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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:35 PM
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Rober De Niro Speaks and we should ALL be listening.
Excellent interview by a venerated and prolific actor who seems to be very politically savvy as well:

http://www.movieline.com/2011/04/at-tribeca-robert-de-n...
Contemporary politics have him as frustrated as everybody else.
De Niro was perhaps never more animated and expressive than when asked about the current political climate in the United States. I think of the possibility of the government being shut down, and I say, How did we get to this point? he said. I remember it happened years ago. And I just say, How did we ever get to that point? Because the people who suffer are the one who have jobs where every week, theyve gotta make these payments. How did we get there? What is this about? This is crazy. And I know Obama was trying to bridge the gap. His intentions are really good. Maybe some things are not as good as we all would like, but his intentions were right. A lot of these guys, their intentions are not even good. Theyre just playing the game. And theyre playing with peoples lives.

A lot of people believe that this is as far apart as the two ideological sides of our country have been, Williams said. We keep saying that, and then a month later, they break their own pledge, and they get even further apart. Do you ever see it coming together? As I like to put it to people, if 9/11 didnt do it if 9/11 didnt leave us more unified what would?

Well, were unified in certain ways in this country, and in certain ways were not, to me, De Niro responded, particularly baffled by certain Republicans in Washington and elsewhere who speak a lot of nonsense. I wont mention names, but certain people in the news the last couple weeks, just, what are they doing? Its crazy. Theyre making statements about people that they dont even back up. Go get the facts before you start saying things about people. Its like a big hustle. Its like being a car salesman. Dont go out there and say things unless you can back them up. How dare you? Thats awful to do. To just go out and speak and say these terrible things? Unless you just wanna get over and get the job. Its crazy.


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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:38 PM
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1. DeNiro is mostly apolitical. Nobody would mix him up with Alec Baldwin.
So when DeNiro has an opinion about Trump and the political process, it must mean a lot to him to make him go on the record.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:40 PM
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2. "I heard things." nt
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