Morgan Freeman gives pro-Obama PAC a million
July 19th, 2012
10:04 AM ET

Morgan Freeman gives pro-Obama PAC a million

(CNN) – Actor Morgan Freeman, currently starring in the latest installment of the Batman franchise, donated $1 million last month to the super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, the group's filings with the Federal Election Commission will show on Friday.

In a statement, Freeman listed the accomplishments he said spurred his donation to Priorities USA Action.

"Pres. Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances," Freeman wrote. "He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry and protected the health care of every American. He has led our nation to be more tolerant and placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court."

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  1. zenfire

    He forgot to mention that Obama has heaped the largest tax on America in the history of the Universe.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  2. You didn't build that!

    Only the elites help Obama...

    July 19, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  3. tompro97

    Well, Morgan has finally lost his mind – he's been trending that way for some time now. It's sad, but his senile dementia has really kicked in based on the Osama "accomplishments" he listed!!!

    July 19, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • John

      Those would be the party lines...
      Isn't it funny how these know nothing actors seem to be at the top of CNN's list of experts? Didn't we have the same article last week with Longoria?
      It is like the dems bringing up the "bundler issue". The Dems need to see who Romney's bundlers. They want to make sure Romney doesn't "take care" of them after he is elected. I guess they are worried Romney will give money to the people who donated to him. I wonder where they got this idea??LOL!!!

      July 19, 2012 at 11:32 am |
      • daveyoung

        Please Join the DNC Plantation now:
        Hey America:
        Guaranteed union jobs for every dope. Lotsa munny and no accountability.
        Let me personally place the Yoke of The DNC on your shoulders.

        I own you.
        Love,
        Barack

        show more

        July 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
    • Howard

      Hey Barack ... don't be a hypocrite ... release your college records ... and, lift your cover-up on Fast and Furious !!!

      July 19, 2012 at 11:43 am |
      • jean2009

        I would rather see Mitt's returns...as the President graduation from Harvard summa cum laude is well documented.

        Facts are: since 1996 – 63,000 guns purchased in the U.S. have been smuggled across the Mexican border and used in crimes. When traced by the Mexican police they have been traced to gun sales on this side of the border. It is estimated that about 2000 guns per day illegally cross into Mexico. Since 2007, 48,000 Mexicans have been killed by those guns,
        I don't care if you call it "Wide Receiver" or "Fast & Furious" at least someone was trying to find out where the guns were being bought and what channels are being used to smuggle them across the border.
        http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/130808.pdf

        July 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
      • ddblah

        You are a true hypocrite! He released his birth certificate. Your guy did not even release his tax returns!

        July 20, 2012 at 10:43 am |
      • RealityBites

        According to Sheriff Joe, Obama released a modified version of his long birth certificate.
        Which leads to., why would Obama feel the need to modifiy his birth certificate before releasing it as the orginal??

        And most importantly.., why is it being ignored by CNN.

        July 20, 2012 at 11:43 am |
      • kathy

        Didn't we already go through this stupid crap 4 years ago? anybody seen scooter libby/ lol

        July 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
    • Howard

      Mrogan Freeman ... another one percenter, with a million bucks to burn. Obama hypocrisy rears it's ugly head once again.

      July 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
    • Andre

      These same facts Morgan was talking about are being vehemently denied by Republicans, and apparently people's minds can only go back to 2009. You people really astound me. YOU ARE (and I know I certainly am) better off than you were 3.5 years ago. Open those jaded Republican eyes and LOOK at the facts. I forgot, Republicans don't deal in facts, they deal in half-truths and lies put out by the Tea Party. Most smart Republicans have begun to wake up to the facts, and what they see in their party is not pretty. For you die-hard Republican fans out there, you ALREADY know their agenda, but if you're not rich then why are you working against your own best interest?

      July 20, 2012 at 10:43 am |
      • Howard

        WATCH THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO

        WHICH EXPLAINS HOW YOUR TAXES

        WILL DRAMATICALLY INCREASE

        IF OBAMA IS ELECTED ...

        July 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • kathy

      HOW DARE YOU!!! SHOW SOME RESPECT.

