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Republicans Not Voting for Britney Spears (Illinois Family Institute/GOP Convention Protest)
MSNBC ^ | 8/26/04 | Jeanette Walls

Posted on 08/26/2004 6:26:18 AM PDT by gopwinsin04

Some GOP'ers have a message for Britney Spears: Stay home.

The belly baring pop star is being courted to attend the Republican in New York next week, according to the Chicago Sun Times, and that has sparked outrage among some conservative groups.

'Through her immature antics, Ms. Spears has probably done more to undermine sexual morality than all of the misguided legislation introduced in the United States over the past decade,' the Illinois Family Institute wrote in an e-mail to members.

'It would be the height of hypocrisy for a party that claims to represent wholesome values to celebrate her.'

Citing Spears lesbian smooch with Madonna, her 'general immodesty,' and her annulled 56 hour marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas, the group is urging Republicans to call the GOP convention hotline to protest any appearance by Spears.

The IFI isnt the only conservative group that wants Britney to stay away from the GOP convention.

'I do hope she won't be there,' Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition tells the scoop.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: britneyspears; ilfamilyinstitute; newyorkcity; rncconvention; tramp
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I hope the IFI doesn't get word that Kid Rock is coming..
1 posted on 08/26/2004 6:26:18 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
The Dems have their embarrassing lefties to ruin things for them; we've got the God Squad to ruin things for us.
2 posted on 08/26/2004 6:28:53 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: gopwinsin04
HOW are we supposed to garner that massive, untapped 16-year-old girl vote????? This is series, dammit.
3 posted on 08/26/2004 6:29:51 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: gopwinsin04

?? I haven't seen Kid's name among any of the released lists of entertainers.


4 posted on 08/26/2004 6:30:26 AM PDT by TheBigB (Sure wish -I- had one'a them anti-shrew barrels...)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

You'd think they would be too busy fighting with the Log Cabin Republicans to care about Britney.


5 posted on 08/26/2004 6:31:09 AM PDT by gopwinsin04 ( 87% of All 527 Advocacy Monies Have Been Spent on Democratic Attack Ads)
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To: Shryke

Shannen Doherty?


6 posted on 08/26/2004 6:32:01 AM PDT by gopwinsin04 ( 87% of All 527 Advocacy Monies Have Been Spent on Democratic Attack Ads)
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To: TheBigB

I thought Kid had been confirmed..(perhaps at one of the parties?)


7 posted on 08/26/2004 6:33:42 AM PDT by gopwinsin04 ( 87% of All 527 Advocacy Monies Have Been Spent on Democratic Attack Ads)
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To: gopwinsin04

Do these people not get the point of a party convention in the modern era? The only people interested in the platform are the delegates (and only about half of them!). The modern convention serves as a way to have the nominee appeal to swing voters!

Now, where there are some legitimate moderate swing voters out there, the majority of them are that way because they are ill-informed about the candidates, parties, issues, etc. In the age of 24-hour cable news, the internet, and various other means of information, they are not ill-informed because they can't find the information. They are ill-informed because they don't care. These are the people that watch the E! Network and VH-1, not C-Span! They know Ben Affleck, not Ben Nighthorse Campbell. They know Fred Durst, not Fred Thompson. They know Jay-Z, not J.C.!!

The only way to appeal to these people is to make it look "cool" to be supportive of President Bush and Republicans. Hollywood has done enough damage to that image over the past 4 years. We need someone who can reverse that trend. And, no matter how talented he is, Michael W. Smith can't exactly bridge into that crowd. Britney Spears is the perfect person to appeal to them. She's young, attractive, well-known, and for the most part a reasonable person (yeah, yeah she's sowing her wild oats, but she can't hold a candle to Madonna, Janet Jackson or any of her other "peers"!). Trust me, there would be people tune in that night just to see Britney Spears. And, if you can get them on the station, who knows, they just might stay a little bit and learn something!


8 posted on 08/26/2004 6:34:04 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
we've got the God Squad to ruin things for us.

Sorry but Britney Spears image is not the kind of image the Republicans should embrace. She can't sing, and she is a visual slut bag with no brains and no morals. If that is the type of image the republicans need to use to get votes, then they are going to lose mine.

9 posted on 08/26/2004 6:34:17 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: gopwinsin04

Not a major concern, but the unstable airhead really doesn't belong at the convention. Just because she's liable to say or do something really stupid.


10 posted on 08/26/2004 6:34:53 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Well said, and Shannen Doherty aint gettin any younger..we need some new young stars like Adam Sandler and Sarah Michelle Gallar to step forward instead of hiding in the closet.


11 posted on 08/26/2004 6:35:59 AM PDT by gopwinsin04 ( 87% of All 527 Advocacy Monies Have Been Spent on Democratic Attack Ads)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yeah...but she is a "slutbag" that is hot as hell......Hot Women is not a bad image for a political party.....


