Is this one of the most epic takedowns of President Obama? Jon Lovitz, former star of SNL and a Democrat, railed against Obama in a podcast interview with director Kevin Smith.
The Wrap reports:
Jon Lovitz had some strong – and salty – words for President Obama in a comedic critique he staged while discussing “The ABC’s of SNL” with director Kevin Smith.
The “Saturday Night Live” alum went off on the president — after admitting that he’s a Democrat and voted for Obama — for his take on taxing the rich.
“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f—ing b---s--t,” Lovitz said. “First they say to you … ‘The United States of America, you can do anything you want — go for it! So then you go for it and you make it and everyone’s like, ‘F—k you!”
The interview was the fourth in a podcast series hosted by Smith called The ABC’s of SNL, where Lovitz tells behind-the-scenes stories of his time as a regular on the late-night hit from 1985-90.
Lovitz said Smith — who clearly didn’t want to join in bashing Obama — was “masquerading as a 99-percenter,” a reference to Occupy Wall Street, a left-wing protest movement that apparently doesn’t impress Lovitz too much.
“Your favorite word is ‘monetize,’ correct?” Lovitz asks Smith. “Monetize this, you c—s-cker — and there’s nothing wrong with that. You’re constantly thinking of ways to be creative and make money. So what’s wrong with that?”
" This is a guy who voted for Obama. This is not a guy who's expecting a flat tax," Stu explained.
"This is legitimate. He starts off as a comedic rant. You can hear the whole thing and he goes on and on," Glenn said.
Glenn said that Obama would call people like Lovitz un-patriotic for just wanting to not give all of their money over to the government. As Lovitz pointed out, there is not a difference between the wealthy and the poor when it comes to paying taxes - just that some may know more about deductions. The problem is not that in most cases the wealthy are getting more deductions, but that the middle class and poor aren't as aware of what they are able to deduct.
You can watch the video below (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)