Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton Would've Been "More Dangerous" Than Trump

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In an interview with the Guardian published Sunday night, actress Susan Sarandon – a noted anti-war and climate progressive – described her former friend Hillary Clinton as “very dangerous” in response to an interviewer’s question about why she supported Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Furthermore, Sarandon, who has been the subject of vicious and persistent attacks by leftists for supporting a third-party candidate that many blame, wrongly, for throwing the election to Trump. She said she had to change her phone number because – get this – angry Clinton supporters left a torrent of death and rape threats on her voicemail.

Sarandon, who fist became involved in activism as a young woman when she became an early and vocal proponent of the anti-War movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, even suggested that Clinton might’ve been “more dangerous” than Trump.

Did she really say that Hillary was more dangerous than Trump?

 

“Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote,” she says. “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice."

Though she supported Clinton’s first bid for the senate in 2001, Sarandon said her support for Clinton evaporated when the then-senator voted in favor of the war in Iraq.

It is often overlooked that in 2001, Sarandon supported Hillary Clinton’s run for the Senate. There are photos of them posing chummily together, grinning. Then Clinton voted for the war in Iraq and it all went downhill. During the last election, Sarandon supported Bernie Sanders, then wouldn’t support Clinton after she won the nomination, and now all the moderates hate her, to the extent, she says, that she had to change her phone number because people she identifies as Hillary trolls sent her threatening messages. “I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed’, ‘I hope you’re raped’. Misogynistic attacks. Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers’ [children brought illegally to the US, whose path to legal citizenship – an Obama-era provision – Trump has threatened to revoke] and that started another wave."

 

Wait, from the right?

 

“No, from the left! ‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’"

In a jab at her critics on the left, Sarandon said she isn’t worried about the threats or the criticism from people who bizarrely blame her for throwing the election to Trump. Instead, she’s worried that the left’s refusal to reckon with the true nature of the problem – that the DNC rigged an election to favor a flawed, unpopular candidate - will harm progressive causes in the long run.

“Well, that’s why we’re going to lose again if we depend on the DNC [the Democratic National Committee]. Because the amount of denial ... I mean it’s very flattering to think that I, on my own, cost the election. That my little voice was the deciding factor."

 

Is it upsetting to be attacked?

 

“It’s upsetting to me more from the point of view of thinking they haven’t learned. I don’t need to be vindicated."

 

But it’s upsetting that they’re still feeding the same misinformation to people. When Obama got the nomination, 25% of [Hillary’s] people didn’t vote for him. Only 12% of Bernie’s people didn’t vote for her."

 

But she didn’t advocate voting for Hillary! Come on.

 

“Hmm?"

 

Didn’t she advocate voting for Jill Stein?

 

“I didn’t advocate people voting for anything. I said get your information, I’m going to vote for change, because I was hoping that Stein was going to get whatever percentage she needed – but I knew she wasn’t going to make the difference in the election.”

Luckily, Sarandon said her friends have stood by her, at least.

Has she lost friends over all this? “No. My friends have a right to their opinions. It’s disappointing but that’s their business. It’s like in the lead-up to Vietnam, and then later they say: ‘You were right.’ Or strangely, some of my gay friends were like: ‘Oh, I just feel bad for [Clinton]. And I said: ‘She’s not authentic. She’s been terrible to gay people for the longest time. She’s an opportunist.’ And then I’m like: ‘OK, let’s not talk about it any more.’"

 

Still, I think while there was vast political error on both sides, the inability of Sarandon and her ilk to embrace the lesser of two evils permitted the greater of the two evils to rise. And yet I like Sarandon. It takes real courage to go against the mob. Her inconsistencies are a little wild, but in the age of social-media enforced conformity, I have never met anyone so uninterested in toeing the line.

When it comes to deportations, Sarandon said a hypothetical Clinton administration probably have continued with Obama’s strategy of “sneakily” deporting immigrants.

Given his record on immigration and extrajudicial drone-enabled murder, Sarandon said she was shocked that he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

It seems absurd to argue that healthcare, childcare, taxation for the non-rich wouldn’t be better now under President Clinton, and that’s before we get to the threat of deportation hanging over millions of immigrants. “She would’ve done it the way Obama did it,” says Sarandon, “which was sneakily. He deported more people than have been deported now. How he got the Nobel peace prize I don’t know. I think it was very important to have a black family in the White House and I think some of the stuff he did was good. He tried really hard about healthcare. But he didn’t go all the way because of big pharma."

