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Toby Keith Registering as Independent Voter
CMT ^ | Oct 2, 2008 | Calvin Gilbert

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cmt; countrymusic; independentvote; tobykeith
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1 posted on 10/03/2008 4:06:48 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: JoeDetweiler

Thought he came out as an Obama supporter. Is he now saying he’s changing?


2 posted on 10/03/2008 4:09:16 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: JoeDetweiler
They don't stand for what I believe...they let the kooks in.

Yay!!!

3 posted on 10/03/2008 4:09:30 AM PDT by Heartland Mom (Those who would give up liberty for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Franklin)
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To: JoeDetweiler
Drum roll for the money line:

They've lost any sensibility that they had, and they've allowed all the kooks in, ...

4 posted on 10/03/2008 4:09:32 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: F15Eagle

“Keith also cited erroneous headlines and reports in the media indicating that he supports Democrat Barack Obama.”


5 posted on 10/03/2008 4:10:43 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: F15Eagle
That was in hollyweird and this was in real America... which is the true Toby? That is the problem with dims... they lie (most of them but not all).

LLS

6 posted on 10/03/2008 4:10:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: F15Eagle
Obama is all about change.
7 posted on 10/03/2008 4:12:33 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: JoeDetweiler
They are not Democrats any more.. They are the Socialist Party. They can not hide it anymore.

My mother and step-dad are voting for McCain and they are Democrats..

8 posted on 10/03/2008 4:14:59 AM PDT by just me (Looks like the MSM moonbats have been infected with rabies..)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Wow, common sense has hit.


9 posted on 10/03/2008 4:16:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("I always expect the worst from the RATS and they always deliver." ~ rrrod)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Better late than never.


10 posted on 10/03/2008 4:18:49 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Ha ha ha......he’s been ditsy chited and it’s hurting his sales.

sorry Toby but it’s too late now


11 posted on 10/03/2008 4:19:05 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Toby it is about time you woke up.


12 posted on 10/03/2008 4:19:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: bmwcyle

I hear a ton of stories of democrats voting mccain. Where are these unwashed masses who are going to bring it home for the big ZERO? Where are they?

I think the Drive By Media needs to quit calling their own newsroom when they are doing their polling.


13 posted on 10/03/2008 4:22:58 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Obama/Biden '08, in and of itself, A Bridge To Nowhere)
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To: JoeDetweiler

I can certainly believe that a lot of life-long Democrats are realizing the truth. I have several friends who are Jews and have voted Dem all their lives, and are voting for McCain - Palin this year. It’s not hard to believe that Toby might have belonged to the Democratic Party for many years, for good reasons an honest person might, and then realized that the Democratic Party has turned into something ugly and un-American.


14 posted on 10/03/2008 4:23:04 AM PDT by ottbmare
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To: F15Eagle

He’s been hanging with the Nuge. Ole’Teddy finally talked some sense into the boy.


15 posted on 10/03/2008 4:23:46 AM PDT by RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS. (Better to have and not need than to need and not have...my theory on gun control)
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To: RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS.

I sure hope so ...


16 posted on 10/03/2008 4:24:52 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: bmwcyle
Toby it is about time you woke up.

His record sales must have dropped when it was reported that he was supporting Obama.

17 posted on 10/03/2008 4:25:33 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (McCain is Lucy, McCainiacs are Charlie Brown, & the football was a secure border...before Sarah.)
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To: F15Eagle

I thought this guy was the Anti-Dixie chick?

I always saw him defending the war and President Bush.

This is news to me.


18 posted on 10/03/2008 4:25:43 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Suck it up! Must stop Obama Bin Biden!)
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To: JoeDetweiler
In other Breaking News: Eddie Money ran out of toilet paper yesterday.
19 posted on 10/03/2008 4:26:05 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: CommieCutter

Does anyone really give a rat’s arse who this man supports?


20 posted on 10/03/2008 4:27:12 AM PDT by FearlessFreep (Never bring a fart to a sh#t fight.)
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To: CommieCutter

This is the article I was referring to

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2065304/posts


21 posted on 10/03/2008 4:28:26 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: JoeDetweiler; Clemenza; Clintonfatigued; Impy; wardaddy; NewRomeTacitus; rabscuttle385; ...

“Who let the kooks in... who ? who ? who ? who ? who ?”

“Who let the kooks in... who ? who ? who ? who ? who ?”


22 posted on 10/03/2008 4:28:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Night Hides Not

Toby did come out for Obama. Now he needs to publicly state his new position.


23 posted on 10/03/2008 4:30:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: bmwcyle

If I get taxed anymore,I’m going to have to reopen my whorehouse and run it by had because I can’t afford to pay the taxes.


24 posted on 10/03/2008 4:31:37 AM PDT by FearlessFreep (Never bring a fart to a sh#t fight.)
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To: F15Eagle

I didn’t read the whole thing but from what I saw he was “impressed” with him.

I was impressed the VERY first time I saw Obama speak as well. However, I knew he was a Dim and that he would be exposed soon and here we are today.


25 posted on 10/03/2008 4:33:49 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Suck it up! Must stop Obama Bin Biden!)
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To: johncocktoasten
"Where are these unwashed masses who are going to bring it home for the big ZERO?"


26 posted on 10/03/2008 4:35:18 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: FearlessFreep

I guess not. I’m just surprised because that’s not the picture I had in my head of Keith.

No I really care at all.


27 posted on 10/03/2008 4:36:12 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Suck it up! Must stop Obama Bin Biden!)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Okay Toby........now lower the beer prices in your bar!


