February 26, 2016

Susan Sarandon trashes Hillary Clinton.



"I think that she's isolated. I don't think she's... a victim — playing this female part — I don't think she is. She's been connected to power for a very long time, and when she was on the board of Walmart for 9 years, she did nothing to raise that wage or stand by women and all the things she could have done. And I think that her name recognition is helping her quite a bit in the South, but I don't think that she's been there, like Sanders has, getting arrested, all through his life standing up for rights...."

49 comments:

chickelit said...

At this point, who is for Hillary Clinton besides a majority of Super Delegates?

rehajm said...

Never thought i'd see the day Sarandon spoke ill of a Democrat. She must be losing it.

Chuck said...

"...and if I've lost Susan Sarandon, I've lost America..."

David Begley said...

Deep Susan. Really deep.

Vote Trump and make America great again.

tim in vermont said...

Were I a Democrat, I would 100% rather be talking about Bernie's ideas than Hillary's problems.

dustbunny said...

I don't know what she is using or taking but she looks really, really good for a 69 year old

YoungHegelian said...

If I may be permitted to tread upon the sacred ground that is Laslo's:

Right now, the most powerful man in American politics is the head of the FBI, James Comey. If Comey really wants to, he can single-handedly sink Hillary's chances of getting elected by publicly recommending inditing Hillary, or, resigning in protest. Now, Comey is by all accounts a square shooter, but if he isn't:

HRC: "Okay Jim, I've wired the 20 mil from the Clinton Foundation to the Swiss Bank account just like you wanted."

JC: "And?...."

HRC: "Bill's working on finding the girls, Jim. Be patient."

JC: "Patience, my ass! I want a chick from every color of the rainbow. Black, white, asian, latino. And every single damn one a 10! A 10, capiche? I ain't gettin' any younger & I want Li'l Willie here to go out with a bang, you know what I mean."

HRC: "Yes, Jim, sadly I do."

JC: "You know what I really want, Hil? A GREEN chick, just like on Star Trek!"

HRC: "Jim, that's fiction. There are no Orion dancing girls in the real world."

JC: "Whoa, whoa! OVAL OFFICE! OVAL OFFICE! Eyes on the prize, Hil!"

HRC: "Okay, Jim, I see what I can do."

HRC: "Sid, what's the name of that real looker who's in the volunteer phone pool?"

SB: "You mean Vanessa?"

HRC: "Yeah, yeah, Vanessa. Go get her, Sid. I'm gonna draw a bath. And send David down to the CVS for some green food coloring. LOTS of it!"

SteveR said...

And she votes for.... Hillary because democrat

madAsHell said...

Dammit, Janet!! has an opinion??

Curtiss said...

Susan Sarandan is the physical manifestation of Hillary's sagging popularity.

chickelit said...

Curtiss said...Susan Sarandan is the physical manifestation of Hillary's sagging popularity.

No, like apples and oranges, you're comparing pears and hourglasses.

BTW Curtiss, I recall your distinct avatar from years ago. Is this your first comment in a while?

Gahrie said...

I don't know what she is using or taking but she looks really, really good for a 69 year old

She's looked really really good her whole life...in fact you could say she's made a career out of it.

Unfortunately, she's emotionally immature, and largely ignorant, but thinks she's a sage.

JCC said...

"...the Harry Belafonte's, the Danny Glover's of the world..."

As Sanders fans, these names speak volumes.

"Bernie Sanders, getting arrested all through his life..."

Really? Maybe he should have been, but I don't think this is anywhere close to true. Bernie's last arrest was in the early '60's I think, when he was involved with CORE and SNCC, both pretty radical groups. And if getting arrested is the true test, HRC may make the list yet.

But refreshing to see a Hollywood radical chic-let member of the nomenklatura go dialectical on HRC.

David said...

chickelit said...
At this point, who is for Hillary Clinton besides a majority of Super Delegates?


African Americans. But only because their other choice is worse in their eyes. The African-Americans are not in revolt against the Democratic establishment yet, but they will be.

Curtiss said...

chickelit said... Is this your first comment in a while?

It's the second comment in a while.

David said...

Good point about Wal-Mart by the way.

