Thursday, March 31, 2016

Not In a Compromising Position

I love Susan Sarandon.
Especially after what she told Chris Hayes on MSNBC. :-D
The esteemed actress, who is endorsing Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, told Hayes that she would likely find it impossible to vote for Hillary Clinton for President should she be the Democratic nominee.  Though she conceded that Sanders would likely campaign for Hillary in some capacity were she to be the nominee, Sarandon said she believes that a lot of people, including she herself, would be unable to bring themselves to pull the lever or press the button of Hillary in the voting booth.
Sarandon on doesn't think that Mrs. Clinton would do anything to change a status quo that she finds too insufferable to bear. "The status quo is not working," she said.  "I think it's dangerous to think we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with the death penalty and the low minimum wage and threats to women's rights and think you can't do something huge to turn that around, because the country is not in good shape if you're in the middle class. It's disappearing." She went on to bash Hillary for her admiration of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, her moderate, pro-business economic policy and the policy she pushed President Obama to purse in Libya, citing them as reasons why she wouldn't vote for the Democratic Party's leading presidential hopeless.
"I don't like the fact she talks about Henry Kissinger as her go-to guy for the stuff that's happened in Libya," Sarandon told Hayes. "I don't think it's good."
Sarandon could have stopped there, but she indicated that she might be willing to support Donald Trump in November in a possible Trump-Clinton race. "Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in then things will really, you know explode,” Sarandon said.
Will she actually vote for the Donald?
"I don't know," she admitted.  "I'm going to see what happens."
I'm sorry that Sarandon didn't become a politician like her fellow Catholic University of America alumnus Martin O'Malley.  She could have gone far. :-D 
Thelma & Louise jokes about driving her own career off a cliff notwithstanding, what Susan Sarandon is saying is pretty much what many of us too nauseated to support Hillary Clinton with smiles painted on our faces like Bozo the Clown have been feeling all along.  Sarandon is completely in touch with a disaffected, disillusioned Democratic base that has had to suffer through two post-Reagan moderate Democratic administrations (not to mention the Bush boys) since the 1980s ended in time but not in spirit and have been waiting for a candidate like Bernie Sanders to bring modern, contemporary progressive programs like the sort people in other industrialized countries have reaped the benefits of for decades to the forefront in These States.  Some media commentators have dismissed her comments outright, but when you stop thinking of her as an actress and start thinking of her as a citizen, what Susan Sarandon is saying about the status quo and how it needs to be shaken up makes perfect sense and is just as perfectly on target.  You go, Sue!  Thanks for speaking up!
(P.S.  Although I could have titled this post after Thelma & Louise, I gave it a title referring to Compromising Positions, a movie Sarandon did in 1985.  Because I'm a rebel like she is, you understand.  That's why I called her Sue. :-) )        

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