      July 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  4. John L Guy Jr

    Love ya Morgan Freeman,,, thanks for looking out for us all. I am sure the million did not come easy and u showed just how much you care about every one with your gift to President Obama and company that benefits us all. The world needs more people like you. Good job Morgan, God bless you and your family , God bless America. Respectfully yours, from 1983-87 US ARMY VET, Specialist 4th class Guy, John

    July 19, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  5. Concerened citizen

    While Morgan Freeman is a very good actor ihe is in fact a racist.

    July 19, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  6. Chakana

    Lick the blood off of Obama's shoes, Morgan Freeman, you disgusting pig.

    July 19, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  7. NAM VET

    POOR MORGAN. HE WEARS AN EARING OF VALOR. HE THINKS HE WOULD LIKE ANOTHER FOR SUPPORTING OB AND
    HIS MOB. WELL GOOD LUCK. MORGAN HAS DONE GREAT IN THE MOVIES AND SHOULD STAY IN THAT FANTISAY
    WORLD. HE HAS NO BUSINESS IN WORLD POLITICS,UNLESS HE WOULD LIKE TO RUN IN A RACE FOR OFFICE OF
    SORTS. HE IS A GREAT ACTOR THAT RANKS ALONG WITH CLOWNY FOR ONE AND AMERICANS VERSION OF
    TOKYO ROSE WHO IS BEING SURPORTED FOR TOP LADIES OF THE USA. THAT LADY? WAS A TRAITOR DURING
    THE NAM WAR. SHE GOT OFF SCOTT FREE AND OUR WARRIORS WERE TOUTED AS CHILD KILLERS. OBAMA
    LOVES DISSING AMERICA AND WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO A HIGHER JUDGEMENT AS WILL ALL OF HIS CRONIES.

    July 19, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  8. E Nelson

    Mr Obama has broke the country in the name Mr Morgan calls accomplishments. Morgan is blessing a socialist ideology for our once great USA. We must return to our capitalistic and Judeo-Christian way of life and the Ronald Reagan ideology.

    July 19, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  9. C-Lo

    He lists these "accomplishments," yet has enough money of his own off his "accompllshments" to donate $1MM. And the left accuses the right of having it's priorities screwed up? The right pays business people millions of dollars for creating, growing and efficiently running companies. The left pays people millions of dollars for wearing makeup.

    July 19, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • Iowa girl

      Yes, because only those who lean left attend the movies...guess that means almost the entire country leans left. Please, intelligent comments!

      July 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • Andre

      @C-Lo, your statement (and name) in and of itself is false. To Morgan Freeman, a million dollars is two tears in a bucket; it's like going out and giving $5 to a random stranger, but most Americans' standards. How does he have his priorities screwed up if he can afford it? You don't see me (ultra lib and total Democrat) complaining about the millions of dollars the Right raises every day right? In fact I commented about it the other day; most Americans are not sheep that can be bought by your millions.

      As to your statement about the Right paying people to grow businesses and create jobs, then what the heck has the House been doing the past 3.5 years? Explain that to me. Because I don't see a jobs bill, and I don't see anything helpful to this economy coming from the Right. All the programs that MIGHT be helpful are dubbed "socialistic policies," and get SHUT DOWN in the House even when the Senate passes them So what are you REALLY talking about?

      July 20, 2012 at 10:51 am |
      • C-Lo

        Andre–maybe I wasn't clear in my posting, but the indictment was on the american public, not Morgan Freeman (who, actually, is one of my favorite actors). My point being that the left seems to take no issue that the "accomplishments" of these entertainers (see comment below to Dee) warrent millions of dollars in compensation–your point of $1mm being a drop in the bucket to Freeman furthers my point. Why do we (Americans) embrace and woo entertainment talent but turn our noses at business talent. If someone is successful in business, the first thing that comes up is either they were ill gotten gains (either illegal or immoral) or, according to the newest revelation, they weren't actually responsible for getting their business to succeed.
        What has the House been doing the last 3.5 years you ask? First, I'd like to know what they were doing for the 4 yrs '07-'11? Then for the last year and a half...of course you don't know because MSM only reports what the House blocks, you have to dig to find out how many bills Reid has set on or that have not been called to vote because of the magic marker Obama promises IF any of those bills should ever cross his desk. http://www.speaker.gov/general/25-house-passed-jobs-bills-stuck-democratic-run-senate-0
        And ask yourself, honestly, why unemployment started spiking up after the dems took over congress and accelerated under Obama, then began a gradual decline after the Republicans regained the House in '11.

        July 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  10. Dee

    It is so sad to see so many haters that is why this country can't succeed because we just can't get pass the color of the skin. Everyone keeps talking in code but just want get to the point. Romney has all these big time donors and noone is saying anything because if you think for one minute he is going to look out for the middle class you are wrong he will have to do what his big time donors tell him to do.

    Thanks Morgan for your donation at least there is one man of color who can make enough money to donate then you get criticize for that because the mind set of most people is that black men with money are drug dealers which is so untrue.

    July 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
    • acdcguy

      Why is it that if someone doesn't like someone else of color, they are a racist?? YOU are the racist........... I would have beer with Obama but doesn't mean I have like his policies and the damage he's done to our great country!!!

      July 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
      • The REAL Truth...

        It amazes me that the right wingnuts insist on repeating over and over (as if doing so will make it true) the propaganda that Faux Noise spouts about the damage Obama has done to this country. WHAT DAMAGE ?
        Obama has done nothing but try to repair the failed trickle-down economic policies initiated by the Grand Obstructionist Party that took us over the cliff in the first place.
        I should not have to mention what Obama inherited from Dubya when he stepped into office: – the $11 TRILLION in Debt; the $1.47 TRILLION budget deficit; the 700,000 jobs disappearing each month; the $850 BILLION TARP bailout for banks too big to fail; the $3+ TRILLION cost of Dubya's TWO wars that Obama had to pay for.

        Has he been perfect? No! But then draining the swamp IS really difficult when HALF of your crew is emptying the cans back INTO the swamp. That's what the GOP has done for 4 yrs... block, filibuster, whine, spin, try to repeal ACA, etc.
        You remember ACA? The GOP health plan derogatorily called Obamacare. The GOP REFUSED to be part of it then claimed it was written behind closed doors without their input. It's 95% THEIR plan... but pulled out all the stops because it came from the Obama camp. Not a single Repug/Teapotter is getting my vote in Nov.
        Perhaps the Grand Obstructionist Party should all be hauled up on treason charges for putting party ahead of country !!!

        July 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
      • C-Lo

        @The real truth (don't know if this will post where it's supposed to, but in response to your rant under Dee/acdcguy)...What you fail to mention is that this downward spiral began with the Dems taking over congress in '07 and the power of the purse....they are just as, if not more, culpable for the "mess" handed Obama. Things have started to straighten out once they lost control of the House, but YES THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE in one simple word Obamacare. Throw around all the BS numbers you want, but if you take 2 minutes to think it out critically over the long term, this package is the deathblow to the US economy. If you can only get it to balance by taking in 10 years of funding for 6 years of spending with no accountability thereafter, it SHOULD give you some idea of the wool-over-the-eyes, sleight of hand that was pulled on the American public. But of course non on the left want to criticize it. The other funny thing about it is that so many of you love it, but then attack those of us who criticize it with "Well, it was the Republican's plan first." If it was such a great step, why weren't you voting Republican to get it implemented sooner? Ever think that the reason the Republicans never pushed it is because it is, in fact, a terrible plan?

        July 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
      • jean2009

        No, C-Lo it began when SCOTUS appointed a president.

        July 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
      • Steveo

        @Jean,

        Pregnant chads, broken chads, make believe chads, invisible chads, missing chads, bbq chads, baked chads, fried chads, steamed chads, Chad Lowe Chads, hungry chads, lying chads,

        July 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
      • Wake Up America

        Google "National debt" people. The decline (I should say the rise of the national debt) started with Reagan back in 1981 then continued with GHWH and compounded by his son GWB with his credit card spending. The GOP has been taking our country for a ride for the last thirty years and the american public don't realize it.

