Skip to comments.Outspoken Toby Keith Shakes Up Industry
Posted on 05/16/2005 9:42:16 PM PDT by andie74
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"Whisky for my friends, and beer for my horses.." can't beat that LOL
I love Toby Keith's music. Lots of patriotic stuff, and lots of just plain fun songs.
Mr. Keith - Do what you do best.
Nothing against him, but I'm weary of this kind of silly stuff. Why would he look up such a stupid statistic? Whatever happened to plain old America, especially in terms of something like where a musician earns money? It's petty and silly.
Ironicly, I'd probably have been a democrat until Reagan in Michigan. Bill Milliken (a pro-abort high tax gun grabber who backed John Kerry) is a RINO today, but his types controlled the GOP at the time. Largely rich liberals, while democrats were more populist blue collar labor. Richard Headlee broke through in 1982 and the Engler/Headlee wing eventually took contol, resulting in a 1990 monumental win.
And until recently, there were a lot of conservative democrats in Michigan, and almost 1/3 of the legislators today still are sometimes social conservatives. About 1/4 to 1/5 of the GOP still have shades of Millikenism. The rest are either more libertarian, religious conservatives, or somewhere in between.
The Liberals don't understand Toby because they've forgotton what a conservative Democrat is. Scoop Jackson, Zell Miller...Toby Keith. A dying breed. Their party has been hijacked by anti-American socialists. This is why Toby seems like he'd be a conservative-Republican even though the Truth is that he is a conservative-Democrat.
And I accept that. My parents were conservative Democrats. Reagan was a Democrat. Coleman was a Democrat. Party left them not vice versa.
I'm in a blue state and love Toby's music, but then we need sanity up here. Even though I'm in a 'red' county it's just not the same.
I have a quote from him where he says "truth is i am a lifelong democrat,and that pisses off liberals today like you wouldn't believe"
Probably so he knows where to tour next.
Toby is on a genuine path. He kinda reminds me of Willie...without the Nashville baggage. I like Toby's style, which will only improve by his own label.
I love that too, but my favorite is, "The List". It personifies my husband. When I first heard it, we were driving across country. I made him listen to it EVERY day. Two or three times. He is finally slowing down to a pace where we may get to keep him a little while longer. THANK YOU, TOBY!
I too can appreciate conservative Democrats...I am the first Republican in my family, but we all agree on social issues.
For instance, my taxes shouldn't pay for your handout.
In fact, I am not sure where we exactly draw the line between Democrat and Republican -- Granddaddy, the uncles, and my folks all voted for Reagan, Bush 41, Dole, and Bush 43. None of them voted for Kennedy. They all supported the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and the War on Terror.
In their minds, though, only rich guys are Republican. But I think that with the likes of Jesse Jackson, Pelosi, Daschle, Reid, Teddy, Johnny Edwards, Kerry, and the Clintons, they are more willing to call themselves Republicans.
Again, the party left them, not the other way around.
Ever had a business manager?
I'm not making a big deal of this, I am just really tired of all this red-blue crap, as if that is meaningful in any way, seeing how some of these states were won or lost by small margins. (Can you tell I live in a blue state?)
Toby looks good in just about anything.
Okay, I think Ann Coulter rules apply.