Dennis Miller


Fellow Saturday Night Live alum Dennis Miller said in a 2003 Time interview that he’s been both a Democrat and Republican. Asked about his parents’ politcs, he replied:

“I didn’t know my Dad—he moved out early. And my mom’s politics were kind of hardscrabble. She didn’t think about Democrats or Republicans. She thought about who made sense. I’ve been both in my life. Somebody can say they don’t understand why somebody drifts. But I’ve always found people who drift interesting, ’cause it shows me the game’s not stagnant in their own head. They’re thinking.”

He became known for conservatism after 9/11, telling the New York Times that he is conservative on taxes and foreign policy, but not social issues:

“If two gay guys want to get married, it’s none of my business. I could care less. More power to them. I’m happy when people fall in love,” he said. “I think abortion’s wrong, but it’s none of my business to tell somebody what’s wrong. So I’m pro-choice. I want to keep my nose out of other people’s personal business.”

He urged conservatives to back Donald Trump in 2016, tweeting: “Don’t kid yourself. At this point, any vote for anyone that is not Donald Trump is a vote for Hillary Clinton. Also, both Presidential boxes left blank is a vote for Hillary Clinton because, as mindless as Liberals can be, even they don’t enter into suicide pacts with that petulant, whiny part of themselves.”