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Chuck Berry won't sing for "Johnny" in election
Reuters.com ^ | 6/9/08 | Fernanda Ezabella

Posted on 06/10/2008 10:41:43 PM PDT by melt

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Republican candidate John McCain may have used his song in the U.S. presidential campaign, but veteran rock 'n' roller Chuck Berry has no doubt whom he wants to see in the White House next year.

"America has finally come to this point where you can pick a man of color and that not be a drawback," the legendary 81-year-old guitarist said of Barack Obama, who clinched the Democratic presidential nomination last week and would become the country's first black president if he wins in November.

"It's no question, myself being a man of color ... I mean, you have to feel good about it," Berry, himself a black pioneer in the 1950s music scene, told Reuters by phone from New York ahead of a Brazil tour that starts next week.

"Definitely a proud and successful moment for all the people of this country, not just black people, but Americans in general."

McCain, now preparing to take on Obama in the November presidential election, used Berry's hit "Johnny B. Goode" as an early campaign theme, although he has since switched to Abba's "Take a Chance On Me."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barryobama; chuck; chuckisracist; mccain; racistchuck; rock
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Just call him Chuck "Barry"...

1 posted on 06/10/2008 10:41:43 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt

Not for the content of his character but for the color of his skin...


2 posted on 06/10/2008 10:44:16 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: melt
McCain should have stayed with Johnny B. Goode
3 posted on 06/10/2008 10:44:28 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: melt

“It’s no question, myself being a man of color ...”

In other words, “I’m a racist.”


4 posted on 06/10/2008 10:45:30 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: melt

With this new-found support from Chuck, maybe BO will go with “My Ding-A-Ling” in the home stretch.......


5 posted on 06/10/2008 10:46:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: melt

Music is music, politics is light years away. I wouldn’t listen to half the crap I like if I factored in politics.

It’s nice to see an icon like Chuck putting one of the Rolling Stones youngins in his place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEA6gzAAPfc


6 posted on 06/10/2008 10:47:05 PM PDT by Sax
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To: melt

where are the white women at?


7 posted on 06/10/2008 10:50:45 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: melt

Maybe Johnny McCain should use this as his theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ5l2lbZ9OM


8 posted on 06/10/2008 10:51:25 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: melt

Blacks don’t realize they are doing the opposite of MLK; they are voting for him BECAUSE he’s black.

I bet 95% can’t name three things this phoney stands for.


9 posted on 06/10/2008 10:51:47 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Iraq's WMD's will be found in Syria after Bush leaves office.God will vindicate a righteous decision)
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To: Magic Fingers

So, if he can vote for BO becuse he’s black, does that mean that I can vote for McCain because he’s white?


10 posted on 06/10/2008 10:59:44 PM PDT by lilyred (In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. MLK)
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To: melt

“Take a Chance on Me” as a theme song? Horrible. Sounds like begging. Or lack of confidence. Sheesh. McCaine deserves to lose. First choose a song where the singer supports the other candidate. Then, choose ABBA.


11 posted on 06/10/2008 11:00:26 PM PDT by bluefish (Hey! Where did this come from?)
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To: Finalapproach29er
I bet 95% can’t name three things this phoney stands for.

Hope, change,....... nope, just two.

12 posted on 06/10/2008 11:00:59 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (We are going to get McCain or Obama, no ifs ands or buts. I know who I'll vote for.)
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To: Sax

LOL!

81 years old now, and he's still touring. Remarkable.

13 posted on 06/10/2008 11:03:11 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt
Berry, himself a black pioneer in the 1950s music scene, told Reuters by phone from New York ahead of a Brazil tour that starts next week.

Johnny B. Goode. Classic. Phenomonal. Chuck Berry Rocks. Music wize.

If he plays around here, I'll go see him. An Icon of Rock.

14 posted on 06/10/2008 11:03:23 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Finalapproach29er

ALL of my black co-workers, friends and acquaintances WILL vote for Obambi.

They’re even bragging about it...”HE’S A BROTHA..”

Boy, MLK must be spinning his head in disbelief.


15 posted on 06/10/2008 11:04:09 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Sax

Thanks for that link!

My favorite bit from that movie....


16 posted on 06/10/2008 11:05:20 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: bannie
The content of his color.
17 posted on 06/10/2008 11:05:44 PM PDT by Ratblaster ( "If you make a deal with the devil, you are the junior partner."-- Dick Armey)
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To: HerrBlucher

How about Big John?


18 posted on 06/10/2008 11:07:19 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: melt

This man was at the epicenter of the creation of rock & roll. Although he’s opinionated as a MF’er, he’s always been a man standing on his own. I always dug the stories of him being a huuuge star wheeling up in his caddie just before showtime all by himself, knocking the crowd dead, and then wheeling away after the show. No entourage, no fan fare, just a sole entertainer doing his thing. The veiled racism on this board always makes me sick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvTZAg0H17w&feature=related


19 posted on 06/10/2008 11:09:25 PM PDT by Sax
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To: lilyred

“So, if he can vote for BO becuse he’s black, does that mean that I can vote for McCain because he’s white?”

