Posted on October 5, 2011

Samuel L. Jackson Echoes Morgan Freeman, Says Tea Party Racism Is Obvious

Tina Korbe, Hot Air, October 4, 2011

No matter how poorly the economy performs, no matter how many scandals surround the administration, no matter how weakly the president’s jobs plan is received by legislators and the public, Samuel L. Jackson can see no reason why the Tea Party might oppose Barack Obama’s reelection other than race. From an interview with New York Magazine:

While we were on the subject, we asked Jackson if he agreed with fellow thespian Morgan Freeman, who caused something of a ruckus recently after he claimed that the tea party is racist. “It’s pretty obvious what they are,” Jackson told us. “The division of the country is not about the government having too much power. I think everything right now is geared toward getting that guy out of office, whatever that means,” he said, echoing Freeman. “It’s not politics. It is not economics. It all boils down to pretty much to race. It is a shame.”


Also in the Jackson interview, the actor said he wasn’t surprised to learn of the Perry hunting camp scandal. “I grew up in the segregated South; nothing surprised me. That’s not surprising at all.” Jackson even suggested the scandal might help Perry score points in some quarters. {snip}