Rosie O’Donnell: "This President invaded
a sovereign nation in defiance of the UN. He is basically a
war criminal. Honestly. He should be tried at The Hague. This
man lied to the American public about the reasons for invading
a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11. And as a Democrat,
as a member of this democracy...I feel I have a responsibility
to speak out, as does every other person who disagrees with
this administration. And it’s scary in a country that you can
say something against the President and then worry about your
career. That Dan Rather gets taken off CBS News for writing,
for saying a report that essentially was true, that George Bush
did not show up–"
— Exchange on FNC’s At Large
with Geraldo Rivera, April 30.
Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be
getting a windfall from some highly visible members of the celebrity
jet set for their presidential race.
Obama has won the support of Jennifer Aniston,
Jackson Browne, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Dennis Haysbert,
Tobey Maguire, Branford Marsalis, Eddie Murphy, Ed Norton, Ben
Stiller and Gene Wilder, according to the national political
journal the Hill.
Meanwhile, Clinton will be getting payouts from
Candice Bergen, Christie Brinkley, Chevy Chase, Hugh Hefner,
Christine Lahti, Marla Maples, Rosie O'Donnell, Jerry
Springer and Barbra Streisand. O'Donnell also contributed to
Bill Richardson's campaign.
Barry Manilow has contributed to both Obama and
Other presidential candidates have also lined
up high-profile support. Michael Douglas is contributing to
the campaigns of both Christopher Dodd and Bill Richardson.
Dodd is also supported by Paul Newman, Paul Simon and Lorne
Michaels, among others, while actor Seth Green, and Don Henley,
formerly of the Eagles, are backing John Edwards.
Celebrities Line Up Cash For
Hefner Backs Clinton, Manilow Contributes To Both Campaigns
Apr 17, 2007 1:44 pm US/Central
Rosie O'Donnell - "Wait just one second. Radical
Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country
like America [loud applause]."
— Exchange on ABC’s The View, September 12.
In yet another provocative claim, TV host Rosie
O'Donnell implied today the Iranian seizure of British sailors
was a hoax to provide President Bush with an excuse to go to war
In a discussion about the 15 British personnel seized
Friday for allegedly entering Iranian waters, the controversial
co-host of ABC's "The View" correlated the event to the Gulf of
Tonkin incident that propelled the U.S. into the Vietnam War.
President Johnson's administration was accused of provoking one
incident in 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin and making up another as
a pretext for war.
O'Donnell, according to the media watchdog Newsbusters,
said: "But interesting with the British sailors, there were 15
British sailors and Marines who apparently went into Iranian waters
and they were seized by the Iranians. And I have one thing to
say: Gulf of Tonkin, Google it. Okay."
O'DONNELL: Yes, but it's very interesting too that,
you know, these guys, they went into the water by mistake right
at a time when British and American, you know, they're two, they're
pretty much our biggest ally and we're considering whether or
not we should go into war with Iran.
O'DONNELL: Right or it could be just the Gulf of
Tonkin, which you should all Google.
As WND reported last week, O'Donnell implied the
World Trade Center brought down deliberately on Sept. 11, 2001,
for the purpose of eliminating records of government investigations
into corporate fraud.
The previous week O'Donnell defended 9/11 mastermind
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. During the March 15 broadcast of "The
View," she suggested the U.S. government elicited a false confession
from Mohammed by using torture, robbing him of his humanity and
treating him like an animal.
A transcript of Mohammed's confession to 31 terrorist
attacks had been released that day, but O'Donnell argued it came
only after having a "hood on his head and being beaten to death."
"They didn't allow reporters there and he hasn't
had a lawyer," the talk show host stated, insinuating the confession
was coerced with no accountability.
I think the man has been under custody in secret
CIA torture prisons and Guantanamo Bay where torture is accepted
and allowed – and he finally is the guy who admits to doing everything,"
O'Donnell said. "They finally found the guy, it's not that guy
bin Laden, it's this guy they've had since March 2003."
In November, O'Donnell told Hasselbeck in an exchange
on "The View" that Americans shouldn't fear terrorists.
"Faith or fear, that's your choice," she said.
"You can walk through life believing in the goodness
of the world, or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks
different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking."
Rosie: Captured Brits a hoax to
provoke war Implies U.S. concocted 'Gulf of Tonkin' event as excuse
to attack Iran
Posted: March 26, 2007 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Rosie O’Donnell: “655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead.
Who are the terrorists?”
O’Donnell: “I’m saying, if you were in Iraq, and
another country, the United States, the richest in the world,
invaded your country and killed 655,000 of your citizens, what
would you call us?”
— Rosie O’Donnell on ABC’s The
View, May 17, 2007. http://www.mediaresearch.org/notablequotables/dishonor/08/category/politicalgenius.asp
O'Donnell: "It is a disgrace. This administration
(Bush) is a disgrace."
O'Donnell: "It's not democracy."
Behar: "That's right. I agree with that. I don't
want add fuel to the fire, but I don't know what it's going to
take for people to really wake up and understand that they are
liars and they are murderers. I'm sorry."
Behar: "In addition to all of this, I don't understand
how you can still support this administration. After the Katrina
incident, after the incompetence that took place there, after
the incompetence and the lying about this war- I don't understand
it. I don't understand it, explain it to me, what is it that you
still are backing them for? What?"
