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10 Republicans Who Love Musicians Who Hate Republicans (Slideshow)

10 Republicans Who Love Musicians Who Hate Republicans (Slideshow)
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“Without music life would be a mistake,” German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche said. “He who sings scares away his woes,” Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes wrote. Small wonder that candidates use music to warm up crowds at rallies.

Republican candidates are finding themselves with a narrowing range of choices. On Tuesday, Dee Snider, frontman of heavy metal band Twisted Sister, expressed his displeasure at Paul Ryan using his 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at a Pennsylvania event. Via his manager, Snider said, with a reference to the Wisconsin Congressman’s physique:

“I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my band Twisted Sister’s song, ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ in any capacity. There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of the P90X.”

P90X being, as the Los Angeles Times informs us, “a workout regimen that promises to get you into tip-top shape within eight grueling weeks.”

The only songs Ryan and Mitt Romney may soon be able to play are from the “collected works of Hank Williams and Ted Nugent.” But they’re not the only Republicans who love musicians who hate Republicans.

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8:54PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

good article :)

1:08AM PST on Dec 23, 2012

well in the end the US voted- "we're not gonna take it."

5:38PM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Ha Ha!!

7:48AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

This article is GREAT, I LOVE it. I find it absolutely hilarious that the Republicans obviously don't really listen to the words of the songs they are playing. They are so clueless.

4:59AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

YOu've got him by the balls..

11:48PM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

Does Ryan even know what "the machine" means to Rage Against the Machine? Tom Morello (leader) ~ hero!

8:45AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

Carlos on a rant again rewriting history while claiming not to. You are spouting echo chamber talking points again. Dismissed.

2:04AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

@Joe Lee C- “how he handled terrorists like B Laden and company” Yeah it was Obama with the rifle in his hands that took Bin Laden out. Maybe you should stop giving him so much credit and give 99% of the credit to the Navy seals who actually killed Bin Laden and 1% to Obama, not the other way around. Kind of funny how when Saddam was captured Pres. Bush gave all the credit to the military and didn’t try to hog any glory. That is the difference between a President whom served in the military and one who did not.
“nor the safeguards for Medicare” Obama gutted $716B from Medicare to fund Obamacare. I’m going to stop here since I have to answer someone else.
@Michael G.- “You, Carlos, are engaged with others to rewrite history.”- Pathetic attempt to bunch me together with others as A) at no point have I even tried to rewrite history and B) I am not a Republican, I am an Independent. So try again since I judge politicians on track records not political opinions.

10:41PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

"I want chicken, I want liver, Meow Mix, Meow Mix please dee-liver" ~ Dr. Evil.

12:41PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

The music industry has always been a liberal front. Going back to 1972, Streisand was a big supporter of McGovern. Interestingly, the music industry rarely backed a winner in the presidential campaign since.
Elvis supported Nixon in 72, he won. Streisand nearly metaphorically was sleeping with Clinton during both his campaigns. People like Midler, Sarandon were huge Gore supporters.
In fact, I remember a Midler concert where she was booed because of her Bush jokes.
Celebrities like Wayne Rogers, Ron Silver, were rarely heard. They couldn't compete with Springsteen.
Celebrities often forget they are PEOPLE with political views; the public does not and should not be subjected to their views when they are paying money to be entertained.

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