Actor and director Rob Reiner was once best known to America’s TV audiences as “Meathead,” the young liberal who riled up Archie Bunker on “All in the Family.”
Today, Reiner is still riling others up with his liberal politics – as an activist for same-sex marriage in California and campaigning for the likes of Al Gore and Howard Dean.
His latest lefty comments, however, may catch some by surprise.
Appearing on Larry King’s Russia Today television program, “Politicking with Larry King,” Thursday night, Reiner compared the tea-party movement to the terrorist organization Hamas, claiming there’s only one way to deal with such “extremist” groups: You have to “eliminate” them.
During a discussion about the Gaza Strip, Reiner explained “you can’t negotiate” with “an extreme faction” like Hamas, which has pledged “the destruction of every Jew on the planet.” Instead, he said, you have to make sure a group like that “goes away.”
He likened his solution to dealing with the tea party.