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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine endorses Santorum
Politico ^ | 2/15/12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT

Posted on 02/15/2012 8:39:17 PM PST by NorthernCrunchyCon

Dave Mustaine, leader of the heavy metal band Megadeth, is ready to rock out for Rick Santorum.

"Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable,” Mustaine recently told MusicRadar.com. “... You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House... and that it's Rick Santorum."

Weighing in on the rest of the field, Mustaine called Newt Gingrich an “angry little man” and said Ron Paul will “make total sense for a while, and then he'll say something so way out that it negates everything else.”

As for Mitt Romney, the rocker said, “I've got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney's five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there's some questions there.”

Still, Mustaine would pick any of the GOP candidates over President Barack Obama.

"I'm just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican,” he said. “I can't bear to watch what's happened to our great country. Everybody's got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, 'Oh, Obama's doing such a great job. ...' I don't think so. Not from what I see.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: megadeth; president; republican; santorum

1 posted on 02/15/2012 8:39:26 PM PST by NorthernCrunchyCon
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

Good for Dave Mustaine. I caught his band and Motorhead during the Gigantour stop at Chicago. Megadeth put on a real show.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 8:44:15 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon
First Pat Boone, now this. Rick is slowly getting the support of the music industry. Who would have thought. I'm hoping Skunk Baxter is next.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 8:44:27 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

Good for Dave Mustaine. I caught his band and Motorhead during the Gigantour stop at Chicago. Megadeth put on a real show.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 8:44:35 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

I actually used to hate Dave Mustaine because he was so pro-abortion that he put on shows for pro-choice causes. I guess anyone can change if HE can. And it doesn’t seem to be some gimmick either. Bless him for coming to the light.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 8:45:05 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

6 posted on 02/15/2012 8:45:36 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

Welcome to FR.

This is a pretty cool endorsement for Rick.

Next time check to see if the article’s already been posted. There’s a keyword and title search tool in the upper right-hand corner.

Megadeth frontman backs Rick Santorum
Politico click ^ | 2/15/12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2846933/posts


7 posted on 02/15/2012 8:46:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Post Toasties

No way Dave Mustaine is cooler than Lemmy, and Lemmy endorsed Rick Perry!


8 posted on 02/15/2012 8:48:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon
WelcomeTo FreeRepublic!
9 posted on 02/15/2012 8:49:34 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: mylife

Motorhead had a great show also! I was a Lemmy fan from back when he still was in Hawkwind. That probably shows my age:)


10 posted on 02/15/2012 8:51:51 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

Am much happier with Ted Nugent for Newt! guy not only rocks but hunts like a survivalist.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 8:53:13 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Post Toasties

I was just teasing LOL but I still listen to Hawkwind LOl!


12 posted on 02/15/2012 8:54:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon
Mustaine has apparently cyphered how much his tax rates are rising under Obama.
13 posted on 02/15/2012 8:58:39 PM PST by oyez
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Okay, Mustaine has issued a clarification. It appears that he is not yet ready to endorse Santorum, however, he’s backing the GOP over Obama, and believes Santorum has shown presidential-like qualities in looking after his daughter:

http://www.billboard.com/news/megadeth-s-dave-mustaine-not-ready-to-endorse-1006203392.story#/news/megadeth-s-dave-mustaine-not-ready-to-endorse-1006203392.story


14 posted on 02/15/2012 9:17:21 PM PST by NorthernCrunchyCon (Santorum/ Rand Paul '12)
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To: mylife

Lemmy actually endorsed a politician? That’s shocking. He hates ALL of them.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:23 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: boop

I think Mustaine changed sometime during the Bush years. He’s leaned right for awhile, although considers himself an independent.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 9:22:57 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

Good for him. I’ve always liked his music. It has a unique ‘clean’ sound to it. I can recognize his music as being his even if I never heard it before. I look forward to hearing his latest album. His previous one, End Game, was awesome.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 9:23:18 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

Not that I care who Mustaine endorses, but why tear down all the others?


18 posted on 02/15/2012 9:30:47 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-GQC1VXUL0
19 posted on 02/15/2012 9:32:10 PM PST by fso301
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

We’re all tired of the Symphony of Destruction upon our Nation, Dave. Welcome to the party.


20 posted on 02/15/2012 9:33:08 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: katiedidit1

Nuge takes no prisoners when it comes to the left! He was on Miller’s program not too far back and Miller, a man not known to be a loss for words, couldn’t get a word in edgewise. I think even he was impressed with Ted’s linguistic abilities.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 9:34:49 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Darren McCarty

I was kidding! LoL


22 posted on 02/15/2012 9:41:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Well the chorus sure applies to leftist voters.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 10:00:16 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Now we need “Lt. Dan” and Ted Nugent. Any thoughts? (Just openly, seditiously strategizing here on FR).....


24 posted on 02/15/2012 10:48:32 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: Darren McCarty

Dave and ted nugent did the rock the vote MTV thing back in the ‘90s, Dave was for the Dems and Ted was for,... Well you know.....


25 posted on 02/15/2012 10:55:47 PM PST by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: Post Toasties
We played a show with Motorhead in 1986 in St. Bernard Parish, LA.

They are a bunch of c*nts.

Pity what happened to their tour bus in the parking lot when they started messing with our fans.

Megadeath sucks, just like that creep lawyer Santorum.

The question is, who will Metallica endorse?

26 posted on 02/15/2012 10:56:37 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: Post Toasties

Cool. I’ve always like Megadeth even though I haven’t bought any of their stuff since SFSGSW. They had some crap for a while, then came back with some good stuff, but I never got back into them. Between Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson they bad some good stuff. I saw them when Testament and Overkill opened for them in Sacramento in 1986 at a 200 capacity club for the Peace Sells (or maybe SFSGSW by then) and always flash back to that gig as one of my most memorable. I stole a pick from Ellefson’s mic stand that night and got Dave’s autograph behind the club after the show. Great memories. I’m proud to still be a daily hardcore metalhead and party animal.


27 posted on 02/16/2012 5:06:38 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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