Titus said...

For a 69 year old woman she is fucking stunning and hot.

God bless Susan Sarandon. Her tits and face and bod are still fierce.

I wish the same for all older women.

tits.

Irene said...

Susan Sarnadon ... the face of L'Oreal and the voice of Tylenol.

Terry said...

At this point, I am not sure if it would help or hurt Trump's chances if he were to wear a "No Fat Chicks!" T shirt during the next debate.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

LOL@ Hillary 2016 and her sycophants. The witch is dead. Even democrats hate her.

Skeptical Voter said...

I always thought Susan Sarandon was a silly twit. But she finally said something smart. You go girl!

ddh said...

Not that I especially want to defend Hillary Clinton, but the civil rights struggle in the south had already achieved its major victories while she was still a teenager at Wellesley. Most people who supported civil rights never got arrested, and I don't think the mere lack of an arrest record should be used as an indication that someone was insincere.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

I am still tying to parse what sure seems like an insult against the South...

William said...

Lena Dunham remains steadfast in Hillary's support so who cares what Susan Sarandon thinks........Jennifer Lawrence has remained silent on her choice. She's probably reading up on all the issues before she weighs in. She realizes how important her endorsement is and wants to be fully informed. That's why her endorsement is so important. She's not like those other Hollywood stars who are always shooting from the lip. I thought it was beautiful and courageous the way she took her sister's place in the Hunger Games. She's sure to make the right choice.

Drago said...

rehajm: "Never thought i'd see the day Sarandon spoke ill of a Democrat. She must be losing it."

Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.

Paul said...

Bernie basically never held a job till he became mayor. So you have the choice of a grifter or a communist bum.

fivewheels said...

The Democratic National Convention is going to be something this year. Between Bernie probably owning the rank and file on the floor and the celebrities in the skyboxes, and Hillary's recent Maoist fashion sense, we can definitely call it Philly Commie-Con.

rcommal said...

I don't know what she is using or taking but she looks really, really good for a 69 year old.

Maybe that passionate encounter with the creature of the night way, way, way back when has paid off!

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[couldn't resist]

coupe said...

Ever since air conditioners became affordable, the South ain't really the South anymore. Bunch of damned Yankee's on the dole.

tim in vermont said...

Bull Durham was a great movie, It is kind of funny though that in real life she took the big dumb stud, and not the sincere and poetic guy. That's probably why she still looks good.

Terry said...

Loved her in Pretty Baby. It was an R rating in the late 70s. I'm pretty sure I saw it on HBO. Not sure where it can be seen legally now, unless they edit out nekkid Brooke Shields.

robinintn said...

"She's been connected to power for a very long time". These Hollywood people don't have a lot of self- awareness, do they?

Bay Area Guy said...

Susan Sarandon:

-- as Annie in Bull Durham - Yowza!

--as political observer - Leftist! But looks wise, still Yowza!

- as critic of Hillary Clinton - YowzaYowza!

Ambrose said...

I love how Walmart irks the lefties.

Robert Cook said...

@Ambrose,

You should be irked at how Walmart rapes American workers.

Robert Cook said...

"Unfortunately, she's emotionally immature, and largely ignorant, but thinks she's a sage."

Oh wise Gahrie, and you make these pronouncements on Sarandon's maturity and degree of knowledge from what greater degree wisdom? And does she think she's a sage because she dares open her mouth and speak about matters of the day? Doesn't this, too, make of you, a fool who thinks he's a sage? Doesn't this make of all us fools who think we're sages?

Rob McLean said...

I don't think that she's been there...getting arrested

Give it time.

Terry said...

Robert Cook said...
@Ambrose,

You should be irked at how Walmart rapes American workers.

Rape is involuntary by definition.
You are just to good for this world, Robert Cook.
Maybe you could sign up to become one o' them Marsnauts?

Robert Cook said...

Terry,

I'm a working person who is concerned by and angry at the "Wal-Mart-ization" of American employment. Perhaps you're simply too advantaged to have any care for the plight of underpaid working Americans whose underpayment further enriches their already rich-beyond-imagining employers, or for what this trend portends for the American workforce, or for your own working future, or for America's economic future.

tim in vermont said...