        It doesnt matter who you vote for what matters is that you vote. Take the country back from these nut job politicians. Its the responsibility of all US Citizens to vote, not voting is a vote for the other side!!!!!!!!!!!

        July 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
    • Steveo

      Please no! Not the skin color, racist rant! The only folks who can't get pass skin color are the ones who keep bringingthat subject up! THREE FACTS;:

      Fact 1. You mentioned the words SKIN COLOR, COLOR and BLACK THREE TIMES in your ONE post!
      Fact 2. You complain about race yet you were the FIRST to bring the subject up
      Fact 3. You boldly claim the mid set of MOST people is black men with money are drug dealers!

      My rebuttal:
      1.Folk who know of Morgan Freeman KNOWS he is highly paid ACTOR and NOT drug DEALER!
      2. Pray tell how did you happen to come to know the mindset of MOST people?
      3. Why doidin't you address the hate flowing from SOME posters on the left?
      4. What does race baiting flow so easily from you?
      5. You, from the left so eagerly brought race into this and yet turn around and condemn the right for it? THAT IS WHAT IS SO SAD!

      July 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
      • allengingrich

        You can't honestly believe that race doesn't have at least the slightest bit to do with the hatred towards Obama. No other president has been called un-American or not an American. No other president has been called a Muslim. No other president has been filibustered 97 times, many times on once non-partisan issues. No other president oversaw the creation of 4.5 million jobs, while at the same time being called a job-killer.

        All those words are synonymous to one word: black.

        July 20, 2012 at 1:38 am |
      • Steveo

        @allengingrich,

        Nobody said there are absolutely no racist elements here . What I am saying, as I have said many, many times on this blog is your side ALWAYS accuses even intelliegent disagreement with POLICY as racist!

        How many folks voted for him JUST because of skin color? That couldn't be racist at all , right? Yes, I am sure some voted against hime for that same reason. If one is racist so is the other!

        btw How racist was it when even the DEMS failed to pass his budget? Yet fillibustering POLICY is racist but voting down his "budgets" somehow is not?

        July 20, 2012 at 9:02 am |
    • John

      You thank Morgan for a campaign donation? The libs have totally lost it.

      July 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
      • Wake Up America

        At least he disclosed it. That's more than I can say for most people/corporation/unions. Why should it be a secret. The American public have a right to know who is sponsoring our so called politicians. All of them.

        July 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
    • C-Lo

      And thank you Clarence Thomas for showing us that an African American can be appointed to the SCOTUS, and thank you Colin Powell for showing us that a "man of color" can rise to the highest ranks of true military leadership, and thank you Condi Rice for showing us a WOMAN of color can be among the highest ranking cabnet officials, and thank you Chris Gardner, Stanley Neil, Herman Cain and all the others that have shown us through adversity of the highest sort, this country still is the land of opportunity for those who choose to pursue their dreams and goals. Thank you to each of you for your accomplishments!

      July 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
      • Steveo

        I don't know C-Lo,. everyone one you mentioned were put in place by the (racist) GOP! How can this be?. Black folks rising to the higest levels under the GOP? How?

        July 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
      • jean2009

        Thomas worse choice ever they may as well have approved O.J. Simpson.

        July 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
      • Steveo

        Why Jean? Because a black man appreciates PERSONAL RESPONSIBLY and doesn't blame failure on THE MAN?

        July 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
      • C-Lo

        @Jean–that is as racist a comment as can be made–with this one post ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING you ever post again has completely lost all credibility. You scream racism at discussions against policy then BLATENTLY come right out and say Clarence Thomas is the worst member of the SCOTUS. Why? because he's black? Or do you think he's guilty of the Paula Jones (oh, ho, sorry that was CLINTON) Anita Hill scandal simply because he was black, or worse yet, how would you characterize him "uncle tom?" In this one post, you prove you are a vile, hateful human being who portends to stand up for others, but in reality are a Commie looking to have a gov't you can hide behind because you don't have the gall to stand on your own two feet. By your own account you have a huge family-why don't you ask them to chip in on your healthcare insead of the rest of us. Maybe they can find you a nice dementia home to conduct your filthy rants in comfort.

