Susan Sarandon thought #Hillary would have taken us into #War By Now

The Guardian over the weekend did an interview with Susan Sarandon about her general stance on politics.  I found her stance on how the right attacked her:

“I’m not attacked from the right at all,” she will tell me. Instead, she is accused of not checking her white privilege, of throwing away her vote on a third-party candidate (the Green party nominee, Jill Stein) during the US presidential election, and of recklessly espousing a political cause that let Trump in through the backdoor. Liberals in the US, it seems, can summon more hatred for Sarandon right now than they can for Paul Ryan.

She talked about how she supported Hillary in 2001 and the nut jobs that where call her with threats:

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!’”

The final point of note for was about war and deportation:

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.”

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.”

Tags: #Obama, #Hillary, #HillaryClinton, #DonaldTrump, #Trump, #Immigration, #Deportation, #War, #Election2016, #SusanSarandon

Russia says that Trump is insane

The overall view of the article is that Trump is inexperienced and running the government as a business not as a politician or statesman, He also sees himself as more of a figurehead / spokesman then a president.  Because of this Putin’s team says he may be to unstable to form a long lasting alliance with Russia.

What I find odd is the fact that this top secret dossier was made public.  I sense a setup to cause political chaos in the US after the Snowden release.

Read full article: Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin – NBC News

A dossier on Donald Trump’s psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Among its preliminary conclusions is that the new American leader is a risk-taker who can be naïve, according to a senior Kremlin adviser.


Trump “doesn’t understand fully who is Mr. Putin — he is a tough guy,” former Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Fedorov told NBC News.


The file is being compiled by retired diplomats and some of Putin’s staff, he added.