The think about Wall Mart is that it provides a place for people of limited means to shop. If you shut down all the Wall Marts, you force those living in double wides and Heaven forfend! trailer parks to spend more on their every day necessities, effectively making them poorer. But I guess if you raise the price of everything, from labor to goods, the costs incurred will all somehow magically disappear and everybody will be richer!

I would be interested in an explanation of how that will work.

tim in vermont said...

If you really cared about low wages for the low skilled, you would be against mass immigration of low skilled workers. But the Republicans want them for the cheap labor and the Democrats want them for the votes.

Terry said...

"Perhaps you're simply too advantaged to have any care for the plight of underpaid working Americans whose underpayment further enriches their already rich-beyond-imagining employers, or for what this trend portends for the American workforce, or for your own working future, or for America's economic future."
I just think that if an employer says "I'll pay you X dollars per hour to work for me." It's my labor (not the State's) and I can sell it for what I want to.
Anyway, like all socialist plans, getting rid of Walmart would cost workers their jobs and guess what? The rich stockholders and upper management at Walmart would continue to do just fine. I guess you are privileged enough not to care about the workers, Robert Cook.

The Cracker Emcee said...


Wal-Mart is sending American jobs to foreign lands and the Democrats are bringing in foreign workers to do jobs in American lands.

I have no idea why this crazy Trump fellow is so popular.

bbkingfish said...

Sounds like Sarandon will be voting for Trump.

The Cracker Emcee said...

I'm not a Wal-Mart basher, though. I've seen the before and after of a Wal-Mart arriving in a small community and there is no question that the community was better off with the Wal-Mart. Few, if any, of the fabled Mom & Pops bit the dust and the disadvantaged of the community are much better served.

I'm also impressed by Wal-Mart's willingness to employ folks other businesses wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole. Walk through a Wal-Mart at 6AM sometime, when the night stockers are still there, and see the grossly overweight, the elderly, the handicapped, and the woman with the face tattoos, at work. And they're not exactly under the lash. Cookie would claim they're being exploited but, the fact is, they're making the same wages as every other retail worker in town.

Roughcoat said...

I don't know what she is using or taking but she looks really, really good for a 69 year old.

It's called "extensive cosmetic surgery."

Grow up, for crissakes.

JCC said...

@ Robert Cook -

Walmart stores bring a well-researched double edged sword to local communities. They employ large numbers of people who otherwise might be unemployed, since their typical labor pool is in the entry-labor sub-set. They also bring low prices and, in effect, a pay raise to a very large population, by replacing small, high priced markets and driving down prices in those that survive. True, among those now newly employed rather than on the dole, they pay low wages with minimal (but real) benefits, shoving some of the health care costs back on local government, but were these same employees not employed at all in the absence of Walmart, local government would presumably absorb all of their healthcare costs, for instance. Walmart does offer a career path for some smaller group who persevere, and more realistically, an income for those willing to work more than one job or for households with more than one wage-earner.

Labor costs are not something that a corporation like Walmart will simply write off against the bottom line. Increase labor costs and you will directly and immediately see an increase in prices, which will directly impact the buying public, which tends to be the lower income brackets. It's like a gasoline tax. It has a disparate effect on low wage earners, and will (or should but won't) get Bernie Sanders on your ass. It's a regressive tax, in other words.

In addition, labor costs in a capitalist market will seek their own level. Walmart's business model is predicated on low prices and volume, aimed at a lower income demographic. They are not going to raise salaries past some point and screw that model up. I think you and Susan are just out of luck here. More people benefit from this model (via low prices) than suffer (in your view) from the low wages. Just because Walmart (the corporate entity) has been successful in this model doesn't mean they intend to share their largess with the first tier workers, anymore than McDonald's plans to pay the guy behind the counter $15 an hour. They have no intention of doing that, and if forced to do so, will automate, or move to another jurisdiction.

rcommal said...

JCC: How interesting, your use of, your choice to use, this: "first tier."

rcommal said...

They have no intention of doing that, and if forced to do so, will automate, or move to another jurisdiction.

Was this meant to be funny? Probably not, but still: I find this very funny--on so many levels.