Sarandon Has Choice Words For Mitt Romney

On Current TV, Susan Sarandon and Joy Behar discuss Mitt Romney's biting remarks about the nation's low-income population.

Susan Sarandon respons to Mitt Romney's 47% comments.

Susan Sarandon is no stranger to politics and speaking her mind. Sarandon made headlines again today for comments she made about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Susan was a guest on Joy Behar's Say Anything! show on upstart network Current TV, and she made it perfectly clear she does not agree with Mitt Romney's viewpoint on publicly funded social programs.

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On the show, Joy Behar asked Susan Sarandon about her thoughts on the recent Mitt Romney gaffe — Romney was unknowingly recorded at a fundraiser at which he made the following remarks about the nation's low-income voters:

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president [Obama] no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That ... that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what ... These are people who pay no income tax."

Sarandon laughed as she replied, "I'm so entertained. I'm very happy that he's just so entertaining. I don't know if it's going to cost him [the election], I mean, I think a lot of people agree with him in seeing things that way. I guess it will mostly affect the swing voters, and I think it's an interesting few days on the campaign trail to see how he deals with that. But I don't think [his speech] was really new information."

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Behar continued and agreed with Sarandon that Romney's remarks were not shocking to most people, but nonetheless painted the Republican Presidential nominee as Ebenezer Scrooge — the miserly, rich character from Charles Dickens' classic story, "A Christmas Carol." Sarandon nodded at Behar's characterization and said, "Well, I think that's what he is ... and a lot of the people he's talking about pay taxes, so I don't know what he's thinking."

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Comments on "Susan Sarandon and Joy Behar think Romney is Scrooge"

Maureen McLaughlin October 04, 2012 | 4:42 PM

Joy Behar and Susan Saradon are both idiots. When did you ever hear of Joy Behar or Susan Saradon saying something positive about how great Ronald Regan was, or the successful economy during the George Bush administration. How much did Susan or Joy Behar ha ha donate to charity? It's so obvious that they are left wing Liberals who think they can use their "C List" celebrity status to sway votes. TELL the TRUTH...Obama has made a MESS out or an already bad economy. Obama Doesn't have a Clue what he is doing. There is NO ONE in middle America who can honestly say that things have gotten better under the OBAMA-NATION. Say what you want, Obama needs to be FIRED!

West Granger September 24, 2012 | 11:06 AM

I guess neither of these women know much about Romney. At least aside from the image of him fabricated by the democrats. He is a kind, caring and extremely generous man. He spent years as an unpaid Pastor for his church where he spent long hours quietly serving the poor and needy. There countless people who are grateful for his kindness and who surely are amazing by the scrooge-like image he receives from the media.

Kelly September 19, 2012 | 8:48 AM

I agree with Susan. I wish people would understand that there are plenty of us who are Democrats and pay our taxes, not to mention also sales tax, gas tax and property tax. I certainly don't think I'm a victim and these entitlements that GOP's are always complaining about aren't entitlements at all. We pay into social security and medicare with our paychecks. We pay into to this system with our hard earned money. Why shouldn't we able to use it?

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