‘Wonder Woman’ Lynda Carter Says ‘Right Wing’ Is ‘Spreading Hate’
March 26, 2009 - 1:50 PMActress Lynda Carter, best known for her role as Wonder Woman on television, said that while there always is a loyal opposition to the party in power, the political "right wing" in America is "spreading hate." Carter, who spoke with CNSNews.com at an event to raise awareness about mental illness, also said "it's pathetic that we don't do more" for the homeless in America.
“You know, the last eight years I was the loyal opposition and now there’s another loyal opposition,” Carter told CNSNews.com at the Green Door gala. “The only problem I really have is the spreading of hate by right wing, you know, super right – the spreading of hate, I don’t get it. I don’t understand it.”
“It’s inexplicable to me – not to just want people, you know the best for people, and hey, you know, disagree politically – but you know I think it’s really, really bad for mental health to listen to hate 24-7 about something that, you know, give the guy [President Obama] a break,” said Carter.
Carter, a Democrat who comes from a family of Republicans in Arizona, also said that President Obama is “not blundering through his presidency” and that she is happy with the job he has been doing.
“I think that he’s an inspiration,” said Carter. “I think that he supercharged a whole generation of people, and I like that. Whether or not you like him or you don’t like him, he really is, he’s really an interesting guy, and he’s smart. Now, will he make mistakes? I’m sure he will, but he’s not blundering through.”
Carter performed cabaret style songs before speaking with CNSNews.com at a gala sponsored by Green Door, a community program that prepares women and men with mental illnesses to work and live independently in the District of Columbia. She said she did not know about Green Door until some of her close friends asked her to be a part of the gala.
“They are really great friends of mine, you know, Republicans too,” she said. “I’m not. I just said yes before I even knew anything about it, because these women are important to me in my life, and of course, as I came to understand what Green Door does, it is just phenomenal.”
“We have just neglected these people for so long and people, you know, you want to ignore the homeless people on the street or the mentally ill, you steer clear of when you walk by them, and it’s in a nation like ours, it’s pathetic that we don’t do more,” said Carter. “And that it is a private organization and private money that is doing it. You know, shame on us.”
Carter also said homeless people with mental illness should not be institutionalized by the government.
“It’s very frustrating when we don’t take care of our own people and warehousing them – no,” she said.
“We don’t want to warehouse people. We just want to give them the medications that they need,” she said. “We want to try to help them in any way we can.”