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Brave Hollywood Renegades: Tinseltown’s Conservative Top Ten

By Leesa K. Donner | January 31, 2018 | 11:37am EST
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With the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and the Grammy’s – not to mention the not-so-Golden Globes – in the rear-view mirror we have the big kahuna to look forward to in just a month’s time. Yes, dear reads, it’s Oscar time which means Hollywood is preparing its finest beat-down on our dear president in typical Hollywood fashion.

But, but, but – unlike the left – conservatives can carry two thoughts at the same time, which is why we shall endeavor to bring up a topic strictly verboten in Tinseltown. And that is the ever-growing list of brave Hollywood renegades. Yes, those actors and actresses who dare to go rogue and speak their mind in support of President Trump and the “Make America Great Again” Doctrine.

One does have to give them some credit for being willing to stand up in such a monolithic atmosphere, where only one political point of view is tolerated. Ah, yes, the oh-so-tolerant left – where it’s their way or the highway.

So, without further ado – here we go with the top ten conservatives who still live and breathe in Hollywood and seemingly don’t give a darn what their peers think. Bully for them.

James “Tough Guy” Woods

Award-winning actor James Woods may be best known for “Casino” and “White House Down,” but you haven’t lived until you’ve checked out Mr. Woods’ twitter feed. He’s unabashed in his conservative views and takes the left and his pals in Hollywood to task at every turn.

Mr. Woods is a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners – dyed-in-the-wool conservative. And if you don’t like it, my guess is that Woods would say you can lump it.

Dirty Harry to the Rescue

He’s an oldy but a goody, for sure. Clint Eastwood has been bucking the trend – and winning – for years. Not only does he not give a crap about the Hollywood elite – he IS the Hollywood elite and makes his views known by making movies that tell you precisely where he comes from politically. One gets the sense that Mr. Eastwood doesn’t bother with the leftist proletariat in Tinseltown and just keeps ticking along. He does seem the most likely on our list to pull out his firearm and shoo away any lefty loser who trespasses on his property. So, do you feel lucky, sucker?

The Commissioner

Call him Magnum P.I., or the Blue Bloods Commissioner or just about anything else you want, but Tom Selleck doesn’t suffer the Hollywood fools on the left one iota. As a board member and card-carrying member of the NRA, Mr. Selleck is clearly in the conservative camp despite his support for John McCain for president in 2008. (There wasn’t really much choice, after all.)

Die Hard – Pick a Number

Hollywood tough guy Bruce Willis has two passions: guns and smaller government. Sounds like a card-carrying conservative to me:

“I’m a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government. I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop pissing on my money and your money, the tax dollars that we give 50 percent of, or 40 percent of, every year, and I want them to be fiscally responsible, and I want these goddamn lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I’ll say I’m a Republican … Okay. I admit it. I hate government and I hate political parties.”

 

I’ve got that Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart

Up until now our Hollywood conservative profile looks like a parade of the tough dudes. But here’s one for you that breaks that mold: Joy Villa. Actress and producer and star of “Hobgoblins 2,” “CSI: NY” and more, Ms. Villa is tired of the Hollywood rat race and may even throw her hat in the political ring in Florida. Admittedly, Ms. Villa comes late to the party – saying she voted for Barack and supported Bernie, but then came around and voted for Trump in the end. Hey, better late than never.

Mr. Wedding Crasher

Hysterical A-lister Vince Vaughn leans “L” for libertarian. Famous for his staunch Second Amendment support, Vaughn takes a small “G” government and classic libertarian “stay out of other people’s business” stance when it comes to conflict and wars in parts unknown. As well, he’s not a big fan of affirmative action and has gone on record as saying, “I’ll answer that with a question. Do you believe that using race as a factor in evaluating a person is a good way to operate?” Vince is welcome to crash my kid’s wedding any time.

Hollywood Bombshell Category

Heather Locklear, Jaclyn Smith and Susan Lucci aren’t just all hair and make-up. While Locklear says she’s “stubbornly quiet” on the issue of politics, she does confess to be a rare Republican outlier. Smith keeps a low profile as well, but the former Charlie’s Angel does confess conservative political tendencies. And Susan Lucci of “All My Children” hosted fundraisers for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential run. ’Nuff said.

The Funnies

Rounding out our Hollywood elites on the right wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include those funny guys: Dennis Miller, Tim Allen and Adam Sandler. Miller is well-known for his bits on the old O’Reilly Factor. Mr. “Home Improvement” Allen has taken the heat for his unpopular politics, “There is nothing more dangerous, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative character,” Allen said of his “Last Man Standing” character – a man not all that dissimilar from the actor himself. And Sandler, formerly of SNL fame, did put his money where his mouth is and forked over $2,100 to the Rudy Campaign for President.

Oh, and there are more – many more: Phil Robertson, Sylvester Stallone, Kirk Cameron, Jon Voight, Drew Carey, Pat Sajak, as well as those aging rockers on the right – Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and Meat Loaf. Hollywood would like you to think these folks don’t exist. They may in fact be trying to black ball them as we speak, but hey, it’s still a free country – even in Hollywood.

Leesa K. Donner is Editorial Director of Liberty Nation. Her writing has been published in American Thinker and CNS News, among others. She previously worked in the broadcast news industry as a television news anchor, reporter and producer at NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates in Charlotte, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC. Leesa is the author of “Free At Last: A Life-Changing Journey through the Gospel of Luke.”

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