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Taylor Swift Endorses Tennessee Democrats

Taylor Swift Endorses Tennessee Democrats

Is anyone shocked?

Superstar Taylor Swift has always remained silent on politics…until now. On her Instagram account, Swift took the opportunity to slam Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running for the senate, and endorse Tennessee Democrats.

She wrote that “several events” in her life “and in the world in the past two years” changed her mind and explains why she can’t support Blackburn:

Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. 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 appalls and terrifies me.

She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

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However, Swift encouraged her fans to “educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values” and reminded them that “[F]or a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.” (Isn’t that true for us libertarians?!)

Swift received a lot of criticism in 2016 and 2017 after she refused to endorse a candidate or even tell us who she voted for. She took the high road because she didn’t want to alienate anyone in her fanbase.

Many might not think this is a good idea, but to me it doesn’t matter. I’ve accepted the fact that the majority of Hollywood are leftists. One of my favorite bands is Pearl Jam, one of the most outspoken leftist bands ever to exist.

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So Taylor Swift endorses slandering an innocent man in an attempt to keep power. I don’t think THAT is a Tennessee value, let alone an AMERICAN value.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to chrisboltssr. | October 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Plus the “believe every woman” thrust is an active endorsement of all the women in history who accused black men of rape – black men who were therefore lynched before trial because of those women’s accusations……..

thalesofmiletus | October 8, 2018 at 9:14 am

Has she come out of the closet yet? Asking for a friend.

    mochajava76 in reply to thalesofmiletus. | October 8, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Hadn’t even considered that, since she dates well known guys (eg John Mayer). Then she writes songs about them. Why would anyone date her knowing that their relationship will be used to attain a top 10 hit?

    It reminds me of that blogger who wrote about her husband’s infidelity, then got divorced and married an Olympic skier.
    Why be in a relationship or marriage when your spouse has no privacy filter??

    For the record, I am not a fan of Swift and don’t know her songs. But yes, all the left leaning artists and musicians are plugging their views. Why people think the artists have a clue about anything other than singing is beyond me

      Close The Fed in reply to mochajava76. | October 8, 2018 at 10:07 am

      I really don’t like calling them “artists.” Talk about an undeserved title upgrade. “Singers” is plenty commendable.

      mochajava76: Why would anyone date her knowing that their relationship will be used to attain a top 10 hit?

      Um, she’s talented, successful, and beautiful.

      mochajava76: I really don’t like calling them “artists.”

      Singing is an interpretive art. However, Swift is also an award-winning songwriter, making it onto Rolling Stone‘s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. She is also a noted philanthropist.

        Oops. The second quote should be attributed to Close the Fed.

        By your logic, Rosanne Barr’s Star Spangled Banner performance was art.

        No wonder your head is so turned around that you spend so much time supporting the fascist left. Then again, you might be getting paid – which is worse.

          TheFineReport: By your logic, Rosanne Barr’s Star Spangled Banner performance was art.

          That’s like saying Pavarotti isn’t an artist because Barr is a lousy singer. Or that da Vinci wasn’t an artist because some people are lousy painters.

          In any case, as already pointed out, Swift is accomplished as a singer and as a songwriter.

        “In any case, as already pointed out, Swift is accomplished as a singer and as a songwriter….”

        Face it: you lost the argument.

        Your message is one of fascism, hate and the seeds genocide. You will always lose arguments. You will always lose arguments with sane people.

          TheFineReport: Your message is one of fascism, hate and the seeds genocide.

          Pointing out that Taylor Swift is an accomplished singer and songwriter is a message “of fascism, hate and the seeds genocide.” And that is what passes for acceptable and reasoned discourse on a legal issues blog.

      thalesofmiletus in reply to mochajava76. | October 8, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Pretty obvious she’s always been more interested in her special girlfriends way more than the carousel of beards who use her for publicity.

“Is anyone shocked?”

How about, “Does anyone care?”

And yet again – WHY would anyone (even a FAN) base their decisions on what their “star” decides?

This is the whole issue with the “cult of personality” thing, that sees has beens and wannabes alike – mugging for camera time.

Taylor was RIGHT in keeping her politics to herself – now she joins the masses of folks who think their talent and availability of media attention afforded them, somehow makes them qualified to help people decide what is RIGHT FOR THEM.

    I really liked her brand image of staying the hell out of the political fray. For her to break from that is telling- she feels strongly against Kavanaugh and thought the accusations were legit.

Except that Swift is from the entertainment world, I know virtually nothing about her beyond what appears in the occasional headline and accompanying photo – not where she comes from, came from, her age, her background, her life experience(s) – only that she seems to go through boyfriends (or whatever they’re called today) regularly. That said, there’s a consistency that leaves one suspicious. The consistency is her claim to be “terrified and appalled.” Frankly, I doubt she has ever known real fear, much less genuine terror. She can go now.

I heard she’s playing at next month’s installment of John McCain’s funeral…..

    RedEchos in reply to Rduke008. | October 9, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Sorry, but I think you are mistaken.

    She plays the damsel in distress who kicks ass in the opener of season two

buckeyeminuteman | October 8, 2018 at 9:48 am

NEWSFLASH: This just in! One person’s opinion about politics.

Her fan base isn’t old enough to vote yet.

The Auto-Tune queen endorses democrats. How appropriate.

Dixie chicks

    scooterjay in reply to Joe-dallas. | October 8, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Swift moved in when the Dixie Chicks shot themselves in the foot…..so I guess she is paying it forward to her replacement. I agree with a previous comment, her popularity has waned and she is wealthy beyond what any of us can imagine so she is safe to take the safe road and appease the angry mobs. None of us will harass her out on the street, we will just not pay her any attention and THAT is what they want.

