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Kid Rock introduces Paul Ryan: 'Sorry' Obama 'didnít do a better job'
The Hill.com ^ | - 10/09/12 09:22 AM ET | Adele Hampton

Posted on 10/09/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT by drewh

Kid Rock said Monday he's proud the nation elected its first black president, but is sorry Barack Obama didn't do a better job.

"I also want to be real clear that I am very proud to say that we had elected our first black president," Rock said during an introduction for GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Michigan on Monday. "I’m sorry — I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job.

"I really wish he would have. I do," continued Rock, one of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's highest-profile celebrity endorsers.

"But the facts are the facts and we just saw them come to light in the last debate with no outside BS, no biased media involved, no interruptions and negative-politics ads every five seconds and, most importantly, no damn teleprompters," Rock said.

The Michigan native, nee Robert Ritchie, spoke to a crowd of supporters about coming together as a nation to discuss the importance of politics, without negativity or hate. He noted that he might lose fans for his outspoken conservative politics.

"It is a little difficult to put myself in this position knowing it may alienate a few fans, but you know what, I really believe strongly that it’s OK to disagree on politics and the direction of our country without hating one another," he said. "I mean, it’s no secret that I am embedded in an industry that leans very left, and I’ve listened to all the arguments and visions for our country. Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you a recap or stand up here and preach politics like some of my friends in Hollywood."

Before leaving the stage, Kid Rock touted GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's debate performance and said he is gearing up for Thursday's vice presidential debate.

"Yeah, I enjoyed it so much I think I might throw a keg party for the Ryan-Biden debate," he said.

The Romney-Ryan campaign often uses Kid Rock's “Born Free” during its rallies. Before starting his stump speech Monday night, Ryan praised the singer as "a fellow hunter, a fellow fan of rock ‘n’ roll and a great Midwesterner who shares a vision not only with Mitt Romney, but also with myself," according to media reports.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: kidrock; mi2012; michigan

1 posted on 10/09/2012 1:19:52 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

He never said he voted for him in 2008...


2 posted on 10/09/2012 1:21:19 PM PDT by UltraV ("Well you've got to hand it to Mitt Romney, because President Obama sure did." Seth Myers, SNL)
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To: drewh

Zer0 is a failure.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 1:23:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: drewh

I think he is expressing precisely what alot of people are thinking.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 1:24:48 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: UltraV

We can bet he is taking some major heat from the leftists over his support of Romney.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 1:25:08 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

VP Paul Ryan ping


6 posted on 10/09/2012 1:26:28 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Psalm 37:3 "Trust in The Lord.")
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To: drewh

Fantastic endorsement because he comes across as non-political and helps those emotionally attached to their 2008 vote cut the cord. Same tone as Clint with the “When they don’t do the job you just have to let em go”


7 posted on 10/09/2012 1:26:42 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: drewh

Oh, please, he wishes Obama had done a better job because of his skin color?

I’m so over this race-based stuff, and the weeping and rending of garments that goes along with the “first black president” meme.....even from some conservatives.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 1:30:17 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: drewh

HOORAY Kid Rock! Thanks for taking him to the woodshed. I’ll buy you a beer at the Woodshop if I see you there.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 1:34:11 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: drewh

Obama did a great job. He dismantled the constitution as best he could, implemented a variety of anti American, anti Capitalist and anti “the people” bills and initiatives. He catered to the gays, Marxists, fascists and lunatic liberals to the best of his ability. He drove up the debt. He increased the welfare state. Gas, food and utility prices are up drastically. Our military has been defunded and demoralized. He’s apologized to America’s enemies and has ignored American citizens in need after catostrophic calamities such as hurricanes and tornadoes.

Kid Rock is incorrect. He’s done a bang up job.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

AFAIK he’s always leaned right.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 1:43:55 PM PDT by UltraV ("Well you've got to hand it to Mitt Romney, because President Obama sure did." Seth Myers, SNL)
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To: KC_Conspirator

I think he is expressing precisely what alot of people are thinking.

As well as giving a lot of disaffected people a “mental out” when they decide not to pull the lever for the joker they pulled the lever for four years ago...


12 posted on 10/09/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: albie

he did a bang up job, just not in the direction that was GOOD for the country.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: sheikdetailfeather

But I do appreciate him coming out and supporting R&R. :)


14 posted on 10/09/2012 1:46:20 PM PDT by UltraV ("Well you've got to hand it to Mitt Romney, because President Obama sure did." Seth Myers, SNL)
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To: drewh
"It is a little difficult to put myself in this position knowing it may alienate a few fans,""""".....

Don't worry about that, when you do the right thing and stand by your principles you get rewarded by the RIGHT people.

Take notice of Chick Fil A, take notice of all the other stars for whom we patronize. You will now be more popular than ever.

15 posted on 10/09/2012 2:00:01 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: drewh

Not going to ever get me to say....sorry he didnt do a better job....no white guilt here. Can you ever imagine a liberal saying....sorry Bush didnt do a better job? NEVER!!! No mercy for libs!


16 posted on 10/09/2012 2:02:56 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: drewh
It's great to see people who love their country, no longer be the 'silent majority'.

Our country is in a life & death crisis. This election can make a definite difference. We can man up & rescue oursselves or sit by & let the evil ones turn us into something we will be ashamed to have as our legacy.

Our children & our patriotic citizens deserve our support.

17 posted on 10/09/2012 2:06:33 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: drewh
Yessiree BOB!


18 posted on 10/09/2012 2:10:55 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Blue Turtle

“sorry he didn’t do a better job”

Sorry it had to be His job.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: drewh

If the plan was to elect the first black president, they chose the wrong man. Bad aftertaste. I can think of at least two credible potential black candidates that I’d be proud to see in the White House, and that’s just off the top of my head. And they’re both Republicans.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 2:28:48 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 161)
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To: drewh

Kid Rock: Potty Mouth and ****ing Great American!!


21 posted on 10/09/2012 2:36:28 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: Calpublican

Kid Rock was also a Palin supporter.

Kid Rock: American Bad Ass.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 4:30:25 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Michelle Fields, will you marry me?)
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To: TheConservativeParty; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Paul Ryan rally ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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