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James Taylor Stumps for Obama, DNC
ABC News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 03/06/2012 11:52:26 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Singer-songwriter and North Carolina native James Taylor says he’s eager to infuse his performances with politics, stumping for President Obama when he tours the United States later this year.

“I am so – I really love this president. I love what it says about America, that we were able to elect this man,” Taylor, 63, said in an interview with local TV affiliate WCNC.

Taylor will hit the road in June and July for 18 concerts, including stops in general election battlegrounds Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio and Colorado, where, he said, he will proudly promote Obama.

He performed Friday at two fundraisers for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., that were also attended by first lady Michelle Obama. The events raised at least $675,000.

“It’s great that North Carolina sets the stage for this event,” Taylor said of the DNC. “I wouldn’t miss it. I will find some excuse to be down here. If asked, I will perform. I’d love to.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: election2012

1 posted on 03/06/2012 11:52:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
James Taylor, huh? Is he going to be joined by Country Joe and the Fish; Crosby, Stills, & Nash; and Joe Cocker?

And the Democrats are supposed to be tomorrow's party? This guy was stale 40 years ago.

2 posted on 03/06/2012 11:57:10 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

James Taylor, washed-up has-been, made a career of singing songs that all sounded alike.

He was, and still is, and idiot.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 11:57:35 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He is just happy to perform anywhere and to still be breathing
4 posted on 03/06/2012 11:57:57 AM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A look back: The Dixie Chicks and James Taylor will perform together in October as part of the Vote for Change concert tour aimed at defeating George W. Bush in his re-election bid.

How'd that concert work out for you JT ???

5 posted on 03/06/2012 11:59:03 AM PST by Bill Buckner
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Shut up and sing Jim, shut up and sing.

CC

6 posted on 03/06/2012 11:59:03 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Many years ago, I got upset with all the musicians political views and sent them back their cd’s that I had already bought and paid for earlier. Included with a note saying I don’t like their political views and can’t listen to their music any longer. Not that they cared since they already got money from me. However, I wanted them to know I don’t like their politcal views, it was their music that I liked. Made me feel somewhat better that at least I let them know how I felt. Doubt they even got the message.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 11:59:48 AM PST by JFC
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Aging drug addict with a modicum of musical talent.....no brains.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 12:00:04 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is that the only way he can get people to come out and see him??? I never liked his whiney toned music the first time around. It’ll be even worse as a retread. Yuk.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 12:00:45 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I appreciate his music, but not enough to go to a concert. And now, not enough to buy any of it.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 12:02:04 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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James Taylor is living proof of how shooting heroin fries your brain.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 12:02:18 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s no mJohn Denver!! I have all of Johns music but none of this liberal morons.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 12:04:18 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: mardi59
BAM BAM
What was that?
Sweet baby James 45's being used as a clay pigeons. . . .
13 posted on 03/06/2012 12:08:59 PM PST by DeaconRed (I already voted for NOOT here in FL. So leave me alone. It is out of my hands. . . .)
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To: brownsfan

I always loved his music and even though I knew he had liberal tendencies. I liked his music enough to buy it and listen to it. Now he’s crossed the line. Stumping for obama? Really JT, supporting a commie? We are soooo through!


14 posted on 03/06/2012 12:09:22 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

With this support, Obama has locked up the bald, over-the-hill songwriter vote.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 12:10:32 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“I am so – I really love this president. I love what it says about America, that we were able to elect this man,”

So, Jimmy, you are more interested in fluff as opposed to substance. For you and your ill-liberal bretheren, it's the appearance that makes the difference, not whether the individual is qualified. These people are pathetic.

16 posted on 03/06/2012 12:10:40 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

JT has always leaned to the left.

Just cause you can write and perform some popular songs, doesn’t mean you have any political savvy.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 12:12:59 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I don't know if his statement is more racist or stupid. Probably both.
18 posted on 03/06/2012 12:13:20 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Voter#537

LOL

Carly Simon, even though she’s a lib too dumped this fool. Shows SOME libs have a minimum of brain function.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 12:13:30 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: jersey117

“Now he’s crossed the line. “

I really don’t care if he’s a lib or not. The deal breaker for me is when he said he’d stump during his tour... I take that to mean, if you go to a JT concert, you’ll get a dose of Obama propaganda.

No thanks, that’s too far.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 12:15:10 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Gotta change the jets”


21 posted on 03/06/2012 12:15:51 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone ..... AIEEEEEEEE - nails on the blackboard - waterboarding - I’ll tell you anything you want to know!!!

Never could stand anything about this guy.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 12:15:51 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Celtic Conservative

“...Shut up and sing Jim, shut up and sing....”

How about just shut up, Jim?


