By Marc Snetiker
May 23, 2012 at 02:35 PM EDT
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Alec Baldwin plays a staunch conservative on 30 Rock, but his personal politics are famously liberal, as demonstrated by a fusillade of anti-Republican tweets yesterday. Baldwin let his opinion loose on some 870,000 followers as he took to Twitter from the Cannes Film Festival, where he wrote, “Away from the noise and vulgarity of the U.S. election. I gotta tell you. It’s been nice.” Only a few hours later, Baldwin blasted the Republican party in a series of tweeted heats (sorry, heated tweets):

Some complain on Twitter about Obama.

You wanna go back? To Bush? Cheney? Paulson? Rumsfeld? Unfunded wars? Death of U.S. soldiers and innocent civilians for oil?

You wanna go back to lying thieves in the White House who make war under false pretenses in order to make $ for their friends?

The election is around the corner. You want another corporate puppet who will squander more U.S. natural resources, revenue and perhaps lives?

Just to protect that breed of wealth that wants America to finally accept a European model of plutocracy?

America is competitive. We compete with each other every day.

There are winners and losers. That is how it must be. But the America I love believes that all deserve some modicum of care and security.


Don’t misconstrue Baldwin’s opining as the grassroots of a political campaign, though. After his brief rant, Baldwin moved beyond punditry and penned a pleasant haiku about Cannes.

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