Saturday, May 12, 2012
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Claim To Fame: former SNL cast member and star of The Critic
Why He's The Conservative of the Week: for refusing to toe the Hollywood-Left line and back away from comments he made (that were caught on tape) harshly criticizing Barack Obama's tax policies.
Lovitz, a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and Democrat who voted for Barry in 2008, caused double takes with a profanity-laced rant against Obama during a show: “The rich don’t pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right. First they tell you — you’re dead broke — this is 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.”
But instead of backing down, Lovitz double downed on his comments this past Tuesday night during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan. “Yes, I did mean what I said,” said Lovitz. “I believed in him, I agreed with everything he was saying when he ran for president, I was listening to what he said, I thought this guy thinks like me and I agree with him. And now he’s changing.”
“This whole idea of this 1 percent versus the 99 percent, it’s a false static,” said Lovitz, adding that Obama was “creating a false class warfare” with his policies and rhetoric. Woah! Lovitz later went on FOX with the same complaints, showing guts in a world where most Hollywood actors lean Left and wouldn't dare to openly criticize The One.