Renowned Actress Susan Sarandon has already made it clear that she will not vote with her vagina, but if Bernie Sanders doesn’t win the Democratic primary, she may not pull the lever with anything else, either. In an interview with Chris Hayes on Monday night’s All In with Chris Hayes, Sarandon did some next-level surrogacy for the insurgent candidate by telling Hayes that the “Bernie or Bust” crowd are just “principled” people who won’t vote for a lying liar like Hillary Clinton, or anyone else who isn’t pure like Bernie:
When Hayes asked Sarandon “Isn’t that crazy?”, he actually hadn’t heard nothin’ yet, because she was just getting warmed up. Asked if she would sit out the election if Hillary wins the nomination, and runs against Donald Trump, she insisted she might let Trump win, for women’s rights:
So, Sarandon’s theory of the case is that if Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton, it will be better for women’s rights and minimum wage workers and small farmers because Trump will be so horrible that the damage he does in four years will be outweighed by the groundswell of political opposition he will spark. Apparently, the Supreme Court justices he gets to appoint won’t spend a generation undermining Roe v. Wade, or strengthening Citizens United, or gutting voting rights. Well, I guess that last one doesn’t mater much to Sarandon if Bernie’s not on the ballot.
If you think Sarandon is insane for being willing to put Trump in office rather than vote for Hillary, consider that in 2008, she said she’d move out of America if John McCain were elected:
“If McCain gets in, it’s going to be very, very dangerous,” she says.
“It’s a critical time, but I have faith in the American people. If they prove me wrong, I’ll be checking out a move to Italy. Maybe Canada, I don’t know. We’re at an abyss.”
Now, McCain was no bed of roses, but she said that months before anyone had heard the name Sarah Palin, so she was ready to self-deport over McCain, but Donald Trump is okay?
There is a lot of energy being devoted to telling Bernie Sanders fans what they have to do if Hillary wins, and even Bernie Sanders will tell them to vote for Hillary, but I’m not going to do that. To me, the most contemptible thing you can do in a democracy is not vote, for whatever reason, for whichever party or candidate. My only wish for the “Bernie or Bust” crowd is that, come November, Bernie or not, they cast a vote for someone. If not, then they can all shut the entire f*ck up, forever.
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