Skip to comments.Taylor Swift breaks political silence in favour of Democrats
Posted on 10/08/2018 5:45:15 PM PDT by Ennis85
Taylor Swift has spoken out politically for the first time, publicly endorsing two Democrats for the upcoming US mid-term elections.
The 28-year-old says events in "the past two years" have meant she's no longer reluctant to share her views.
The singer wrote on Instagram: "I always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve."
The elections are on 6 November.
Taylor, who in June gave a speech in Chicago offering "love and respect" to LGBT people who haven't yet come out, will be voting in historically Republican state Tennessee.
"I believe in the fight for LGBT rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is wrong," she published to her 112m followers.
"I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of colour is terrifying, sickening and prevalent."
Taylor spoke out against the Republican candidate who is currently elected in her home state.
"As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appals and terrifies me," she wrote.
"She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorisation of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape."
One of the candidates endorsed by Taylor, former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, backed Brett Kavanaugh's controversial successful Supreme Court nomination.
Tennessee usually sides with President Donald Trump's Republican party, but recent polls suggest the result there could be close.
The Instagram post has had more than a million likes, while users on Twitter used Taylor's letter as an opportunity to speak on one of her historical foes
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Taylor NS Swift...
Her kind of country music is for people who are not old enough to go into the bars and honky tonks.
The NEW Dixie Chicks!!
The word is she will come out as a lesbo soon.
I thought NS was for Nationaliste Soziialistische - Nazi for short.
That determination is above my pay grade, as it relates to her.
Ask Fraulein Swift.
Sales must be falling, this is a Hollywood audition.
She may be on top of the music world, but her knowledge of government and politics is naive.
She must be at or over 30 and seeing that the kids have moved on.
Now it’s time to lib-up, become bisexual, and shave that hair off.
Maybe accuse one of her former boyfriends (don’t name him to avoid that lawsuit) of sexual assault?
That's probably about right. Turns out she's not the brightest Crayon in the box.
Yes. Gay radar has been beeping for years.
We have a roaring stock market, plummeting unemployment, new trade pacts with better terms for U.S. workers, piles of dead ISIS punks, and actual diplomatic progress in Korea.
Meanwhile, LGBTQERTY people are not being beaten up, and women can still vote.
So maybe the POTUS is not a candidate for sainthood, but everything that I just cited benefits ALL Americans. As a Conservative, I also cheer the belief in border enforcement and the appointment of judges who actually believe in upholding the Constitution.
Well, taylor, prepare for the dixie chix treatment.
You sing C&W and them folks don;t brook no crap from little sweetie pies.
I suggest you get a black bf and start doing cRap.
b/c you are DONE in your target market.
Yea I believe its one of the worst kept secrets in all honesty.
The best comment I’ve heard about this:
“Wow, so her career is over already?”
i imagine it won’t be too long before she understands what it means to be “dixiechicked” ...
I wonder which will make more royalties from their likeness in the form of a “pleasure robot:” Taylor Swift, or Jodi Arias?
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