You Know The MSM Is Unhinged When . . .Oct. 30, 2008
Even the local Mainstream Media is getting into the act. It can't stand the success of Governor Sarah Palin (who will campaign again in Richmond Saturday) and how she has created an immense amount of enthusiasm, not just among Republicans, but among women and men Democrats and independents of all socio-economic backgrounds to the McCain-Palin ticket (see the ticket's remaining Virginia campaign schedule here). But it's not even the typical MSM. It's the entertainment MSM. Who cares what they think? But they want in on the action, too, I suppose. After Governor Palin's last visit to Richmond, the Richmond Times-Dispatch pop music critic thought it necessary to ridicule the Hank Williams, Jr., song "McCain-Palin Tradition" that he sang as a warm up to the governor's speech (click here to hear). According to the critic, Hank Jr.'s original hit, "Family Tradition," on which the campaign song is based, has some lyrics not in tune with "family values" voters (see article here).She mentions some Democrat instances as well, but clearly aims for what she thinks is a double standard among conservatives. Apparently, we're not allowed to have a good time — or at least it has to be good as defined by an elitist standard. But guess what?Even the celebration of Christmas was based on a pagan holiday. Guess we ought to stop celebrating, then. She continues with a litany of liberal recording artists who have demanded of Republicans to stop using their songs. Hard hitting stuff.
What's funny is this critic's view of Christians, values voters and conservatives in general — a stereotypical view of the types of people she thinks conservative politicians appeal to. It's as if she is saying conservatives don't have fun and live completely cloistered lives. Maybe she's the one who needs to get out more . . . or at least to more diverse entertainment venues to learn about the folks — that there's more out there than smokey bars and concert halls — and stop generalizing.
She also needs to learn some history. She claimed Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign theme song was Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The U.S.A." Wrong. It was Lee Greenwood's "Proud To Be An American." Then again, he's just a values guy. No one relates to his music, right?
Bi-PartisanshipOct. 13, 2008
If you listened to Hank Williams Jr.'s song on the previous post, you'll hear that he blames Democrats for the financial crisis. Lest anyone think this is partisan, here's one Democrat who acknowledges his party was at fault: None other than Bill Clinton:
Updated: Hank Williams, Jr.: McCain-Palin TraditionOct. 13, 2008
The Palin rally in Richmond today was great (see Richmond Times-Dispatch slide show here). Hopefully, we'll have time to write some stuff up on it tomorrow. But one quick note: When Governor Palin came out to speak, she gave us a false start to introduce a special surprise guest — Hank Williams, Jr. He sank the national anthem and then this little ditty (which we originally only had the audio for). So, for your viewing and listening pleasure, here is a taste of the incredible atmosphere enthusiastically enjoyed and soaked up by an estimated 25,000 thousand at Richmond International Raceway earlier today: