Matthew McConaughey Slams ‘Illiberal left’ for Alienating Conservatives

By Moody College of Communication from Austin, USA - Matthew McConaughey and Scott Rice host conversation with film director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols., CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86256727

Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey blasted the “far Left” for being condescending towards the “other 50%” of Americans that make up the Right. 

McConaughey guested on British comedian Russel Brand’s podcast “Under the Skin,” and discussed his “hope” that Americans on both sides of the political spectrum could come together in the center.  

“I’ll meet you in the middle, I actually think that is more of a dare right now than it’s ever been,” he commented. A solid roadblock for Americans becoming more politically centric, he conceded, is far left Democrats arrogant attitudes towards the right. 

“Look, on the other side, on the far Left… There is a lot on that illiberal Left that absolutely condescend, patronize, or are arrogant towards that other 50%,” he remarked.

He pointed towards Hollywood as a leader in liberal hypocrisy, because the leftists who are insulting conservatives for questioning the 2020 election results, were the same people that refused to accept Trump’s 2016 win.  

“Many people who are in – I’m sure you saw it – in our industry, when Trump was voted in four years ago, they were in denial that it was real, and some of them were in absolute denial.”

  He understands conservative’s hesitance to accept the election results because of the media.  It looks like Biden’s our guy… Now you’ve got the right that’s in denial,” he said. “And I understand, they’ve been fed fake news. No one knows who the hell to believe, right?”

McConaughey went on to discuss how he thinks Democrats are sending the wrong message to conservative voters. “This is where the Left misses it for me, just as far as being a marketer of a political side,” he began.  

“When you say, ‘Hey, we want to get out the vote; we want people to be able to go vote; we’re going to do a campaign to let people vote.’ I’m like, 100%. Yes, everyone. Is there anyone who would say no to that? That’s universal. You have 100% of the audience going, ‘I’m in, that’s a constitutional right as an American, I’m in, yes!’” McConaughey exclaimed.

But according to the actor, the illiberal left can’t resist tacking on a jab that alienates the other half of Americans. “And then they can’t help themselves. At the very end of it, they go, ‘So we don’t let those criminal b***ards get back in office.’ You’re going, ‘Whoa!’ You’re like, no, don’t say the last part. You lost 50% of your audience,” he went on. “And that’s, you know, part of why so much of the nation, of that 50%, looks at us in Hollywood, as like, going, ‘Oh, yeah, another celebrity over there, and the West Coasters, and the elite in the Northeast.’”

“Because even from just a sales point of view, don’t tab that ‘gotcha’ on the end… And then your audience is twice as big, and you’re getting what you want… You’re getting two times as much as you would if you didn’t tab on that little stick it to them at the end.”

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Christine Leveille
Christine Leveille
5 months ago

The left celebrities have been vicious and nasty! There’s no middle anymore! I will never spend one cent more on any of these over privileged spoiled has beens who think that their opinions matter to anyone but themselves. Bette Midler, Whoopie Goldberg, Allysa Milano and esp Kathy Griffin to name a few are so despicable that they can never recover half of their original fan base! We’re gone! I hope you all have to get regular jobs like the rest of us and maybe that will teach you to shut your mouths.

OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
4 months ago

NEVER FORGET….I do not know what is going on with Matthew McConaughey except this…he is attempting to run in an election in the future as a conservative/republican….
NEVER FORGET….Matthew McConaughey is a BIG Hillary Clinton supporter, Obama supporter and later biden/harris supporter…that should tell you all you need to know about Matthew McConaughey .
This attempt by the media and Matthew McConaughey to portray him as a conservative republican is just another MEDIA GEORGE S FUNDED SHOW to feed us more propaganda, lies and misinformation to get votes for this pure communist democrat. …

