Nicholson has called himself a “lifelong Irish Democrat,” and he’s got the financial records to prove it. Since 1980, he’s donated $23,350 to Democrats–and not a penny to any Republicans.
But his involvement with Democrats goes back farther than that. In 1972, he was a supporter of George McGovern’s failed presidential bid against Richard Nixon. Back then, Nicholson was supporting causes that many think are new in today’s political conversation:
I wanted to do solar energy. I wanted to legalize drugs versus the terrorist problem, which I was aware of in the ’70s. Because where else are they getting illegal money at that level?
The issue of solar energy and the big corporations that prevent it from becoming a widespread phenomenon was on Nicholson’s mind as recently as 2007, when he ranted that big oil sets the energy agenda even into the level of education and likened them to an “evil genius.”
So in the end, Nicholson is a liberal Democrat like the majority of his Hollywood colleagues. The difference is, he might be one of the originals who set the tone for later incarnations of Tinseltown politics.
Nice words for America, but he doesn't believe them, he is afterall, an actor. He's just another commie.