I'm sure I've enjoyed the work of a great many artists whose views do not overlap my own, but there does come a point when someone makes their views so much a part of their persona, it's hard to forget what they stand for when they're singing, dancing or even acting for you. (As many times as I've seen Connie Stevens at autograph shows, knowing she gave $$$ to Allen West—knowing she is that far right—has kept me away. I just can't do it.)
I assume millions of righties can't really enjoy Rosie O'Donnell's stand-up comedy, and I know I cringe at the work of Kelsey Grammer, among many others.
But I rarely am so turned off by a fellow liberal that I can't stand their face anymore. I think that point has been reached with loony Rosario Dawson (no big loss anyway) and maybe also with equally loony Susan Sarandon. Great actress, but after helping to give us President Bush with her high-profile Naderism, she has taken her support of Bernie Sanders into icky territory, saying Trump is less dangerous than Hillary because his policies are less clear.
So being an outspoken racist with thin skin is preferable to a liberal who is too centrist for ya, Susan? Come on. I don't begrudge anyone for not loving everything about Hillary Clinton, but you're not a liberal and never were if you despise one person that much—or fear one liberal's policies that much—that you would imply a Republican like Trump is preferable. To be clear, this doesn't apply to less fascistic Republicans, though I'd still be giving side-eye. Trump is not fooling around, and his erratic persona would be infinitely more dangerous than any wildly-guessed-about hunches that Hillary would have us “in Iran in two seconds,” as the all-knowing Sarandon has stated.
Sadly, Sarandon is an opportunistic dick regarding Hillary's e-mail scandal, asserting that Hillary will inevitably be indicted (most observers whose greatest achievement isn't an Oscar for playing a nun disagree). The anti-Hillary crowd is mostly, but not exclusively Republican, as evidenced by the long-running committee formed to investigate the goings-on at Benghazi. To be sure, it was a serious event, but get a load of this, from The New York Times:
The Benghazi committee, which was set up in May 2014, has been operational for longer than the 9/11 Commission was. It has dragged on longer than congressional investigations into the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of President Kennedy, Watergate, the Iran-contra scandal, the 1983 bombing that killed 241 American service members in Beirut and the response to Hurricane Katrina.
People like Sarandon, hoping to gain leverage for her candidate, and her world view, thrive on the existence of a phony committee like this, and an asinine scandal like the one swirling around Hillary's e-mails. And that is morally bankrupt. You can be ideologically way against someone and still not hop on lynch-mob bandwagons that weaken our system and drain much-needed dollars from our coffers.
So, I might have to skip Sarandon's projects going forward, including the one where she plays Bette Davis, because all I can see is a frothy-mouthed kook at this point, which is sad.