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Country star (Toby Keith) praises Obama
Nashua Telegraph ^ | 8/20/08

Posted on 08/20/2008 10:49:23 PM PDT by peggybac

Sen. 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.

Keith has said in the past that the 2002 song – which included lines aimed at the Taliban like "we lit up your world like the Fourth of July" – was more patriotic than pro-war.

Asked while promoting his new movie "Beer For My Horses" about the role of patriotism in the current presidential election, Keith replied: "There's a big part of America that really believes that there is a war on terrorism, and that we need to finish up."

"So I thought it was beautiful the other day when Obama went to Afghanistan and got educated about Afghanistan and Iraq. He came back and said some really nice things.

"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."


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KEYWORDS: countrymusic; keith; obama; tobykeith
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Toby has been spending way too much time in Hollywood.
1 posted on 08/20/2008 10:49:23 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: peggybac

Shut up and sing!


2 posted on 08/20/2008 10:51:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: peggybac
I can't help but think they are just clueless

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

3 posted on 08/20/2008 10:52:55 PM PDT by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: peggybac

He wants a Grammy.


4 posted on 08/20/2008 10:53:14 PM PDT by roses of sharon (SAVE YOUR GAS RECIEPTS, SEND TO PELOSI!)
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To: peggybac
And I think he's the best Democratic candidate we've had since Bill Clinton. And that's coming from a Democrat."

So I'm suppose to be impressed that a DimocRAT offered up praise for another DimocRAT? Who knew????? Perhaps if he had given praise for a conservative I might think better of him.

5 posted on 08/20/2008 10:54:22 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Soldier soon to be training other Army Soldiers)
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To: roses of sharon
He's kissing somebody's ass. What a disappointment
6 posted on 08/20/2008 10:54:59 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: peggybac

Sad.


7 posted on 08/20/2008 10:56:50 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: eyedigress

A FOURTH Dixie Chick?!!!


8 posted on 08/20/2008 10:57:03 PM PDT by RW_Whacko
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To: peggybac

So does he support Bill Ayers?


9 posted on 08/20/2008 10:57:25 PM PDT by navyguy (Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: peggybac

Well, Toby, you should be really happy when you hand over a much larger chunk of your paycheck to the gooberment if Obambi is elected.


10 posted on 08/20/2008 10:58:16 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: eyedigress

Toby Keith has always been a Democrat.


11 posted on 08/20/2008 10:58:38 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: peggybac
Whiskey for my men...beer for my horses...

First thing that came to mind.

12 posted on 08/20/2008 11:00:02 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: RW_Whacko

Add a D and take away the Ch


13 posted on 08/20/2008 11:00:02 PM PDT by Global2010 (OKIE DOKIE)
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To: peggybac

Toby, switch to rap music.


14 posted on 08/20/2008 11:01:42 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Army Air Corps

When your worth 80 or 90 mill whats the diff.


15 posted on 08/20/2008 11:01:45 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: Snurple

ROFLMAO!


16 posted on 08/20/2008 11:02:40 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: peggybac

Another reason to not like country music.


17 posted on 08/20/2008 11:02:42 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: BurbankKarl

I never checked it out. His patriotic songs led me to believe otherwise. If he’s pro-military and supports Obama he’s a gifted idiot. That’s all I can conclude. I guess he can get in line behind Jackson Browne.


18 posted on 08/20/2008 11:03:15 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

I believe he is patriotic, that being said it doesn’t mean he’s a genius.


19 posted on 08/20/2008 11:05:09 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: RW_Whacko

I really didn’t need FORD guy to be a moonbat. It’s not cool at all.


20 posted on 08/20/2008 11:05:10 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: peggybac

The heartbreak of Ditzy Twit Syndrome


21 posted on 08/20/2008 11:05:47 PM PDT by cookcounty (Ladykiller Billy Ayers' idea of murdering women in the Pentagon bathroom for "peace" a real winner .)
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To: eyedigress

FORD stand for Found On Road Dead anyway...lol


22 posted on 08/20/2008 11:06:43 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: peggybac

“Of personage he was one of the goodliest men that lived in his time, very high of stature, in manners more than a man, and proportionable in all his members unto that height: of countenance he was most amiable, courteous an benign in gesture unto all person, and specially unto strangers; seldom or never offended with anything, and of so constant a nature in himself, that I believe few can say that ever he changed his cheer for any novelty how contrary or sudden soever it were.