23 posted on 03/06/2012 12:16:57 PM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: JFC

I do what I can to make sure they make no money from me


24 posted on 03/06/2012 12:19:29 PM PST by Figment
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To: brownsfan

Exactly. I think he’s a brilliant song writer. I especially like “On the Fourth of July” from his October Road album. But now that he is actively helping to re-elect the commie, there is no way I can every look at him or his music the same.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 12:21:29 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One aging junkie supporting another. Are we surprised?


26 posted on 03/06/2012 12:22:40 PM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are come election day.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“I am so – I really love this president. I love what it says about America, that we were able to elect this man,” Taylor, 63, said

Gee James, you might want to wake up. The Republican Party abolished slavery, abolished the Jim Crow laws, and pushed forth. and passed, the Civil Rights Act of 1964... all against the will of the Democratic Party.

27 posted on 03/06/2012 12:24:03 PM PST by avacado
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To: paterfamilias
James Taylor, washed-up has-been, made a career of singing songs that all sounded alike.

I luv music - all kinds & all ages. This guy, Cat Stevens & Stevie Wonder drive me up a wall.

28 posted on 03/06/2012 12:31:56 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/james-taylors-house/view/?service=1

The link above will take you to a picture of this multimillionaire’s house. James, a member of the elite 1%, is a big supporter of Barack Hussein Obama (mmm mmm mmm)


29 posted on 03/06/2012 12:42:43 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s a good pairing. Between Jimmy Carter Part 2 and James Taylor, it’s the 70’s all over again.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 1:11:48 PM PST by MatD
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“So goodnight you moonlight ladies
And shut your mouth sweet baby James”

Because if you don’t, then everyone will know that you fried your brain a long time ago.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 2:08:10 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NCC-1701

James Taylor is NOT A NATIVE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

He was born to a very prominent Mass family, his father being a doctor and his mother an opera singer. When his old man got a job at UNC the family moved to Chapel Hill. During his time in North Carolina the Taylors vacationed at Martha’s Vineyard. James Taylor was out of the state of NC more than he was in the state. He dodged the draft by faking mental problems.

James Taylor is your atypical Obama-loving liberal.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 5:26:21 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet
He was born to a very prominent Mass family, his father being a doctor and his mother an opera singer. When his old man got a job at UNC the family moved to Chapel Hill. During his time in North Carolina the Taylors vacationed at Martha’s Vineyard. James Taylor was out of the state of NC more than he was in the state. He dodged the draft by faking mental problems.

James Taylor was born in Boston and grew up near Chapel Hill, with summers on Martha's Vineyard. His father was born in Morganton, N.C and graduated from UNC. His mother was from Newburyport MA, but the Taylors were in no way a "a very prominent Mass family." They came over from Scotland to New Bern in the 1700s. And, no, "Sweet Baby James" never wrote a song called "Goin' to Massachusetts in My Mind."

33 posted on 03/06/2012 5:42:48 PM PST by x
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To: x

James Taylor is, was and always will be lefty no matter where he or his parents hang or hung their hats.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 5:46:46 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: SoldierDad
His comment has a tinge of Racism. He is implying that “this nation” was incapable of electing a Black Man.

James has the same problem with Blacks, he thinks there are “his” Blacks (the Liberal ones) and “those” Blacks (the Conservative ones).

It is all about the Plantation and James is too blind to see it. I love how they never explain their airhead comments and nobody bothers to ask them.

BTW - How did Obama have a Press Conference where he bashed Rush Limbaugh without one reporter asking him about Bill Maher, (Liberal Misogynist), donating a Million Bucks to Obama’s Super PAC.

35 posted on 03/06/2012 5:58:29 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
BTW - How did Obama have a Press Conference where he bashed Rush Limbaugh without one reporter asking him about Bill Maher, (Liberal Misogynist), donating a Million Bucks to Obama’s Super PAC.

There is only one answer - liberal media bias. But, you knew that.

36 posted on 03/06/2012 6:00:47 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

You think? HAHAHA


37 posted on 03/06/2012 6:15:32 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: x

I am the same age as James Taylor, born and raised in North Carolina. James Taylor was a complete unknown when I was growing up in the state and he started singing and became world famous in his early 20s. Back then no one knew he had once lived in NC. Not your typical good ole boy riding around in a pickup truck drinking beer. He was the son of a prominent UNC professor. He came from money. There is nothing he has in common with the state of North Carolina, other than a few childhood memories. From the time he was a young teenager he was attending prep schools in Mass and NY. He lived in NY the majority of the 60s. I do like his song about North Carolina though.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 7:30:39 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
James Taylor is a great songwriter and musician, but apparently his years as an asylum-dwelling nutcase, and later a junkie, destroyed his common sense. "I love what it says about America, that we were able to elect this man."

Really, James? What will it say about America if the nation RE-elects this accidental president, this Kenyan communist, even after voters have already proved to themselves how wonderful and politically correct they are?

Shut up and sing, James. Just shut up and sing.

39 posted on 03/06/2012 7:38:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"SHUT UP AND SING".


40 posted on 03/06/2012 7:41:04 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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