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Democrats to reclaim country music
Daily Telegraph ^ | November 20, 2007 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 11/20/2007 6:33:56 AM PST by Zakeet

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You can read about their organization, the Music Row Democrats," here.

Personally, I don't recognize anybody, but admitedly, I'm no Country Music fan.

1 posted on 11/20/2007 6:33:57 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

The great majority of country Western performers love America, however most Democrats think that America is a greater threat to “world peas” than Osama and his minions in alqaeda.


2 posted on 11/20/2007 6:37:45 AM PST by AdvisorB ("A Hillary Clinton presidency would result in a weaker economy and a weaker America" Dick Morris)
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To: Zakeet

And in other news, the Democrats are going to have a tour of black churches to show that all hymns and gospel music doesn’t belong to the religious right either. < / sarcasm >


3 posted on 11/20/2007 6:38:45 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Zakeet

They are just trying to pull more wool over our eyes. They are to smart to like country or at least think they are.


4 posted on 11/20/2007 6:39:06 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Zakeet
Dems/Libs are always trying to reclaim what they never owned. First they tried to reclaim religion, now it is country music...their ideas don’t work, so they just glom onto whatever they can hoping that some of the positives of those reclaimed ideas stick to them.
5 posted on 11/20/2007 6:40:04 AM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: Zakeet
And as for Merle Haggard, once a criminal, always a criminal.

Most criminals and convicted felons are supporting hitlary and the 'RATs so I could see Merle tossing bouquets to the billing records butch.

6 posted on 11/20/2007 6:41:44 AM PST by AdvisorB ("A Hillary Clinton presidency would result in a weaker economy and a weaker America" Dick Morris)
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To: Zakeet
I've been pointing this out for 3 years now [time flies].

Mrs. Clinton is no doubt waiting until Oct to give her heart to Jesus at the Potter's House, vowing to lead her husband to the Lord.

7 posted on 11/20/2007 6:42:18 AM PST by BlabItGrabIt (Trucks...Trucks....Trucks...Trucks)
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To: Zakeet

In his “Hillary”, dedicated to the Democratic front runner, Haggard sings: “This country needs to be honest/ Changes need to be large/ Something like a big switch of gender/ Let’s put a woman in charge.”


I’d rather be an Okie from Muskogee.


8 posted on 11/20/2007 6:42:32 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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I’m a country music fan and don’t recognize most of these also.

I think the group is trying, without much help, to be recognized again. Sad to sell your soul to the devil just to sell a recor


9 posted on 11/20/2007 6:42:33 AM PST by Chuck54 (Democrat's target audience - low income, low IQ, low self-esteem. They're zeroed in.)
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To: Zakeet

They’ll have to re-work the Martina McBride anthem:

Let Freedom shrink
We’ll tell you what to think
Let the whole world know that today America’s turning pink

She’ll take from the rich
If we elect that bitch
Roll our rights away
Do what liberals say
It’s “In-the-left-wing Day”


10 posted on 11/20/2007 6:42:52 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Zakeet
Democrats angered at the image of country and western as Right-wing “redneck music” are planning a tour of Middle America

Are they going to advise others of their ilk to get the necessary shots, first? You know...like when attending a NASCAR event?

11 posted on 11/20/2007 6:42:58 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: The Louiswu

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the DEMs try to “charm” NASCAR fans.......I hope this is as much fun!


12 posted on 11/20/2007 6:43:30 AM PST by tioga (Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go...)
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To: Zakeet

I dont recognize all that many and I am a Country Music Fan


13 posted on 11/20/2007 6:44:50 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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-and let’s not forget what country fans thought of the Dixie Chicks.......wonder how the FANS will react to this?


14 posted on 11/20/2007 6:44:53 AM PST by tioga (Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go...)
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To: Zakeet

“Democrats to reclaim country music”

Good, the ‘Dixie Chics’ can get a new career boost!


15 posted on 11/20/2007 6:44:57 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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With Charlie Daniels on our side, we have no fear!


16 posted on 11/20/2007 6:45:09 AM PST by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: Zakeet
I love it....a song dedicated to Hllary with the lyrics "This country needs to be honest".
17 posted on 11/20/2007 6:45:14 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Zakeet

Libs dominate the music business, so this should be surprise. Check out the 40th anniversary edition of Rolling Stone, which promotes one lib after another about anything but music. Gore, Clinton, Dixie Chicks and on and on.

And of course, the obtuse Bruce Springsteen, who wacky politics infect his talent worse than most. I happen to like a lot of his music, but the message is always the same:

Class warfare you can tap you foot to.


18 posted on 11/20/2007 6:45:34 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: tioga
watching the DEMs try to “charm” NASCAR fan

ahahah I forgot about that one!
19 posted on 11/20/2007 6:45:53 AM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: Zakeet

Like two dogs fighting over a worn out tennis shoe.

Who cares who wins?

Country is not as bad as rap or hop-hip, but more than that I am not willing to say.


20 posted on 11/20/2007 6:46:27 AM PST by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: Zakeet

That picture implies that those are the artists involved... until I looked closer and recognized a lot of dead people.

(Apologies to anyone offended by me calling Elvis dead.)


21 posted on 11/20/2007 6:46:58 AM PST by dangus
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To: Senator Goldwater
In his “Hillary”, dedicated to the Democratic front runner, Haggard sings: “This country needs to be honest/ Changes need to be large/ Something like a big switch of gender/ Let’s put a woman in charge.”

I'll see you, and raise you one...Bring me Condi Rice for President.

22 posted on 11/20/2007 6:47:09 AM PST by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

“Class warfare you can tap you foot to.”

Yes, all that working class hero stuff, and the boss lives in one of the biggest mansions in New Jersey.


23 posted on 11/20/2007 6:47:45 AM PST by AdvisorB ("A Hillary Clinton presidency would result in a weaker economy and a weaker America" Dick Morris)
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To: Zakeet

Well, I’m a Country music fan and I’ve never heard of any of these Turkeys either.


24 posted on 11/20/2007 6:50:23 AM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

GOOD one!!! LOL

Very good.


25 posted on 11/20/2007 6:50:29 AM PST by Shimmer
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To: Chuck54
I know; I’m a pretty big country music “listener” and I’ve not heard of a lot of these people; or if I had, their relevance has ceased to exist. The Mavericks???? Seriously have they had a hit recently; or Nanci Griffin? Her last hit was when? They need more “big name” people if they want to be effective. Just picking up random people who are “artists” whose talents may not yet be recognized by the public isn’t going to sell the public that country music has been reclaimed by the Democrats.
26 posted on 11/20/2007 6:51:42 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("When you can't make them see the light; make them feel the heat." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Zakeet

The only name I recognize here is Nanci Griffith, and she’s more of a folk singer than country singer.


27 posted on 11/20/2007 6:52:04 AM PST by jtal
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To: The Louiswu

Dems/Libs are always trying to reclaim what they never owned. First they tried to reclaim religion, now it is country music...their ideas don’t work, so they just glom onto whatever they can hoping that some of the positives of those reclaimed ideas stick to them

What are they going to sing about? Every One Should Hate America? Damn with the family? my dog was republican so I shot him? Who need troops when we have the UN? Tax us to the Maxus? It’s Good to be Gay? My Mother the Lesbian and poud of it? Islam is just another name for love? Yeah, that will go over well with Country music lovers.


28 posted on 11/20/2007 6:52:05 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; Froufrou; Cagey; conservativebabe; Hoodlum91; RockinRight; Larry Lucido; ...

You all have to see this song, it’s perfect!


29 posted on 11/20/2007 6:52:18 AM PST by Shimmer
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To: Zakeet

To me, this partly reflects the disconnect between Nashville “country” (a/k/a overproduced pop music with guitars) and real country music, which by and large you do not hear on the radio. Next year, when the war is nearly won and more of our troops are on the way home, I believe an overt “anti-war” stance is not going to win over too many fans or sell many records.


30 posted on 11/20/2007 6:53:15 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: Zakeet

Could be better headlined, “Sinners, Thieves, Liars and Traitors Seek New Identity!”


31 posted on 11/20/2007 6:53:57 AM PST by freemike
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To: Long Island Pete

I was looking at campaign donation records recently. Some of the biggest country performers of recent times, like George Strait, Reba McIntire and Dwight Yoakam, have given exclusively to Republican candidates.


32 posted on 11/20/2007 6:54:00 AM PST by hellbender
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To: Zakeet

I can tell you some big-name artists who seem to lean left in country music:

Dolly Parton
Rodney Crowell (Johnny Cash’s former son-in-law)
Tim McGraw
Faith Hill (McGraw’s wife)
Trisha Yearwood
Garth Brooks (Trisha’s husband)

Not all of them are screaming leftists. I don’t think Garth shoves it down your throat. McGraw can be pretty left wing, though. I quit buying his music when I heard him blaming Bush for Katrina.


