Jon Lovitz enters 'No Spin Zone'
Comedian explains anti-Obama rant
- Duration 5:45
- Date May 9, 2012
Comedian explains anti-Obama rant
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Personal story segment tonight channeling the classic movie network comedian Jon love it's as mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore.
This whole thing with the Obama saying you know rich self -- attack.
-- I voted for that.
-- -- The rich pay taxes let me tell you something right first they -- -- Debra he.
You can do anything you want golf course -- -- Gulfport and that you make Arizona -- Privacy you know love it's -- now from outside -- I think a lot of people feel way that you do.
That very frustrating in an all -- class warfare but you were at your current disrespectful when you called Barack Obama the president of the United States a blanking blank.
You feel bad about right now.
No because if -- put in context -- -- -- comedy club amount comedy club John Roberts.
Comedy club and podcasts -- to universal's city.
And I'm doing a podcast there and the nature of pockets as you just open and honest and that thousand -- of any comedy club there's no language restriction.
And so he just you just basically say how you feel I wouldn't.
Say that now you know it it's different in a club and M I do stand up my whole act and make fun of everybody.
And you can't say on television where you can say the pro.
I know I know that I -- -- and here's the deal we live in a crazy now.
Electronic world where everything everybody says is instantly.
On the Internet and whipped around the world and what I'm worried about -- it is even on sympathetic to.
What you're saying because I think I'm a little bit like Q in the sense.
Come from very modest beginnings work our way up really work hard and then when we're told we're -- paying our fair share that's come in the way.
So on some paddock -- but I want the presidency the office to be respected and I don't want.
People using those kinds of terms to describe any president DC my point.
To me I'm -- -- a mouse compared to the president the United States.
12 year and a comedy club and people talk this way all the time it's nothing.
If you revenue -- this is not what I said was -- thing I also said he's amazing.
What he's achieved in his own life but that was in the headline and I think the real issue -- that I said about what I said it why it went viral which frankly shocking to me.
Good to me it's -- who cares what I dealt -- doesn't.
Trying to tell you anything like that now anything like that and they're not gonna take it into context I have now the reaction to usually -- Yet that that I think that's part of the problem though they're not gonna is standing up for all comedians -- People say well just to hear a comedian on the stage in a comedy club that -- -- -- joking around.
In the answer is yes I'm that I'm not saying I I didn't mean what I said I meant it.
No I don't but I don't reignite the correct me if I'm wrong I don't think you meant to be personally disrespectful to Barack Obama I don't think you meant now to denigrate our -- is I didn't just.
Now and I respect that guy I think it's amazing what he's achieved in his life but on this issue I think he's being.
Not honest let's say you know -- eat and it makes me angry because.
I believe that he's he's this whole 1% vs the 99%.
It's hitting Americans against each other and there is because it's a made up statistics I can stadium -- 10% of the country makes more than.
80% are digital bill that 99% of the top earners of this country make -- -- the bottom 1%.
And that bottom 1% is pissed and that I can make -- figures all -- along.
It did it's irrelevant the problem isn't that.
Also that beat the problem with the economy is because people aren't paying their fair share of taxes which as I met and -- that paint I said they're not paying the taxes.
What I meant was they're not paying their fair share I'm paying 35%.
Pay income taxes you can look it up.
And so when that he had -- that he was saying hey I'd be glad to pay 30%.
-- -- -- so what I that would reduce my taxes 5%.
You're -- and doing the reaction to you you're live in Hollywood you know you're in show business world.
Our most people there support Barack Obama may not only support in the idolize.
What kind of reaction have you gotten from us.
Well almost everybody agrees with me and really -- people say.
He yes because and that must my friends -- Democrats -- a Democrat but.
Yet they -- they -- their work really hard and pay a lot of taxes it because it's not true.
You know and I think he's just it's just a -- way to -- that appeal to their.
The masses to get votes and is just blatant and obvious and -- there is no vs no it's trying to.
Hurt people who are in a lower income tax bracket we should all be helping each other.
And bringing everybody that -- together we're all in this is I was in New York when 9/11 happened it wiped out all that.
Class structure because it was like being on the Titanic.
That being here and fourth class or first class everybody's on the same boat now we know how well senator Hillary won by few times country can't because you haven't taken any heat from the -- ads out there rather.
Secretly -- fully supporting you.
My career I'm getting job offers left and right now yeah no effect while more people will see here but I'm glad your job next listen you -- John we didn't we can talk about it.
Now you -- Hillary's gonna -- unionized coming up right behind you.
He's gonna you know I'm gonna get into the thing about lot of it says he's a gay guy become I think I said -- -- the economic and -- black and -- lot of sex drive.