One of James Woods’ first starring roles was in the pro-communist weepy “The Way We Were” back in 1973. The thrust of the film was to portray supporters of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as admirable because “their hearts were in the right place.”
Joined by by liberal loudmouth Barbara Streisand, Woods gave a humanistic portrayal of an American Communist Party member.
But that was then.
Today, Woods, a former Democrat who left the party in 1998 because of its knee-jerk defense of then-President Bill Clinton (described by the actor as “a convicted perjurer”) during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, has hit leftists’ one of their most vulnerable spots: Their willingness to use other people’s money to pay for costly social programs.
Woods’ specific target is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described “democratic socialist” — which history has shown to be a contradiction in terms — who ran for president in the Democrat primaries against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
What provoked Woods this time was Sanders’ bill entitled “Medicare For All,” which studieshave shown would cost taxpayers $32.6 trillion.
Naturally, Sanders has the backing of a number of Democrats who have their eye on running for president in 2020.
“This dandruff bag never spent a dime of his own money in his entire life,” Woods wrote. “What does he care?”
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 30, 2018
This isn’t the first time Woods has attacked Sanders. In 2015, Woods bashed Sanders’ tweet praising Red China, in which the senator:
“China – not exactly seen as a model when it comes to human rights – provides 14 weeks of paid maternity leave. The US provides zero.”
China – not exactly seen as a model when it comes to human rights – provides 14 weeks of paid maternity leave. The US provides zero.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 19, 2015
Woods countered with an unwelcome dose of reality:
“China has notoriously killed female infants for population control, you utter moron,” he wrote.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 19, 2015
George Orwell, ironically a socialist, once wrote that it is the duty of the intellectual to tell “people what they don’t want to hear.”
Unfortunately, liberals today clearly don’t want unwelcome facts, but spin designed to attack those who don’t support them as immoral.
But Woods, whose IQ is reportedly off the charts, is an Orwell-like figure who refuses to play the “hearts-in-the-right place” shell game of the left.
Socialism doesn’t even work in the movies.