        July 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • C-Lo

      And by the way, Dee, my original comment was not directed at Freeman specifically, it goes out to all the lefty libs in Hollow-wood. Cloony, Robins, Commie Sean Penn, GI Jane...But these folks are your heros for putting on makeup and hiring personal trainers to keep you from suffering through your own miserable life 2 hours at a time.

      July 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
      • Wake Up America

        Sounds more like jealousy C-Lo

        July 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
      • C-Lo

        Not jealous at all. Just the stupidity of it all, again, that you don't have a problem with them making millions and donating to a cause that is looking to drain what's left of the private sector while they sit around demanding you pay your $12 to see their smiling faces. We're all being fleeced by them and you are blind to that fact.

        July 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
    • woody

      Color don't have a thing to do with it. Fact of the matter is a Crook is a Crook is a Crook. Whoever gets in office it will be another crook replacing a crook. If the current administration stays in then the American people will have the same crooks for another 4 miserable years. Its not rocket science.

      July 20, 2012 at 7:52 am |
  11. Paul

    You wingbuts don't complain when Sheldon Adelson bribes Chinese officials so his casinos can make money, then gives HUNDREDS of millions to defeat the president. But Mr. Freeman earns your disrespect? Stay classy.

    July 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  12. i6465490170@aol.com

    BLAH BLAH BLAH Republican Neo cons ranting again, its a personal choice if he want to donate to anyone candidate. Bet you wouldnt be pissed if he gave it to Romney

    July 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  13. Lobster

    You guys on the right are just going MAAAAD over this news, huh? Soooo funny!

    July 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  14. Jones

    He doesn't really need to do this. All he needs to do is narrate a campaign commercial, that voice itself is worth a million dollars.

    July 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  15. Iowa girl

    At least Morgan is not afraid to state openly who he supports and to the amount he donated. Many other donors are hiding and trying to buy influence in the shadows. It's time ALL campaign donations become public records.

    July 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  16. Steveo

    "Pres. Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances," Freeman wrote. "He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry and protected the health care of every American. He has led our nation to be more tolerant and placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court."
    My Rebuttal:

    1. "Ended combat operations in Iraq". OK BUT this was scheduled to end BEFORE OBAMA got into office!
    2. "put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street". Didn't some bank/organization recently lose a couple BILLION dollars? NOT his fault BUT on his watch!
    3. "saved the auto industry" Ford needed no such help, nor did Totoya, Nissan, M-Benz, Kia, Hyundai, I realize they are NOT U.S. BUT they have plants here and employess people HERE! Unlike Fiskar!
    4. "Protected health care" ..TBD
    4."Led our nation to be more tolerant". NOT if you have a differing political and social philosophy! If you're G-A-Y your golden, If you G-O-P, you just out there!
    5. "placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court." Depends again you one political and social philosophy. How many impressive, accomplished women are now on government assistance while on his watch?

    That is all..FOR NOW!

    July 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • Steveo

      Steveo
      Your comment is awaiting moderation. (DOUBLE POST to get around moderation, sorry!)

      "Pres. Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circ-u-mstances," Freeman wrote. "He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry and protected the health care of every American. He has led our nation to be more tolerant and placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court."
      My Rebuttal:

      1. "Ended combat operations in Iraq". OK BUT this was scheduled to end BEFORE OBAMA got into office!
      2. "put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street". Didn't some bank/organization recently lose a couple BILLION dollars? NOT his fault BUT on his watch!
      3. "saved the auto industry" Ford needed no such help, nor did Totoya, Nissan, M-Benz, Kia, Hyundai, I realize they are NOT U.S. BUT they have plants here and employes people HERE! Unlike Fiskar!
      4. "Protected health care" ..TBD
      4."Led our nation to be more tolerant". NOT if you have a differing political and social philosophy! If you're G-A-Y your golden, If you G-O-P, you just out there!
      5. "placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court." Depends again you one political and social philosophy. How many impressive, accomplished women are now on government assistance while on his watch?

