It’s no secret that Barbra Streisand isn’t a fan of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, but she took the opportunity to knock the candidate anyway during a recent concert.
During an appearance at the newly-minted Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Thursday evening, Streisand started talking politics, saying that she hopes Romney doesn’t find his way to Pennsylvania Avenue come November. “He’s a good actor,” Streisand said of Romney. “[He's] a chameleon. It’s great.”
Like many other celebrities, Streisand has also openly mocked Mitt Romney over his vow to cut public funding to PBS, a theme she echoed once again during her Brooklyn concert. “I love Big Bird and I hope no one tells Romney how to get to Sesame Street … or to Pennsylvania Avenue,” she said.
Streisand has supported President Barack Obama throughout the entirety of his presidential career.
“Thank God Obama’s pulling ahead because it’s a clear choice, you know, in my opinion,” Streisand told the AP. “If you want to survive as a planet, recognize that there is climate change and you want to protect your food and your air and your water from pesticides, chemicals, you want to focus on education and young people and giving health care to the public -– there’s no choice.”
Streisand further clarified her support for President Obama in a blog posted to the Huffington Post, writing:
“Unlike Mitt Romney, President Obama believes we need to invest in education, energy, innovation and infrastructure and reform our tax system to create good jobs, grow our economy and pay down the debt in a reasoned way,” Streisand wrote. “He believes in an inclusive country where all people deserve equal protection and treatment under the law, as well as equal opportunity, whether they are gay, straight, black, brown, white, religious, atheist, old or young.”
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