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Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:23 AM

 

WTF! Bernie Says "Thank YOU,George Clooney - obscene amount of money"

We were really disappointed in George Clooney doing the $353,000.00 per couple fund raiser for Hillary (mainly because of his upcoming anti-Wall Street movie, and we were having real discussions about asking him to play Romney in our eToys fraud cae movie). Then - TODAY - Bernie's campaign sends me an email titled "Thank YOU, George Clooney".

WTF!

Turns out that George Clooney was being interviewed, live, on NBC, about the Hillary fundraiser, and was quoted stating:

"It is an obscene amount of money, the Sanders campaign when they talk about it is absolutely right. Itís ridiculous that we have this kind of money in politics."

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Hey - GEORGE - I've got an idea for you, how about you hold a $27 per person fund raiser and you open remark for Bernie?

just sayin........
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[font size=6 color=red]]UPDATE[/font]


Thanks to everybody for providing information - reflections - and diverse voting.

i'm placing - here - in this update, the 2 videos provided by 'Go Vols' (er... Vandy's opponent)

First video is the Clooney interview





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This is Bernie Sanders response



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Can't believe George Clooney did Hillary $353k fundraiser
0 (0%)
WOW - this is a Clooney apology
2 (18%)
George is right and explained his reasoning - well
1 (9%)
Hope he gets behind Bernie - too
1 (9%)
All of the Above
5 (45%)
George is all Hill - and Bill
2 (18%)
Laser is out of his gord
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Reply WTF! Bernie Says "Thank YOU,George Clooney - obscene amount of money" (Original post)
laserhaas Apr 2016 OP
Joob Apr 2016 #1
laserhaas Apr 2016 #3
Joob Apr 2016 #5
Skwmom Apr 2016 #8
northernsouthern Apr 2016 #2
laserhaas Apr 2016 #4
northernsouthern Apr 2016 #13
laserhaas Apr 2016 #14
IamMab Apr 2016 #6
KoKo Apr 2016 #11
IADEMO2004 Apr 2016 #7
orpupilofnature57 Apr 2016 #9
laserhaas Apr 2016 #10
SwampG8r Apr 2016 #12
laserhaas Apr 2016 #19
Baitball Blogger Apr 2016 #15
Go Vols Apr 2016 #16
litlbilly Apr 2016 #17
msongs Apr 2016 #18

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:26 AM

1. I don't like it any more than you do, but don't hold him accountable geez. He's just an Actor.

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Response to Joob (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:28 AM

3. Not so "just an actor" - His backing helped Obama heretofore

 

and - as the $353K price tag makes note of

Clooney's time and words are consequential

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:32 AM

5. Yeah, the guy didn't have to say anything. He's clearly questioning himself right now.

Let him go through it on his own, you think attacking him is going to help?

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:34 AM

8. And tax cuts for the wealthy were made permanent. Score one for Clooney. Though with the way

Clooney and Warren Buffet talk I'm surprised they didn't refuse the tax break.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:27 AM

2. I like that he said that.

 

It was powerful that he just said it with out even hesitating. Was there more to the interview where he explained why he did the fund raising? I think many say it is a necessary evil to counter balance the right.

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Response to northernsouthern (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:29 AM

4. YES - he explained (believes) the fundraiser goes to down tickets

 

But his doing a $27 fundraiser for Bernie - would say a lot more

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:16 PM

13. It would be nice if he did something

 

But what he said on national tv with the tone he took was very powerful. He did not miss a single beat on the response.

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Response to northernsouthern (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:40 PM

14. Concur....

 

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:32 AM

6. More to the quote and segment than just that...

 

"I think the Clinton campaign has not been very good at explaining this and this is the truth: the overwhelming amount of money that we're raising, and it is a lot but the overwhelming amount of the money that we're raising, is not going to Hillary to run for President, it's going to the down ballot ticket," he said.


Also...

"The Supreme Court can overturn Citizens United and get this obscene, ridiculous amount of money out so I never have to do a fundraiser again," he said. "And that's why I'm doing it."

The superhero-playing actor has his sights firmly set on electing Democratic candidates so that a liberal minded justice can be confirmed to the court in the last-best-hope of revising campaign finance laws for good.


All of this context seems to be missing from the OP for some reason. Strange, right?

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Response to IamMab (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:44 AM

11. That money could also be going to pay Super Delegates, though.

Down ballet candidates can be Super Delegates.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:38 AM

9. I like George, but identifying the problem doesn't mean You're not part of it, and whenever anyone is

 

asked why they support Hillary they always come with the same lame " I've known her for 20 yrs " with no real reason for the support . I voted I hope he gets behind Bernie too .

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:41 AM

10. His actions were disappointing (especially given the upcoming Wall Street fraud movie)

 

Many - including me - were going to stay away from the film

If nothing else, this was a smart cowtow - cause I'm now (anxiously) agreeing to see his Wall Street film

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:48 AM

12. I wasnt sure what a gord was

So i voted gord

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 02:19 PM

19. Ha Ha - my therapist said the same thing

 

She didn't know what it is - that I am

so she put down - odd

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:46 PM

15. There is a difference between good and great.

Clooney is good, but by aiding and abetting a process that he knows is problematic, it shows that he falls short of greatness.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:58 PM

16. :/



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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:59 PM

17. Hill must have done something to piss George off.

 

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 01:04 PM

18. the new messiah uses deceit to promote its case. nice nt

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