This isn’t the first time Sarandon has suggested that Clinton could be a greater national security risk than Trump. She made similar comments in June 2016, just as Clinton was clinching the nomination. At that time, Trump’s “America First” foreign policy pledge – which was based on a philosophy of noninterventionism – was arguably more dovish than his rival.

Of course, Trump has pivoted away from that stance since taking office, authorizing more troop deployments in Afghanistan and threatening North Korea with nuclear annihilation, chagrining many of his early supporters.   
 

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Vageling's picture

Yeah, sure... They listened to her and... Responded with death threats. LoL!

343 Guilty Spark's picture

"everything's-wonderful-brain-in-neutral" types - That is an amazing analogy.  I hope you don't mind me using this.

Playtime's Over's picture

WTF how can you NOT love the Hillary. She soooo sweet.

drendebe10's picture

Wow! The progressive liberal democraps worst nightmare, a thinking woman 

silver sword's picture

"Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice."

I NOTICED A LONG, LONG TIME AGO . . . .!!

rejected's picture

Once we're all incinerated,,, What will it really matter?

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

So true rej.

Because we heard what knee-pads-in-chief said in his inaugural address... Then the last interview with "Billdo" before the Superbowl... Then the blood oath initiation with the illegal 59 Tomahawk attack on Syria, the 2 dozen Yemenese murdered by U.S. Navy and Airforce planes masquerading as a saviour to "little babies" everywhere!

And just like Killery he's dangerous because he's the "property" of the "Jeff Epstein" fan club that has the goods on him!

FORD_FIESTA's picture

Susan, you used to be a Hottie, then you got old like the rest of them........end it.

???ö?'s picture

These two derelicts should make a movie called "Shaved Scissoring Sisters". 

scrappy's picture

Get Ready Now Folks.

Expect a period of Martial Law thanks to the uninformed reacting badly.

Get your basics prepared, Water is #1 Food Meds COMS SW Radio, 10.00 at Amazon, Matches lighters a laptop with downloaded library of prepper info.

You can prepare at very low cost.

Don't delay.

If I were a betting man I would say shortly after the holidays but the enemy may dictate the time, or our guys might need to take the initiative sooner.

It is a fluid situation. Do not delay. Do it today. Please Share. This is NOT a Drill. 

http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Tips-Building-Budget-Friendly-Preparedness-Kit.html

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome.

Stay calm, be in defensive mode, but not offensive unless necessary. Hunker down.

We will make it through this.

http://ready4itall.org/the-free-preppers-library/

May God help us help ourselves now. Good Luck.

Here is your Briefing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79OX-wzvEJw

shovelhead's picture

I'm choosing the Sampson option.

If I go, everybody goes with me.

38BWD22's picture

 

 

(Business from yesterday)

Just visiting Peru for now, back to USA Nov 30.

We had to do this trip at the last minute, next time I'll try to let you know.

Best!

Barley Burnside's picture

Alex! Is that you? Info Wars is having a black friday sale on bug out bags and iodine tablets, get'em while they last..

yaright's picture

This is true people PREP now! If nothing happens you will be ready for a natural disaster. It’s the smart thing to do.

 

 

And don’t forget if you are in a city have a plan to Get The Fuck Out

STP's picture

Or be planned to Shoot It Out.  Not abandoning my home, to nobody, unless destruction is imminent.

Dilluminati's picture

I know crooked Hillary is a ridiculous cunt, but after reading this article couldn't decide on Sarandon.

So you must vote: UP = YES and Down = NO

slightlyskeptical's picture

And the qualifications of this woman are:

She was in some moving pictures.

 

Who cares what she says?

CHX13's picture

I guess she has a better feeling than most of what it means to go over the cliff ;-) I think she sees the end approaching as most of the readers here do, so good for her to truth-vent a bit.

BustainMovealota's picture

I'm not a Cankels fan, but who gives a fuk what Sarandon has to say?