12 posted on 08/26/2004 6:36:00 AM PDT by Bushite
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To: P-Marlowe
Sorry but Britney Spears image is not the kind of image the Republicans should embrace. She can't sing, and she is a visual slut bag with no brains and no morals. If that is the type of image the republicans need to use to get votes, then they are going to lose mine.

Well, if that's the kind of Republican you are . . . see ya!

13 posted on 08/26/2004 6:36:05 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: gopwinsin04
'Through her immature antics, Ms. Spears has probably done more to undermine sexual morality than all of the misguided legislation introduced in the United States over the past decade,' the Illinois Family Institute wrote in an e-mail to members.

Wow, that Brittany is powerful stuff.
14 posted on 08/26/2004 6:36:51 AM PDT by kenth
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To: gopwinsin04
what?


15 posted on 08/26/2004 6:37:05 AM PDT by t_skoz
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
The only way to appeal to these people is to make it look "cool" to be supportive of President Bush and Republicans. Hollywood has done enough damage to that image over the past 4 years. We need someone who can reverse that trend. And, no matter how talented he is, Michael W. Smith can't exactly bridge into that crowd. Britney Spears is the perfect person to appeal to them. She's young, attractive, well-known, and for the most part a reasonable person (yeah, yeah she's sowing her wild oats, but she can't hold a candle to Madonna, Janet Jackson or any of her other "peers"!). Trust me, there would be people tune in that night just to see Britney Spears. And, if you can get them on the station, who knows, they just might stay a little bit and learn something!

A person with a clue. Well done.

16 posted on 08/26/2004 6:37:24 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: t_skoz

lol, Or maybe it is just me getting older!


17 posted on 08/26/2004 6:38:27 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Shryke

Nah they're going for the middle aged viagr pill popper vote.


18 posted on 08/26/2004 6:39:03 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: gopwinsin04

she's still a smokin' hot babe, even though she ain't as young as she used to be (but who is?)

Brains, beauty, bad attitude... what's not to love?!


19 posted on 08/26/2004 6:39:57 AM PDT by t_skoz
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To: kenth

20 posted on 08/26/2004 6:40:04 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: P-Marlowe

Jessica Simpson can't sing either but I wish they'd ask her instead of Spears.


21 posted on 08/26/2004 6:40:19 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: P-Marlowe

You say she can't sing, but that's really just your opinion. Could you possibly say it's not your style of music instead? I'm not really a fan of Britney Spears' music either, but let's face it, she has to have SOME talent or she wouldn't have been able to be as successful as she is.

Slut bag might be a bit strong of a term. She does dress provocatively, but don't most pop stars? The world of Rosemary Clooney doesn't exist anymore. Even today's "good girls" like Jessica Simpson show a bit more skin than is probably appropriate.

No brains? She's not an idiot. She conducts herself very well in interviews and is active in the management of her career. Not bad for someone as young as she is.

Perhaps some of her morals may be questionable. I can't say I approved of her "marriage", but then again I don't approve of any of the Hollywood "fifteen minute marriages".

Don't forget Reagan's creedo: Agree with me 80% of the time and you're my friend!


22 posted on 08/26/2004 6:42:09 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: cyborg
I think Jessica Simpson is citing scheduling conflicts with the MTV awards.

All of the jets are booked coming into NYC from Miami after Sunday night.

23 posted on 08/26/2004 6:42:20 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

good point


24 posted on 08/26/2004 6:44:06 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: cyborg

Jessica is someone who is likely to say something REALLY stupid!


25 posted on 08/26/2004 6:44:20 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance ( "Stay safe in the "sandbox", cuz!)
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To: Bushite
Hot Women is not a bad image for a political party.....

A truly "hot" woman does not need to do a strip tease onstage in order to garner the attention of men. Any young talentless brainless slutbag can garner the attention of horny teenagers and dirty old men by dancing around half naked and simulating sex acts on stage.

If the republicans need that sort of image to win, then they've already lost.

26 posted on 08/26/2004 6:45:00 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Nah.


27 posted on 08/26/2004 6:45:23 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Well, if that's the kind of Republican you are . . . see ya!

So what you are saying is that the Republicans NEED to rely upon the image of a famous brainless teenybopper slutbag in order to win in November.

Oh boy, we're in trouble now.

28 posted on 08/26/2004 6:48:13 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Fierce Allegiance

That's true but Spears just strikes me as a girl who has a future career in porn.


29 posted on 08/26/2004 6:49:07 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: gopwinsin04

The IFI has too much time on their hands.


30 posted on 08/26/2004 6:50:59 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: P-Marlowe

Re-read post #8.