      That is all..FOR NOW!

      July 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
      • C-Lo

        Nice Steveo! To offer more, did Mr. Freeman give GHWB a million for his accomplishment of placing the first AA Supreme court justice? Did he give GWB a million for Placing the first AA WOMAN as Secretary of State (and has Clinton ever thanked either Condi or GWB for opening that door for her)?

        July 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
      • Steveo

        Thanks C-Lo!

        July 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
      • The REAL Truth...

        Well Steve – It all depends on ones viewpoint, and the GOP would never let TRUTH and FACTS get in the way of their viewpoint.
        1. "Ended combat operations in Iraq". OK BUT this was scheduled to end BEFORE OBAMA got into office! – ACTUALLY, no it was not. In late April 2007, the U.S. Congress passed a supplementary spending bill for Iraq that set a deadline for troop withdrawal of Dec 2011, but President Bush vetoed this bill soon afterwards. Troops were actually gone by Dec 8th, 2011.

        2. "put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street". Didn't some bank/organization recently lose a couple BILLION dollars? NOT his fault BUT on his watch! ***Yes, they did, but you can't legislate stupidity and that was the root cause of the loss... amazing how you can tie that back to being Obama's fault.. I mean really ???

        July 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
      • California

        Frank/Dodd really stopped people like Dimon from losing Billions. OPPS no it didn't.

        Actually yes Bush scheduled the Iraq war to end approximately at the time it did.

        July 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
      • California

        The REAL Truth... – Actually your name appears to be a politically correct name for yourself because it's obviously anything but truth.

        July 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
      • C-Lo

        "you can't legislate stupidity"??? Isn't that what the Left tries to do day in and day out?! "hey, lets protect people from themselves."
        Your whole post is rediculous. Steveo says explicitly that it was not Obama's fault. The whole idea of the legislation was the left's attempt to legislate stupidity, and by your own hand you prove it does not work.

        July 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        Keep drinking the kool-aid

        July 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        While you slurp slp from a straw, Frank.

        July 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
      • jean2009

        The GOP doesn't let truth, facts, historical dates, or columns published in their own right -wing rags like the New York Times and the Salt Lake Tribune.

        A hatchet job about Mitt Romney in Murdoch's New York Times? Do you really want people to buy that? I am not talking about Mitt's grandfather...I am talking about Mitt taking responsibility for his own previous actions...and my take on why I think Mr. Romney doesn't have the necessary character qualities I want in a President.
        I don't want a president who goes all out to get his own draft deferment while at the same time picketing the people who will be required to go die in his place.
        I want a president who believes enough in America to invest his money here not dodge taxes with off-shore bank accounts.
        I want a president who doesn't propose and pass a health care plan when he was governor and disavows it when he is running for president.
        I want a candidate who can explain how anyone retroactivally retires as CEO, when it is discovered his name was still as the owner and CEO on the company documents filed with the SEC 3 years after he left
        To me those traits spell a self-center, lacking in self accountability, flip-flopping opportunist.

        Would you rather have the same reveiw on Mr. Romney from another source? How about the Salt Lake Tribune?
        http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/54127287-82/romney-weasel-marriage-party.html.csp
        Obama-Biden 2012!

        July 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
      • Steveo

        Well real truth,
        1. This is from wikipedia

        "All US Forces were mandated to withdraw from Iraqi territory by 31 December 2011 under the terms of a bilateral agreement signed in 2008 by President Bush" As I said my post. This was scheduled BEFORE Obama got into office!

        Read what I said!

        2. I said it was NOT his fault but was ON his watch. once again, I spoke the truth. I understand stupidity cannot be legislated away but for rsome strange reason you fail to share that reasoning for events that occurred under Bush!

        Your remarks proved one major point!

        You did not READ what I wrote, if you did you would be agreement with me but only if you cared enough for the REAL TRUTH!

        July 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
      • Steveo

        Real truth,

        I can see where my post about the ending of the war could have confused you. I coud have worded it a little more clearly. I apologiize for that but while you were confused but California knew exactly what I was saying. Why? My guess, political philosophy!

