Straight Up & Down: Sean Penn Voices His Opinion On The Tea Party


During his appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the actor said he believes the Tea Party exists only to get President Obama out of the White House. Below is the quote he mentioned during the interview. Is the Tea Party racist to that extent? These are some pretty strong words!

“You have what I call the ‘Get the N-word out of the White House party,’ the Tea Party; this kind of sensibility, which is much more of a distraction. I don’t think there’s any doubt about it: If you ask any representative of the Tea Party, ‘OK, Social Security, socialist, get rid of it? They’re going to get very confused. At the end of the day, there’s a big bubble coming out of their heads, saying, ‘Can we just lynch him?”