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MUST SEE VIDEO -- Toby Keith's new hit American Ride Music Video (AWESOME!)
AOL News ^ | 1 October 2009 | Toby Keith

Posted on 10/01/2009 10:28:50 AM PDT by PhiKapMom

Today AOL is spotlighting Toby Keith's new Music Video 'American Ride'

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; countrymusic; greatsong; patriot; tobykeith
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This was posted back in August as a press release but now it is being spotlighted on AOL and all around the net which made me crack up laughing. This is really good! Toby has come back to the right side of politics!

From Star Pulse.com:

At this point, the team for songwriter, vocalist and entertainer Toby Keith is well-versed in how to schedule an album launch. But even his considerable hit single track record couldn't prepare him, and label Show Dog Nashville, for the speed with which his new single "American Ride" would fly up the charts. Consequently, the release schedule for the album, which shares the single's title, has been advanced to Oct. 6.

Originally scheduled for an Oct. 13 release, "American Ride" rolls out early because of the tremendous response the lead single is receiving. It is the fastest rising single since "Courtesy of the Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)" and is top 10 on all the major singles charts. The song is also making waves on the video channels.

An animated clip that skewers a host of political and financial sacred cows, the video jumped to No. 2 on the fan-voted CMT Top 20 Countdown this week. Additionally, the video is No. 1 on CMT.com's High 5, making it the most clicked-on video on the site.

Keith is already the No. 4 album seller of the decade in any genre so far, and "American Ride" will only add to that total. His America's Toughest Tour has been drawing standing-room-only crowds all summer, and his first major European tour kicks off in November.

He is once again one of the top-earning musicians in the world, as ranked by Forbes, and his entertainment empire extends to major motion pictures, a chain of restaurants, his own record label and his own clothing line.

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/09/21/toby_keith_s_american_ride_to_get_off_to_1

1 posted on 10/01/2009 10:28:51 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom

Toby Keith?

The Obama supporter?


2 posted on 10/01/2009 10:30:57 AM PDT by ryan71 (Smells like a revolution)
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To: PhiKapMom

I used to be a great fan of Toby Keith and have purchased many of his cd’s—he’s nothing but a lib


3 posted on 10/01/2009 10:33:05 AM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: PhiKapMom

actually it is pretty much an anti American video.
read the lyrics


4 posted on 10/01/2009 10:34:09 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: PhiKapMom

Sorry, can’t even hear the name Toby Keith without thinking of an Obama-supporting idiot.

As far as I’m concerned, he Dixie Chicked himself.


5 posted on 10/01/2009 10:34:51 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Don't worry, I'm only criticizing Obama's white half.)
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To: PhiKapMom

I might always like his political views, but I have to say that Keith has been supportive of our troops. As Bill O’Reilly would say, Toby Keith is a patriot.


6 posted on 10/01/2009 10:35:07 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: notaliberal

At least we know he’s a natual born American.

*grin*


7 posted on 10/01/2009 10:35:37 AM PDT by Crim
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

No sale.


8 posted on 10/01/2009 10:35:42 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Don't worry, I'm only criticizing Obama's white half.)
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To: PhiKapMom

He reminds me too of Springsteen in the 80’s cashing in on American patriotism - then disparaging us once his checks were cashed.


9 posted on 10/01/2009 10:36:02 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (*Racecard* Expr: 01/20/2009)
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To: ryan71

Not any more — he threw him under the bus — he really wasn’t that big of supporter but listened to our Doofus Gov Henry and Barry Switzer. Bet that won’t happen again. Toby has done dozens and dozens of performances for our troops — have no idea how many because he NEVER gets spotlighted for those trips except occasionally. I have no clue how many times he has been in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toby Keith is back to being the American Patrio of the Red, White, and Blue. When you diss our military, you diss Toby Keith.

BTW, he has now made the White House’s enemies list!

Go look at the video — he even has Al Gore and his global warming which cracked me.


10 posted on 10/01/2009 10:36:20 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: All

That should have read “I might NOT.”