You obviously haven’t memorized the new rules ;-)


20 posted on 06/10/2008 11:09:46 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: melt
What is it with blacks picking Obama simply because he is black?

That is the most racist attitude a person can possibly have.

I don't like Obama because he is going to decimate our National Defenses, increase my taxes and disarm the law abiding.

But yet, I am a racist because I won't vote for Obama?

These black racists disgust me.


21 posted on 06/10/2008 11:10:17 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: max americana

“They’re even bragging about it...”HE’S A BROTHA..”

What dupes. Growing up half-white in Hawaii, with his exclusive private school upbringing and Ivy League education, Obama’s about as close to being a Brotha as I am to being a Tibetan monk.


22 posted on 06/10/2008 11:14:34 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: melt
Everyone is getting behind the Great Uniter, not because he knows a damn thing but simply because he is Err....err.er black...Err...Yep The Mesiah..

No, No, NO NO OH FORGIVE ME THOU MESIAH for fainting, I Be Obamatized.

23 posted on 06/10/2008 11:19:13 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMATIZATION - A Liberals Religion ABORTION-The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: Ratblaster

HAHA!

Not the character of his skin? or the skin of his character?


24 posted on 06/10/2008 11:22:11 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: melt

I am deeply and personally disappointed. Not only that, but having always regarded Chuck Berry as one of the true sages among American Intellectuals, I am seriously reconsidering my opposition to Barack Obama.

When a man of such perspicacity and insight throws his considerable political weight behind a candidate, who am I to question?

I have only to remember the great volume and depth of published writing that Berry has authored on the political scene to discard as flotsam the opinions of young upstarts such as Thomas Sowell (who’s probably just an Uncle Tom shill for Wall Street bankers and international corporations anyway.)

Thanks Chuck, for setting us straight! Hope and Change - That’s the ticket!


25 posted on 06/10/2008 11:24:32 PM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: Magic Fingers

Actually, he’s closer to being an Arab-African slave trader.


26 posted on 06/10/2008 11:26:01 PM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: Sax
The veiled racism on this board always makes me sick.

I don't see any racism in this thread at all, veiled or whatever. Can you point it out to me?

27 posted on 06/10/2008 11:32:30 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: melt

McCain needs a theme song like the Scorpions’ “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and do it... Do it so the lyrics become “Rock you like John McCain.” And he better take the fight to the Democrats in short order.


28 posted on 06/10/2008 11:32:47 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: shibumi
Actually, he’s closer to being an Arab-African slave trader.

Here here - true!

29 posted on 06/10/2008 11:35:19 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: melt
81 years old now, and he's still touring. Remarkable.

My granddad was a building contractor for decades. I remember catching him hanging the last piece of a sheetrock ceiling at one of his rental houses when he was 80.

I was kinda pissed at him for doing something I felt was risky, but he blew me off like it was nothing. Gave me one of them sideways grandpa looks, too, for good measure.

And I still wind up panting, trying to keep pace with my 78 year old dad.

30 posted on 06/10/2008 11:37:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: HerrBlucher
The veiled racism on this board always makes me sick.

"I don't see any racism in this thread at all, veiled or whatever. Can you point it out to me?"

Please. You must not read this board often, there's hardly an Obama thread without it. Note I said board, not specifically this thread.

I think Obama is a piece of crap politically, but it has nothing to do with race. That said, if you'd like, I'd gladly ping you to blatantly racist comments.

31 posted on 06/10/2008 11:40:06 PM PDT by Sax
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To: bluefish

When you’re all alone
And the pretty birds have flown
Honey, I’m still free
Take a chance on me

Yeah. That makes sense for a political campaign.

If he was going to pick ABBA, he should have picked Fernando:

Now we’re old and gray, Fernando
Since many years, I haven’t seen a rifle in your hand
Can you hear the drums, Fernando?
Do you still recall the fateful night we crossed the Rio Grande?

Full disclosure: I like ABBA. Sue me.


32 posted on 06/10/2008 11:44:01 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: melt

Can’t anyone see beyond his skin color?

Sorry, but the Presidency of the United States is not an affirmative action position. It should not and cannot be used to correct past wrongs.


33 posted on 06/10/2008 11:47:38 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Complacent Americans and Spineless RINO's have allowed this to happen.)
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To: Sax
The veiled racism on this board always makes me sick.

As opposed to the open racism that Chuck Berry just exhibited, or that Obama has exhibited, or Jeremiah Wright, or any one of Obama's circle of cronies, or Jesse Jackson, or Spike Lee, or...

Well, you get the idea.
34 posted on 06/10/2008 11:48:11 PM PDT by fr_freak (So foul a sky clears not without a storm.)
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To: melt

I don’t care about his politics—Chuck Berry rocks!

I saw him live once... what a show!


