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.
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.