Liberal comedian Sarah Silverman said in a recent podcast that she’s had it with the “absolutist-ness” of the Democratic Party and no longer wants to be associated with it.
“It’s the absolutist-ness of the party I am in that is such a turnoff to me,” Ms. Silverman said in an Instagram video taken from her podcast Monday, Newsbusters first reported. “It’s so f—-ing elitist. You know, for something called ‘progressive,’ it allows for zero progress. It’s all or nothing.
“I think I don’t want to be associated with any party anymore,” she continued. “It comes with too much baggage. Every party, it comes with so much f—-ing baggage that no ideas can be taken at face value. And without ideas, what are we? Without a common truth, how can we talk about it? You know, Republicans might hear an idea that they would totally agree with, but if it comes from AOC, then they hate it. And of course, you know, to be honest, when I hear an idea that comes from a Republican, it’s suspect to me.
“We all put too much s—- on this stuff,” she added. “We no longer are able to be a nation of ideas.”
Ms. Silverman, who supported both of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ failed presidential runs, has become an outspoken critic of left-wing cancel culture, which she commonly dubs “righteousness porn.” In 2019, she called cancel culture a “perversion” of progressivism after revealing she was fired from a movie for a resurfaced 2007 picture of herself wearing blackface.
She also spoke in support of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.