Jon Lovitz: Another Hollywierder Mugged by Reality

Last week comedian Jon Lovitz appeared on a podcast to talk about his years on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The conversation, though, veered toward politics and to many left-wingers it veered too to the right! On the pocast, Mr. Lovitz went on a tirade about what he feels are the tax lies Obama is unleashing on America causing Lovitz’ fair weather fans to take to their Twitter accounts in merciless attack on the funnyman.

We can call this episode a case of being mugged by reality. In fact a double dose of it, yeah, that’s the ticket.

Lovitz lambasted Obama as a “jackass” for constantly saying that the “rich” in America don’t pay their fair share. He also noted that despite what the liberals say, “the rich” don’t pay low tax rates. In fact, he feels they pay at least 50% of their income in taxes when all taxes of all sorts are added up. He also pointed out that he considers himself a liberal and he voted for Obama. Of course, as most comedians do today, Lovitz went for the blue language, but his rant was extremely heartfelt and passionate and it became the rant heard ’round the Internet — well, at least the rant du jour of last week, anyway.

Still, it is quite an event when a self-described liberal launches into such a discussion and carves out for himself an opinion from what most would imagine is right-wing territory. But there you have it. Lovitz was mugged by reality.

So, not only did Mr. Lovitz come to realize that Obama is simply lying about the rate of taxes being paid by wealthy Americans, not only has Lovitz realized that Obama’s campaign against successful Americans is nothing but the worst example of demagoguery and campaign rhetoric, but new he’s found out just how mean and vicious his pals on the left can be.

Lovitz appeared on the HLN’s Dr. Drew show and had this to say about his original comments:

What I don’t like is him saying that those people in that category who came from nothing and worked hard and made something of themselves are now, they’re not paying their fair share of taxes. And its like the one percent against the 99 percent. And its like a class warfare… he’s crating a class warfare in a country where there is no class structure. Anybody can go from being broke to being wealthy.

Its obviously transparent that he’s saying this to get votes from the masses

Lovitz didn’t mention his Twitter battle with his (former) fans, though. The day after his appearance on the SNL podcast went viral, Lovitz was savaged on Twitter by mind-numbed Obamabots attacking him.

So much for those “tolerant” lefties, eh, Mr. Lovitz?

Now you know what its like to be thought of as an eeeevil right-winger!

Mugged by reality, indeed.

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Posted by on May 2, 2012.
Filed under 2012 Presidential Race, Barack Obama, Big government, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Entertainment, Liberals.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Guest

    Jon Lovitz … Wasn’t he Garfield’s owner?

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      I don’t know, but he did play the cynical baseball scout in A League of their Own.

  • Grace_ia

    Reality is beginning to enlighten Mr. Lovitz.  As the despicable nastyness and meanness come at him, he will have his eyes opened even further.  Hopefully his true friends will see what is happening and have their eyes opened, too.  But I won’t hold my breath.

  • EricSteel

    Ron Silver was also a lifelong Democrat who found that there was one area, the War on Terrorism, where he was more in agreement with the Republicans than the Democrats.  So instead of showing any tolerance to a different point of view on a single issue, the Left branded him an apostate, treated him with nothing but contempt and ultimately drove him from the party.

    I expect Jon Lovitz may follow a similar path.

  • jim_m

    Welcome to he Hollywood blacklist Mr Lovitz.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      He’ll never eat lunch in that town again…

  • GarandFan

    Ain’t reality a bitch?

  • ackwired

    Political extremists are intolerant, and they do react emotionally against anyone who dares to not parrot the party line.  Unfortunate, but a fact of life. 

  • retired.military

    Sorta like the hippie song.  Let the sun shine.  Let the sun shine in.

    • 914

      Yes, Lovitz lives in the 5th dimension. 

  • herddog505

    Tolerant, loving, accepting, open-minded, reality-based libs are actually mean, close-minded and intolerant? You don’t say so!

    /sarc

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      We don’t have to say it; their actions speak far more eloquently to the matter than we can.

  • Hank_M

    “… he’s creating a class warfare in a country where there is no class structure. Anybody can go from being broke to being wealthy.”

    Give Lovitz credit. He’s absolutely right.

    • Commander_Chico

      There are pretty identifiable classes in the USA, marked by neighborhoods, education, social standards and cultural tastes.

      Paul Fussell’s book Class is the book to read on the subject.  He rips everyone equally.

      Fussell listed nine classes:

      Top Out-of-Sight, 
      Upper, 
      Upper Middle, 
      Middle, 
      High Proletarian, 
      Mid-Proletarian, 
      Low Proletarian, 
      Destitute, 
      Bottom Out-of-Sight 

      While occasionally and in theory “anybody can go from being broke to being wealthy,” there are high barriers to class mobility, especially from  ”Proletarian” and below to Upper-Middle.