        July 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
      • jean2009

        Oh BTW...the moderator is holding one of mine on another post.

        A hatchet job about Mitt Romney in Murdoch's New York Times? Do you really want people to buy that? I am not talking about Mitt's grandfather...I am talking about Mitt taking responsibility for his own previous actions...and my take on why I think Mr. Romney doesn't have the necessary character qualities I want in a President.
        I don't want a president who goes all out to get his own draft deferment while at the same time picketing the people who will be required to go die in his place.
        I want a president who believes enough in America to invest his money here not dodge taxes with off-shore bank accounts.
        I want a president who doesn't propose and pass a health care plan when he was governor and disavows it when he is running for president.
        I want a candidate who can explain how anyone retroactivally retires as CEO, when it is discovered his name was still as the owner and CEO on the company documents filed with the SEC 3 years after he left
        To me those traits spell a self-center, lacking in self accountability, flip-flopping opportunist.

        Would you rather have the same reveiw on Mr. Romney from another source? How about the Salt Lake Tribune?
        http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/54127287-82/romney-weasel-marriage-party.html.csp
        Obama-Biden 2012!

        July 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  17. Jay in NC

    Did not know that PBS paid so well.

    July 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • P-B.S.

      Mo' got his start in Government Broadcasting, funded by American Taxpayers. It's not surprising he throws money at the biggest Government Candidate for President the nation has ever seen.

      July 20, 2012 at 12:05 am |
  18. Sleepless in Cali

    Who the **** cares what Morgan Freeman says or thinks? It's simply a million because Obama is black - we all know that!

    July 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  19. tim grant

    Morgan Freeman giving 1 million isn't the point, at least we know who gave the money. God only knows, the reason why the dumbing down gop party doesn't want the names listed of their large donors...

    July 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  20. demwit

    Hey.., wasn't he a famous actor or something like that?

    July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • demwit

      Of course we all know that Morgan didn't do any of this on his own. without government help.

      July 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • Steveo

      As somebody alluded to (PBS)...The Electric Company, baby!

      July 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  21. CA Liberal

    Morgan Freeman is a smart man and sometimes plays God. I am happy he can help our president raise money to counter the Billionaire Boys Club that finances Romney.

    July 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • Steveo

      Played God? So Did George Burns! Your point is?

      July 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
      • The REAL Truth...

        Freeman = Burns ? What's your point ?

        July 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
      • Steveo

        Here is my point Freeman played God so did George Burns! Never said they were =, did.I?

        July 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
      • jean2009

        Heh! Burns and Freeman are a more believable choice.... doubt very much if Cheney, Norquist, and the Koch brothers would have been right fit the part.

        July 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
      • Steveo

        @Jean, too funny coming from a atheist! I am almost afraid to ask who else you'd enjoy playing God. Problem is I know who and I can give that individual"s current address!

        July 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
    • ohio

      Freeman is nothing more than another hollywood scag & is a racist he's made that clear the only reason he voted for obama is skin color

      July 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  22. DM

    Obama will need that money to try to spin his record of debt, deficits and unemployment!

    July 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  23. California

    Giving someone a million dollars based on the color of (Obama's) his skin is in itself being racist.

    July 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  24. California

    According to democrats only people with a difference of opinion (from their own) can be racist.

    July 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • jean2009

      Nine times out of ten that is the case.

      July 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  25. California

    HUSSEIN OBAMA IS ANYTHING BUT TRANSPARENT

    July 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  26. California

    The REAL Truth... = The FALSE Facts.....

    July 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  27. Frank Marshall Davis

    Amonix, another "Green" company bankrolled by Obama has declared bankruptcy. This brings the total cost to 2.5 billion in losses that the taxpayers will have to cough up. Thanks Obama

    July 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  28. Rodney

    Morgan Freeman has shown his "true colors" in that "COLOR" is what is most important to him. Well screw him in the ear. I have no use for this ignorant hasbeen.
    Attn: Hollyweird, I have gone through my entire collection of DVD movies REMOVING those in which Morgan Freeman has acted in. These DVDs are now broken into pieces and deposited in my trashcan for the city to haul to the landfill this week. Furthermore, I will NOT buy a ticket for or attend ANY future film in which this useless hasbeen is in, nor will I watch ANY such film on PPV, or any of the paid Premium channels I subscribe to on cable.

