John Cusack Delivers a Direct Message to ‘The Democratic Elite’: ‘Betrayed the Working Class for Generations’

Democratic actor John Cusack strongly criticized both Hollywood and the elite within the Democratic Party in a series of Monday posts. Cusack accused party leaders and members of being disconnected from reality and blamed them for paving the way for the rise of fascism and the success of Republicans like Trump.

The 57-year-old actor, famous for his roles in films like “Say Anything” and “High Fidelity,” didn’t mince words when expressing his disapproval of his fellow actors and Democratic leaders. Cusack called on party leaders to embrace more progressive policies and prioritize the needs of the working class over corporate interests.

Cusack wrote: “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 Dems 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.”

Fox News reported that the actor charged Democrats with being disingenuous, driven by “big money” and in the end, creating an environment for “Trump’s demagoguery” to take root. He wrote:

“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? – this kind of staggering amoral bulls—  is one of the main reasons ( yes there are others ) Trump’s demagoguery works on people. The Democratic elite ARE full of s—,” he continued.

It seems that his extensive message was penned as a response to an article in Jacobin Magazine that claimed certain prominent Democrats are attempting to halt federal wealth taxes—an action, according to Cusack, driven by elite Democrats to favor other elite Democrats.

Cusack wrote sarcastically: “Imagine what FDR would say about such a proposed law?!  Don’t worry fellas – the Democrats will save the .ooooooo1 % from paying tax – the hubris to do this – is staggering – it’s a sham and an insult to everyone’s basic intelligence – the contempt for people – To even attempt this … Unbelievable.”

The angry actor closed his post by asserting that Obama’s well-known “hope and change” slogan is nothing more than “another branded hustle.”

An off-and-on activist, Cusack previously called for Trump to be impeached and has criticized the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Cusack wrote: “…we need to remove Trump from power to save lives. Impeach him again…” He ended that post by calling Trump a “mentally ill, virus-spreading, child-abducting Nazi rapist.”