Jon Lovitz, an early “Saturday Night Live” cast member, had some harsh words for President Barack Obama over the weekend.
In an interview with “Clerks” director Kevin Smith, Lovitz, a registered Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008, bashed the president for his class warfare rhetoric and the notion that the wealthy don’t pay their fair share in taxes.
“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is fucking bullshit, and I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a fucking asshole,” Lovitz said.
“First they say … ‘You can do anything you want. Go for it.’ So then you go for it, and then you make it, and everyone’s like, ‘Fuck you,’” Lovitz said. “[Obama] is the perfect example. He’s amazing. He had nothing … and the guy ends up being at Harvard. He’s the president of the United States. And now he’s like, ‘Fuck me and everybody who made it like me.’”
The interview was part of a series on Lovitz’s podcast called “The ABC’s of SNL” where the comedian tells behind-the-scenes stories of his time at Studio 8H, where he was a regular from 1985 to 1990.
Lovitz also criticized Smith for “masquerading as a 99 percenter” — a reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement that the director said he supports.
Later on in the podcast when Lovitz’s diatribe against Obama really started to heat up, Smith suggested that the government would come and shut down the podcast.
All I can say is its about time SNL dropped the idea that they can’t make fun of Obama because he is a democrat and black too. Obama is a stammering idiot on a level that makes GW Bush look like a Rhodes scholar.
Duh . . . Which way did they go there Louie? Good God the Obama administration is the single largest collection of blithering idiots since Jimmy Carter.
Misspell the name of a country for the entire world to see? Where is the media to kick Obama to the curb like they did Dan Quayle for misspelling the word “potato” with an “e” on the end?
For that matter, why is the media not calling Obama a stammering idiot like they did GW Bush? How come Saturday Night Live isn’t teeing off on Obama for being unable to complete a single coherent sentence without his teleprompters?
Obama stutters worse than Bush and he gets a pass on it. His numerous gaffs, bowing to foreign heads of state, stammering like a 14 year old boy asking a girl on his first date, all of this is roundly ignored by the mainstream media.
Look, Obama sat on his hands once again and said nothing about Libya, Egypt and Tunisia until he was pressured by the media and other heads of state to address the issues in these countries.
But he was quick to attack the governor of Wisconsin and the republicans in the state for daring to strip unions of their monopoly on the states coffers.
What’s Obama’s answers to all the of the strife and struggle in the world today?
Throw a party to celebrate Motown at the White House. Invite the Jonas Brothers to come do Motown cover songs.
I’m sorry, but President Obama is a downright embarrassment to all Americans and the United States as a country.
The guy really is the second term of Jimmy Carter. JD
Why am I thanking Dana Carvey and Mike Myers? Because for the first time in years, they came back to Saturday Night Live and made it funny again.
Sure it was a rehash of old bits, but it was funny and full of laughs. Its about time that someone went to SNL and did something funny. There was a really funny bit about a “white noise machine” that also made “black noise.”
The “black noise” was an old woman complaining about her feet through an apartment wall, a guy threatening to knock you out and other various stereotypical noises. Funny stuff.
Carvey was brilliant as “Church Lady” with SNL cast characters playing the Kardashian sisters. Justin Bieber was also a guest on “Church Lady” and he was actually very funny.
It was in the SNL opening where Mike Myers revived his “Wayne’s World” Character with Carvey playing Garth, and they did an Oscar top ten countdown that was absolutely hysterical.
I had to record it on my DVR because as usual I worked rather late last night. But watching it on the DVR allowed me to rewind at the parts where I was laughing so hard I couldn’t hear the the show.
Good stuff guys. Keep bringing back the stuff that made us laugh. JD