28 posted on 10/03/2008 4:36:20 AM PDT by MountainDad
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To: JoeDetweiler

This guy sounds like one of that old, dying breed of Southern Democrats that you can still find here and there. They’re for the Democrats because of FDR and LBJ and the New Deal and the Great Society, because they see the Rats as the party of the “little man” and the Republicans as the party of “the rich.” It’s a populist thing; they go for the Rats on economic issues, even though these Southerners are very socially conservative. Well, what they’re seeing is just like he said—the Democrats have become unhinged, they’re taken over by liberal urban elites and radicals. They don’t give a flying damn about small-town Tennessee or Pennsylvania or Colorado anymore, it’s all about New York and Los Angeles and Chicago and San Cramcrisco.

}:-)4


29 posted on 10/03/2008 4:38:16 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: F15Eagle

No he’s saying he’s not been an O supporter but that because he had some positive things to say about him, the media cherry picked his comments (is that something new!) and made it appear that he’s supporting O. To paraphrase one of my favorite Toby songs, “I love this man - he’s my kind of guy, whoa I this this man!” (For you non-lovers of country music, the true lyric is I love this bar, it’s my kind of place)


30 posted on 10/03/2008 4:39:22 AM PDT by BamaDi (John McCain /Sarah Palin - my choice for President /VP and the USA's only option!)
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To: FearlessFreep

It there a Freeper discount?


31 posted on 10/03/2008 4:40:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: just me
"They are not Democrats any more.. They are the Socialist Party."

Yes, and the more we openly call them what they are, the more American's will understand this problems from within.

32 posted on 10/03/2008 4:41:55 AM PDT by two23
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To: CommieCutter

I will say this, I am not swayed by celbrities and their opinions, but Ted Nugent is one man I truly respect. This man will tell it like it is.


33 posted on 10/03/2008 4:43:35 AM PDT by FearlessFreep (Never bring a fart to a sh#t fight.)
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To: FearlessFreep

sorry, celebrities.


34 posted on 10/03/2008 4:44:53 AM PDT by FearlessFreep (Never bring a fart to a sh#t fight.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

I remember Henry “Scoop” Jackson, Hubert Humphrey, Harry Truman — I knew the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party was a friend of America. The Rat Party is no Democratic Party.


35 posted on 10/03/2008 4:46:38 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BallyBill
Thanks for the day's first laugh.

In other Breaking News: Eddie Money ran out of toilet paper yesterday.

36 posted on 10/03/2008 4:54:29 AM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Always loved Toby Keith, always thought he was “one of us,” even though he’s a lifelong Democrat. I guess I likened him to be a Zell Miller-type of Democrat. It’s nice to see that he has seen the light.

Also, Toby Keith supported President Bush in 2004, and donated money to the RNC in 2006.

http://newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/Toby_Keith.php


37 posted on 10/03/2008 4:55:00 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic (If we don't stand up NOW for who we are as a nation, we will pass a New Europe on to our children.)
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To: FearlessFreep

Toby has always supported the war, and even more so the troops. I have seen Toby and Ted Nugent both in Iraq performing for the Troops, glad to hear he has changed his mind.
Somebody buy a beer for Toby and his Horses. We need all the help we can get.


38 posted on 10/03/2008 5:05:16 AM PDT by buggy02 (What direction will we be heading if Obama is elected)
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To: JoeDetweiler

“Keith said he will probably vote for McCain because Palin is his running mate.”

Toby, I gotta tell ya brother — I loved you and the music you wrote right after 9/11 and I bought all your stuff...especially when you were fighting with that little kook from the Chicks with...., I mean Dixie Chicks...but when I found out you were a Dem...I stopped buying your albums — It was that simple. I always thought your music was always more in line with what the right represented/represents than the left. It baffled me how you could possibly vote dimwit.

You show up with Governor Palin at a couple of events, sing American Soldier and Angry American — help Pete Hegseth out at Vet’s for Freedom (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/) and I’ll buy your last two albums.


39 posted on 10/03/2008 5:06:00 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: FarRightFanatic

...and he does a great deal for the troops. Toby Keith is a great guy at heart, the Democrat party left him.


40 posted on 10/03/2008 5:06:55 AM PDT by madison10
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To: JoeDetweiler

“they’ve allowed all the kooks in,”

Ha! Hate to tell you this, Bub, but the kooks have been there all along.


41 posted on 10/03/2008 5:07:45 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Carley

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.


42 posted on 10/03/2008 5:09:24 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: Night Hides Not

Yes. Now if we could just get liberals Faith Hill and New Jersey Tim McGraw off the kool aid.


43 posted on 10/03/2008 5:14:56 AM PDT by Wilder Effect
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To: nhwingut
Toby Keith said in the past he was a registered Dem, even after the '04 elections.

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.

44 posted on 10/03/2008 5:19:13 AM PDT by Keyes2000mt (Conservative Podcast: The Truth and Hope (http://www.truthandhope.2truth.com))
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To: Wilder Effect

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.


45 posted on 10/03/2008 5:19:23 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: Keyes2000mt

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.


46 posted on 10/03/2008 5:23:51 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: F15Eagle
... my [DEMOCRAT] 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."

OH MY GOSH!!! wow!!! That pretty much nails it down tight. Good for Toby Keith. He still owns his mind and conscience.

47 posted on 10/03/2008 5:25:15 AM PDT by Republic (nw)
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To: Carley

“Ha ha ha......he’s been ditsy chited and it’s hurting his sales. Sorry Toby but it’s 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.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/10/sunday/main1990758.shtml


48 posted on 10/03/2008 5:33:01 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: bmwcyle
Exactly, Toby praised Obama in August of this year. And, BTW, I believe that he lives in Nashville, and Tennessee doesn't register by party.
49 posted on 10/03/2008 5:34:34 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: Keyes2000mt

One does’nt register by party in Tennessee.


50 posted on 10/03/2008 5:37:52 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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