You heard about Ted Nugent being investigated by the Secret Service for giving a fiery speech at the National Rifle Association’s yearly meeting, right?
The one where he said stuff that could be construed as “threatening” to President Obama. That is if you have no sense of humor.
Now I hear Susan Sarandon was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and insists her phone is being tapped by the Government. For what? Unless it’s deemed that her movies are a threat to National Security (which outside of her role as “Janet” in the Rocky Horror Picture Shadow and a scene with Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger – is entirely plausible).
Why would an arch liberal like Ms. Sarandon be deemed too risky to go to the White House?
Having perused her history of political activism, I don’t see anything outside the mainstream. Among her long list of affiliations and activism there’s EMILY’s List, a money bundler for liberal female candidates, she served as a chair on Ralph Nader’s Presidential Campaign in 2000, participated in numerous anti-war rallies and was even named a Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund).
I don’t even see where even the Bush White House would consider Sarandon a threat- let alone a Leftist President like Obama.
I voted for Nader in 2000, supported liberal female Kathleen Sebelius for Governor of Kansas, marched in anti-war rallies and think UNICEF is one of the few worthwhile agencies at the United Nations…
Am I on a watch list too?
Nah, I’m probably too confusing for the “Watchers” to classify since I worked for Bush in 2004 and am a lifetime member of the NRA and multiple other right leaning clubs and organizations.
What is going on in the United States of America where Ted Nugent is being investigated for exercising free speech and Susan Sarandon for exercising freedom of assembly? Two rights that firmly ensconced in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights for goodness sakes!
If even the rich and the famous are being persecuted for their political beliefs, what does the Government plan to do with “regular” Citizens who disagree with their practices and policies?