Sorry folks. Typing impaired over here. *L*


11 posted on 10/01/2009 10:37:01 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: PhiKapMom

This damn sure isn’t a positive representation of America.


12 posted on 10/01/2009 10:37:47 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: em2vn

Agreed!!!

In fact, it’s quite the opposite.


13 posted on 10/01/2009 10:40:49 AM PDT by ryan71 (Smells like a revolution)
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To: GunningForTheBuddha

Toby Keith is not like that even a little. His Dad did lose an eye in training camp and Toby was doing performances for our military long before he became so popular. If he was doing it to sell records, you would be hearing everytime he goes overseas but we don’t even hear in Norman and I live about a mile from where he lives. A huge American flag has been flying at his horse farm for as long as I can remember.

Toby bleeds Red, White, and Blue and I will support his patriotism to the hilt. That man goes to Afghanistan and lives with the troops — nothing special. He will put on a show for our troops in the middle of the night if necessary.

He lacklustered supported Obama thanks to Doofus Henry and Switzer who are friends but so did a lot of people that regret it and now he is on the WH enemies list. Toby Keith will always put the troops first. He pays for his own trips most of the time to go visit the troops.


14 posted on 10/01/2009 10:40:52 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: PhiKapMom
The two I REALLY can't stand are Faith Hill and that non-singing husband of hers.
15 posted on 10/01/2009 10:43:10 AM PDT by ryan71 (Smells like a revolution)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I noticed Hannity has toned down his praise of Toby Keith as well. I don’t think he was part of the recent wave of Hannity’s “Freedom Tours” either.


16 posted on 10/01/2009 10:44:18 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 !! :)-Thanks anyway,LL)
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To: PhiKapMom

If he is such a patriot, why did he support Obama, who was very vocal against the Iraq war? Is the man just not that bright?


17 posted on 10/01/2009 10:44:41 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Don't worry, I'm only criticizing Obama's white half.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Sorry, all. I don’t see Toby Keith’s video as a negative portrayal of America at all. Instead I think it embraces America with all our contradictions, confusions and ups and downs. “Gotta love this American ride”.


18 posted on 10/01/2009 10:45:13 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: PhiKapMom

I was very much a fan of Toby Keith, I had many of his albums.

Toby Keith lost me when he supported Obama. He’s been deleted from my iPod and I will never listen to him again.... he’s a fake, a lib with a cowboy hat.

He can take his buyers remorse and stuff it, he, and people like him, helped to get us into this mess.


19 posted on 10/01/2009 10:45:25 AM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: ryan71

I agree with that! Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are huge Obama people.

I thought the video was funny with Al Gore. Some people don’t have a sense of humor.

Toby Keith should have followed his instincts and said no endorsement but his friends were telling him to endorse Obama including Pres David Boren I would suspect. He has close ties to OU but made a big mistake. When Keith made the WH enemies list, I burst out laughing.


20 posted on 10/01/2009 10:45:42 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: Gator113

That’s your problem. He made a mistake and is now on the WH enemies list. He has always done fundraisers for both Dems and GOP here in OK. He is a registered Dem who supported Pres Bush to the hilt on the Iraq War and supports our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq plus around the world.

A lot of conservatives and conservative commentators supported Obama because they didn’t want McCain. If it was anyone else but McCain I might see it your way but he was a tough sell.


21 posted on 10/01/2009 10:48:05 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: ryan71

i hope he is singing at the million med march today cause i cant find anything on news about it.


22 posted on 10/01/2009 10:51:41 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Gator113
He can take his buyers remorse and stuff it, he, and people like him, helped to get us into this mess.

Hey I still blame a lot of people right here on FreeRepublic who helped get McCain nominated. Of course what good does that do? They're just going to do the same thing the next time around and ensure an Obama second term.

23 posted on 10/01/2009 10:52:10 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: PhiKapMom

Excuse me if I fail to share your enthusiasm about something that would directly benefit an obama supporter.