O'Donnell: "I thought it was interesting. I watched
it when I got home on TiVo, you know, with the list fast forward
button. But I thought it was interesting that he's talking about
health care and, you know, where were these ideas six years ago,
number one? And number two, had we not spent $800 billion invading
Iraq, we could have fixed all the issues he spoke about in the
first two hours."
O'Donnell: "I think it's interesting, too, that
he wants to hail this hero in New York, who is obviously a great
man, who saved a stranger's life. One man's life, worth it. But
he sends 20,000 new Americans over to die in Iraq. What is the
Behar: "But, yeah, I mean, if the country is against
the surge, if the Congress is against the surge, are we going
to call ourselves a democracy when the President makes the decisions
without the people? It's not a democracy anymore."
O'Donnell: "You know what I think the Congress should
do? And this, I'm sure, will make me in some sort of celebrity
feud or AOL poll, but someone, I believe, should call for the
impeachment of George Bush to let the world know-"
O'Donnell, after asking others to let her finish
her point: "...I think we should do it so the world knows that
the nation is not standing behind this President's choices, that
the nation, a democracy, feels differently than the man who is
leading as if it were a dictatorship, and that we represent this
country, he does not lead as a monarch."
O'Donnell: "And that's what I think, even if he
doesn't get impeached, that we should call on it to tell the world
we are against his policies."
O'Donnell: "I'm saying someone should call for it
to be in the history books. Someone should stand up and say, 'When
democracy was dying, I, Senator, said I am against this, I am
against what he is doing.'"
O'Donnell: "But to call for an impeachment is a
political statement from the people they represent. Isn't there
some Senator brave enough to stand up and say it?"
Rosie O’Donnell: “This President invaded a sovereign
nation in defiance of the UN. He is basically a war criminal.
Honestly. He should be tried at The Hague. This man lied to the
American public about the reasons for invading a nation that had
nothing to do with 9/11. And as a Democrat, as a member of this
democracy...I feel I have a responsibility to speak out, as does
every other person who disagrees with this administration. And
it’s scary in a country that you can say something against the
President and then worry about your career. That Dan Rather gets
taken off CBS News for writing, for saying a report that essentially
was true, that George Bush did not show up-”
FNC’s At Large with Geraldo Rivera,
"It will be the first time, except for prohibition,
that bigotry has been added to the Constitution," O'Donnell said.
"That the prevention of rights and exclusion of rights takes paramount
over some religious ideology. And, supposedly, that is what we
are fighting in Iraq -- A religious extreme government that is
not letting people live freely."
POSTED: 12:13 pm EDT July 13,
2004 UPDATED: 4:53 pm EDT July 13, 2004
Rosie Takes Shot At Bush During Gay-Friendly Cruise
"I think the actions of the president are, in my
opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting
president. I am stunned, and I'm horrified,"
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004
'Vile' Bush Rings Wedding Bells for 'Horrified' Rosie O'Donnell
Yes, and that the bad guys were winning, you know, that men could
decide that it was alright to, everyone to have guns because they
get to make money and own the gun companies and kill all the innocent
kids and children and it's too bad and there's nothing we can
do about it. And it was an overwhelmingly depressing thought to
me, and I assumed everybody would think what I thought. I assumed
every rational, logical person would say, 'Well, this is really
bad. We have to do something to save our kids,' but not everyone
Good Morning America (August
"I personally, Rosie O’Donnell, have always been a Democrat. I
will always support the Democrats and I love the Democratic agenda
about gun control. This is not about politics. We didn’t ask the
people standing here before us whether or not they’re Republican
or Democrat. We asked if they care about the fact four thousand
children are shot dead every year, that 30,000 Americans are killed
when a bullet enters their body...."
Interview with Cokie Roberts
"With the election less than three weeks away,
I’m delighted that our first guest decided to pay us a visit.
He’s received the support of the American Federation of Teachers,
the National Association of Police Organizations, the AFL-CIO,
Jim and Sarah Brady, the Sierra Club, and me."
"A lot has been said about what’s been done in the
last eight years. A lot of good if you ask me."
"Public schools, and I couldn’t agree more. I think
it will be the death of public education in America." - On school
"I definitely think the last eight years the country
has been a much better place than it had been in a long time."
"It is thrilling to have you here sir. I hope to
see you in the White House come November. Thank you very, very
Rosie O'Donnell Show -O'Donnell
on her guest Al Gore (October 20, 2000)
“Well, I think like every mother, every mother that I’ve spoken
to, every day when I go to pick up my kids from school, every
person I’ve spoken to has said they’re against this war, for basic
reasons. It’s not 1940. There are nuclear weapons everywhere.
If one goes off, it is the end of the world as we know it. It’s
a different game than it was in World War II. And this is a preemptive
strike. This is not the American way of life. This is not American
values. When there are alternate means, when the UN, an organization
that is set up to prevent World War III, is saying please follow
these rules and we are saying, no, we won’t. Out like a cowboy
alone. To me, it reminds me of where 12th graders in high school
and there’s a third grader with a knife. And instead of a bunch
of 12th graders going and taking the knife away, we’re going to
kick the crap out of this third grader. Well, I don’t want any
part of that. Not in my name....”
“We created the nuclear weapons and now all the
other people have them, too. And we’re getting mad. Right. Guess
who started the game? We did. We did.”
Phil Donahue Show (February