Angie Harmon: I'm Not Racist Because I Disagree With Obama
Angie Harmon is not afraid to come out and say she doesn’t like how President Obama is handling the job — but she’s sick of having to defend herself from being deemed a racist.
"Here's my problem with this, I'm just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist," Harmon told Tarts at Thursday’s Los Angeles launch of the new eyelash-growing formula, Latisse. "But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he's doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay … I'm still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we've got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that's the thing I really don't appreciate. If I'm going to disagree with my President, that doesn't make me a racist. If I was to disagree with W, that doesn't make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous."
Speaking of dislikes, the starlet has also had enough of the double-standards in the media.
"I do think McCain would have done a better job, only because I think he has more experience. I also think if W or John McCain or Reagan would have gone and done a talk show, the backlash would have been so huge and in his face, and ‘What is our president doing? How unclassy!’ But Obama does it and no one says anything," Harmon said.
And in spite of the scornful opinions most of her Tinseltown counterparts have shared on Gov. Sarah Palin, Harmon remains a true fan.
"I admire any kind of woman like her. My whole motto is to know what I stand for and know what I don't stand for and have the courage to live my life accordingly and she does exactly that. The fact that this woman has made the decisions she's made and literally lived her life according to that and takes heat for it is absolutely disgusting to me," she added. "People cannot look at this woman. I really think they're afraid of her and her morals, ethics and values and the fact that she hangs on them. Is she the most experienced person in the world? But she was running to be the Vice President, so we then put the most inexperienced person as the President. That didn't make any sense to me."
However Harmon is definitely in the Hollywood minority when it comes to her criticism of Obama as other lasses at the Latisse party were quick to advocate their unequivocal support.
"The sort of criticism over the last couple of weeks is a bit unfounded, he's been in office for barely any time and I think he inherited a lot on his plate and he's doing a pretty remarkable job," quipped Mandy Moore. "I think it's cool that he went on Leno and I watched the "60 minutes" interview as well last week. The guy is just so articulate and he is so well versed in something that is so new to him and I think he has a good team around him. It sounds cliché, but he makes me feel proud to be an American."
Debra Messing also told Tarts that our new President is not only meeting her expectations, but going far beyond.
"He is thoughtful and considerate and he gets all the information before he speaks which I think is a wonderful quality for the ruler of the free world to have," she explained.
The ladies of "Entourage" certainly showed their Obama-loyalty too.
"It's not an over night process. It's going to get worse before it gets better; we're all kind of in the same boat now. Everybody's broke and everybody's struggling and he makes me feel like I know him and that I know Michelle and that they’re like us and they’re out to try to save the USA. It's just an amazing period to watch him take on these challenges and everyday in the news to hear about AIG or possibly global currency changing, it's incredible. He's facing big challenges and he's got a lot of support and I'm just praying things get better," Debi Mazar said, while co-star Perrey Reeves added that Obama is a "wonderful leader" and she’s looking forward to his future endeavors.
Angie Harmon said what so many Americans are feeling and trying desperately to say. I don't agree with Obama's policies... flat out. I don't care what jacket he wears or what tie he happens to put on. I don't care if his skin is darker or lighter than mine. What I care about is the direction he's taking our country.
Please view above (in blue) Mandy Moore's comment about his appearance on Leno.
She says "I think it's cool that he went on Leno and I watched the "60 minutes" interview as well last week. The guy is just so articulate and he is so well versed in something that is so new to him...".
Hello? How was his moment on Leno when he insulted the individuals participating in the Special Olympics in any way what-so-ever articulate and well versed? The man can't go anywhere without someone telling him what to say on his teleprompter. And what's this garbage about being well versed in something that is so new to him? How can that possibly make you feel proud or in any way secure? I know I'm not feeling safe knowing that our president doesn't know what he's doing... learning as you go as president is not impressive.
Then we have Debra Messing say (in green above) that "He is thoughtful and considerate and he gets all the information before he speaks which I think is a wonderful quality for the ruler of the free world to have."
Oh? How is it thoughtful of him to say that since he bowled horribly that he is somehow lowered to the Special Olympics? And since when did our President become the RULER of the free world? I thought our president was our leader... not our ruler. Apparently she doesn't realize that we don't actually have tyrants, kings or... what's the word I'm looking for... oh yeah... RULERS here in America.
Here's a look at our thoughtful and considerate president making an off-handed remark. Check out the comments... apparently some people think we should give him a break because he's only human. SORRY... I think you give up THAT title when you take on the new title of PRESIDENT of the United States of America.
His other fan, Debi Mazar (in purple), feels "he's facing big challenges and he's got a lot of support and I'm just praying things get better." Well you better pray hard Debi and based on the fact some politicians want to make worshiping Jesus not allowed in certain areas, you better starting looking to Allah.
Maybe Debi should get used to this sign because if David Hamilton gets his way, he'll make sure it's true.
Angie Harmon: "If I Disagree With Obama It's Not Because I'm a Racist"