Morgan Freeman made an erroneous claim out of ignorance.
Here is part of the dialogue from Newsbusters between Piers Morgan and Morgan Freeman:
FREEMAN: Mitch McConnell… [said the Tea Party’s] …stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? “Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.”Freeman is an idiot because 95% of Blacks voted for Obama for the reason he was black while 43% of whites also voted for Obama, some because he was black, but mainly because they were deceived. Who does that make the recists?
MORGAN: But is that necessarily a racist thing?
FREEMAN: It is a racist thing.
MORGAN: Is it not Republicans, wouldn’t that say that about any Democrat president?
FREEMAN: No, they would have gotten rid of Bill Clinton if they could have.
MORGAN: They tried.
FREEMAN: They did try, but still. I don’t, they’re not going to get rid of Obama either. I think they’re shooting themselves in the head.
MORGAN: Does it unnerve you that the Tea Party are gaining such traction?
FREEMAN: Well, it just shows the weak, dark, underside of America. 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.
Here is how one of the Tea Party favorites, black Herman Cain, said about Morgan Freeman’s comments, again from Newsbusters:
NEIL CAVUTO: Morgan Freeman, the actor, has been very critical of Tea Parties, and said that what they’re doing is racist based, and going after and unseating Obama has at its underpinnings racism. I’m paraphrasing here, but what do you make of that argument?
HERMAN CAIN: Well, first of all, I doubt if Morgan Freeman, with all due respect, who is a great actor, has he ever been to a Tea Party? Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Parties, Neil, about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party.
CAVUTO: But wait a minute, wait a minute. He has played, wait, wait, wait. He has played a President of the United States.
CAIN: Oh. Great, yeah, in a movie. This is real life out here on the campaign trail, man. This is not a movie.
CAVUTO: So, are you offended by that?
CAIN: No, I’m not offended by it. I just, I just think that it is sad that they’re so short-sighted in really understanding what the whole Tea Party citizen movement is all about. I’m not offended by it, because it doesn’t slow down my momentum. It doesn’t slow down the reaction that I get from people. They know that I bring my message from the heart and the head, and they’re responding to it. So, name calling is something that’s going to continue in this because they don’t know how to stop this movement. And this movement is making a big difference in politics, because a lot of the traditional Democrats are moving to the center or moving over to vote for conservatives. They’re taking another look at a Herman Cain.Many fair minded supporters of Cain believe he should be offended by it. But, really, Cain’s personna and what he stands for is too self evident for him to pile on. He is black, with more of a black accent than Obama would ever have nightmares about, who agrees with and loves the Tea Party, who is among the Tea Party favorites and who believes Obama is killing this country. And did I mention that Herman Cain is Black? Oh, and that he won the Florida Republican straw poll by a wide margin supported by the Tea Party!!
How racist can the Tea Party be, Morgan Freeman, idiot!