Skip to comments.Tim McGraw & Brad Paisley, Are Officially Off My Christmas List
Posted on 11/01/2009 9:29:47 AM PST by FredJake
It is high time Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw were taken to task for their support of Barrack Husein Obama. I first must admit that I have been a fan of Brad and Tim for a long time. I love the way they put to tune and words of how it is to be a man is in the world. After all, how can you not enjoy listening to the way Brad strings together the words in his song titled, I'm Still A guy, or how he seems to lay his heart out in the tune titled, I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishing Song)? Then there are the songs by Tim McGraw that just makes me want to hold my wife closely as I sing along with him the words I could never think of on my own.
From the first time I heard Brad Paisley sing the song, Who needs Pictures in early 1999, I was a fan of his. And what man can honestly say he did not choke up a bit when he listened to the way Tim sang the beautiful ballad, Don't Take The Girl'? These are the kinds of songs that have been missing in the American music industry. Songs that speak to our hearts, because we feel exactly like they sing them to us on the radio. For too long the American culture has gone down the trail of anger and hate in the music that has been presented to us. So Country Music has for many become what the music was in the 70s, beautiful and relevant to our lives and hearts.
Yes, I have been a big fan of both Brad Paisley, and Tim McGraw. I even used their songs to try and convince my brother-in-law that he should give up Rock Music for Country. Well, he still listens to Rock, but he is not so critical of Country as he used to be. Well, their songs kept coming and I kept listening and buying them. Even when I found out that they were supporters of Barrack Obama during the Presidential campaign, I still liked them. I may have been a bit shocked by their support for him, but I still listened to their music and refused to turn them off when they came on the radio. I guess it was like trying to turn off the radio when I heard Willy Nelson sing his classic song, On The Road Again. Oh I knew he was a Jimmy Carter supporter, but times were different, and I wasn't really worried about my personal freedom back then.
Times have changed though, and I see things differently than I did in the past. Now, when I hear a politician speak about things I care about, I begin to weigh the balances, and they do not seem to balance like they used to. Now when I listen to politicians, and I begin to ask the question, What part of the constitution do they not understand'? Which brings me to Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, and their devotion to Obama and his agenda. (follow the link to continue reading OV's opinion piece),
Tim McGraw & Brad Paisley, Are Officially Off My Christmas List.
So let us all remove the liberals from our Christmas lists this year, shall we?
I stopped listening to Tim McGraw when he sang Red Cabriolet. In that song the girl chooses to have an abortion and Tim’s response is ..well we won’t think about it. That did it for me!
Is Toby Keith really a conservative? I thought there had been some dispute over that.
Also Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are Democrats, if I recall.
Brad Paisley’s latest hit.
When I was ten years old,
I remember thinkin’ how cool it would be,
When we were goin’ on an eight hour drive,
If I could just watch T.V.
And I’d have given anything
To have my own PacMan game at home.
I used to have to get a ride down to the arcade;
Now I’ve got it on my phone.
Glory glory hallelujah.
Welcome to the future.
My grandpa was in World War II,
He fought against the Japanese.
He wrote a hundred letters to my grandma;
Mailed em from his base in the Philippines.
I wish they could see this now,
Where they say this change can go.
Cause I was on a video chat this morning
With a company in Tokyo.
Everyday is a revolution.
Welcome to the future.
Look around it’s all so clear.
Wherever we would go and well we...
So many things I never thought I’d see...
Happening right in front of me.
I had a friend in school,
Running-back on a football team,
They burned a cross in his front yard
For asking out the home-coming queen.
I thought about him today,
Everybody who’s seen what he’s seen,
From a woman on a bus
To a man with a dream.
Wake up Martin Luther.
Welcome to the future.
Glory glory hallelujah.
Welcome to the future.
How’s that communist future working for you Brad?
Brad Paisley has always seemed a bit wimpy to me. I’d bet he loses badly in a fist-fight with any of the above-listed conservative country singers.
Paisley is just like Mcgraw. He acted all faux conservative until he was big enough to come out of the liberal closet.
I long ago took McGraw off my list. And his wife Faith Hill too.
Kenny Chesney is a big conservative too. Two years ago (in the heat of the campaign when Bush bashing was a sport) I was listening to a Boston area country radio play a word game with Chesney and the chic said, “George Bush or George Clooney?” Chesney flatly said, “Bush. He’s a good man who gets a bad rep.” The radio sidekick was stunned, “reaaaaaallllly?” Hysterical.
I do have to say though Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw both have beautiful families.
As a friend explained to me about Country music....Country isn't country anymore...in fact...the other day there was an article exposing many of the so-called country singers who fake their southern accent.
