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:!/realjonlovitz/status/196499201142702081!/realjonlovitz/status/196473041994256384!/realjonlovitz/status/196485493792309248!/realjonlovitz/status/196466173183922176!/realjonlovitz/status/196483282236485633!/realjonlovitz/status/196478335927332864!/realjonlovitz/status/196474094034763777!/realjonlovitz/status/196466505125347329!/realjonlovitz/status/196450916596060160!/realjonlovitz/status/196440491494088707!/realjonlovitz/status/196444033898381312

Lovitz retweeted a message in defense of wealthy job creators:!/desjax/status/196456465228234752

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:!/realjonlovitz/status/196486963619041282


A very good reading recommendation for Lovitz from fellow Hollywood denizen Adam S. Baldwin:!/adamsbaldwin/statuses/191048878471135234