Prudent he was in council and forecasting; most liberal in rewarding his faithful servants, and ever unto his enemies as it behoveth a Prince to be; he was learned in all sciences, and had the gift of many tongues; he was a perfect theologian, a good philosopher, and a strong man at arms...what would you I should say of him: He was undoubtedly the rarest man that lived in his time”

~ William Thomas, writing of his contemporary Henry VIII

“Extraordinary and almost divine character...”A new star in the firmament” ~ Mountjoy writing of Henry VIII


23 posted on 08/20/2008 11:08:25 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: BurbankKarl

I knew he was a lib but thought he had come around. From Newsmeat.com:

Toby Keith , 47 (bio)
country music singer/songwriter

NEWSMEAT Power Rank: 686

Election Picks: 1 win, 0 losses

$4,000 Republican
Contributor Candidate or PAC Election
Result* Amount Date FEC
Filing

Covel, Toby Mr.
Norman, OK 73069
Tokeco Inc./Entertainer REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (R) - $2,000
primary 01/10/06

COVEL, TOBY MR.
NORMAN, OK 73069
TOKECO INC./ENTERTAINER George W Bush (R)
President
BUSH-CHENEY ‘04 (PRIMARY) INC Won $2,000
primary 09/10/03


24 posted on 08/20/2008 11:10:04 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Snurple
You support what supports you. Obama doesn't support the military. Toby then would be what some would call a hypocrite. I am not supporting anyone who doesn't understand our military or the mission upon them.
25 posted on 08/20/2008 11:10:49 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: peggybac
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.

Toby needs to quit getting high with Willie and open his eyes to the real world.

26 posted on 08/20/2008 11:11:17 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Define yourself by what you do, not by your ideology, belief, origins, genitals, etc ....)
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To: Snurple
First on Race Day is my recollection! :^) Thanks
27 posted on 08/20/2008 11:12:40 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

Thats a pic of Toby in Afganistan just one of many. He supports our military.

28 posted on 08/20/2008 11:14:08 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: peggybac

Goodbye time, Toby.

I hardly knew ye.


29 posted on 08/20/2008 11:14:36 PM PDT by Fichori (Obama's "Change we can believe in" means changing everything you love about America. For the worse.)
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To: RW_Whacko

guess natalie won’t be wearing a FUTK shirt anymore


30 posted on 08/20/2008 11:16:04 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: Snurple

Really. So now all of the Obama quotes need to come out to show what Toby believes? This is above my pay-grade and I defer.


31 posted on 08/20/2008 11:20:15 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

Been to Iraq or Iran to support the troops lately?


32 posted on 08/20/2008 11:20:58 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: Snurple

This looks like a drive by media article... I don’t believe a word of it unless I hear it from TK himself.


33 posted on 08/20/2008 11:23:30 PM PDT by antceecee (where do from here Ollie?.)
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To: Snurple

Ain’t got the money or prestige. Been to Vonore?


34 posted on 08/20/2008 11:24:32 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: antceecee; Snurple

That I will vet out. Just saying if it’s true. :^)


35 posted on 08/20/2008 11:26:03 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: antceecee

This kind of shit drives me up the wall. The guy has wrote a ton of songs that praise America, traveled to war zones to entertain our troops, donated to conservative causes and he says this and none of his actions matter, he’s challenged on his patriotism.......now thats funny.


36 posted on 08/20/2008 11:27:09 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: eyedigress

I hvent been overseas to support our troops at all. Ive been to Walter Reed about 75 times how bout you?


37 posted on 08/20/2008 11:28:36 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: peggybac; Jim Robinson
Don't go nuts, people.

If you've been paying attention, you would have known that Toby Keith, while far from being a moonbat, was never like Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, or Sara Evans, i.e. being on Sean Hannity's speed dial. This is a guy who recorded a song about smoking pot with Willie Nelson, who is as far left as is gets in the country community.

He was never "ours," and to my memory didn't make any Republican overtures when he had ample opportunities in the immediate aftermath of the Iraq war (which, if you remember, was popular after U.S. forces took Baghdad and yanked down that massive statue of Saddam).

From the FR thread "Toby Keith Pulls Freeper's Punch at Dixie Chicks," posted October 27, 2003 in the throes of the DixChix backlash:


Toby Keith, in an interview published in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, speaking of his public feuding with the we're-not-country-anymore group the Dixie Chicks, says the following:
But it's his feud with ''miserable person'' Maines that's earned Keith the most attention lately. ''She said my song makes country music look ignorant and you've gotta have more tact and be responsible,'' says Keith. ''They had a song called 'Earl Must Die' or something ['Goodbye Earl']. How hypocritical is that? How can you come off of a song with the message that if your husband abuses you, you're supposed to kill him and stick him in the trunk, or whatever -- I never heard it, but people told me about it -- and then call me ignorant for saying, 'Hey, you flew these planes into these buildings. We're angry about it, and we're gonna come get you'?''

