While it’s true that most of the entertainment industry is populated with left-wing, virtue-signalling supporters of the Democratic Party, Hollywood does not march completely in lockstep, as evidenced by a major entertainment figure who is shunning both the party and California.
Actor and comedian Rob Schneider has called it quits in the Golden State and is moving to neighboring GOP-run Arizona.
“I really feel like I don’t want the Democratic Party trying to run my life. And there’s not one aspect of your life that they don’t want to interfere with. San Francisco either has a huge homeless problem or a gigantic camping success story,” the comedian said.
“It shouldn’t be such a shock. We don’t get 10 parties. You get two,” he added, noting that California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) pushed him “over the edge” and hastened his move out of state.
“They’re just scared of it because it really is like a mob of ideologues that just will attack you,” he said of why he is one of the few conservatives in Hollywood who dares to speak out.
In August, Schneider told Glenn Beck he is willing to “lose it all” for his beliefs.
“Are you willing to lose it all for what you believe?” Beck asked.
Schneider didn’t hesitate for a moment: “Absolutely. Because if we don’t have it, then we have nothing.”
“I’m not — I don’t care about my career anymore,” Schneider added. “I care about my children’s — the country they’re going to live in.”
His remarks on Tuesday come on the heels of former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s announcement that she is leaving the Democratic Party because of what it’s become: Anti-freedom, cancel culture, and intolerant.
“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, demonize the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war,” she said in a Twitter post.
“I believe in a government that is of, by, and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government of, by, and for the powerful elite. I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent-minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic Party. If you can no longer stomach the direction that so-called woke Democratic Party ideologues are taking our country, I invite you to join me,” the former lawmaker and current U.S. Army Reserve officer added.