Skip to comments.Toby Keith Registering as Independent Voter
Posted on 10/03/2008 4:06:48 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
"Longtime Democrat Toby Keith is registering to vote as an independent and says the left wing's verbal attacks against Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin could lead to a win for John McCain in November, the singer-songwriter said Thursday (Oct. 2) in an interview with CMT.com."
"I've been a lifetime Democrat, and I'm re-registering this year as an independent," he said. "It's strictly [because] my party, that I've been affiliated with all these years, doesn't stand for anything that I stand for anymore. They've lost any sensibility that they had, and they've allowed all the kooks in, so I'm going independent."
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“they’ve allowed all the kooks in,”
Ha! Hate to tell you this, Bub, but the kooks have been there all along.
Exactly. This is SPIN....
He clearly was supporting Repubs prior to this. He played for Bush in 04. He donated to Bush in ‘04. But when backlash from Hollywood hit at him, he started with the “I’ve been a lifelong Dem” crap. And tried to play it down the middle.
Now he must be catching heat from his base which is 100% conservative.
Yes. Now if we could just get liberals Faith Hill and New Jersey Tim McGraw off the kool aid.
I think that attacking Keith at this point is really kind of cynical. I honestly don't think his music sales have much to do with his politics, but his image. Merle Haggard did fine, so did Johnny Cash without being as Super Conservative.
Unfortunately, that ain’t going to happen.. Those two are pretty hardcore lefties.
But Toby was always a conservative, just trying to play it down the middle. But the story of him supporting Obama caused so much backlash (with his 100% conservative base) he was forced to make it clearer who he’s supporting.
I have followed keith’s politics pretty close since ‘01 when he started getting heat from the left for his ‘Angry American’ anthem.
He was clearly in Bush’s tank, playing rallies for him, donating to him. Then in ‘05 or ‘06 when his Hollywood career was moving forward and the war and Bush becoming unpopular he started with the “lifelong Dem” talking point to get cover in Hollywood. This worked for a while until the sotry about him backing Obama.
That’s the only point I’m making. I am a huge Keith fan.
OH MY GOSH!!! wow!!! That pretty much nails it down tight. Good for Toby Keith. He still owns his mind and conscience.
“Ha ha ha......hes been ditsy chited and its hurting his sales. Sorry Toby but its too late now.”
Toby Keith isn’t a wingbat.
“We’re at war with the terrorists,” he said. “And that if we don’t try to do something about it, then it’s gonna keep happening here until some of our freedoms are lost.”
One does’nt register by party in Tennessee.
Then the CD sales drop is more likely the story.
Toby has never lived in TN.
He has ALWAYS kept residence in OK.
He doesn’t even rent an apartment here.
Yes, he told Glenn Beck who he was voting for.
I don’t know about all that....
It says here in the ARTICLE which was what I thought was the subject here...He was misquoted.
I know that happens in interviews.
I don’t know when that was You’re talking about.
I don’t listen to Glenn Beck.
If He did, He’s obviously changed His mind....which Is what We’d like for people to do instead of voting for that nutcase Obama.
Instead , some of You are sounding like rather cynical nutcases Youreselves.
Another one comes over to the dark side. Welcome Toby.
Yep. If you have change, he wants it.
He knows who helps pay his bills. And they don’t live in New York City, DC or San Francisco.
Independent Voter are those afraid to take a stand.
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