Obama critic Jon Lovitz debates “fair share” and tax lies w/Twitter followers; plus: new vid of his remarks


As you may have read or heard, former Saturday Night Live comedian Jon Lovitz made fresh headlines when a scathing interview he recorded in January was released as a podcast last week. Lovitz lambasted President Obama for his wealth confiscation and redistribution policies:

In a podcast entitled “The ABC’s of SNL” hosted by Lovitz and filmmaker Kevin Smith, Lovitz took on the president over taxes.
“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f**king bullsh**. And I voted for the guy, and I’m a Democrat. What a f**king a**hole. The rich don’t pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right. First they say to you, you’re dead broke, ‘the United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it.’ So then you go for it and then you make it, and everyone’s like ‘f**k you.’”

He went on to say, “If I make a dollar and out of every dollar I’m taxed at 50, half, at 50 cents, I have to give, isn’t that like enough? It’s half. HALF!”

This Saturday night, Lovitz went live on Twitter to engage followers in an extended conversation about his political views, his taxes, his income, and the frenzy over his Obama criticism. He took fire from all sides with good grace and humor, and provided a link to newly-uploaded video of his January remarks with director Kevin Smith:

Here's the video of what I said about the President… it's a lot different when you watch it. http://t.co/pZAkDyZH

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

@popreview @mrkeeleb If I wasn't funny, then why was everyone at the club laughing?

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

@BowedOak excuse me… the President is lying… I just pointed it out. It's not my fault he's lying.

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

I haven't gotten any backlash. I am a Democrat and liberal… Liberal, from the word "Liberty" Freedom to be who you are..

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

@AstroNerdBoy I have blasted Bush…. in my stand up act.. no one commented on it, though.

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

@RockyDhunes yes…. capital gains is money you make on reinvesting the money you have left over from taxed income.

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

@Mrkeeleb Have you seen my stand up act? I make fun of myself, religions, celebrities, politics, gays, racism, men, women,.. it's comedy!

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

be it conservative, democrat, republican, libertarian.. liberal.. freedom to be true to yourself… that's what liberal means.

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

@HesDanTheMan I don't mind paying a little more. I pay my fair share now. The President is lying to get votes..it's obvious and transparent.

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

@LawyerGraham @AP well, you've proven my point. you believe the propaganda. I know what I am paying in taxes. You are being lied to.

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

I was upset with the President LYING. I pay my fair share of taxes and so does everyone else I know who is in the same tax bracket.

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012

Lovitz retweeted a message in defense of wealthy job creators:

@realjonlovitz I have some wealthier friends. Not only do they pay their fair share in taxes but they also create jobs.

— ReaganCrusader (@ReaganCrusader) April 29, 2012

And he signed off for the night with a farewell and thanks for a “fun night” and “interesting conversation.”

‘Cuz Twitter’s cool like that:

I have to go. nice talking to all of you, whether you agree with me or not. Thanks for a fun night and interesting conversation sleep well.

— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) April 29, 2012


A very good reading recommendation for Lovitz from fellow Hollywood denizen Adam S. Baldwin:


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/29/obama-critic-jon-lovitz-debates-fair-share-and-tax-lies-with-twitter-followers-plus-video-of-his-controversial-remarks/

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