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

As far as the Hollywood egomaniacs go, well, Frank Sinatra had a man crush on JFK, and since the “Rat-Pack” had a family member in the group, they got JFK to party with them a few times! So now, every Hollywood idiot like Rob Reiner “Meat-Head” a Jewish big mouth thinks they have Carte Blanche to the DNC, which because of the egomaniacs in the DNC today, I guess they do! They hate and attack viciously every Republican POTUS! Trump especially because he beat HRC after they cheated to win! That is very stupid! The DNC cheated their own party’s election, so don’t tell me they didn’t cheat this one!
Not only that, but Soros is the unelected leader of the DNC! Greed!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

Soros connected to Dominion? End of story! They cheated! Soros has one goal in his short life left, destroy America!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

The worst people on earth, are Atheist-Jews! They are a walking-talking, contradiction! An oxymoron! How as one of Gods chosen people are you gonna not believe in God? Pure evil.

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

It doesn’t matter that you don’t believe in God! That doesn’t make our creator unreal, just because “you” choose not to believe! The most incredible thing ever, is Gods love for you Rob Reiner! Even though you choose not to believe, God loves you, so much, that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die to give you an opportunity to live for ever! There is nothing you have to do, but believe!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

Donald Trump did one thing that no other President ever did, he legitimized Israel. Jerusalem is now the Capitol of Israel. There is nothing you can do about that! President Trump a never politician came in, beat the DNC’s precious darling, criminal, HRC! President Trump refused his pay, for 4-years, he was immediately attacked by hate fueled lunatics who are parasites! They threw out “old-faithful” Trumps a racist! Ok, that’s why he did more for African Americans than the first ever, Black POTUS! You people want to turn America Socialist? Idiots, it has never worked! All those immigrants Biden and the left want to bring in, are fleeing Socialism! Where is the LOGIC?

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

I am an American born citizen, 58-years old, and I am waiting on my comments to be approved before they can be posted! ENOUGh-SAID!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

Who really knows Barrack Hussein Obama? It is fair to say that Barrack doesn’t know who his father is! I can tell you for a fact, it isn’t Barrack Hussein Obama Sr. My guess, Malcom X ! Obama’s mother was a white woman with jungle fever! Black men, especially back then fantasized about sex with a white woman! Stanley was a Communist Cultist, she lived like a gypsy, a free spirit, friend of the Ayers family, because back then Communists were hated! Stanley worked for Timothy Geithner’s father, also a Communist! Obama Jr. was awarded Federal Foreign Student Grants before he ever thought about Harvard!
Bill Ayers had a hard-on for turning America Communist since he was blowing up buildings in protest of the Vietnam war! A member of the Domestic Terrorist Group, “The Weather Underground” in the late 60’s and early 70’s like another Obama friend, Eric Holder, who was a college running buddy with Obama, Holder was a gun-runner, for the Domestic Terrorist group, the SLA – “Symbionese Liberation Army”, the group that kidnapped Patricia Hearst, and committed a few armed bank robberies! An all-American group of fine, outstanding young men!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

You must be very proud to be a DNC voter! Treasonous traitors who ignore our laws, commit treason, steal money from tax payers, and other Countries! Murder helpless, infants! Sorry excuses of human beings! I would not stop, and piss on any DNC politician if I saw they were on fire! You just cheated your asses off to win an election as a group of communist, traitors in the United States of America! I sincerely hope that every elected DNC politician rots in hell for eternity!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

Suppressing my First Amendment Right To Freely Express My Thoughts Is Treason!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

American Update? Contradict yourself much?

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

Red flag an American born citizen for speaking his mind and you have the nerve to label yourself American?

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

Hypocritical American Update has flagged every comment so far!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

Oh yea flag the comment that tells the truth about this no good rights suppressors!

Robert Waddell
Robert Waddell
4 months ago

The First Amendment? I challenge you to print it! Then explain why my comments were suppressed!

Stephane
4 months ago

I have to say that the road on the left side is empty. The ditch on the left side is full of STUPID DEMONRATS who want to destroy the best country on earth.
Shattering news: the reasonable democrats, NOT the law makers, are more centrist, riding the double yellow line. They deserve our hand.