It appears that Martin Sheen has little respect for a certain former governor from Massachusetts.
However, how he articulates that lack of respect?
“He is, in essence, a very arrogant, very successful businessman [who] believes in unreined free enterprise...He doesn’t have a clue what 99 per cent of the people are going through. He’s never lived on that level. He’s never had to compete for a job or face eviction or struggle to get a college loan. He’s a guy that the old phrase applies to: ‘he was born on third base and thought he hit a triple."
A sharp, accurate and pointed take from Mr. Sheen on Mitt Romney the individual. As for Mitt Romney, the personification of corporate America? Well...
“He would be a reflection of the one per cent. They say this kind of rhetoric that I’m doing right now is advocating class warfare, but that’s nonsense. There is no class warfare; the war ended a long time ago and the poor lost very badly. While the upper one per cent of our population has continued to rise, the 99 per cent has continued to drop. The unions are at risk, and it’s no secret it’s not getting any better for the 99. If Romney is elected, that’s going to be the level that we start at.”
Yeah, the kids may be alright, but Mr. Sheen? He's still