Thank goodness I've never cared too much for country music, therefore, I do believe there would have been a tremendous disappointment because the left is duping people into getting money into their coffers anyway they can.
I was a fan of country music for years and Brad Paisley killed it for me with that stupid tick song. I haven’t listened to country since it came out.
Its a shame about Brad. I already knew the drama queen McGraw was a democrat. As long as they keep their yaps shut and don’t promote anyone I will ignore it.
Well, it seems like Fred Jake posted my opinion piece I wrote. I posted it earlier but since it was re-posted by another I figure I might as well ping my list and give you a heads up on it.
It is just a short bit about my opinion of Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, and their support for liberal causes.
If anyone wants added or removed from my ping list please freep mail me.
I can never understand why Political leanings of entertainers matter to JQPublic.
I don’t watch/listen to them based on their politics.
Could never understand the boycott thingie either.
Thanks for posting this. We do need to support those who support America.
For another perspective, the left has no hesitation about going after and destroying performers whose music criticizes or threatens them. For an example I suggest Freepers look-up Steve Vaus and see what was done back in the 1990s to a wonderfully talented patriot whose career was starting to take-off.
Thanks for the ping!
Arghhhh! But Brad’s such a good guitar player. And he uses a G-Bender , as do I. And Dr. Z amps, ditto!
“Brad Paisley killed it for me with that stupid tick song.”
For me, it was “Watermelon Crawl!” And I’m a pedal steel player, and continued to play in Country bands after that song came out. But never listened to the Country radio stations after being bombarded with that song non-stop whilst driving 22 hours straight through to Fla.!
If Oprah doesn't like you you're in deep doodoo!
Not at all..what I don’t understand is how a handful of people who decide to boycott one person or another business, think that their boycott will send a message or have some sort of impact....I don’t listen or watch people based on their political leaning...if I were to take on that practice, life would be pretty damn boring.
Ditto’s my FRiend!
I could not have said it better myself, I just wish more had the passion you show for the way I felt when I wrote the article. Sorry Neets, but you are way off the mark on this.
I actually made my wife a bit angry with me when I told her i was finished with both brad and Tim, she is in love with their music. Thus contention brewed in the home when I mentioned my intention for speaking my peace and telling her I will not buy her any presents that include their names.
That’s disappointing, ‘cause I like their music. I don’t know why celebrities can’t just keep their great flapping traps SHUT (when they’re not singing or acting.) Like Laura Ingraham’s book said, “Shut up and sing.” If I were famous, I would keep my politics to myself, rather than offend half my audience.
It would be like the local hardware store putting a big sign in their window saying, “Bush is an idiot and Republicans are stupid!” That would be insane because all the Republicans in town would be offended and would go shop at the competing hardware store across town. Same with celebs. They are salespeople. Whether they’re selling CDs, concert tickets, movie tickets, or a TV show, they are salesmen, and it just doesn’t make sense to insult big chunks of your audience.
Do one better, pirate their music, yes that’s stealing. But we might as well steal from the ones that keep telling the erst of us to share. I say we make them share....
With his song An American Soldier and The Angry American, I don't think his patriotism and love of country can be denied... Then there is one of my favorites "I love this Bar"
If they want a career in Politics go into it....if they want to sell records its shut up and sing.....if they want to act, its shut up and act....
Their ego's get too big and they forget what made them money and a career.... yuk
Brad Paisley was born in 1972.
A friend of his had a cross burned in his front yard for asking out the homecoming queen...in the mid-to-late 1980s? Were things really that bad in West Virginia back then? Or are we talking about poetic license?
To me, country and western means names like Skeeter Davis, the Statler Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, etc.
Just shut up and sing.
And those politicians say things like:
I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
Yah, but doesn’t burning a cross in someone’s front yard garner nationwide media attention & REAL jail-time if they catch ya? Regardless how some West Virgians are “Byrd-brains,” you’d think that even Klansmen nutters would have enough sense not to do something like THAT. It’s not just wrong; it’s suicidally stupid.
Tim is easy to understand if you understand his past I do because I knew of Tug McGraw his dad. A member of the 1969 Miracle Mets and 1980 Phillies. Basically his dad dumped him and he was raised by mom who had two other children both girls after Tim. Although Tim is an odd ball politically in country music he’s not odd when you consider an unwed mom with two more women in the house. Yes he supports Dumbo but not in the way the goofy Dixie Chicks went about it. He knew if he ran around at concerts telling people to vote for the Domestic-in-Chief he’d be booed out of the arena. Paisley who knows and who cares. we control this field 9-1 so why obsess on the few goobers who think bankrupting America is the way to save it.
