Susan Sarandon ‘blasts’ Democrats because she doesn’t understand math

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I haven’t covered anything Susan Sarandon-related in nearly a year, when she was doing campaign events on behalf of Bernie Sanders and threatening Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren. As the years pass, I really do think Sarandon just has a fundamental problem with women in powerful positions. She just has a particular hate-on for the Hillarys, Nancys and Liz Warrens of the world, women who make compromises and deals and act like adults. Sarandon is an immature, all-or-nothing political dilettante who voted for Jill Stein in 2016 and actively hoped that Donald Trump would beat Hillary Clinton. Her privilege knows no bounds. But look, like so many self-proclaimed “leftists,” Sarandon now thinks that she has some kind of moral authority to challenge President Joe Biden on… math.

Actress Susan Sarandon blasted Democrats on Thursday, accusing them of pulling a “bait and switch” when it comes to the party’s push for $2,000 coronavirus relief checks. The actress was responding to a video mashup shared on Twitter that shows President Biden, Vice President Harris and Democratic Georgia Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock all calling for speedy legislation granting the American people $2,000 checks at various campaign rallies.

COVID-19 aid legislation passed late last year included $600 direct payments to taxpayers. Biden’s current $1.9 trillion coronavirus proposal includes a round of $1,400 checks, meant to bring the total to $2,000.

“Where are the $2K checks you promised @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris @ReverendWarnock @ossoff? At a time when only 39% of Americans could afford a $1,000 emergency & over 15 million have lost employer-sponsored health insurance, the diff between $1,400 & $2K is a matter of survival,” Sarandon wrote. “If voters feel like Dems are pulling a bait and switch, don’t be surprised when they don’t show up in 2022 or 2024.”

A budget resolution that would be the first step in passing the coronavirus relief bill while bypassing the 60-vote legislative filibuster cleared the Senate in a 50-50 party-line vote early Friday morning, with the tie broken by Harris. In addition to the $1,400 checks, Biden’s plan calls for a $400 per week federal unemployment benefit, $350 billion for state and local governments, a minimum wage hike to $15 per hour and more money for child care and schools.

[From The Hill]

If the Susan Sarandon contingent had their way, there wouldn’t even be a Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the Senate. We would still be dealing with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who would absolutely not even allow a vote on President Biden’s relief package. Now instead of being part of the solution, Sarandon somehow believes that “not understanding math” entitles her to whine about an administration which isn’t even three full weeks old.

(And of course I believe that more stimulus/relief checks are needed. People are really struggling. But guess what? I’m an adult and I understand that President Biden KNOWS that people need more economic relief too. The relief bill which just got passed in the Senate is literally the first step in Biden’s pandemic recovery plan.)

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  1. Liz version 700 says:

    I am so so over her.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, I really used to like her but now she’s just a privileged white lady who thinks she’s smarter than she is.

      eh, maybe that’s who she always was and I just realized it over the past 5-6 years.

  2. psl says:

    I was SO ANGRY when she did this! Biden is keeping his promise of 2k. I don’t know how ANYONE thought we’d be getting 2k on TOP of the 600 we got in January! Try LISTENING to him, maybe?

    • MommaDawna says:

      Lol, not gonna lie, I did. My husband was like your crazy.

    • Jay (the Canadian one) says:

      Didn’t he even make the promise BEFORE the $600 was approved? So if he says “you deserve $2000” and Trump gives you $600, isn’t it obvious at that point to keep his promise he has to top up to $2000 not add $2000 on top of the $600?

  3. Aang says:

    Can’t stand her. The left needs to unify behind the democrats and push for reasonable policy while at the same time not tearing down this administration. I think the $2000 should be monthly. Retro active to April 2020. I also know that Biden can’t just snap his fingers and make it happen. Tell her to ride Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and every single Republican. If there was congressional support I’ve no doubt Biden would sign a much larger stimulus.

  4. MissMarierose says:

    Irrelevant actress is irrelevant. I’m not sure why we would pay any more attention to her ignorant rantings than we would Kevin Sorbo. Just laugh at them on twitter and move on. No need for The Hill to write an article.

