Then, according to Twitchy Entertainment, he took a lot of flak from liberals after he berated Obama for his “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen” comment.
Lovitz posted on his Twitter account:
Anyone who starts a business takes all the risk, financially. The government taxes your business. And if it fails, the owner loses his money
Amazing! The picture I tweeted of Obama is a joke! Sarcasm! BTW, if a business goes under, does the government give you a refund? Nope!
In response, the ever classy Ellen Barkin tweeted:
John Lovitz maybe I met you a few times back in the day,but now you're just an ignorant asshole.Shut the fuck up.Long live our president.
His twitter feed was also littered with comments from followers not too happy with his calling a spade a spade. (And no, that is not meant to be racist!) Yep, liberals aren't so much into freedom of speech thing when it comes to their messiah. Though conservatives are definitely fair game, as Lovitz admitted.
Jon Lovitz@realjonlovitzOf course, no-one said a word because it's perfectly okay to joke about and/or vilify conservatives.
“@6ixty2wo: @realjonlovitz did u get this much flack when u joked about President Bush?” Nope! No one said a word!
Then Lovitz defended himself from the usual asinine 'you're a racist if you criticize Obama' accusations.'
Jon Lovitz@realjonlovitzLovitz keeps declaring he's still a Democrat (and he did vote for Obama), but I think he's just saying that because he doesn't want to totally alienate his fan base, and those who might hire him. But somehow, I doubt he'll be voting for Obama this time around. It's hard for liberals to admit they've had a change of heart in an uber-liberal industry, although some do. There's David Mamet, and Jon Voight, who has been very vocal about his conservative views.
Because I criticize the President, they say I don't care about black people. So when I made fun of Bush, that meant I dislike white people?
Amazing how many"liberals" see Obama as a black man who became President. I see him as the President. Period.
But to demonstrate how fear runs deep for liberals who don't toe the Democratic Party line, Twitchy posted this Twitter conversation between patriot_prophet and Lovitz:
Prophet Patriot@patriot_prophet 20 Jul 12
Sorry @realjonlovitz you may be a Democrat, but your recent tweeting puts you in the old school Dem group, more Libertarian than leftist.
@patriot_prophet I agree! It seems like the parties switched. Whatever President Kennedy was, I'm that.
It's no longer on Jon's feed (unless I missed it), but still on patriot_prophet's.
As a side note, JFK was actually more aligned with Republican philosophy, and were he alive today, he'd probably be a Republican, or at the very least a Blue Dog Democrat.
Kudos to Jon, though, for having the cojones to tell it like it is.