Morgan Freeman Donates $1 Million to Obama Super PAC: Twitter Reacts

    July 19, 2012
    WebProNews Staff
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Morgan Freeman, an actor who probably needs no introduction at this point, recently made a donation of $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a so-called “super” political action committee devoted to backing President Obama. Freeman’s contribution to the group will be reported in their federal disclosures on Friday. If everything goes according to plan, both sides will spend over $1 billion on campaign advertisements in various markets.

Thus far, Priorities USA Action has raised $20.4 million, which is eclipsed by the Romney-friendly Restore Our Future, which has raked in over $81.5 million from Republican donators. Just last month, Priorities managed to snag $6.1 million in contributions, whereas Restore enjoyed $20 million in donations. Of course, Obama’s official campaign has raised more cash than Romney’s, so everything will probably balance out when all is said and done.

Freeman, of course, is of the belief that Obama has done a fantastic job during his four years as president. He added, “In return, he is the target of hundreds of millions of dollars from right-wing sources. I am proud to lend my voice – and support – to those who defend him.”

The “Dark Knight Rises” actor is sure to ruffle some Republican feathers with his contribution. As you can tell from the Twitter reactions embedded below, some are downright irritated by his actions. You can sample some of their responses to this story by venturing below.

  • Just a thought

    Think of all the good works Americans could do with the BILLIONS of dollars people donate to these political campaigns. ALL of these politicians are nothing but liars and frauds, looking to better their careers. Yet Americans continue to donate countless dollars for these selfish people to better their careers. Why don’t we sit back and let them do it on their own… with their OWN money? Wealthy business men are supposedly these greedy men, yet how much money have they begged YOU to give them for free??? At least business owners EARNED their money… politician are even worse than the beggars on the side of the road (who are clearly capable of getting a job). Politician are already RICH, yet they beg the average American to send them money. FRAUDS, all of them are.

    • cindy

      Right on!

    • Julie Fanning

      I agree with you totally!!!!

  • Night Moves

    Good for you, Mr.Freeman! At a time when most of the millionaires fund only things supporting their profits, your donation was based on something other than a pocketbook and we love you for it!

  • Pat

    I want to throw up.

  • cindy

    I’ll just add his name to my list of actors to boycott! Money does talk Mr. Freeman! The only way to stop these libral actors is to STOP going to their movies!I also stop buying all liberal news papers!!! We the people have more power then you think!!!

    • Vic Henry

      Amen Cindy. I am with you all the way.

    • Darlene

      He has the right to his opinion, just as you have the right to yours. Think of the hundreds of millions donated to the Romney Super PAC by corporate CEOs, big business, etc. You can also boycott your bank and the huge retail chains at which you probably shop. “We the people” are not just conservatives such as yourself — there are multiple parties and multiples viewpoints, and that is what the US was founded upon. We have a representative democracy, so stop trying to tell me that you only want your side represented. That’s completely against what this country stands for.

  • Tim

    Add me to one more not going to see Freeman movies. Stick to your movies and don’t get into politics.

    • Darlene

      Think of the hundreds of millions donated to the Romney Super PAC. Are you saying that the arts has no place in politics but business does? Why don’t you go boycott your bank?

  • Jerry Warrington

    Morgan Freeman is a great narrator, accomplished and intelligent. How in the world a man with his assets could endorse a pro abortionist, pro homosexual, pro Islamist, AntiChristian narcissist is a grave dissappointment in Morgan’s character.

    • kim

      he donated because he knows whats best for this country god bless morgan coming from this white non racist female obama backer

    • Jan G

      I totally agree Jerry! No more Morgan Freeman movies for me.

    • paul

      Shut up and go watch fox news you hatemonger.
      If you were a true patriot instead of a bigot you would care for and support your fellow americans no matter their race and beliefs. Just because someone doesnt believe in your mystical man in the sky, doesnt mean anything because for all you know, you ALL have it wrong.

    • Darlene

      Morgan Freeman is an exceedingly talented, intelligent, and successful man, and also doesn’t have to have the same opinion as you and your sub-par research and reasoning skills and bigotry. This is America, where we are free to have our own voices and beliefs and opinions.

  • Amelia

    Morgan Freeman is a great actor and a great American. President Obama deserves another four years as president. He has brought dignity and respect back to the U.S. presidency and has worked hard for all Americans, especially the middle class. Thank you, Mr. Obama! You have my vote again in November.

    • Vic Henry

      Yup, he deserves another four years alright, because he hasn’t gotten this country totally destroyed yet. But in another four years he will probably accomplish the feat. I just hope he takes all of his loyal supporters down with the country.

    • Jan G

      Dignity and respect??? Are you serious??? Bowing to other heads of state…he’s the first president to do that. You need to do some homework on Mr. Obama…he HATES America. Pull off your rose-colored glasses and see the truth!

      • Darlene

        It’s really astonishing to see people who told the Democrats they were drinking the Kool-Aid just four years ago just drinking a completely different flavor now.

        Really? He hates it? Because he believes everyone, regardless of creed or color or sex or whom they love, should have equal rights? Funny, I thought that’s why America was founded, with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, religious freedom, separation of church and state, and a whole mess of outdated restrictions on freedom. But what I get from people like you (not necessarily you, I don’t know you) is that you love freedom, as long as it’s 1776 freedom, which included slavery and women who weren’t allowed to vote, among other things.


      four more years of hope and change NO THANKS if we dont get him out we will be just like greece

    • Joaquin Ticonderoga, Sr.

      President Barrack Obama has a decent job in attempting to return America to some form of stability that will create jobs and restore our economy to a healthier and greater state! I will vote for him but with reservations. But I will not consider voting for Mitt Romney because I feel anybody that chooses to hide his assets in foreign bank accounts to avoid paying his share of federal income taxes and/or aggressively out-sourced jobs thinking only of the bottom line rather than the American citizens he was denying job opportunities to here in America, well why would I want him to be the leader of our country? I mean really, when it comes to the almighty dollar, Romney’s past behavior has been so un-American!

      As far as Morgan Freeman donating the one million dollars to the superpac, that is a matter of choice and I continue to respect and appreciate Mr. Freeman as a great actor!

      And by the way, I am an American(7th generation)of Mexican and Native American decent, a Vietnam War veteran and I approved this message!

      God bless America and God bless all my fellow Americans, Democrats and Republicans, etc.

      • Joaquin Ticonderoga, Sr.

        The first line should read, President Barrack Obama has done a decent job….

  • Jan G

    To Erich McElroy – I think you seriously mistook God for someone else!

    • Darlene

      Morgan Freeman played God in a movie.

  • http://webpronews.com Jay

    Consider the idea that any candidate for elected office cannot spend more than $10,000 (cash or in kind) per registered voter.

  • john

    im pretty sure you all can add 2 an 2 is four , the number dont lie we are better off today than four years ago, an i wont be brough with a voucher now take them number to the bank.