WATCH: Sarah Silverman Trashes Political Parties When Announcing She's Leaving the Democratic Party

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Posted: Mar 13, 2021 2:35 PM
WATCH: Sarah Silverman Trashes Political Parties When Announcing She's Leaving the Democratic Party

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

WARNING: Video contains strong language 

Comedian Sarah Silverman is a long-time member of the Democratic Party. She's made appearances at the Democratic National Committee. She's been outspoken for her support of twice-failed presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT).

But, according to Silverman, she no longer wants to be associated with any political party because of the "baggage" and "elitism" that comes with each party. 

"It's the absolutist-ness of the party I am in that is such a turnoff to me. It's so f***ing elitist, you know, for something called 'progressive,' it allows for zero progress," she explained. "It's all or nothing. No steps towards. All or f***king nothing."

The comedian described it as "righteousness porn," something she's thought long and hard about.

"I don't know that I want to be associated with any party," Silverman said. "I really, I think I don't want to be associated with any party anymore. It's just, it comes with too much baggage."

According to the comedian, every political party comes with the baggage she's referring to. So much so that "no ideas can be taken at face value."

"And without ideas, what are we?" she asked rhetorically. "Without a common truth, how can we talk about it?"

Silverman used an example of both political parties being suspicious of the other side. There are policies most Americans can agree with and be considered decent ideas, but that depends on who brings them forward and their political affiliation.

"You know, Republicans might hear an idea that they would totally agree with, but if it comes from AOC, then they hate it," she explained. "And, of course, you know, to be honest, when I hear an idea that comes from a Republican it's suspect to me."

It's that "sh**t" that has created division in our society which has prohibited America from "being a nation of ideas."

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