Comedian Jon Lovitz has a serious -- and salty -- message for President Obama.
The former “Saturday Night Live” star delivered some choice words for the president on his podcast, "The ABCs of SNL." The show is co-hosted by Kevin Smith and calls itself “Live from the Jon Lovitz Podcast Theater.”
The actor said he’s a Democrat and voted for Obama, but now he’s mad as hell at the president’s plan to raise taxes on the rich -- and his rant has the Web buzzing.
The comic called Obama a “[bleep]ing a-hole... for saying the rich don't pay their taxes." Lovitz delivered his invective after assuring the audience “I voted for the guy” and even expressed admiration for Obama’s rise from “nothing.” “He had no father -- he is mixed-race, which is a burden… and the guy ends up going to Harvard, and he's the president of the United States.”
Lovitz gave Obama no slack for turning against his fellow millionaires, however. “This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don't pay their taxes is f---ing bulls---,” he said. “First they say to you… ‘The United States of America, you can do anything you want -- go for it! So then you go for it and you make it and everyone's like, ‘[Bleep] you!'”
Lovitz was most likely referring to Obama’s proposed “Buffett rule,” which stipulates that those making $1 million or more pay at least 30% of their income in taxes.
Response on the Web has varied. David Hill, who wrote, “During this entire debate, I've been asking myself 'But what does Jon Lovitz think?' Now I know, and all is right with the world.” Gloria commented, "He makes more than the majority of us and pays less taxes than us, how can he complain.” James added, “Just for that, Mr. Lovitz shall be taxed at 200%.”
Later in the podcast, the “SNL” alum discussed his past work on the sketch comedy show, saying he played characters who were “arrogant idiots” -- people who “think they know everything but they’re a moron." Smith, without missing a beat, asked, “Like people who go on about the government?”
This isn’t the first time Lovitz has delivered an opinion that’s attracted attention. The actor recently tweeted about an act of anti-Semitic bullying, and his online campaign is credited with having the girls involved in the incident expelled from their Los Angeles middle school.
Check out Jon Lovitz in this vintage "SNL" clip from 1989: