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October 21st, 2011
12:20 PM ET

Kathy Bates: Obama needs to "fight these rat bastards" on Wall Street

Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening, and she talks about politics – specifically President Barack Obama. Bates says she was "so inspired" when he was elected. But now: "I want him to stand up on his hind-legs and fight these rat bastards."

Who are the "rat bastards"? "He's got to indict these guys, from Wall Street. Somebody's got to pay for this mess," she said. Watch the full interview tonight, 9pmET/PT – also on the show, Fox News contributor Juan Williams.

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  1. anita

    Ask Kathy if she ever actually loses a case on her new real lawyer can be that good!

    October 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    October 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jasonb

      He couldn't hold a candle to Truman. He's too busy lying to you all and have you all convinced he's emulating Reagan, when he's doing just the opposite.

      IMPEACH the A N T I C H R I S T !!

      October 22, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Cindy M

    Kathy- Love you to pieces, but your comment that the GOP was tearing Obama to pieces is due to the same thing you observe. He is not qualified or made of the right cloth to lead our country.

    October 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Nannie

    Why do you say that Obama is our first "African American" or "black" president? In my mind, that's inaccurate. His momma was a Caucasian woman from Kansas, and his father from Kenya – it used to be referred to as "mulatto" ... I haven't heard that term in a long time so I'm assuming that must now be considered "politically incorrect" (the definition remains the same – having one black and one white parent) – so is saying he's African American is inaccurate.

    October 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Betty W.

    Attaboy, Piers! You're doing a fine job!

    Sock it to 'em, Kathy! You're something else! You said it best about Wall Street and "that other party." I wimped out and said merely that "we've been too d – – – nice for too d – – – long!" We like your acting and your politics! Not all Memphians are right wingers or tea party types! Thank goodness for that! I'm a blue dot in a really red state! You go, girl!

    October 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. mike L.

    Piers – Hey, what is your problem with the Tea Party?? Why don't you actually have a Tea Party member on, and let them explain their views. You presume they are on the right fringe, you presume they are racist. You misstate their positions regularly.
    They want smaller gov't, and control of spending before China owns us completely because of our debt, what is racist about that?? It is not even radical!!

    October 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jasonb

      From watching the AGT show he judges on, I can't CNN stooped low enough to pick this biased, lying, racist b a s t a r d to host this program. He should have others on. Maybe a few more interviews like the one he had with Herman Cain might wake him up to the fact that we're not rich, evil, bigoted (he is though).

      October 22, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Betty W.

    Kathy Bates for President in 2016! Kathy's fans in Memphis and at WSHS are with her all the way! Kathy knocked it out of the park only she can do!

    October 22, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. louis

    Pres. Obama is bi/racial ...period !,,,,,the end ....

    October 22, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. jasonb

    What does Kathy Bates know? Just another sorry LOSER celebrity with a big mouth and nothing between the ears. How about she give some of all that money she made to those people if she believes their socialist cause. Fool!

    October 22, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  11. Sahr

    Kathy, I'm very proud of you for standing up and taking stand. You are right, the president have to stand up fight for main street America, and hold some people accountable for the biggest greed and schemes that led to this recession. On the hand, Kathy, I was disappointed with comments on Jay Leno, that you are never going to speak up any more because of the comments of some few crazies. Just continue been you, speak up when something doesn't feel right with soul, like father thought stand up and fight. There are more us supporting than there are those against you. We love you Kathy. Your compassion for humanity and justice, is all that is needed to be Liberal/Democrat.

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