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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:30 AM

Oh, Susan Sarandon -By Connie Schultz

Susan, Susan, Susan.

This Democratic primary is starting to feel like the family reunion that should have ended weeks ago in a house full of relatives who refuse to leave.

Earlier this week, actor and progressive activist Susan Sarandon showed up for Chris Hayes' show on MSNBC to talk about why she supports Bernie Sanders.

Fine. I mean it. I was fine with that. I had already accepted that Thelma's friend Louise was not going to support the first viable female candidate for president. I'm a teensy bit troubled that, for the first time, I don't feel that pang of regret when I think of them driving off that cliff, but I've been hanging on to that for too long anyway.

Besides, I've got friends and people in my own family who are a lot like Susan Sarandon, whom I have long admired. Like her, they go on and on about the purity of their commitment, pausing just long enough to give me an unsolicited tutorial on why my support for Hillary Clinton proves I can't possibly be a true progressive.

Please. As I've mentioned before, I grew up with the Jack and Jesus wall. There they were, Jack Kennedy and Jesus, hanging shoulder to shoulder a tag-team reminder that every fight for justice starts with a true believer and ends with a pragmatist to hammer out the details...............MORE WHICH YOU SHOULD READ..................

https://www.creators.com/read/connie-schultz/03/16/oh-susan-sarandon


Connie is so good!

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Reply Oh, Susan Sarandon -By Connie Schultz (Original post)
Rose Siding Mar 2016 OP
Tommy2Tone Mar 2016 #1
Angrydemex Apr 2016 #29
Tommy2Tone Apr 2016 #33
Cha Mar 2016 #2
NastyRiffraff Mar 2016 #6
Cha Mar 2016 #7
pandr32 Mar 2016 #12
CalvinballPro Mar 2016 #3
Rose Siding Mar 2016 #4
Little Star Mar 2016 #5
pandr32 Mar 2016 #13
Cha Mar 2016 #8
FarPoint Apr 2016 #18
Angrydemex Apr 2016 #30
liberal N proud Mar 2016 #9
mcar Mar 2016 #10
BlueMTexpat Mar 2016 #11
ladym55 Mar 2016 #14
FarPoint Apr 2016 #19
ladym55 Apr 2016 #24
FarPoint Apr 2016 #27
spooky3 Apr 2016 #20
SharonClark Mar 2016 #15
Hekate Apr 2016 #16
jsmirman Apr 2016 #17
spooky3 Apr 2016 #21
obamanut2012 Apr 2016 #22
leftofcool Apr 2016 #25
Starry Messenger Apr 2016 #23
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2016 #26
enid602 Apr 2016 #28
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2016 #31
LisaM Apr 2016 #32

Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:37 AM

1. Yup the answer to our problems is yet another old white guy.

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Response to Tommy2Tone (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 12:56 AM

29. huh

 

I don't think being Jewish is considered being part of the "white" European culture. Nice try though.

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Response to Angrydemex (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 01:34 PM

33. He's old and he's white

but nice effort making it look I was talking of him being Jewish.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:38 AM

2. She's married to Sherrod Brown! That was great.. Mahalo Rose~

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:26 AM

6. I didn't know that!

She said it exactly right about Sarandon. I really had to laugh when she said Bernie doesn't have any ego! I mean, anyone who runs for President of the United States HAS to have a big ego, by definition. Hillary does, too, but she manages to use it without wagging her finger at everybody and telling them to shut up.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:36 AM

7. Sarandon was just lying.. and you can tell she's had a lot practice if she can say "bernie doesn't

have any ego".. with a straight face.

My sister in California only knows sanders from seeing him on tv and that's the first thing she said to me months ago.. was that he "was egotistical and arrogant.. ". And, she's far from the only one.

And, to actually say he isn't is like 1984.. down is up, crooked is straight, and bad is good..

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:28 AM

12. Oh ya! You nailed it!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:47 AM

3. Sarandon regularly tows the Sanders line and attacks Clinton on the Iraq vote. But Sarandon...

 

...previously endorsed John Edwards in 2008, and he voted yes on Iraq in 2002 also.

So why the hypocrisy, Susan? Hmm?

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:55 AM

4. I noticed that, too.

Pretty situationally ethical for a revolutionary

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:06 AM

5. I wish someone would ask her that!

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Response to Little Star (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:29 AM

13. Me too!

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:37 AM

8. Oh wow.. that's right. A good reporter would dig that up and ask her! And, Obama Wasn't.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 06:28 AM

18. Sarsndon also was a Nader supporter/ advocate.

We know how that all worked out.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 01:02 AM

30. hmmm

 

Well do you know any other political candidate who voted no on the war during that time?

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:45 AM

9. K&R

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:50 AM

10. Love Connie!

And her hubby!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 10:18 AM

11. Great article!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:12 PM

14. Do love Connie Schultz!!

She is awesome, and her husband, Senator Sherrod Brown, is equally awesome.

And I did hear from one of my Bernie supporter friends last week who asked my why Senator Brown had sold out to corporate interests. I mean, no true progressive could support Hillary, right? I was so sad when I got that email because it came from someone I really like and respect. So not liking Bernie's campaign and his cheerleaders.

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 06:31 AM

19. The Brown's are our foundation Democratic couple in Ohio.

We need 1,000 more like the Brown's. The Strickland' S are another strong couple. Hoping Ted becomes our next Senator along side Sharrod.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:00 PM

24. That would be awesome

Frances Strickland is one the nicest people ever. I was at an event several years ago, and both Frances Strickland and Connie Schultz were there. Frances convinced Connie to sing with her, and Connie was a super good sport about it. I became permanent fans of both women that day.

Wow. Senators Brown AND Strickland representing Ohio in the Senate. Dang. Might help everyone forget what we have for our governor.

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 12:02 AM

27. Hillary winning the Democratic Nomination is essential for Ted Strickland.

He is very close friends with the Clinton's... Make this Election a Win- Win....

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Response to ladym55 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 07:45 AM

20. She reminds me a bit of Molly ivins. And her DH

Has one of my favorite lines, about corrupt Republicans he had encountered: "pigs at the trough never look up while they're eating."

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:22 PM

15. K&R

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 02:54 AM

16. Lovely! Thanks so much for this!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:42 AM

17. Yet another reason Sherrod would make a kick ass VP pick - Connie would be gold

out on the trail!

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 07:46 AM

21. I like that idea!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:57 AM

22. She's being attacked mightily on social media for writing this

sigh

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:10 PM

25. Something tells me that Connie doesn't give a shit

In fact, I have heard through the grapevine that the more Bernie supporters attack the more good Democrats are becoming disgusted especially the supers. There is a lot of talk behind the curtain about some of this stuff.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:16 AM

23. K&R

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:42 PM

26. I think SS would like to be heralded as a thorn in the side of the Democratic Party. Remember....

in 2000, she was a straight up Naderite. Far too many "liberals" think that the destruction of the Democratic Party will bring about some new more liberal replacement. One need look no further than the Green Party to know that ain't true.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 12:06 AM

28. Nader, now Bernie

I think Bernie's true legacy will be that he was Sarandon's latest lost cause.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 01:14 AM

31. I'll just be glad when they are both consigned to the history bins, and off my teevee machine.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 01:36 AM

32. What a good writer!

Fun piece.

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