Monday, April 18, 2016

Here is George Clooney's MTP interview in its entirety.

This is important to share because since fairly early yesterday the only part of this interview that has been showing up repeatedly on the internet is this part: 


Let me start with dinner you co-hosted on Friday night, a big fundraiser. I know that you have plans for later tonight. Do you look at how much is being raised and, I think the cost of the friday night dinner $353,000 a couple to be a co-chair, do you look at it yourself and think, "That's an obscene amount of money?" 


Yes. I think it's an obscene amount of money. I think that, you know, we had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they're right to protest. They're absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money. The Sanders campaign when they talk about it is absolutely right. It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely.

That is the portion which has been pushed hard by the pro-Sanders people.

However as you watch Clooney's entire answer, and he is quite eloquent in his response, you learn that while he admits it is an obscene amount of money it is also a necessary amount of money as much of it is going to the Democratic party to support down ballot races.


  1. That is the portion which has been pushed hard by the pro-Sanders people.

    Of the money collected, $2700 went to Clinton's primary campaign, $2700 went to her general campaign, and all the rest was divided among a large number of donw-ticket candidates and the DNC. In contrast to this, it has been reported that the Sanders campaign has given financial aid to all of 3 down-ticket candicates.

    1. Anonymous1:20 PM

      Senile Bernie most likely wants a chunk of the money Hillary raised.

    2. Anonymous1:48 PM

      It is called down ticket bribery.

      All the promised or expected payoffs.

    3. Anonymous2:07 PM

      1:48 - guess you don't understand how much campaigns cost these days. Sad.

    4. Anonymous3:12 PM

      @ 1:18 pm
      You are an uneducated, ignorant fool.

    5. Anonymous3:53 PM

      3:12 - there is no 1:18. (Ha ha.Who's an uneducated fool?)

  2. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Thank you, George and Amal!

    1. Anonymous12:15 PM

      He certainly waited until the right girl came along and boy did she ever? He's so proud of her, rightfully so, but it's still sweet to see. They are so right for each other.

    2. Anonymous2:02 PM

      Could he not afford to slide her a sandwich every now and then? She's "eating disorder" thin. Alarmingly so, which is one of the reasons they haven't made baby yet.

    3. Anonymous2:08 PM

      2:02 - are you her gynecologist? Stay out of commenting on Amal's uterus unless you are. OK?

    4. Anonymous3:11 PM

      @ anon 2:02 pm
      Not every married couple wants to have a child.

    5. Anonymous8:04 PM

      More Bernie Bro Misogyny at 2:02 pm

  3. Anonymous11:56 AM

    I have hated hearing the one quote on TV. Today I heard a news anchor say that Clooney "admitted" it was an obscene amount of money, as if he had been hiding something!

    What's obscene is that this much money has to be raised.

    1. Right, and Clooney's point about funding down ballot races in the hopes of taking back the Senate and confirming Supreme Court Justices that will overturn Citizen's United is the argument that ALL of us should be making.

    2. Anonymous12:15 PM

      Amen, Gryph!

  4. Anonymous11:58 AM

    I know something's been reported on the huge cost of Bernie's trip to Rome. I haven't read those details yet.

    1. Anonymous1:22 PM

      He took a private jet to Italy and back. That is obscene. It most likely cost close to 1/2 million dollars for his folly to the Vatican ( and he isn't even catholic).

    2. Anonymous4:48 PM

      Plus what a waste of carbons. For a jet to go back and forth across the Atlantic.

      The fuel per gallon and carbon emissions must have been astronomical on a per person basis.

      Not very environmentally friendly that move was.

    3. Anonymous5:00 PM

      Ha. LOL.

      I tried to figure carbon footprint of Bernie's Fling Flight to be able to say he met with the pope.

      Only problem is the calculators assume that you are one of a full plane of other passengers.

      I guess they figure no one who claims to care about the environment would fly a basically empty plane to France and back.

      (Now I realize there are times and reasons for flying an empty plane. And that politicians in the heat of it are doing lots of flying. I'm not complaining.

      But, it seems to me that The Burn, or any politician who claims to want to represent the Democratic Party should factor the environmental cost into such a decision and have a ready answer.

      Somethings being bigger than politics is NOT the correct answer.

      He apparently decided that pretending to care about Catholics was more important than staying home and meeting face-to-face with a bunch of Catholics.

      Oh, right. The pope "represents" Catholics, so he can see him and "count" as meeting with them all.)

      I was raised Catholic and haven't gone to church in ages, but this whole go see the Pope thing really irritates me. Can you tell?

      The big make-or-break primary coming up in just days and he stops everything to fly across the Atlantic to see a guy he doesn't even believe in or support?

      Sounds like something Trump would do just for the response he'd get and the free publicity from the preperousness of it.

    4. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Who paid for that trip? I hear his supporters say he went to "meet with the pope"? But Pope says no, he just greeted him, so WTF did bernie go there? In the middle of a campaign? Can you imagine if Hillary did that? They'd have a flippin cow!

  5. Anonymous12:13 PM

    It's not "an obscene amount", it's many small amounts, the smallest being Hillary's.

    That's what it cost for all the contributions to the various candidates across America- and the people attending the fundraiser can all afford it.

    Sanders must be so jealous that all his Hollywood fans are happy to ride his bandwagon but he has to use campaign funds because they're not springing for a private jet to Rome for Sanders and his family of grifters.

  6. Anonymous12:18 PM

    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

      He's a nightmare! Go away, Bernie!

    2. Anonymous1:19 PM


    3. Anonymous2:00 PM

      "Hillary Victory Fund reported receiving individual contributions as high at $353,400 or more, "which is over 130 times the $2,700 limit that applies for contributions to Secretary Clinton's campaign."