Your talking about him not allowing concealed carry in his restaurant. Garth & Trish its mainly how they act. I just don’t know many Republicans who act like they act. I saw one story online that said they must be Republicans well remember their big city writers and they say wears a cowboy hat and boots must be a Republican lol. These are the same people who get upset if we label people because their pants are around their ankles. Its like saying if your called the Dixie Chicks you must be a country band and Republican. They even said they weren’t a country band????? Then why the Dixie Chicks lol. Simple they knew the whole gig the play acting to be seen as a country band, their problem is they thought they could be what they wanted to be then woke up one morning and realized it doesn’t work that way in country music, just as being a conservative doesn’t work in Hollywood. You can be a democrat in Nashville just be quite about it.
It would be a quick election not with him winning either lol. Were still waiting for Charles Barkley to run as the Alabama Governor too lol not quite yet he’d lose too. Now your beginning to understand why they are so illegal immigrant its got nothing to do with them want ing a new way of life or breaking up families. With Democrats its all about votes, they want a permanent majority and they want to water down the south especially.
Same reason you wouldn’t run into a saloon in Georgia in 1860 and yell damn I love that Lincoln. Come on guy you know exactly why it matters. You want a good old boy like me running into one of your Yankee pubs yelling go Red Sox’s lol
It depends if its a pragmatic approach given the target audience. Lets say you attack Duck Dynasty but their target audience is right wing and you as a left winger are telling them not to watch Duck Dynasty, well that falls on death ears. But if your Brad Paisley and you decide to voice your hate of Republicanism and his audience is 90% Republican your up s%^$s creek without a paddle. Like the Dixie Chicks.
Their music is getting pirated not because people are theifs completely but because people have learned these clowns put 3 good songs on each album then place 7 trash songs then demand 20 bucks a cd. People have figured out their getting played just like the movie industry when VHS tapes ran 80 bucks a pop at first.
Toby also understood another point. Democrat=Wimp to country music fans and Republicans. Listen to people’s comments on Brad Paisley, its just like how my point of view changed on McGraw, when I first heard him I liked him but the buff macho man presentation took on a look of a obsessed needy metrosexual “hey look at me girls” when I fount out he was a democrat. Suddenly any John Wayne look to him evaporated he seemed more like Brad Pitt.
Sounds like somebody said instead of “Remember the Alamo” they said “Remember the Dixie Chicks”. Somebody said shut the -—— up.
Please people stop reading these left wing stories and spitting them back out on a post. If I asked 100 Republican’s and they had three choices
1. Completely against President Obama’s policies and will voice it.
2. Completely against his policies and won’t voice it but won’t support it either.
3. Against his election don’t support it but will not voice against it publically and will work him wear we can.
Garth would be with John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Colin Powell and himself. In other words to support Obama means to take a liberal ideal approve it water it down slightly then call it bipartisan? Is that the new Republicanism? If so I guess we really are people without a party.
Smartest line I ever heard from a liberal Michael Jordan, “Republicans buy tennis shoes too” See he got it. Sure everyone knew he was liberal but he didn’t need to be told don’t crap in their rose bushes. The Dixie Chicks figuring they were in England could say as they choose to say. Even when the logic was presented to them they still decided to flip the bird to Bush and the right, their audience. I give them their principle and sticking to it but they lost it all. Sure there have been tons of Liberal Country Music stars, Johnny Cash is one. Willie another hell we all knew Willie loved the herb. They used their brains and approached it differently, sure he did concerts for Jimmy the worst President in US History, um err sorry the second worst President behind Dumbo the socialist. But he kept to Farm Aid and causes.
Don’t really care about his life story. There is absolutely no excuse for supporting abortion.
I agree with you. Freak mentioned that he is a conservative and I’d like to correct you a moment on that. He’s not a republican he’s independent. Which most are conservative without saying they are. He believes in PRO Choice but loves his money. His words not mine. So he switched from Democrat to Independent. I love Kenny and he is not the same party as me, and I’ll continue buy his music. Along with other celebrities that are republicans that I would not stop watching them for all the politics in the world. The Rock, Craig T. Nelson, Tom Selleck, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Caan, Tim Allen, My childhood crush Bruce Willis, and these are just a few of the great celebrities that have a great amount talent and I just because they are Republicans I’d stop watching them. All the conservatives say that is’s the Democrats that have divided this country. Thank God all my Republican friends (and I have a lot of them) are not hating on democrats just because they voted for Obama or have different views. Even my most conservative friends can have a difference of opinion and respect the fact there are things we don’t see eye to eye on and we don’t resent or stop being friends.
Hey onevike, you know what they say about marriages the wife normally wins in the end unless of course your a control freak. But you don’t have to like her music, but a very good husband or wife for that matter would respect and buy them what they want unless of course it’s illegal or harmful. This is a little thing and not even cause you don’t like there music, but because you don’t like that they are democrats.
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