Eva Longoria: U.S. Political Divide 'Worse than the Crips and Bloods'

December 10, 2013 - 9:54 PM

Actress Eva Longoria, famous for "Desperate Housewives," compared partisan politics to violent Los Angeles gang warfare on HuffPostLive Dec. 10.

Sure, Republicans and Democrats disagree, sometimes passionately. But is that really comparable to a feud between dangerous murderers and drug dealers?

Somehow, Longoria thought so. She argued that Republicans ought to adapt on issues like immigration reform and criticized the division between Democrats and Republicans saying, "It's worse than the Crips and Bloods."

Longoria, a Californian and long-time Obama supporter has a history of viciously attacking Republicans, once calling them "dangerous."

Anyone familiar with California gang violence knows that the Bloods and Crips, notorious street gangs, have been responsible for thousands of murders and are major contenders in the narcotics and arms trades. According to the documentary "Crips & Bloods: Made in America," this gang violence has killed over 15,000 people during the past forty years.

Longoria made these outrageous remarks while discussing immigration reform. Longoria praised the Obama administration's lax treatment of so-called "Dreamers" (illegal immigrants brought to America as children, whom she called "natural resources"). HuffPost host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin said "a lot of people look at the Republican Party and say they are refusing to adapt," and asked Longoria if she agreed.

She said, "what has to happen in the political process is to remove these, you know, intense gangs of colors." The Bloods and Crips are famous for sporting red and blue gang colors.

While this statement attacked both parties, Longoria is openly Democrat and an ardent Obama supporter. Shihab-Eldin referred to her as "an integral part of the Obama campaign." She said in May 2012 that "I'm campaigning for Obama, so I'll be very busy with that."

She is not particularly fond of Republicans and lashed out against Romney supporters during the election. On Oct. 19, 2012, she retweeted a follower who said "I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney... You have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic tw*t."

She said on March 20, 2013, that Romney was "on the wrong side of every issue pertaining to Latinos." Longoria also blasted the Tea Party on Sept. 28, 2011 as "dangerous" and "extremist."