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Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has accused President Obama of helping to further drive a shiv between the races.

When asked by CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "Has Obama helped the process of eradicating racism, or has it in a strange way made it worse," Freeman was quick to reply, "Made it worse!" He also blamed the Tea Party for saying they're "going to do whatever [they] can to get this black man outta here.”

"Well, it just shows the weak, dark, underside of America," Freeman told Morgan. "We’re supposed to be better than that. We really are. That’s, that’s why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. 'Ah, look at what we are. Look at how, this is America.' You know? And then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced like stirring up muddy water."

In an attempt to be fair and equal, wasn't Morgan Freeman the actor who did so much to eradicate racism in this great country of ours by portraying a warm and fuzzy domestic in Driving Miss Daisy? Just saying.

Herman 'Citizen' Cain, anomalistic Tea Party presidential candidate and winner in Saturday's Florida Straw Poll, responded to Freeman's accusations. He told Fox's Neil Cavuto, "Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Parties...about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party."

I have never had the privilege of personally attended a Tea Party, Klan rally, Beer Hall Putsch, or Bund dance. For that matter, life's travels have never led me to ComicCon, a Chargers game, or a Curves dance class, but it doesn't take much imagination to know what goes on at each gathering.

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Turd_Ferguson Sept. 25, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m.

So you are comparing the Tea party to the KKK and Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch. Dude, you are such a douchebag. You are just parroting more left wing drivel, that has been said about a billion times now because the left is so intimidated by the Tea Party...Alinsky would be very proud of you. Not only that, but you auto-fail in your rant, by breaking Godwin's Law. Don't know what that is? Look it up. Maybe you should change the spelling of your name from "Marks" to "Marx".

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Scott Marks Sept. 25, 2011 @ 2:27 p.m.

Forgive me, Turd. I failed to mention that Nazis and the KKK are sharper dressers.

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Colonna Sept. 25, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m.

Useless trivia: Florida gave George "Segregation Forever" Wallace his only primary victory in 1972, weeks before he was shot by Arthur Bremer.

Oh, yeah... Florida also has that recount that gave the election to Dubya.

Someone got the words "attended" mixed up with "compared" - that's all in your mind, Turd. Time to think for yourself.

I didn't know you were related to the Brothers Marx! Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo, Gummo, and Scotto!

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Matthew Lickona Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m.

I've never been to a Tea Party gathering either, but I think Freeman's doing a little water-stirring of his own here. He suggests that those who want to make Obama a one-term President have the attitude of "Screw the country, just get the black man outta here." The other fellow then says, "Wouldn't they want to do the same to any Democrat?" and Freeman disagrees by bringing up Bill Clinton.

As a matter of fact, there were rabid anti-Clintonites willing to forget everything else (including a robust '90s economy) in their drive to get him out of office in '96 - and they accused him of all sorts of things: murdering Vince Foster, running cocaine while Governor of Arkansas, you name it. Oh, how they hated white Bill Clinton. So yeah, I think they'd adopt the same "one-term" mantra against any Democrat.

Further, I don't think you have to say "screw the country" today to say that you want to get Obama out of office after only one term. It's not like things are going great, and ditching Obama now would derail the bullet train to prosperity and peace. In fact, things are pretty bad. Sure, there's a plenty of debate to be had as to exactly whose fault the bad stuff is, but there is at least some case to be made that Obama was not the economic savior he said he would be, and even that someone else could do better. A vote against Obama is not a de facto vote to screw the country; nor is it a de facto vote for racism.

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Matthew Lickona Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:26 p.m.

p.s. Mr. Marks: credit where it's due: In Bruce Almighty, Morgan Freeman got America to accept a black man as God.

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blueprl Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m.

THIS HEADLINE IS VERY MISLEADING BECAUSE WHEN TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT, ITS W R O N G!!! I SALUTE MORGAN FREEMAN, WHO MAINTAINS A FEARLESS STANCE, BECAUSE HE SAYS IT LIKE IT IS – THERE IS PREJUDICE AGAINST OBAMA. REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN TORTURING HIM SINCE DAY ONE! FOR MEMBERS OF A POLITICAL PARTY TO SAY THAT THEIR HIGHEST PRIORITY IS TO MAKE OBAMA A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT RATHER THAN COMPROMISE ON SOME ISSUES AND EXPOSE THE TRULY EVIL TRICKERY OF WRONGDOERS (MORTAGE COMPANIES, BANKERS, WALL STREET TITANS, CORPORATIONS ETC.) IS SUSPICIOUS. FOR EXAMPLE, as Burton noted, “Republicans are motivated by one thing: to make Obama a one-term president, even at the expense of the economy.” [MEDIA MATTERS -- http://mediamatters.org/blog/201108210012]. OBAMA WAS TOO MUCH OF A GENTLEMAN. HE MUST CHANGE COURSE & LEAD WITH STRENGTH – MAYBE EVEN A METAPHORICAL “PUNCH IN THE NOSE” AS DISCUSSED ON THE PROGRAM. RECALL THE AD, “DON’T LET THEM THROW SAND IN YOUR FACE.” FLEX THOSE MUSCLES, MR. PRESIDENT. SERVE THE NEEDS OF OUR COUNTRY. IRRATIONAL BULLIES – BE GONE!

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Scott Marks Sept. 26, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m.

Why are you shouting, Blue?

Don't you see that I used the attention-grabbing headline to attract loyalists like Turd and get them all riled up? I liken Tea Partiers to Nazis, for goodness sake, whose side do you think I'm on?

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blueprl Sept. 27, 2011 @ 11:43 a.m.

As written in the NEW YORK TIMES, [quote] Morgan Freeman accused the Tea Party of being racist while interviewed on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight this past Friday. As for the Tea Party, Freeman told Morgan, "Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What underlines that? Screw the country. We're going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here." Attributing the impasse in Washington to a dose of racism has been intimated, but until Morgan Freeman had the courage to enunciate it clearly, this opinion -- with validating quotes -- was only whispered for fear of retribution. And now dear Morgan Freeman is being excoriated on all sides. He claims to be fearless. Bravo and best wishes! Mr. Marks, as a loyal reader of yours, I know you stand with us, but that became temporarily unclear. Keep on keepin' on!

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