Susan Sarandon blames Ronald Reagan for homelessness in most ironic way possible

[sharenow]

Ronald Reagan hasn’t been president for more than a quarter century, but that didn’t stop actress and liberal activist Susan Sarandon from blaming the Gipper for America’s homeless problem in 2015.

It’s all his fault. Really.

During an interview on PBS’s “Tavis and Smiley” last week promoting “Storied Streets,” a documentary dealing with the politics of homelessness that her son had released last year, Sarandon was asked if the issue is still on the nation’s “radar.”

“I think the conversation changed around the Reagan era where everything was your fault,” Sarandon said. “And so you were blamed for not trying hard enough, for drinking, for drugs, whatever.”

“Just like in the AIDS epidemic, the focus went on your lifestyle as opposed to what was actually happening.”

Note that Sarandon doesn’t seem to consider that what was “actually happening” was people making individual choices about how to live their lives — and seeing the consequences.

All she sees is that it was Reagan’s fault.

“And there is also compassion fatigue,” she said. “So people see it and it doesn’t get solved. And they just don’t want to see it any more. So it’s been a number of things that have happened, that have made us not want to deal with this issue.”

The film Sarandon has probably most remembered for is the 1988 baseball-themed motion picture “Bull Durham.”

1988 was also the year that Reagan was winding down his second term in the White House.

Stuck in the ’80s?

Be sure to also check out:

Obama WH stiffs Armed Forces Day celebration, but vets turn out in force for their comrades!

Kidnap victim grabs his gun after thugs threaten his wife — only one of them survives

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
[sharenow]

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles