Samuel L. Jackson isn’t mincing words when he talks about the 2016 presidential election. The world-famous actor has let it be known that he is backing the Dems, a move that may have shocked fans that don’t know his activist side. Jackson is a life-long southern Democrat, and he’s looking to the Democratic party, whether it be Hillary or Bernie, to change the current state of being.
Unfortunately, having a Democrat in the White House hasn’t stopped Republicans from changing the face of America completely. Once they sullied our name, they blamed it on the president, because it could be no one else’s fault that the country has gone to sh*t, right?
Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter that he was “gonna vote for Hillary” but he also “love[s] Bernie – Bernie’s a man of the people.” He then basically said he was voting Hillary because he believed that she could keep Bernie from receiving the nomination…and with that kind of thinking, she very well could.
Regardless of the fact that Jackson plays golf with Donald Trump, (for some reason) Jackson has made it known that he does not want him to be President. Since this is all just a gig to gain fame in Trump’s eyes, the two will likely remain friends. Speaking about Muslim-Americans, Jackson said:
“They have fallen under the veil of suspicion because a few other people who share their religion have committed atrocities against their countrymen.”
Citing the recent events in Paris, San Bernardino, and Fort Hood, Jackson says they have given Republicans:
“..a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men.”
When talking about Republicans as a whole, Jackson says they are all the same, only some hide it better than Trump:
“There’s absolutely nothing I can do. There are some other people that aren’t as open about what he’s [Trump] saying that are running also, you know, that are just as crazy, that have just as much ill-will toward the common man — and not just the common black man.”
Occupy Democrats said this about Jackson:
“Jackson recognizes the hatred and contempt felt for the common man by the Republican elite. Trump and his party have spewed hate and resentment that has been directly responsible for not only local acts of violence against Muslim-Americans – but the hateful rhetoric that has flamed the resurgence of white-racist groups like the KKK – while advocating support for corporatist policies that favor only the rich oligarchs and corporations in this country.”
Jackson is also not very happy with Congress, because they get very little done that would positively effect the greater good. The Republican run bicameral legislature blocks any bill put forth by a Democrat, unless that Democrat is willing to make the bill into something Republicans approve of. Progressive bills are shot down almost immediately or taken off the docket just before time to vote. Jackson says he is looking to Hillary to put an end to those Republicans, like Rubio, who barely even show up for work:
“And hopefully she can open up the skeletal files of those do-nothing assh*les that go to work, like, four times a year and not vote on things and threaten them with whatever she and Bill [Clinton] uncovered on them years ago and make ’em do something and we can get something done.”
While we would surely hope so, Samuel, we don’t really know the motives of capitalism-loving Hillary Clinton. Jackson says it doesn’t matter to him if Bernie or Hillary get the nomination because, “I’m forever a Democrat and I’m gonna vote Blue.” While I don’t share his enthusiasm in voting for Hillary, I will also vote blue regardless. Below is a hilarious ad put out by Jackson in support of Barack Obama’s re-election in 2008.
Video courtesy of todayepicvideos via YouTube: