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(Shut up and sing alert): Toby Keith Praises Obama
Newsmax.com ^ | August 19, 2008 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/20/2008 8:24:00 AM PDT by Publius804

Toby Keith Praises Obama

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 5:30 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Barack Obama is getting praise from Nashville, courtesy of one big, patriotic country star.

Toby Keith, perhaps best known to non-country audiences for his post-Sept. 11 song "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue," says he's a Democrat, and was impressed by the senator from Illinois.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: democrat; election; obama; tobykeith
Key quote from Toby: "So as far as leadership and patriotism goes, I think it's really important that those things have to take place. And I think he's the best Democratic candidate we've had since Bill Clinton. And that's coming from a Democrat."

Did he smoke too much pot with Willie or something?

1 posted on 08/20/2008 8:24:01 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804

Na, he wants a Grammy.


2 posted on 08/20/2008 8:25:47 AM PDT by roses of sharon (SAVE YOUR GAS RECIEPTS, SEND TO PELOSI!)
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To: Publius804

He must not write his songs.


3 posted on 08/20/2008 8:25:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: Publius804
Save a Horse...

Good Toby b/c We're About to Steamroll his ***

4 posted on 08/20/2008 8:27:00 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: Publius804

Under Sen. Obama, Keith’s famous line would be, “We’ll put a soft pillow under your ass...”


5 posted on 08/20/2008 8:27:24 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Publius804

TK has always been a Dem. To my knowledge, he’s not loading his concerts with Obama crap, so I don’t mind.
Everyone is wrong sometimes.


6 posted on 08/20/2008 8:27:31 AM PDT by steve8714 (Curtis Strange ruined a man better than himself.)
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To: Publius804

The hell with Willie and his ‘herbal medicine’! Toby just made a movie with Ted Nugent! Not only that, this movie is about to be released (”Beer for My Horses”). Uncle Ted will not be pleased that the star of a movie he’s about to be seen in will be making such an idiot statement.

I think the Nuge is about to put on his war paint and head out to track down Mr. Keith and “re-educate” him.


7 posted on 08/20/2008 8:27:51 AM PDT by hoagy62 (No surrender, no retreat, no quarter, no compromise...no kidding!)
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To: Publius804

A year from now Toby will be lucky to be th new opening act for the Dixie Chicks and A Dancing Bear Act in Oshcosh Wisconsin...


8 posted on 08/20/2008 8:28:22 AM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: Publius804

Toby! Toby!.....socialism and good ‘ol boys don’t go together. Didn’t daddy teach you anything?....


9 posted on 08/20/2008 8:29:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Publius804

We don’t pay him for his intellect, but for his voice. I can’t boycott his music as I don’t buy country CDs anyway—country is just on in the car, to horrify my neighbors. But at least now we know that Toby is no smarter than the average performer, which isn’t saying much.


10 posted on 08/20/2008 8:30:56 AM PDT by ottbmare
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To: nikos1121

Toby is now just one step from Branson?


11 posted on 08/20/2008 8:31:28 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Publius804

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2064785/posts


12 posted on 08/20/2008 8:32:24 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Publius804

This is nothing more than a slap at Hillary coming from a guy who wants to win a Grammy.


13 posted on 08/20/2008 8:33:43 AM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: Publius804
He's 'covering his ass' after what he said on Glenn Beck:

During Keith's appearance on the July 30 broadcast of Beck's show, he remarked,
"I think the black people would say he [Obama] don't talk, act or carry himself as a black person."
"What does that even mean?" the audibly shocked Beck replied.
"Well, I don't know what that means," Keith drawled,
"but I think that that's what they would say.
Even though the black society would pull for him I still think
that they think in the back of their mind that the only reason he is in
[the general election] is because he talks, acts and carries himself as a Caucasian."

14 posted on 08/20/2008 8:35:26 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Publius804

What you are witnessing before your very eyes is the melt-down of another dufus entertainer as he sucks up to the party that is the antithesis of his natural fan base.


15 posted on 08/20/2008 8:39:11 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: evets
He could be covering his hind end. It wasn't too long ago that lefties were saying his song "Beer for My Horses" was racist.
16 posted on 08/20/2008 8:39:52 AM PDT by Bodhi1 (Homeschools for a reason.)
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To: Publius804

If I got bent out of shape over the politics of every group I liked, I wouldn’t have many to choose from. People can believe whatever they want. Just because I disagree with them doesn’t mean I should demonize them. Honest debate among good Americans is good for the republic.


17 posted on 08/20/2008 8:40:25 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: All

TRAITOR!!!

*deletes Toby Keith from my iPod*


18 posted on 08/20/2008 8:40:32 AM PDT by Sir Hailstone (Just Another Bitter Republican Clinging to my Glock 19)
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To: Publius804
I am not a country music fan but didn't TK go after the dixie sh&ts for their comments about America. And now he wants to praise obamaboy. Man these actors/musicians are a confused bunch of people.

He did say that obamaboy was the best dem candidate since slick willie. What choices have they had,edwards, kerry, hilliary and obamaboy. Dang what a bunch of losers.

19 posted on 08/20/2008 8:41:20 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: Publius804

Toby supports the troops but he’s always been a dim.


20 posted on 08/20/2008 8:42:33 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: Sir Hailstone
Fun With Democrats:


21 posted on 08/20/2008 8:44:19 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: Publius804

I’ve never been a Toby Keith fan, but I gotta admit that “How Do You Like Me Now?” is a very good tune.


22 posted on 08/20/2008 8:44:43 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Publius804

Toby = Dopey


23 posted on 08/20/2008 8:44:52 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Publius804

Oh, no! Not Toby! Geesh! I just don’t understand how otherwise seemingly intelligent people can listen to this guy (Obama) and think he would be good for our country.


24 posted on 08/20/2008 8:46:05 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: nikos1121

Toby’s career is doing fine at the moment. He has a new single that will be in the top 10 when Billboard releases their new chart. Not bad for 8 weeks in release. But nothing lasts forever.

A lot of country acts are libs, including Tim McGraw & Faith Hill who went on TV spouting about Katrina.


25 posted on 08/20/2008 8:47:21 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: Grammy

;) Hey I know where he can get a booking, free PR, free intro for possible “endorsements,” cool fishing stuff and all.

I was going to freepmail you something on this very subject today (LOL).


26 posted on 08/20/2008 8:48:07 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

LOL you mean like this guy?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2064900/posts


27 posted on 08/20/2008 8:48:56 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Jimmy Carter's Second Term)
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To: Publius804
Toby Keith cannot save Obama...

[ I still like Toby ]

28 posted on 08/20/2008 8:55:00 AM PDT by rface
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To: Publius804

This can’t be the same guy who recorded THIS song?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSWuA-RttGU

Toby, we’ll put a boot in your ass—it’s the American way.


29 posted on 08/20/2008 8:55:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Publius804

From “American Soldier” to American nitwit.
I dunno about pot,but he’s apparently been drinking a lotta Kool-Aid.


30 posted on 08/20/2008 9:01:12 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (BHO is DOA in NOV...IF McCain picks the right VP!!!)
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To: evets

Good grief...he IS witless,isn’t he?


31 posted on 08/20/2008 9:02:47 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (BHO is DOA in NOV...IF McCain picks the right VP!!!)
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I will never trust a guy named Toby, and I’m so damn glad I never paid a dime for any of his “music”.


32 posted on 08/20/2008 9:03:16 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Publius804
Years ago when Toby was singing in rundown cowboy bars he wasn't quite as flakey as he is now.

Toby wasn't a real cowboy but rather he was a cheerleader at the University of Oklahoma.

Now Toby's in the movies and hanging around the Hollyweird folks so he suddenly has become an expert on all things politics.

I like Toby’ songs but his choice of presidential candidates leaves lots to be desired.

33 posted on 08/20/2008 9:07:09 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: Publius804

Toby is just wanting to be on the side of most other celbs. Remember his feud with Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. She sided big time against Bush.


34 posted on 08/20/2008 9:07:45 AM PDT by JFC
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To: Publius804

Toby Keith fast forwarded next to the Dixie Chick file.


35 posted on 08/20/2008 9:09:52 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: Publius804
"I'll never smoke weed with Willie again!" -Toby Keith

Sadly, he fell off the bandwagon.

36 posted on 08/20/2008 9:16:00 AM PDT by houeto ("Drill Here! Drill Now!")
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To: Publius804

‘and was impressed by the senator from Illinois.”

Doesn’t look like it takes much to impress Toby.


37 posted on 08/20/2008 9:20:54 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Publius804

He better not sing ‘How Do Like Me Now’ in front of a live country crowd.


38 posted on 08/20/2008 9:26:06 AM PDT by tbpiper (McCain is whitebread. Obama is toast.)
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To: steve8714

Exactly. So, a lifelong Dem supports Obama. HUGE shock right there. The guy has never hidden the fact that he’s always been a Democrat. He sings one “boot in your ass” song and Conservatives think he’s on our side now, praising him as the greatest singer of our times, giving him all the hero worship they can muster. Now, the Dem praises Obama and it’s “Shut up, jerk! You’re an awful singer”. As you can tell, I’m not surprised. I saw through the facade right from the beginning.


39 posted on 08/20/2008 9:27:59 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: Publius804

There is a website that is “giving away” 2 foot corrugated plastic campaign signs that you can design with your own colors, text, etc. Shipping is about 10. I am not posting the link because it might be considered spam....but I imagine there are alot of people on this site that could get quite creative.


40 posted on 08/20/2008 9:32:34 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Publius804
He's always been a Democrat, but hasn't been real impressed with the stances their recent candidates have taken on the WoT. Methinks this is just wishful thinking on his part that Obama is somehow different, and that he may be singing a different tune as he gets closer to November.

But it's clear he hasn't yet come to terms with the disparity between the things he sings about, and the Democratic Party.
41 posted on 08/20/2008 9:33:44 AM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: Publius804

I’m still pi$$ed at him and his bar in Las Vegas for charging me 6 bucks for a bottle of beer!


42 posted on 08/20/2008 10:06:59 AM PDT by MountainDad
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To: evets

Yeah, I think he’s in CYA mode..


43 posted on 08/20/2008 10:07:40 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Publius804

Toby was born and raised a democrat. The boy can’t hep it.


44 posted on 08/20/2008 10:11:21 AM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the firey pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: Publius804

Well Keith represents the Confederate Flag wavers supporting Obama voting block.


45 posted on 08/20/2008 10:13:34 AM PDT by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: ConservativeMind

He may or may not write his own stuff. Who cares? ANy of these entertainers who think that their opinions on anything other than their particular craft matter are no smarter than the people who listen to what they think. I don’t care who they are. I was in a local songwriter hangout last week and some guy at the bar started on politics (and he was a conservative) but I just tuned him out. I leave my politics outside when it comes to playing or writing songs.


46 posted on 08/20/2008 10:36:35 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: evets

I gave Toby entirely too much credit for having a brain.

He turns out to be another nut like those in Hollyweird.

I find myself wondering why Obama is having problems selecting a running mate and it dawned on me maybe they are telling him in private “ NO THINKS “

Governor Kaine of Virginia must not of got the memo!!


47 posted on 08/20/2008 10:42:01 AM PDT by Bigmouthbass
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To: Publius804

People really pay too much attention to the opinion of entertainers in my opinion. Toby is a good singer, that’s all. He has the right to vote for whoever he wants and it doesn’t make me dislike his music, but nobody should be looking to him or to any other entertainer for political commentary.


48 posted on 08/20/2008 1:33:36 PM PDT by CatherinePPP
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To: richmwill

I have no problem with him being a Dem or supporting O, as long as I haven’t paid $150.00 for a ticket to get a political lecture.


49 posted on 08/20/2008 2:00:26 PM PDT by steve8714 (Curtis Strange ruined a man better than himself.)
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