Despite the F.U.T.K.-wear, Keith has no intention of lighting up Maines' world anymore. Last summer, his crew ''put up on our big screen an Internet picture somebody [concocted] of her and Saddam. The crowd went nuts. It was funny for a few nights, and then it started eating at me. I thought, You know what? I don't have that mean of a heart, to be able to kick somebody in the crotch like that. Just because she's young and spouted off, that's a little hardcore. So I put an end to it.''

Toby Keith -- the let-bygones-be-bygones, not-so-angry American? Well, maybe. But also, he adds, ''if I'm gonna do anything, it's gotta be funnier than that.'' In other words: Watch your a--, Natalie.


IMHO, Keith isn't being a weather vane; he's still where he was back then. He's in the center in Nashville, which is far to the right in Hollywood and New York.
38 posted on 08/20/2008 11:28:42 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Giorgio Armani Hates Barack Obama, The World's NEW Favorite Empty Suit)
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To: Snurple
This kind of shit drives me up the wall. The guy has wrote a ton of songs that praise America, traveled to war zones to entertain our troops, donated to conservative causes and he says this and none of his actions matter, he’s challenged on his patriotism.......now thats funny.

Anybody who is stupid enough or socialist enough to openly praise Obama deserves all the grief they get and I definitely question their patriotism.
39 posted on 08/20/2008 11:29:40 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: Snurple; All

Looks like there are many here who want to throw Toby under the bus...

Maybe he’ll find BHO’s Grandma and he can ask her about the birth certificate... /sarcasm of course...


40 posted on 08/20/2008 11:29:56 PM PDT by antceecee (where do from here Ollie?.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh BS.


41 posted on 08/20/2008 11:30:49 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: antceecee

LOL!


42 posted on 08/20/2008 11:31:55 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: peggybac

Here’s a much better song by Lynrd Skynard, “Red, White, and Blue”.

We don’t have no plastic L.A. Frynds,
ain’t on the edge of no popular trend.
Ain’t never seen the inside of that magazine GQ.
We don’t care if you ‘re a lawyer, or a texas oil man,
or some waitress busting ass in some liquor stand.
If you got Soul
We hang out with people just like you

My hair’s turning white,
my neck’s always been red,
my collar’s still blue,
we’ve always been here
just trying to sing the truth to you.
Yes you could say
we’ve always been,
Red, White, and Blue

Ride our own bikes To Sturgis
we pay our own dues,
smoking camels, drinking domestic BREWS
You want to know where I have been
just look at my hands
Yeah, I’ve driven by the White House,
Spent some time in jail.
Momma cried but she still wouldn’t pay my bail.
I ain’t been no angel,
But even God, he understands.

My hair’s turning white,
my neck’s always been red,
my collar’s still blue,
we’ve always been here
just trying to sing the truth to you.
Yes you could say
we’ve always been,
Red, White, and Blue

Yeah that’s right!

My Daddy worked hard, and so have I,
paid our taxes and gave our lives
to serve this great country
so what are they complaining about

Yeah we love our families, we love our kids
you know it is love that makes us all so rich
That’s where were at,
If they don’t like it they can just
get the HELL out!

Yeah!

My hair’s turning white,
my neck’s always been red,
my collar’s still blue,
we’ve always been here
just trying to sing the truth to you.
Yes you could say
we’ve always been,
Red, White, and Blue

oh..oh..Red, White, and Blue....

Red, White, and Blue

oh..oh....Red, White, and Blue


43 posted on 08/20/2008 11:34:30 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (In perpetuum sacramentum (An Oath is Forever))
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To: Snurple
I will send this to him and see what he says. I'm expecting a real response. He loves America I know. The fact that the source is NH is ridiculous.

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

That's the one that got me started. Sorry for anything personal. :^)

44 posted on 08/20/2008 11:36:13 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: A Navy Vet

Thanks for the lyrics. I love that song. I remember the first time I heard it.


45 posted on 08/20/2008 11:36:26 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: A Navy Vet
My hair’s turning white, my neck’s always been red, my collar’s still blue, we’ve always been here just trying to sing the truth to you

Good song, I can relate. lol

46 posted on 08/20/2008 11:36:27 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: eyedigress

No problem ;)


47 posted on 08/20/2008 11:37:13 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: Snurple

No I have not.


48 posted on 08/20/2008 11:37:39 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress
I will send this to him and see what he says. I'm expecting a real response. He loves America I know. The fact that the source is NH is ridiculous.

That's a dang good point. Hope he does say something.

49 posted on 08/20/2008 11:42:32 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Define yourself by what you do, not by your ideology, belief, origins, genitals, etc ....)
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To: Centurion2000

It will be by proxy, of course. :^) (Doing it now)


50 posted on 08/20/2008 11:50:37 PM PDT by eyedigress
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