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Posted on 01/07/2005 8:33:37 AM PST by nypokerface
Conservative Christians are flabbergasted about reports that raunchy rock-rapper Kid Rock will perform at a youth concert at the presidential inauguration.
"What in the world are these people thinking?" asked Donald Wildmon, chairman of the American Family Association in Tupelo, Miss. "This is the biggest slap in the face to the Christian conservatives."
Kid Rock reportedly will perform at "America Rocks Today: A Call to Service," a multimedia concert.
Bush's daughter Barbara is the event's co-managing director.
But Kid Rock doesn't exactly seem like her dad's kind of guy.
The almost-34-year-old Detroit bad boy is currently dating porn actress Jessie James, never goes anywhere without a pint of bourbon in his back pocket and rattles off X-rated lyrics that regularly earn his albums parental advisory warnings.
At the same time, he's a die-hard Republican and a big fan of Dubya. He put on a concert during last summer's Republican convention at the Manhattan nightclub Avalon - which the Bush twins attended.
But Kid Rock has a funny way of showing his support.
In his 2001 song "You Never Met a Motherf---er Quite Like Me," he boasts, "I Met the President when I was half-stoned."
And back in 1990 - when President Bush's father was in the White House and his mother, Barbara, was First Lady - Kid Rock sang: "Pimp of the Nation, I could be it/ As a matter of fact, I forsee it/ But only pimpin hoes with the big tush/ While you be left pimpin Barbra Bush."
"Boy," Wildmon admonished. "Where I come from, you talk about my mama like that, those are fightin' words. Shooting words!"
Inauguration planners seemed to be backpedaling yesterday about the event following a call from the Daily News. "Kid Rock has not been confirmed," insisted Tracey Schmitt, a spokeswoman from the Presidential Inaugural Committee. "But I can tell you Hilary Duff has been confirmed, as has JoJo."
Schmitt added, "There's no greater defender of family values than President Bush."
He should be disqualified on account of bigtime suckage. Alternatively, ripping a hole in an American flag and wearing it like a poncho in front of 50 million Americans should also be disqualifying.
Here's the thing. Kid Rock is a "South Park Republican" which means he supports low taxes, a strong defense, and the overall Republican platform but isn't a religious conservative. I am a milder version of a South Park Republican myself in many ways.
IOW, Kid Rock is a conservative in the vein of a Ted Nugent, not Pat Robertson.
And-about half of Dubya's voters would rather see Kid Rock in concert than Michael W. Smith.
I'd rather see Metallica than either of those.
I'd rather see Metallica than either of those.
I'm with ya there... some people just need to lighten up a bit... I mean Dick Cheney has said worse things on the senate floor than we will hear from Kid Rock. Doesn't offend me a bit.
The Kid's from Detroit? Maybe he'll move to Crawford, TX like Ted Nugent did. Kid's very big on the Country scene, FWIW.
He is pro-life though
I would much rather see a conservative patriot like "The Kid" going to Iraq, performing for the troops, boosting the hell out of the moral of our men and women over there and TRULY supporting the troops, not just saying "Oh, oh, oh I support the troops, I just don't support this unnecesary war" BULLSHIT..... I'd rather see him wearing our American flag, than seeing any of these left wing, Hollywood, Dixie Chic, Madonna scumbags perverbally pissing on it!!!!
/sorry for the rambling sentence...
as a christian conservative, I'm to the point where I have to say "Donald Wildmon, please shut up." Christians weren't the only people to get Bush elected, and whomever 20-something Barbara Bush wants to put on for a concert aimed at other 20-something "south park Republicans" is her business. They wouldn't come to see Michael W. Smith, and this is a way of saying thank you for their vote in a way they'd respond. If he's so concerned about this, why doesnt he put on a concert featuring christian artists and stop whining. Bush can't possibly please everybody. Its time special interest groups stop trying to force the government to make everybody happy and turn that energy into something positive, an individualized, grass roots effort to build up the people who belong to it, rather than trying to force other people to change.
Donald Wildmon continues in his futile efforts to find relevancy.
Not a big fan of Kid Rock's music (though "Only God Knows Why" is fantastic), but he is every bit as big a GWB supporter as anyone. He speaks to a large segment of conservatives that the theo-cons can't touch.
In his 2001 song "You Never Met a Motherf---er Quite Like Me,"
he boasts, "I Met the President when I was half-stoned."
At least he's not queer. How do I know he's not queer? The song
would be, "You Never Met a Fatherf---er Quite Like Me" !!! ;-))
Personally, I'd prefer Slayer....
This is ridiculous. These people are way too uptight. The Ball is basically a gazillion parties throughout town and Kid Rock is at one of them - at the Armory by JFK. This is an inaugural party, not the rapture.