    • NightOwl says:

      Truly. Who is she even trying to appeal to? Does she have a fan base still that listens to her?

    • HoofRat says:

      Gonna steal from Sara Bareilles and suggest that this tiresome specimen “ride off into [her] delusional sunset”. And keep going west until her hat floats.

  5. Lauren says:

    I mean, they’re working on it right now!

    • Maida says:

      THIS is what I find maddening. Sarandon and others like her act as if Biden can wave a magic wand and make payments happen immediately. They either don’t know or don’t care that getting the bill through Congress is going to be tough, especially with Democrats holding such very narrow majorities in both houses.

      But then, I think Sarandon showed us who she really is when she rooted for Trump over Clinton.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        Notice you didn’t hear from her during the Trump administration. Where was she to rail against him and his policies that assisted in the death of so many. She only has energy for Democrats because she knows for the most part we will just respond heatedly to her, she goes after Rethugs and she might end up hiding in protection for her life.

  6. Nicole says:

    I say this as a very liberal pragmatic (very involved) Dem: The Socialist BernieBro faction of the Democratic Party is the WORST!

  7. Keekey says:

    Eh, not a fan of Sarandon but the confusion between the $2K and $1400 messaging is a problem and so is talking about further means testing the new checks so you won’t qualify if you made over 50K to 75K. Just give people $2k checks on the same income terms as the previous stimulus went out.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I found it confusing, but I know it’s not most of the Dems’ fault we’re not getting more. I understand they are facing massive opposition to even $1400. Why doesn’t she criticize the Dems and Republicans who oppose even that much? Geez.

      • Keekey says:

        I wish Saradon would just be quiet about this because she is a terrible messenger, but I don’t disagree with her message. Most of the American public wants the $2K. It was a very popular proposal.

    • sa says:

      Yeah, after the $600 passed, democrats were still campaigning on ‘$2000 checks’ not on ‘making up the difference to get to $2000 total.’ I realize the second is less catchy, but when Biden first released his plan a lot of people were upset that only $1400 checks were proposed.

      Personally, I’m not upset about the $1400, because it had occurred to me that was what they meant, even if it wasn’t what they were saying (though I do think it should be monthly).

      I’m much more upset with them trying to reduce the number of people eligible. If anything they should be expanding eligibility. The longer this pandemic goes on, the more people there are that need help, not fewer.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Changing the eligibility requirements by lowering the threshold is not the way to go.. I mean, come on. In my area, 50K is not a high enough salary that a stimulus check is not needed. I have friends who make 55K or so and can’t afford car payments, mortgage, property tax, etc. without struggling. Keep the top limit 75K. I don’t qualify for a stimulus check, but my spawn and many friends do qualify.

      • Annie says:

        I completely understand and agree with your point about cost of living. (I live in an extremely expensive area.) I don’t see an easy way to account for this in the stimulus.
        However, just to clarify: the stimulus amount will progressively decrease beyond 50k. (Assuming the bill that passes is the same as before.) So someone making 55K will receive almost the full payment. I don’t know that details have been worked out about earning cap for any amount in stimulus.

      • bevhead says:

        Do you have any idea how hard it is to pass anything with Joe Manchin in the senate? It’s better than nothing and if we keep attacking the Democrats we won’t get anything at all. Now is not the time to invoke purity tests. People at my work are attacking Biden for the $1400 and I keep telling them it was always $1400 + $600, this could not have been more clear. Where are people getting this idea that it was $2000 checks for every income level?

    • bevhead says:

      I don’t mean to come off as condescending, but it really is basic math. I think the Dems were abundantly clear that the $600 would be a down payment on a total payment of $2000. Would you prefer Trump as president?

  8. Cj says:

    Me every time I see her name: What is wrong with this woman?!

    2000 is better than 1400. Yes.
    But 1400 is far better than 0.

    I’m not American but this kind of all or nothing on the left seems to be just as harmful (if less obscene) as when the right do it. It’s couched as being “for the good of everyone” but then you get this: acts like trump is better than Hilary because your top candidate didn’t get the pick. How exactly was DT good for everyone?!

  9. Delphine says:

    My dad actually went to university with her. I wish she would just shut up. We don’t need her advocacy. Fucking Jill Stein. And then Trump. Ew.