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Well, it is fun to see one left wing loon attack another left wing loon.  Shows how loonie they all are.

shovelhead's picture

Haha.

My ex wife got so sick of strangers coming up to her and telling her she looked just like Janet that she cut and dyed her hair.

That might have been the beginning of the end.

ljag's picture

You actually were married to someone tha t looked like Janet? Wow

keep the bastards honest's picture

The rocky horror show onstage in Sydney was stunning, perfect timing, perfect moves and lights. Not sloppy like this crappy you tube and dopey actors.

replaceme's picture

She voted on principle? Go figure....

Ivan de beers's picture

Trump and Hillary, just as every other western leader are part of the same zionist cult and are brought to office by selection, not by elections which is why hillary won the popular vote but still lost. Trump said he would drain the swamp etc but his zionist swamp buddy handlers had other plans. Its not that Trump flip flops, His words were to keep the markets alive, he was selected to give legs to the markets and economy because hillary would have meant death to the system. Western leaders are nothing but puppets with their teleprompter speeches. They do as they are told and when the teleprompters are turned off we see how stupid a person like trump can be, say this and that but ends up doing the opposite. Puppets dont have a choice.

TheLastTrump's picture

Fuck your bullshit narrative.

Not if_ But When's picture

I know it's unpopular here, but I also voted for Bernie Sanders.  Realizing that he would not have the crony/corrupt support of Congress, but would have the ability and required national stage to bring important and overlooked isses to the forefront.  ( Income inequality, single party healthcare, Wall Street's business model is fraud, travesty of our foreign policy, and so many other matters that are continuously ignored and hidden  - administration after administration ).    CPL593H

urhotdogs's picture

Yup, communism is so great - move to Cuba would you and quit trying to screw over the rest of us.  It's a big enough battle as it is to try and keep what we had.

Not if_ But When's picture

Thanks for the civil and well thought-out remark.  I'm afraid you might be incapable of comprehending my post.  Too bad.       CPL593H

Arnold Babar's picture

Is this the same Bernie that endorsed Hillary?  If so, the mere fact he endorsed her speaks volumes about his "principles".

Garciathinksso's picture

he is a tad less corrupt with terrible economic ideas, he is worth a vote....not

Not if_ But When's picture

Told ya it's unpopular here.  lol.   But Bernie is much more than a "tad" less corrupt than the sociopathic, disingenuous, dangerous, pathological liar Hillary.

His economic ideas could be hashed over (pro and con) before the national public as president.  Congress is so dysfunctional and bought that any legislation it passes invariably serves their campaign contributors anyway.  And they do such things as allowing Wall Street to write financial bills since legislators don't understand shit about financial matters (plus they're too lazy).   And hundreds of other fucked up stuff.     CPL593H

NickPeeMe's picture

I don't understand how anybody that calls themselves Liberal could possibly vote for Hillary. I didn't and I would not vote for her again. I hate TRump but I blame Hillary.

Vageling's picture

You both are clowns! The only difference is that you are both a different special kind of stupid. 

Pliskin's picture

He may be a 'fucking clown' but you are a Zionist asswipe!

Go and FUCK yourself and ALL your fucking tribe too...fucking peado cunts!

css1971's picture

American liberalism is nothing more than warmed over fascism. It bears no resemblance to the original beliefs of the enlightenment.

JailBanksters's picture

Like I needed an actress to tell me a Psychopath, Sociopath, Megalomanic is worse than a Psychopath, Megalomanic

bottom_line's picture

Hillary blames Sarandon in 3...2...1

Vageling's picture

I'm sure the crooked witch is already at it, writing her sequel titled "What happend after what happened". The summary, she still has no fucking clue but added more excuses and blame even more people. I'm sure she has chaptor saved for Sarandon.

TheLastTrump's picture

Finally, someone with leftist street cred telling the truth that the old bag would have launched nukes to cover up her collusion with Russia & other assorted high crimes & misdemeanors.

You pro Russia pro Iranian clowns that talk shit about Trump are the most confused idiots on the internet.

Pliskin's picture

I'm pro-Russian and Pro-Iranian...I think you're a zionist ass-wipe, not worth the slimy shit I wipe away on my softest of toilet paper every day!

Questions?