Metallica / Slayer / Exodus would be cool. Would take me back to the early 80's
Thank you for your intelligent post. Ya' know, Rush always talks about how the left is made up of fractionalized groups with their own agendas. I often think our side is similar. As mentioned in another post, this is a huge event with many different parties going on. Kid Rock should be welcome at one of them. IMHO.
A hard rock inauguration...what could possibly we wrong wiht that? The "values vote" was about American values, not necessarily Conservative Christian Values. With all due respect to the Christian Conservatives, it's not all about you!
Ted isn't living between Moscow and Concord anymore? Michigan FReepers. Help me out! I can't visit the Nuge-Res anymore?
Agreed. I resent the notion that I'm not a "real" conservative because I don't see such a big fuss about Kid Rock's music (or for that matter, the show South Park or Howard Stern's radio show).
If you don't like Kid Rock's music, you can turn the channel, not go to his concerts, and not buy his CDs. Same goes for South Park or Howard Stern. Why do conservatives feel the pressing need to run to the government when it comes to stuff they don't like?
And besides, if we want to remain in the majority (and make gains), we better d@mn sure be trying to attract "South Park" Republicans. I've got a son & a daughter who will not be attracted to the Pat Robertson wing (flame away at my parenting skills if you must), but they have cast every vote for the Pubbies, due to fiscal philosophy, 2nd amendmant concerns and foriegn affairs interests. I don't think they're alone, especially in the under-30 crowd.
I dont know if Kid rock is conservative or not. He has been to iraq and afganistan several times to entertain the troops. He is ok in my book. And I think he was against the war.
President Bush has made it clear that he is the president of everybody not just evangelicals.
Awwwhhh not another one.
Believe the post said he bought a place last summer near the Bush ranch but still mainted a residence in MI.
Kid Rock needs to get another midget. Nothin' like a foul-mouthed midget performer to make any concert better.
/Or should that be "Little Person"
As would I. Just making a point.
Kid Rock is? I never knew one way or another, but if so it's not surprising.
Most "South Park Republican" types are pro-life. You don't have to be a Bible-thumper to see that abortion is murder.
Right-o. There are at least 20 other parties in town that night that they can go to.
And you would be right.
Kid Rock ought to invite Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar, Charlie Daniels, and Alice Cooper. Would make a nice eclectic concert of pro-Bush guys. And I like all of them musically, even Charlie Daniels.
Whew! Can't wait to tell him. He'll laugh at me for being so quick to conclude.
Hillary Duff? JoJo? there went the party.
Here's another one.
Are you a friend of his?
I see Big and Rich have one.
Kid Rock Rocks... I have seen him live twice... He is an American BadA$$ that supports the troups as well.
Kid and Hank Williams have been touring together...
Kid has gone overseas and performed for our troups many times. He went with the USO and I saw him on tv in Germany giving performances and hanging with the troups... He picked up a guitar at a local pub and jammed for a couple of hours... The troups loved it.
Conservative Christians more than most should not mind this performer. Evidently he is a Bush supporter and not all of his material is made up of what Conservative Christians would be offended about.
God at times took the worst examples of humanity and remolded them to work toward His good.
God finds Christians/people where they are at, and all are sinners.
So if Republicans find supporters where they are at, why hold Republicans to a higher standard that God?
I think Kid Rock will be reasonable, have a discussion of what will be sung before he performs and won't feature the wild side of his work at all.
Pushing people away doesn't seem real Christian and comes off as a very myopic thinking and rather stuck up. (Almost humanism in fact).
We are to love the sinner, don't tolerate the sin.
I suspect he won't be cussing or being crass on stage at all.
Up and down that lonely road of faith I have been there Unprepared for the storms and the tides that rise Ive realized one thing, how much I love you And it hurts to see, see you cryin I believe we can make it through the winds of change God is great indeed If you believe, in the everlife Yeah we gotta Make some sense of the piece thats not defined And if you just hold on, I wont let ya fall We can make it through the storms and the winds of change Though I walk through the valley of darkness I am not afraid Cause I know Im not alone And if the wind blows east, would you follow me And if the wind blows north, would ya stay your course And if the wind blows west, would ya second guess And if it blows to the south, would you count me out And if the sun dont shine, would you still be mine And if the sky turns grey, would you walk away Would you say I do, if I say Ill be And walk this road through life with me You know I love youuuuuu On this lonely road of faith On this lonely road of faith
While you are at it, why not supply us with a long list of ex drug dealers and murderers that went into the ministry?
You can find some working for TBN and other places and it seems God found them to without people going overboard about their past.
The world will survive and perhaps Kid will be better off for it as well.
PS: Not a fan by the way.
Aren't they part of The Outlaws with Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry and Big and Rich?