33 posted on 11/20/2007 6:54:10 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Zakeet

Right wing or left wing, country still sucks


34 posted on 11/20/2007 6:54:35 AM PST by Intimidator
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To: SoFloFreeper
I quit buying his music when I heard him blaming Bush for Katrina.

As did I.

35 posted on 11/20/2007 6:56:59 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: Zakeet

Many threads about Democrats working to get votes from different groups. Meanwhile Republicans still staying only in the south. Why?????


36 posted on 11/20/2007 6:57:25 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Zakeet

Its one or two ‘name performers’ and thats it. The rest are hoping for that ‘big break’....which is kinda funny when you consider they are on the same glide path as the Ditzy Chicks have been on since 2003.

As for Tim McGraw, I can’t think of anything that would be a quicker career killer than for him to fall into this trap with CW listeners, especially when things are going much better in Iraq these days. Given his wife has yet to recover from her glaring meltdown at last years CMA’s when she lost in a catagory....well, arrogance will kill you with this particular fan base quicker than any other you can name.


37 posted on 11/20/2007 6:57:25 AM PST by Badeye (That Karma thing keeps coming around, eh Sally? (chuckle))
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To: Zakeet

What a title for an article. What a farce!


38 posted on 11/20/2007 6:57:31 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (I would vote for a woman for President in a heartbeat but NOT HILLARY!!!!)
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To: Intimidator
Right wing or left wing, country still sucks

Oh please. There is more talent in country music then all the crap put together that is out there today.

39 posted on 11/20/2007 6:58:24 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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Merle must have quit drinking and became a sissy.

Most of the artist are no names except for The Mavericks who are basically washed up anyway.

By reclaiming country, as if it ever owned country, the Dems must mean turn it into anti American hippie music.

40 posted on 11/20/2007 6:58:46 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: Zakeet
"In his “Hillary", dedicated to the Democratic front runner, Haggard sings: “This country needs to be honest . . . "

If Merle thinks that electing Hillary is the way to return honesty to politics, he's had a few too many tokes.
41 posted on 11/20/2007 6:59:49 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
Well McGraw became a complete sissy after he married Hill and Hill is shunned by her own home state. She even came out with a song called Mississippi Girl to prove she wasn’t a Diva. We saw freak at the country music awards and know better.
42 posted on 11/20/2007 7:01:41 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: Zakeet

At least three of the folks pictured are dead, of course that doesn’t mean they can’t vote for democRATs


43 posted on 11/20/2007 7:01:49 AM PST by sticker
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Yeah, I've heard the dims are trying to get religion too.

Seems they wanna be just plain ol' folks like the rest of us.

44 posted on 11/20/2007 7:02:20 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Zakeet

words: “Yeehaw! Heehaw!” (repeat endlessly)


46 posted on 11/20/2007 7:04:10 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: normy
Merle must have quit drinking and became a sissy.

Also must have forgotten that it was a Republican that gave him a full pardon of all his past crimes. Can Merle say thank you Ronald Reagan?

47 posted on 11/20/2007 7:07:05 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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I guess if one leans to RAP music you just might think country sucks.

Rap music doesn’t appeal to most country music lovers.


48 posted on 11/20/2007 7:07:34 AM PST by Chuck54 (Democrat's target audience - low income, low IQ, low self-esteem. They're zeroed in.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I never bought his crap because he cannot sing nor can his shrill wife.

After Garth’s first album he went down the suck trail too all screaming and no music, but hey the kids like it ( from Pure Country - a great stab at Garth and all the crock ( country-rock ) losers ).


49 posted on 11/20/2007 7:08:04 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Zakeet

I have a book about this, Rednecks and Bluenecks

Picture liberals singing along with these songs:

Cause I’m for the Bible and I’m for the flag
And I’m for the workin’ man, me and ol’ Hag
I’m for the people who can’t get no respect
Politically un-correct
(The Bible? Oh no! How about we sing “Imagine no
countries/...And no religion too” instead...?)

This ain’t no rag, it’s a flag
(It’s a flag of terrorism and repression and injustice!)

Cause we’ll put a boot in your ass it’s the American way
...And the statue of liberty started shakin’ her fist
And the eagle will fly and there’s gonna be hell
When you hear mother freedom ringin’ her bell
And it’ll feel like the whole world is coming down on you
(But war is wrong! Give peace a chance!)


50 posted on 11/20/2007 7:08:46 AM PST by raccoonradio (Howie Carr is Back! Weekdays 3-7 pm on WRKO & The Howie Network)
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