Susan Sarandon - you may know her as Tim Robbins' girlfriend and from Thelma & Louise - probably hasn't turned her back on progressivism, but she came out and said she believes the 2016 Democrat nominee for President was herself dangerous. From The Guardian:
Did she really say that Hillary was more dangerous than Trump?Most of the article illustrates that she had been attacked by moderates and leftists who support Hillary Clinton. She said she had to change her phone number because people were messaging her threats because she wouldn't support Clinton for president. It's a shame that this groupthink mob mentality took over and she's being ostracized for her opinion and who she chose to support last year. If she supports anyone but Clinton, then she's as bad a Trump or whatever they don't like. What a false association....
“Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote,” she says. “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”
It seems absurd to argue that healthcare, childcare, taxation for the non-rich wouldn’t be better now under President Clinton, and that’s before we get to the threat of deportation hanging over millions of immigrants. “She would’ve done it the way Obama did it,” says Sarandon, “which was sneakily. He deported more people than have been deported now. How he got the Nobel peace prize I don’t know. I think it was very important to have a black family in the White House and I think some of the stuff he did was good. He tried really hard about healthcare. But he didn’t go all the way because of big pharma.”
I want to remind you of a friend of mine - he called me from his job on election night last year. It was sometime after midnight and he was on the graveyard shift and seeing how the election was going he was livid and called me up. We had been on the phone for almost 3 hours talking about a variety of subjects, because I wanted to change subject from Trump getting elected.
He didn't want Trump to get elected and in his words believed if Clinton had been elected we'd be screwed less than under Trump. Then on the flip side here Sarandon doesn't have much faith in Clinton, hell I didn't vote for Clinton last year and had little faith in either her or Trump. They were both unpopular last year and most of the voters in America made a choice and one or the other resonated with their core constituencies.
My friend said Trump is a rapist and a racist - also there's going to be a race war and it's time to move to Canada. Rapist I might somewhat understand it's on a hit mic that Trump claimed to have forced himself on a woman. As for being racist, was my friend just buying into the propaganda. Just think about it Republicans are often branded as racsists, the last Republican President George W. Bush probably was branded a racist during his term of office. It's really nothing new, though Trump with his big mouth - and especially his unwillingness to condemn the craziness that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia - could do nothing more than stir up the allegations of alleged racism. Or even the rise of the "white nationalist" faction of this so-called "alt-right".
Either way now I wonder how many people held the view of a Sarandon? How many people in the Democrat's base thought Clinton was a dangerous prospect as President? How many of these individuals made a different choice in election day last year?
Finally I hate to take this on the end of this post, let's also consider she commented on the sexual harassment and assault that's taking down so many powerful Hollywood men. She's not jumping on the bandwagon, but sees a different view of this situation.
What say you?