“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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