35 posted on 06/10/2008 11:48:50 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: DakotaRed
Sorry, but the Presidency of the United States is not an affirmative action position. It should not and cannot be used to correct past wrongs.

But that's what the libs and Dems are trying to do with this election. Even in the primary, it was somebody's turn: a woman or a black man. The black man won out in that round.

36 posted on 06/10/2008 11:50:11 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sax

Ok then, so no racism on this thread.

No need to ping me on any other racism you believe that you see on the Board, ping Admin with a complaint, or at least slam the particular Freeper who is posting it.


37 posted on 06/10/2008 11:50:58 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Rastus

I like ‘em, too. Don’t apologize.


38 posted on 06/10/2008 11:51:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: bluefish

What do you think about “Signs” by the Five Man Electrical Band (or Tesla) for McCain’s theme?

And the sign said anybody caught trespassin’ would be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and-a yelled at the house,
“Hey! What gives you the right?”
“To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in”
“If God was here He’d tell you to your face, Man, you’re some kinda sinner”

By the way, the proper response to this dirtbag’s question is a 12-gauge.


39 posted on 06/10/2008 11:54:10 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: fr_freak
The veiled racism on this board always makes me sick.

"As opposed to the open racism that Chuck Berry just exhibited, or that Obama has exhibited, or Jeremiah Wright, or any one of Obama's circle of cronies, or Jesse Jackson, or Spike Lee, or..."

So, one good turn, or in kind, makes it ok? I think the idea of a conservative centers around personal responsibility. I don't choose to go down into that mud pit.

40 posted on 06/10/2008 11:54:54 PM PDT by Sax
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To: bluefish; melt
“Take a Chance on Me” as a theme song? Horrible. Sounds like begging. Or lack of confidence. Sheesh.

I think a better theme song for the McCain campaign should be the Stones' Satisfaction, because in this election, "I can't get no satisfaction."

41 posted on 06/10/2008 11:55:58 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual!)
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To: HerrBlucher
No need to ping me on any other racism you believe that you see on the Board, ping Admin with a complaint, or at least slam the particular Freeper who is posting it.

I don't get my undies in a twist to that degree, people live with their own outlook. I just felt the urge to mention it.

42 posted on 06/10/2008 11:58:42 PM PDT by Sax
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To: Sax
So, one good turn, or in kind, makes it ok? I think the idea of a conservative centers around personal responsibility. I don't choose to go down into that mud pit.

Whatever the idea of a conservative is, it certainly isn't taking it in the shorts and letting yourself be abused. The Left has been promoting racism in all non-white, non-Anglo groups against white guys for decades now. The fact that a complete moron like Obama has the potential to win the presidency is the result of pure racism - that is people are going to vote for him simply because of his race, while simultaneously voting against McCain because of his race. If, by some evil miracle, Obama were actually to win, white people, men especially will get it in the shorts even more than ever. There will be no end to the "reparations".

What you are suggesting is that even to resist this, even to recognize that anti-white racism is the sole reason that Obama stands a chance, and that even to recognize the irony and the inherent danger, is "veiled racism". Well, how about we stop worrying about the "veiled racism" and start worrying about the overt, nasty, in-your-face racism that is about to put a retarded communist within a hair's breadth of the White House? How about that?
43 posted on 06/11/2008 12:08:06 AM PDT by fr_freak (So foul a sky clears not without a storm.)
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To: Syncro

Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Icons of the era.


44 posted on 06/11/2008 12:10:58 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: fr_freak

That sort of crap takes care of itself. Those words hang in the air and damn the speaker, no need to join in and share in the guilt. Rise above it.

Plus, Obama is headed for a defeat on a colossal scale - take that to the bank.


45 posted on 06/11/2008 12:16:55 AM PDT by Sax
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To: melt

Funny, first Barak wasn’t black enough, now he’s blacker than Malcom X.


46 posted on 06/11/2008 12:19:38 AM PDT by Bommer (A Third Party can win when Republicans and Democraps stand for the same thing!)
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To: Sax
This man was at the epicenter of the creation of rock & roll.

Yeah, but that's only because his cousin Marvin saw Marty McFly.

47 posted on 06/11/2008 12:33:18 AM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: dfwgator
Yeah, but Marty was only bringing back the same rock & roll that Chuck had originally created and influenced Marty to begin with, so it now it was super-concentrated Chuck & Roll!

Marty McChuck:

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48 posted on 06/11/2008 12:42:29 AM PDT by Sax
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To: LukeL
How about Big John?

The next line is "Big Bad John." Though accurate, it probably won't attract many voters.

49 posted on 06/11/2008 2:40:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: max americana
"They’re even bragging about it...”HE’S A BROTHA..”

I could be wrong, but I think that if Obama is elected those black voters who only voted for him because he was a "brotha", are in for some major disappointments. They should remember that in actual fact, he's only their half brother.

50 posted on 06/11/2008 2:44:51 AM PDT by Mila
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