Recently in Sundance, Robert Redford gave a press conference at the recent Sundance Film Festival in which he expressed his feelings about the GOP race. He tried to downplay his disgust by saying he didn’t want the conference to be a ‘political discussion’ yet he went on to be very, well, political.
Before he articulated his disdain for the little people, he prefaced it by letting the press know he’s a very European kind of guy.
An obviously liberal-slanted reporter asked Redford his thoughts about “US policies towards filmmakers in contrast to Europe’s” and asked whether he believed Mitt Romney was someone who would “prefer a US blockbuster like ‘Transformers’” rather than an independent film.
Redford said, “In terms of what’s going on there… in terms of Mitt Romney. I mean, I’m not going to get into politics. The fact is you can see the (Republican) debates going on, this mushroom cloud of ego hovering over everybody. It’s kind of silly and stupid and I’m sorry about it… Mitt Romney can go and see what he wants to see. If he likes ‘Transformers,’ great, it’s there for him, but that’s not where we are.”
He then brought up the fact that he’s a very European-kind-of-guy—making sure the press understood how much more enlightened he apparently is than those silly little Republicans.
“For years and years and years, you’ve all experienced what we had to live with, the fact that other countries are far more supportive of their artists than we are,” Redford complained. “But when you have congressional narrow-minded people, people who are afraid of change when change is the only thing that succeeds, the only thing we know is going to happen is that things are going to change.”
Yeah, Robert Redford, all us poor, simple-minded folks are soooooo afraid of “change”. We stupid GOP-types want to cling to our silly guns and religion and that crusty old Constitution. Silly us…
“There are people that are afraid of it, so they fight it,” Redford continued. “I think it’s just tragic that we don’t support our artists more than we do. And as long as we’re going to have that kind of thinking in Congress, we’re going to have to fight it.”
And there goes another liberal THREATENING us and calling for a fight. (Weren’t we supposed to stop that stuff when the crazy guy shot the congresswoman??)
“We’re going to have to fight it,” says the old actor who was once very cute in “The Way We Were” and “The Sting” but got really ugly when he started talking in real life.
How much more CHANGE do elitists like Robert Redford really want in America? Maybe he and his ilk should stop hanging out in multi-million dollar chateaus throughout the world drinking champagne and mixing with the Beautiful People and find out what’s REALLY going on in Europe.
I’m so sick of liberals—politicians, actors, occupiers—degrading America and denying her exceptionalism. THIS is why we’re where we are in 2012 and it’s not going to get better until we stand up to these bullies. Sheesh.