09/14/2018

Venezuelan Writer Has A Message For Pro-Socialism Professor Jim Carrey

Alex Parker, RedState

Ahhh, celebrities. You never know what you’re gonna get. Sometimes it’s the second-chanced, humble faith of Mark Walhberg (see here); from time to time, you find the political sharpness of James Woods (read here). But other times, we’re talkin’ a reeeal boogerfest.

This article picks a winner.

I challenge you to watch Dumb and Dumber and escape the clutches of Jim Carrey. It’s virtually impossible not to laugh.

It may be for that reason that Carrey’s now scootered on in to the frigid town of uninformed political posturing: wanting to try something different, he’s chosen to make it impossible for us not to wince.

As recently covered by RedState’s T.LaDuke, on Friday, Jim joined the panel of Real Time with Bill Maher. During one segment, the monumentally rich actor voiced his endorsement of socialism:

“I grew up in Canada, okay? We have socialized medicine. … I’m here to tell you that this bullsh*t line that you get on all the political shows from people is that it’s a failure … It is not a failure in Canada. I never waited for something in my life, I chose my own doctors, my mother never paid for a prescription. It was fantastic.”

Jim noted America’s absolute imperative:

“We have to say ‘Yes’ to socialism — to the word and everything. We have to stop apologizing.”

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