31 posted on 08/26/2004 6:51:53 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: gopwinsin04

We shouldn't need "Stars" to attract voters of any age! We should use "ideas", isn't that a novel thought?


32 posted on 08/26/2004 6:51:53 AM PDT by stockpirate (Real issue is Kerry attended meeting where VVAW discussed killing 7 US Senators! 11/71)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Spears is an OK dancer and showperson, but leaves a bit to be desired on other areas.


33 posted on 08/26/2004 6:52:22 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Fierce Allegiance
"Jessica is someone who is likely to say something REALLY stupid!"

You mean like, "I didn't even know buffaloes had wings!"

Still got to hand it to her though...


34 posted on 08/26/2004 6:52:49 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: stockpirate

It's a good thought, but if we don't attact good young role models to publicize then the future of the party could be shaky.


35 posted on 08/26/2004 6:53:25 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Agreed. I'm extremely proud of my home state of TX, and extremely proud of W. But I was embarassed by the TX delegation at the 2000 convention when the "log cabin" guy took the podium (sorry, can't remember who it was). I understand the moral issue at hand, but to Mr. and Mrs. Moderate American, it just looked rude and intolerant. Hopefully there won't be a repeat when Brittney takes the stage.


36 posted on 08/26/2004 6:55:55 AM PDT by Hard Way
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
The Dems have their embarrassing lefties to ruin things for them; we've got the God Squad to ruin things for us.
WORTH REPEATING
37 posted on 08/26/2004 6:55:56 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: gopwinsin04
I'm not a Britney Spears fan, but there's a saying "Pick yer battles".
38 posted on 08/26/2004 6:57:03 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
we've got the SELF PROCLAIMED God Squad to ruin things for us.

There. Better.

40 posted on 08/26/2004 6:58:01 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: TonyRo76
Why don't you sip another martini for me in the golfers' lounge at your country club...

I'll take the martini, but golf is a bore, thanks.

Read post #8.

41 posted on 08/26/2004 6:58:44 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: P-Marlowe

Glad the Republican party has become so popular we can pick and choose who we want to be associated with.

Not so glad that some party members are willing to refuse support from so-call RINO's, pop stars, folks who don't toe the line on abortion and those nasty homo's.

The Republican party's hard right need to move into the 21st
century. Times ain't going back to the day of the chastity
belt.


42 posted on 08/26/2004 6:59:28 AM PDT by dwilli
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To: gopwinsin04
Sarah Michelle Gallar
Mmmm Yummy. We rented Scooby Doo, the movie for my 4 year old. Sarah played Daffney and was a very enjoyable part of the movie for me :-)
43 posted on 08/26/2004 6:59:35 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: gopwinsin04

My vote is still with Bo Derek & Rachel Welsh.


44 posted on 08/26/2004 7:00:27 AM PDT by moonman
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To: Hemingway's Ghost; gopwinsin04
The republicans don't need any additional hot female role models in order to be considered "cool."

The republicans already have Alice Cooper. That's enough.

45 posted on 08/26/2004 7:01:18 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
The only way to appeal to these people is to make it look "cool" to be supportive of President Bush and Republicans. Hollywood has done enough damage to that image over the past 4 years. We need someone who can reverse that trend

You don't need someone, you need to have a set of powerful ideas and present them truthfully. The truth is that the anti-statist ideas behind conservatism are the only real revolutionary ideas out there. Springsteen, and the rest of these entertainers are frauds, court jesters for the established order. What President Bush needs to do is get at the forefront of the revolution, proclaim his belief in liberty as a truly revolutionary idea. He must also speak of liberty in terms of personal liberation as well as economic and political emancipation.

I've written about this at length:

The Real Counterculture
The Democrats: They're No Fun Anymore

With the right ideas in place and presented accurately, being "cool" will follow. Nothing is less "cool" than posing at being "cool" - the Republicans are in danger of this.

Regards, Ivan

46 posted on 08/26/2004 7:02:16 AM PDT by MadIvan (Gothic. Freaky. Conservative. - http://www.rightgoths.com/)
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To: moonman
Rachel Welsh

I'm assuming you mean Raquel Welch.

47 posted on 08/26/2004 7:02:47 AM PDT by TheBigB (Sure wish -I- had one'a them anti-shrew barrels...)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Agreed, but I wouldnt be opposed to a little Jessica Simpson brighting up the day if they can find a way to bus her in..


49 posted on 08/26/2004 7:04:06 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: P-Marlowe
The republicans already have Alice Cooper. That's enough.

If you think a cross-dressing, needle-stuck walking corpse like Alice Cooper is "cool," I can't understand why you'd object to Britney Spears appearing at the RNC. Spears is much easier on the eyes than Alice flippin' Cooper, don't you think?

50 posted on 08/26/2004 7:04:08 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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