      Entry into the Upper-Middle (professional and high-managerial) class now requires careful CV grooming and preparation for entry into elite universities and grad schools.

      For example, middle class and below youth can’t afford to spend the time on unpaid but prestigious “internships” which boost CVs and provide connections for further professional promotion.

      The other factor is that with increased social segregation, class attitudes and social styles are embedded in childhood.

      • jim_m

        First of all the sense of class in the US is very different from the idea of class in Europe, which is much more rigid and defined and extremely difficult to overcome, The left is fond of assuming that class in the US has the same force as class in Jane Austin’s England where to marry below one’s class was a public disgrace and cause for ostracism from friends and family,

        This sense of class remained when Marx wrote his BS.  Yes, we have a loose sense of different classes.  To define it as above is fun if you are a tenured university professor who likes to ventilate against government and society, but it does not correlate with the reality that in the US upward and downward mobility is pretty common.

        While it is difficult to move up from the very bottom to the very top (the BS false standard by which you have decided that all things must be measured) it is relatively easy to move up several rungs in the ladder and it becomes easier to move to the next rung as you make the acquaintances and connections within the group you are currently in. 

        The truth of the matter is that personal connections are very influential in getting a job and moving up.  Most of the jobs I have gotten have been through networking and, as I look back at my career, the key ones that really advanced me were due to those connections.

        The solution to class is not, as the left would have it, to destroy the class system by impoverishing everyone under a socialist state, but to provide for mobility.  The US has done this better than any other nation.  While it isn’t perfect, destroying wealth in order to create a classless Utopia is not only counterproductive from the standpoint of improving the lot of the lower classes, all it does is substitute political capital for wealth.  The politically connected become the new upper classes and upward mobility becomes far more difficult and dangerous than it was before.

        • Guest

          Nice fantasies.

          Did you make up all the facts yourself or do you have equally moronic firends who help you with these fabrications of farce?

          “The solution to class is not, as the left would have it, to destroy the
          class system by impoverishing everyone under a socialist state”

          Are you really that stupid?

          • LiberalNightmare

             I didn’t see any facts in your thoughtful and eloquent counter-argument. Perhaps you forgot to add them?

        • Commander_Chico

          I agree with everything you say, with the caveat that some recent studies have shown that social mobility is now higher in some European countries than in the USA.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            When you’ve got a greatly compressed social layer cake, there’s much less distance between the layers…

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      There’s no official class structure, but the left would REALLY like there to be one. 

      As long as they’re on top.

      And can control who gets into it.

  • Commander_Chico

    I could simplify the class structure into Eloi and Morlocks.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      The Morlocks enjoyed their status over the Eloi… 

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        And given half a chance, chicka would.

  • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

    Oh, snap! Wrong place.

  • Paul Hooson

    Jon Lovitz certainly put his finger on the wrong approach to taxes by this administration. Taxes aren’t too low for the wealthy, they’re mostly too high for all Americans. Those with more money could fuel more investment in the economy if they weren’t taxed at such high rates. Further, if a business invests in inventory, then government taxes that, and then taxes the same inventory the second time when the products are actually sold for a profit, rather than just being dead inventory stock.

    The recession may be a worldwide phenomenon, but here in the U.S. we could better work our way out of this economic morass by better taxation policies that reward investment in business that would grow the economy and provide jobs, rather than taxing capital at job killing rates.

    Government continues to waste tax dollars at terrible rates.  Roger Clemens is on trial simply for supposedly lying to Congress about his personal steroid use. A porn film producer in California was put on trial three times for obscenity since 2008, costing tax payers millions of dollars to remove about 5 supposedly obscene film titles from the marketplace. Government can spend unlimited millions on nonsense trials like this, with little benefit to society while some comic like a Jon Lovitz has to pay half his income in taxes to fund such expensive foolishness. Many a poor hotel maid has to get up early each day to ride the bus to work to change sheets in some hotel to pay taxes so that government can squander it on nonsense. Government claims that it has to close schools or cut health care for the poor, yet will spend the same millions that could fund both to prosecute a Roger Clemens or that porn film producer. Government’s out of control.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Careful, Paul.  As Jon found out, heresy is unforgivable.  One doesn’t deviate from the acceptable thinking, not one little bit.  The concept of ‘diversity’ only stretches so far, and if you’re hoping to be excused because all your other thoughts are in line – you’ll be next up against the wall when the purges come.

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