Republicans don’t exactly have the cream of the Hollywood crop.
Sure, you have your assorted Arnold Schwarzeneggers and Kelsey Grammers. But, overall, liberals dominate the entertainer class.
The Age of Obama has pushed more Hollywood personalities to come out of the closet as something less than Obama-supporters, however. Here are four of the latest Hollywood Obama dissenters from the right, if not out-and-out Hollywood Republicans.
In an interview with comedian Adam Carolla last week, Vince Vaughn admitted to being a Ron Paul-supporting conservative.
“I think that what you come, as you get older, you just get less trust in the government running anything,” Vaughn said. “And that you start to realize when you really go back and look at the Constitution and the principles of liberty, the real purpose of government is to protect the individual’s right to sort of think and pursue what they have interest in. And that when you start drawing the lines, saying, as a society, we think this is inappropriate, we’re going to pass laws to protect them from themselves and or take things away to protect themselves or move money from here to there, that you realize that you wake up with corruption and without the unintended consequences you’ll wake up with a lot of problems that didn’t exist prior.”
This wasn’t the first time Vaughn expressed support for conservative or libertarian ideas. Vaughn declared his support for Ron Paul in the past and even introduced the former Texas congressman at a libertarian conference in 2011.
In October, the former Saturday Night Live cast member and star of the cinematic classic “Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo” came out in support of 2014 California Republican candidate for governor Tim Donnelly.
“The state of California is a mess, and the super majority of Democrats is not working,” Schneider said, explaining why he was switching parties, at least for the upcoming election. “I’ve been a lifelong Democrat and I have to switch over because it no longer serves the people of this great state. …The last time I made a movie was seven years ago and that’s because we’re not being competitive.”
“Another four years of a Democratic administration will be a disaster for the state, as it already has been,” he added.