will be trashed by the very interests he helped.

    Too little too late?

    October 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. TDog

    The Tea Party believes Obama polities are bad for America. That is why they want him out. It has nothing to do with his color. I am afraid that Morgan has on his every body who does not agree with Obama is a raciest glasses on. I feel this makes Morgan look like one of the many people who seem to believe everyone is a raciest until proven not to be so. I don't like Obama as President but so far I do like Herman Cain. What does that make me Mr. Morgan?

    October 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. John

    Morgan Freeman is an idiot – not because he's black (that would make me a racist) but because he is stupid! HERMAN CAIN FOR PRESIDENT!

    October 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Kyle

    Morgan, Oh Dear Morgan. I love you as an actor, I loved your prescription for racism in your interview with Mike Wallace. So why are you playing this race card thing now? So disappointed here. The TEA party acronym stands for Taxed Enough Already. I am not a TEA partier. However, it seems pretty obvious that a political movement founded on the idea that our government already taxes more than enough would oppose any President who every other speech proposes new government programs and corresponding taxes or diverting taxes to pay for them. It wouldn't matter if he was purple or green. The TEA party is against the ideology President Obama represents. So disappointed in Morgan right now, thought he was more transparent when it came to race.

    October 20, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. charlotte burris

    Why is it everything is down to being racist?? It has become far to common for black people to state "racism" when they really don't have an argument. It appears that some do not want "equal" they want "special" and it is never ENOUGH to satisfy. When will you get it through your head we can dislike the person and it has nothing to do with race? We just don't like your ass....period! Morgan Freeman had my respect until he showed how uneducated and racist he really is. And if he want's to toot the racist card perhaps I should vote along those lines cos it is apparent that the next election will have nothing to do with who's the best for the job.......its people like that....that "create" racism.....getting a little tired of giving in just to appease....perhaps my grandparents were right after all.........

    March 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wes

      May as well vote based on race. Samuel Jackson blatantly admits to doing it. As did Gene Simmons, though he regrets it.

      Piers, you should have Samuel Jackson on and talk about how racist he is for voting for Obama just because he's black. And maybe you can have some Democrats on to talk about how how very racist it is to vote for someone purely due to skin color. Even better, have those Democrats be members of the Congressional Black Caucus. I'd like to see what interesting things they have to say about Samuel Jackson's reason for voting.

      March 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    I think it's a self-esteem thing, at least with a lot of people. They may be poor, unaudceted, unattractive (in the estimation of whoever counts to them), not have many obvious options of what to do with their lives, whatever, but if they can convince themselves that they are better than someone else by accident of birth then they are happy to look down on those people.. I don't agree with it, but I can grasp their logic, however flawed. But the people who are pro anti-themselves (per your earlier examples above)? This just makes no sense.

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    mr morgan freeman–you are a very good actor and a smart man but you GOT your politics mixed up–republicans want to help every one better themselves, on the other hand the democrates dont want every one to better themselves because they would lose a good majority of their voters.

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  63. Jimmy Justice

    Morgan Freeman claimed Obama wasn't really black now hes claiming that the GOP hates him because he is black. Morgan Freeman is a total moron, why any cares what he thinks about politics is insane. Only Piers Morgan can so dumb enough to give this guy a podium to spew his race war nonsense. Morgan Freeman only wishes to tear America apart, I am ashamed he is from the USA.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. kelly

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    November 22, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Jellobiaffra

    I think it's now a requirement to be a racist if you're a black performer. Disgusting. Whenever I hear this Marxist, racist propaganda out of these people I make a mental note to never see one of their movies or performances again. People dislike Obama because he hates this country and wants it to suffer, not because he's black.

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    December 7, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Wes

    The Tea Party doesn't like people being in the country illegally. That doesn't mean they hate immigrants, just illegal ones. ...secure borders... what a crazy idea for a country....

    Sorry, but the KKK is a Democratic Party creation. The Democratic Party, you know, the party of slavery.

    The Tea Party wants the government to balance the budget and stop spending their children and grandchildrens' money - oh no! How evil!

    September 24, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Jordan

    Dear Clueless, I'm an editor and I'm responding to you because you left out two letters in your comment. Kindly insert 'in' before 'correct to make it right. I am also a older white TEA party enthusiast. I have been fighting racism since junior high even after a black gang jumped me for no reason. I believe in repairations and accessible borders. I adore a great many blacks as much as my own black grandchildren whom I help raise. Clarence Thomas tops my list followed by Herman Cain, Alan West, J C Watts and until now Morgan Freeman. He could not be more wrong. There are zero racists in my TEA party. Our issue with Obama is utterly unrelated to his race and totally related to his globalist, down with America and down with Israel politics. That holds true of like-minded whites including Piers himself, Bernadette Dorn, Joe Biden and so forth.

    September 24, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  69. suzy diamond

    WHAT a HUGE load of CRAP! ALL propaganda and nothing more! You HAVE no REAL argument so you USE racism! SHAME on YOU and Morgan Freeman. If there was so much RACISM Obama could have NEVER won with 53% of the vote!
    By the way, the Tea Party is made up of MOSTLY Democrats that are NOT happy with their party!

    September 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. cmoore

    I Seriously dude, Im so sick of you pathetic racebaters trying to cause trouble. do you ever look into facts instead of spewing hatred and ignorance. Your probably an anarchist.
    have always loved morgan freeman. but i realize now i only know him by him reading a script. thats not the real man. I think he is ignorant of facts , untruthful and HE is a racist. Very disappointing.

    September 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Brett Roeder

    Someone better tell Herman Cain the Tea Party is racist. Someone better tell the Tea Party that their favorite candidate is black! If Piers was a real interviewer he would have challenged Freeman on his totally uninformed, false statement with the fact the Tea Parties favorite candidate is a black man!

    Anytime facts get in the way, liberals throw out the racism word. Funny... they never had any problems with Sen. Robert Byrd (D WV) being a Grand Master in the KKK.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Ron Kocsis

    As a 68 year old Vietnam veteran, former school teacher and proud American I fear for this country. You are a prime example of the many lazy voters in this country who swallow the misinformation put out by the liberal media. I am a member of the TEA party. We believe that the federal gov has gotten too big. It is a drain on our economy. Think of gov as overhead, an expense of doing business; the more money gov takes from our economy the less there is for personal income, corporate income and investment. Our current dire economic condition is made worse by spending $2 for every $1 we take in. Obama's job bill is another sham. He preaches tax the rich to balance the budget. The rich already pay the vast majority of tax revenue and increasing taxes on the tiny number of rich will not make a dent in his proposed spending. Read the fine print in his bill and you'll find that the middle class will actually be paying more. He talks about the rich paying their fair share. How much is their fair share? 50%? 60%? 70%? How can you believe that the Dems would ever think that they had enough and not want more? Look at the growth of the nat'l budget over the years and tell me one time when they weren't wanting more and more and more.

    Not only are the TEA party members not terrorists, they are the probably the most concerned, patriotic citizens in this country. If you don't believe do some real research, go to a rally, read some about their actual positions on the Web.
    You'll find that you've been lied to about their being terrorists and about their being racists. Good Luck and God Bless.

    September 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. imus

    Like what you had to say Mark. You have a directness that works. The right wing is right. They are to blame for the war, the debt, and sectionalism. The left is responsible for sitting on itself when Obama did a victory lap with his nobel prize during the first year of a failed presidency...i mean guantanamo is still open right...remember that campaign promise...do ya?

    October 3, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  74. dave ruhe

    President Obama claimed He would bring everyone together that he would work with the other side and put away partisianship. Well He has proven that he was lying. He has been divisive and very partisan and has not fullfilled his promise.
    He is a drain on the countrys prosperity.

    August 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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