    July 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  29. Frank Marshall Davis

    You've got a business, you didn't build that – Lord Obama

    July 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • daveyoung

      Coming to a theatre near you -" Love Letters to Mao", starring Barack WhoseInsane Obama

      July 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  30. daveyoung

    Way to go Freeman – put yo munny where yo stupidity is

    July 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  31. daveyoung

    When you are a slave to your own pigment, you may in fact enjoy the Yoke of The DNC

    July 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  32. jerry

    well he can act...he just can't think...a donation by a racist I presume.

    July 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  33. dontbow

    He is a racist pig. Hes as racist as whoopi and about as dumb. No suprise he gives so much to buy a presidency. The country will soon be ran by hollywood. what a shame.

    July 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  34. GK

    Looks like Old Black Men are going to take the Democrapic party.

    July 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
  35. Aprophet

    you racist are out in full swing tonite... do you have your linen presses. how does it fill to hate.

    July 19, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  36. Phil Thomas

    Look folks let's not act like president Obama gets the respect that every president before him gets. Let's not act like his skin color does not motivate some of the hatred and makes some people even more motivated to dislike him him. If people want to be racist its thier prerogative but please spare us this skin color has nothing to do with it stuff because it does. the sad part is a lot of you idiots are voting against your own interest. Taxes are at a 30 year low, where are the higher taxes, gun laws are less strict, the economy is off life support. Stop with the Monday morning quarter backing, every major country in the world is hurting and Europe went the tea party route and were doing better than them. If we were the only country in an economic bind I might by the RNC party line but were not. Further more use common sense these guys created the environment that caused the economic meltdown and they think your dumb enough to give them another shot

    July 20, 2012 at 12:44 am |
    • Steveo

      How much respect did he give Bush? Remember how NOTHING was his fault but all of it was Bush? I am saying Bush was all that. Here is an example. Clinton torn up teh budgets of teh intel community, 9-11 happened with the first nine months of the Bush Administration, yet I don't recall Bush blaming the previous administration for jack! That is the difference!

      So we are voting against our own interests? Really?

      Europe went the Tea Party route? Correction, Europe has gone the Socialist route!

      July 20, 2012 at 9:10 am |
  37. jony

    At his age he can afford to waste his money

    July 20, 2012 at 6:06 am |
  38. DEcember 2012

    THE REPUBLITARDS ARE OUT IN FORCE. SO MUCH OUTRAGE! SO MUCH WHINING! IT'S LIKE WATCHING A MORGAN FREEMAN MOVIE!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    July 20, 2012 at 10:14 am |
    • Steveo

      Much better:

      We are saving you at least $11 for a ticket, $5 for a medium coke and $7 for a large popcorn and to top it all off, the hope is ..you're learning something positive from us! Plus nobody is asking you to turn off your cell phone!

      July 20, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  39. Robert

    Another of the Democrats million-billionaire club is donating to POTUS campaign. Lots of money on that side of the aisle! BO berating the rich means nothing to them.....he has to blame someone since he cannot accept responsibility himself. Just another day at the office....and the blame game goes on.

    July 20, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  40. NeeCee

    Reading this blog sounds like the ninety nine percent members on here can't handle the one percent member that has money to Blow! Yet they wanna cry foul if taxes are placed upon a few, go figure you smart folks go do the math!

    July 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Steveo

      What is interesting, to me, about your post is you claim this donation i the the equal to Freemen simply "blowing it". I will not debate his right to spend his money however he pleases. This is STILL America.. I am not debtaing Morgan Freeman. I am debating bloggers! When Freeman's taxes go up, willl his political donations go down? If it was me, yep!

      July 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  41. Take A Number

    Donating a million dollars to a person because he is the same race and has the same lack of moral values as you is the worse form of RACISM.

    July 29, 2012 at 8:12 am |
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