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    What is $600 plus $1400? We were sent, most recently, $600. It was hard to pass, and it was laughable, but it was passed. Biden wanted that to be $2,000. It was a quick settle but whatever. What amount in our next round of checks, Ms. Sarandon, would bring that 600 to $2,000? Go ahead and the calculator, I’ll wait.

  11. jbyrdku says:

    This one is another disappointment. I grew up watching her in movies. Ugh.

  12. Sarah says:

    Susan is peak rich white woman. She’s such a Karen that she’s, well…a Susan.

    • Southern Fried says:

      LOL Nailed it.

    • Ok, that was a great line, Sarah. Loved it.

    • HoofRat says:

      Oh gosh, this really resonates with me. Apologies to any of the many lovely Susans who may be reading this, but the Susans I’ve encountered in my life have tended to be highly problematic.

    • The 80s called (actually punk 70s) and wants its safety pin earring back.

    • MyOpinion says:

      @ Sarah, I don’t see her committing any sizable donations that are desperately needed to families? Or committing to any personal time, energy or support to front line workers, the homeless or those facing homelessness? Either put up, or STFU and let the adults speak…
      As for the Repugnants, I am sick and tired of their constant attacks on Democrats, like that POS on Meet the Press attacking Dems for not kowtowing to them when ALL THEY have done is give hard working Americans the biggest🖕🏼to all of them as they are still drawing a lovely salary, health insurance the best that money can buy but IGNORE the desperate times that their constituents are suffering from?!?!? Do they not watch the news with Food Banks desperate for help? Or when there is a moratorium on evictions, but some b#tch on the bench seated by Agent Orange calls them “unconstitutional”, as she evicts families in Florida🤬

  13. Marigold says:

    I cannot stand her. I will not watch any movies that she goes anywhere near.

  14. Tate says:

    This witch doesn’t care how many people suffered or died under trump. What a terrible person.

  15. Spunkymama says:

    Does this mean we’ll be hearing from Debra Messing soon?

  16. BnLurkN4eva says:

    I think she’s secretly a republican. She is largely quiet during rethugs administration, but comes out swinging during dems administration. She was for Warren until Warren ran and then suddenly Warren was the devil. What’s Bernie’s record besides talk? Warren has a better record of action than Bernie, yet she’s ride or die for him. I don’t trust SS, I think she’s a secret Rethug who pretends to be Dem and then goes ham on dem administration.

  17. Case says:

    The left really needs to figure itself out and stop the infighting. We already received $600 — $1,400 will bring us to $2,000. I know this isn’t what a lot of progressives want to hear and I get it, but we DO need to work with the Republicans on some things. That’s just how it works in government. We have to compromise sometimes, both within our party and with the other party. Maybe that’s terribly moderate of me to say, but I think it’s true. True progress can’t happen if we just ram all of our ideas through in an “all or nothing” sort of way.

  18. Lunasf17 says:

    I don’t understand why the Bernie crowd thinks that Biden has the authority to send us checks, magically give us healthcare and fix all the other problems we face. Our American government is a freaking mess thanks to Trump and lots of other shady stuff. I want healthcare too but I’m also an adult and know just whining about things isn’t how stuff gets fixed.

  19. JCW says:

    I have been a fan of the actress for decades. Was once a fan of some of her political stances.

    Susan Sarandon has jumped the shark in recent years and could do the world a favor by not inserting herself into politics. As a facebook “friend”, I asked her if having had eyelid surgery and then going on to advertise skin creams undermined her “authentic image”, and she unfriended and blocked me.

    Terrific actress, faulty human being like the rest of us. Will continue to enjoy her acting and ignore her political comments. She’s not “evil”, she’s not racist or sexist, she is simply well intentioned, but wrong.

  20. Amando says:

    Biden said the 600 was a down payment for the 2,000. People need to pay attention and do their own research instead of relying on social media or word of mouth. He was clear about it being 1400 from the beginning.

  21. normadesmond says:

    Fuck Sarandon. And her Bette Davis sucked.

  22. shanaynay says:

    Such an ignorant TW*T!!!!!