24 posted on 10/01/2009 10:54:47 AM PDT by don'tspeak4me
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To: PhiKapMom

I don’t have a problem, he does... because he’s not going to fool us again.

I’m sure he can still make a living selling his noise and cartoons to his lib friends. He sure won’t be found homeless or broke like many Americans have and will.... thanks to his boy, Obama.

I must admit surprise..... that Keith has yet to make an album with the Dixie Chicks.


25 posted on 10/01/2009 10:57:36 AM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: notaliberal
I used to be a great fan of Toby Keith and have purchased many of his cd’s—he’s nothing but a lib

I never heard of him -- but then I don't keep up with popular music. But he was one of the four on the front cover of one of the supermarket rags (the Globe, I think) that went with a story on voices Obama would like to silence! I wondered why (I think two of the others were Palin and Beck, but I'm not sure -- I didn't buy the rag!)

I was curious about Toby Keith, bein' as I never heard of him . . .

26 posted on 10/01/2009 11:01:25 AM PDT by maryz
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"It's just like this: If I was a strong supporter of Obama and Biden ... the kooks in the Democratic party -- this extreme left -- are hammering Palin so bad, that they're gonna cause John McCain to win this thing," he said. Keith said he will probably vote for McCain because Palin is his running mate.

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1596198/toby-keith-registering-as-independent-voter.jhtml

What did he change his mind later?

27 posted on 10/01/2009 11:04:20 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: notaliberal
He backed Bush on the Afghan war, but in an interview said only time would tell about Iraq. He is a big supporter of the military and has had multiple trips to Iraq to entertain the troops...He also recently said he changed his political membership from Democrat (raised as one) to Independent....The democrat trashing of the military and the war effort caused him to reject the democrats...I don't know who he voted for, but no one can complain about his support for our guys and gals in the war..
28 posted on 10/01/2009 11:05:48 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: PhiKapMom

ping


29 posted on 10/01/2009 11:09:40 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: PhiKapMom
"Spill a cup of coffee, make a million dollars"
30 posted on 10/01/2009 11:12:04 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: PhiKapMom

Toby Keith should have followed his instincts and said no endorsement but his friends were telling him to endorse Obama
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I have to ask. Your posts sound as though you are pretty close to Toby, that you have some insight into what his actual instincts are.

I give him his props for entertaining the troops, but he went from singing about ‘me me me, doncha like me, you should, i’m rich and famous’ to singing about the troops in about the same amount of time as it took to take out Saddam’s Republican Guard in operation Iraqi Freedom (no time at all).

Supports Obama, sings with Willie Nelson, sorry his conservative creds are questionable, his love of money undeniable.


31 posted on 10/01/2009 11:13:22 AM PDT by dmz
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To: PhiKapMom

I think it’s great he is so supportive of the troops. I’m not a fan of the lyrics though. In a way, it’s good he’s pointing out all wrong turns this country is taking, but it’s really a depressing song. I think whoever wrote the song has something against women, as the lyrics about moms and girls are derogatory. (I realize that’s been happening for years to men, fathers in particular.) I’m not deeply offended or anything, but just not a fan.


32 posted on 10/01/2009 11:13:33 AM PDT by chickpundit (Sarah Palin - Michele Bachmann 2012)
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To: 1066AD
Plasma getting bigger, Jesus gettin' smaller
33 posted on 10/01/2009 11:14:17 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: dmz

Supports Obama? Got a link for that?

I can only find this: http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1596198/toby-keith-registering-as-independent-voter.jhtml


34 posted on 10/01/2009 11:18:02 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: PhiKapMom

I love that song, but I’m like my daughter... he broke my heart last election. I mean of ALL the Democrats to endorse???

It made me feel like he is playing patriotic folks as suckers. “Sing a song about loving America and I’ll make millions!”


35 posted on 10/01/2009 11:19:37 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: ryan71

My daughter (the country music lover of all time) would snap you in two for that statement! LOL She said “I wish I could marry Tim McGraw. Until he takes off his hat.”


