Despite the god-like status Barack Obama has long enjoyed among the ranks of Hollywood elites, well-known liberal actor John Cusack recently let loose on the former president and his ideological allies, suggesting that they had effectively sold out America's working class, as the New York Post reports.
Cusack's biting criticisms came in the form of a post on X (formerly Twitter), in which the Say Anything star lashed out at what he views as the left's abandonment “for decades” of the people its members purport to champion and his realization that Obama's “hope and change” was perhaps little more than “another branded hustle.”
Cusack pulled no punches in assessing the state of modern liberal politics, writing of those in charge, “They have played a major part in creating the precise conditions for fascism to flourish – Obama corporatist democrats – are to the right of Richard Nixon on domestic policy....”
“Don't believe me – look it up – and Demos have sold out the working class for decades – and this kind of bought and paid-for betrayal of principals [sic]. Fairness – historical precedent – any sense of moral or intellectual honesty – The kind of brutal selfish horrific actions one only does – because they can get away with it,” Cusack continued.
Suggesting that there is little separating Republicans and Democrats these days, Cusack went on regarding the latter, “All your Yale and Harvard buddies will tell you how great and smart you all are – and they are all in bed with all the same big, big money power players – And we run the world – right?”
The actor added, “this kind of staggering amoral bulls*** – is one of the main reason (yes there are others) Trump's demagoguery works on people. The Democratic elite ARE full of s***.”
What reportedly stoked Cusack's rage was a piece published in Jacobin magazine in which it was suggested that a cadre of high-profile Democrats are interested in abolishing federal wealth taxes, according to the Post.
Expressing a wistfulness for a prior generation of progressive leadership, Cusack wrote, “Imagine what FDR would say about such a proposed law?!”
“Don't worry fellas – the Democrats will save the .00000001% from paying tax,” the actor sarcastically began.
He concluded, “the hubris to do this – is staggering – it's a sham and an insult to everyone's basic intelligence – the contempt for the people – [t]o even attempt this...Unbelievable.”
Despite his uncharacteristically harsh words for liberal leaders, Cusack is typically regarded as an outspoken – and indeed biting – critic of former President Donald Trump, as the Daily Mail points out.
Some of the most searing critiques to ever come from the self-described “aggressively anti-Trump” thespian came as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which Cusack believed the then-president mishandled to a dangerous degree.
“We need strikes/and we need to remove Trump from power to save lives impeach him again/Pressure for 25th [Amendment],” he wrote on social media during the heat of the crisis.
Considering that Trump is the current GOP primary frontrunner and, according to recent polling, also leads President Joe Biden in a potential head-to-head electoral matchup, Cusack is almost certainly feeling anxious about the possible White House return of someone he once referred to as a “mentally ill, virus-spreading, child-abducting Nazi rapist.”