      "Bernie 2016 is particularly concerned that these extremely large-dollar individual contributions have been used by the Hillary Victory Fund to pay for more than $7.8 million in direct mail efforts and over $8.6 million in online advertising, both of which appear to benefit only HFA by generating low dollar contributions that flow only to HFA, rather than to the DNC or any of the participating state party committees," the letter says."
      Here ya go:

    4. Anonymous2:35 PM

      Maybe Bernie doesn't want democrats elected to congress.

    5. Anonymous2:38 PM

      Go back to Vermont, Bernie. You're no Democrat. I think I'll join protestors against him in CA.

    6. Anonymous8:14 PM

      Anonymous2:00 PM
      Explain the private jet please.

  7. Anonymous12:26 PM

    I remember the good old days when the media was accused of having a right-wing bias, a vast right-wing conspiracy, if you will.

    Now I'm supposed to believe there's a Sanders media conspiracy on top of that? Where's my pearls? I feel the need to clutch. Frank?! Have you seen my fainting couch? I may need that too.

  8. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Good to see this. My opinion of Clooney just skyrocketed. He gets it and I love it!

    1. Anonymous8:25 PM

      12:48 I took your comment as a suggestion to watch this and am glad I did. It was interesting and Clooney is so cool and thoughtful.

      And his comments do seem to be taken out of context as he says it should cost so much to run for office, but it does and he's fighting to get rid of Citizens United by getting a liberal appointed to the Supreme Court.

      He didn't mention it, but that would also go a long way to keeping Roe vs Wade safe in the Supreme Court.

  9. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Down Ballot Races!

    Just a euphemism for...

    Super-delegate bribery!

    How the DNC and 33 States Used Loopholes to Funnel Millions Into the 'Hillary Victory Fund'

    $26 million went into the Clinton campaign before a single vote was cast.

    Ahhh...corruption. What a way to run/own a political party. Right outta the RW playbook.

    1. Anonymous2:09 PM

      Please go vote for Nader after Bernie loses tomorrow. Thank you!

    2. Anonymous2:54 PM

      WAHHHHHH!!!! WAHHHHHH!!!!!

    3. Anonymous3:23 PM


      Nader isn't running this time, hasn't for a while, but I've been voting for Jill Stein, Green Party, last two elections and this one.

    4. Anonymous3:44 PM

      Anybody that's buying the "down ticket" horseshit from HRC is moronic.

    5. Anonymous3:51 PM

      Jill Stein = Nader, @3:23

    6. Anonymous7:49 PM

      Does Jill Stein own the Green Party, 3:23? Do they ever get anybody else to run in that "Party"? You must be so proud of yourself.

    7. Anonymous8:16 PM

      Didn't Bernie VOTE for the Superdelagates?
      He knew all about "the system" before he joined the race, after all...
      BTW who paid for this?
      Oh his campaign, how silly of me. Can you imagine if Hillary did this? I bet you can. Please explain.

  10. Anonymous1:53 PM

    I see Radaronline as an article about Bernie's wife and the bank fraud she pulled off in 2011, no wonder he won't release his tax returns. Looks like the Catholic diocese is going to sue Jane for the 1.5 million they are owed.

    1. Anonymous2:10 PM

      More on Shady Lady Jane:

    2. Anonymous7:52 PM

      Speaking of lawsuits, how many law suits has the Sanders campaign launched against the DNC this year? Is it two, three, or more?

  11. Anonymous2:01 PM

    Meh, rich people are always involved in politics. The rest of us only donate money to causes that are tax deductible, such as public radio or TV. Not many can afford to donate to political causes unless you are rich enough to not care that it's not deductible.

  12. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Harp on, Bernie. I will vote democratic no matter who comes out on top, but this "get off my awn stuff" mad grandpa stuff is getting old FAST.

  13. Anonymous3:03 PM

    You serfs all have figured out your positions in life well, Hillary and George must be pleased. Heap praise on their $30,000 a plate dinners and kiss the ground they walk on. I'm sure they have all of you and your best interests in their thoughts.

    1. Anonymous5:16 PM

      What do you do for those less fortunate, besides run your mouth?

    2. Anonymous5:23 PM

      Lol 5:16, protector of the queen.

  14. Anonymous3:28 PM

    Unless Sanders files a formal complaint, there will be speculation that the motive behind the allegation is political. The Sanders campaign could be trying to change the conversation ahead of the New York primary.

    "Unless Sanders files a formal complaint, there will be speculation that the motive behind the allegation is political. The Sanders campaign could be trying to change the conversation ahead of the New York primary."

  15. A Superfan In Atlanta3:53 PM


    False Delegate Counts, By Media Institution
    (from most inaccurate delegate count to least inaccurate count)

    Here’s how big a favor the media is presently doing Mrs. Clinton — who, again, leads Senator Sanders by just 194 delegates:
    CBS: 695 *
    Politico: 672 *
    NBC: 664 *
    ABC: 244
    Fox News: 244
    RealClearPolitics: 244
    CNN: 229
    New York Times: 220
    FiveThirtyEight: 206

    * Network falsely includes super-delegates in delegate count, against the express demand of the Democratic National Committee.


    It would be condescending to say "Wake Up" so I'll just leave it at 'Just sayin'
    . . .
    Spike Lee Bernie Ad (Excellent & Inspiring!)

    1. Anonymous7:58 PM

      Please report Wednesday what the delegate counts are. Thanks for not being condescending that would just be rude, just sayin'.

  16. Anonymous4:05 PM

    O/T - another Bernie casualty. Dr. Paul Song resigns from Courage Campaign board after "Democratic whore" comment -

  17. Anonymous6:56 PM

    Warren~Clooney 2016

  18. Anonymous7:13 PM

    They just played the explanation part on the daily show.


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