Eva Longoria Talks Obama, Calls Out Extremists, Disses Tea Party
Eva Longoria was one of a plethora of high powered Hollywood big wigs at a fundraiser for Barack Obama on Monday, and she gushed about the opportunity to meet the President in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night.
"It's a special privilege to meet our commander-in-chief, I'm a big Obama supporter no matter what he's been through -- he's been beaten up the past couple of years," Longoria gushed, enthused about the expensive event. "He's been very receptive for me, I'm a big advocate for Latino issues, and so he's been a big listener and he's done a lot of coalitions and round tables regarding what we want changed."
Longoria has been active politically for some time now, advocating on behalf of those with special needs with her Eva's Heroes foundation and her support this spring for a bill that would establish stricter guidelines for migrant child farmworkers.
She has history with Obama, too; he appointed her to the board that is working to create a new National Museum of the American Latino.
So, naturally, Longoria had some harsh words for his opponents.
"He keeps getting beat up lately because there's such an extremist movement, and for me, it's very dangerous because its not the character of America," Longoria continued. And though she didn't specify that the movement beating up Obama she was referring to was the Tea Party, she later scoffed when Kimmel mentioned them, saying they were "good for comedy."
Last week, Morgan Freeman made similar comments during an interview with Piers Morgan, saying that the Tea Party was extremist and racist.
Longoria also spoke about the last season of "Desperate Housewives," and although she says it's bittersweet, she's clearly ready to move on.
"It's been eight years, it's been a really long run, so we're all kind of okay," the star said.