36 posted on 10/01/2009 11:21:13 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: rhombus; PhiKapMom

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/19/toby-keith-praises-obama_n_119930.html

The money quote: “And I think he’s the best Democratic candidate we’ve had since Bill Clinton. And that’s coming from a Democrat.”

Sounds like support to me.


37 posted on 10/01/2009 11:25:28 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

Sorry I don’t buy it. Your source is the Huffington Post? I’d question that source for sure. And obviously Obama WAS the best candidate the Democrats had since Clinton... because they both won.

Unless you got something else, I’d be more inclined to believe the following article which isn’t from the Huffington Post and is dated later than the one you cite and says he’s a big Palin supporter.

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1596198/toby-keith-registering-as-independent-voter.jhtml


38 posted on 10/01/2009 11:30:40 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: RWGinger
You say “actually it is pretty much an anti American video.
read the lyrics”

Spot on.

I listened, hoping to see a great new “America” song = and all I saw was a tearing down of America...duh,

I prefer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1byTDgu7iA

and his newest one -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Eks0heyOM

Let the libs call HIM a racist ‘0)

Great American - read his blog - go to right side bar for great articles

http://www.lloydmarcus.com/

39 posted on 10/01/2009 11:44:06 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: rhombus

Sorry I don’t buy it.
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LOL. Country Music Television website as your source, and you question mine.

I really don’t know the answer, nor do I really care all that much.

I think Toby is a fake. For that I have no documentation at all, as it is my personal opinion.


40 posted on 10/01/2009 11:44:25 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

OK, I was just interested in fact. Enjoy Huffpo all you want.


41 posted on 10/01/2009 11:47:57 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: ryan71; All
Toby Keith did not support Obama. It appears what he said was distorted by 0 and the SRM to make him sound like one.

Further, while apparently Toby was a life-long Dem, -- like Zell Miller -- he was switching to independent.

Oh yeah, "Keith said he will probably vote for McCain because Palin is his running mate."

He sounds like a Freeper.

42 posted on 10/01/2009 11:50:40 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: notaliberal
"Keith said he will probably vote for McCain because Palin is his running mate."

Toby's on our side.

43 posted on 10/01/2009 11:52:45 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: maine-iac7

Lloyd Marcus is a GREAT GREAT American
I had the pleasure and joy of seeing and hearing him on the teaparty express stop here in Dallas

I am glad you see what Toby’s song is all about. If his fans actually listened to the words they’d realize he is insulting them to an unimaginable degree.

That they don’t get it kinda makes Toby’ds point


44 posted on 10/01/2009 11:53:10 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Keith said he will probably vote for McCain because Palin is his running mate.
45 posted on 10/01/2009 11:53:43 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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I can't believe how Freepers can believe what they read in the SRM.

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

46 posted on 10/01/2009 11:55:10 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: RWGinger
If his fans actually listened to the words they’d realize he is insulting them to an unimaginable degree.

Or.... like many Freepers he is disgusted with the direction America has taken but...like Keith "I love this American ride. Gotta love this American ride."

47 posted on 10/01/2009 11:56:02 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: dmz
Keith said he will probably vote for McCain because Palin is his running mate.
48 posted on 10/01/2009 11:56:24 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: rhombus

I see the point you are trying to make but the tone of that particular video isn’t aimed at the current ideology ofthe country, but at the people directly.

I give TK all the props in the world for supporting our troops
but this video stinks


49 posted on 10/01/2009 12:00:19 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: RWGinger

Glad you could see my point, thanks. Not so many are as open-minded. Yes the video is aimed at some people directly - I thought the bit with Al Gore was pretty funny as well as the part where Obama is carried in on other people’s shoulders. But what of it? We the people elected Obama and in general we should be able to laugh at ourselves a little bit for this lunacy. Many of Toby Keith’s videos are pure comedy. I won’t say this is his best but I did get a few laughs from it and I’m not ready to put the guy on MY enemies list for this one video.


50 posted on 10/01/2009 12:07:21 PM PDT by rhombus
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