So Swift is endorsing Kavanaugh? Bredesen is for Kavanaugh.

I can willingly separate out an artist’s political stances without degrading them and their art. It’s adulting. I don’t care what celebrities think, but it pisses me off when they seem to act like I should care about their opinions and follow their lead.

I wouldn’t want to live in a world where politics is how everything is defined. Sadly, the left have moved that way. I find it terribly disheartening that those who wish to express themselves through their art, be songs or drawing or dancing and so on, and be free to do as they please, yet find the compunction to want to be part of a party that pushes only their view of things matters.

I find it ironic how they say “educate yourself” on the political stances of state politicians while all they do is read the headline without finding out why a senator or representative votes the way they do. Most times it is what is added on to bills that kill them, or the proposed laws go too far for those who want freedom. Maybe they should actually heed their own words and really educate themselves rather than take the spin the DNC propaganda machine (aka the media) and the party pushes.

Why do we care? The only smart thing she said is that people should educate themselves on the political stances of politicians.

With modern academia’s emphasis on arrested development, lowering our national voting age to 18 is probing to be a serious mistake.

    It was no “mistake.” It was the beginning of the leftist plan.

    Given the spineless corrupt GOPe, it was easy for them. Next was corruption of the educational system. Again, facing the GOPe, it was easy. Then the media.

    The chickens have come home to roost.

I expect her sales are falling anyway, and this is an attempt at shoring up what’s left of anyone who pays attention to her. At some point her revolving door of ex-lover dis-tracks and abandonment of country for Pop-garbage had to catch up to her.

    Top selling albums of 2017: 1 Taylor Swift, Reputation 1,903,000 2 Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide) 1,102,000…Swift just finished a sold out North American stadium tour that set records for attendance and gross revenue at multiple venues.

    Disagree with her all you want but the fact is she is more popular than ever.

      Nah.

      This was a mistake. Her concert attendance will now fall. Soros money may buy her songs (like hillary clinton’s idiotic books no one buys, but they mysteriously sell in the millions) but she put herself in a very stupid position.

Who is this twit, of whom I’ve been so gratefully ignorant until now?

I just remind myself that Hollywood celebrities gave standing ovations to Weinstein and Polanski. And Idolized Bill Clinton.

They have standards. Exactly two.

Who cares

Top 100 songwriters of all time by “ Rolling Stone”?

What a joke

Both of them

She sucks as does Rolling Stone Mag

Oh my, another dimwitted “entertainer” who thinks her opinion of things she doesn’t understand are important.

The last thing this country needed was another ignorant twit exposing her lack of understanding and knowledge.

Guess the screeching from her “fans” to get political had reached a volume where she knew she had to join the fools or lose money.

Whatevs. Like most millennials, she probably doesn’t know where to buy a stamp for her absentee ballot.

I guess she got tired of being a musician and now wants to transition into activism.

Oboy, look at what Taylor Swift considers to be Marsha Blackburn’s sins, and then ask her “who told you?”

Comanche Voter | October 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

Opinions are like noses–and everybody has one. Heck even the Dixie Chicks had opinions–didn’t help them much. Taylor Swift OTOH has actual talent and she will survive this.

But if you let some entertainer–rather than your own judgement make a political decision for you, then shame on you.

Why is it when a “celebrity” opens their mouth to make a pronouncement about the real world, I hear the ocean?

Ho hum. Who cares what entertainers think about anything.

Something that intrigues me, however, is whether using ones professional position or stature could actually be considered a contribution in kind for a political campaign? I think that hosting or participating in a fundraising activity, through performance, could well be considered such a donation, if it was done during a campaign or in conjunction with a campaign, and should be reported as such. But, as a performer’s “value” is based as much upon public name recognition, as it is on actual performance, should that be considered a contribution as well? I’m not suggesting that a performer, or any other notable person, should not be allowed to voice their opinion on a candidate. I am only asking if it reasonable that this be reported as a contribution to a candidate.

And, yes, I realize the can of worms that this would open. But, the idea intrigues me, none-the-less.

What’s a “Taylor Swift”, and why should I care what she/he/it says?

Prince wrote “When Doves Cry” when he was 24 years old. Taylor Swift is called a “prodigy”.

    thalesofmiletus in reply to cgray451. | October 8, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Seriously! You can hear Prince blow away his peers in this wonderful clip. Just skip to the 3:30 mark. Genius.

    Neal Schon (from Journey) was 15 when he was playing professionally – and with Santana, no less.

    Steve Winwood was 15 when he headlined for Spencer Davis.

    Julie Andrews sand at the London Hippodrome at 16.

    Victor Borge won a full scholarship to the Royal Danish Music Conservatory – at nine years of age.

    Chandrakant Sardeshmukh is a sitar maestro who performed at the age of six and declared child prodigy by world-famous Ravi Shankar.

    Taylor Swift’s pop crap will be soon forgotten.

    LeAnn Rimes wond two Grammys – at age 14.

    Bill Gilman was nominated for a Grammny – at 12.

    Ricky Skaggs performed with Flatt and Scruggs – at age 7.

    Joe Bonamasa opened for BB King when he was 13.

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd performed onstage with professionals at age 13.

    Derek Trucks began playing with The Allman Brothers Band – at age 11.

    Herbie Hancock performed on piano with the Chicago symphony at age 11.

    Buddy Rich was a bandleader by age 11.

    Michael Jackson was headlining at age 5.

    Gladys Knight won on the Original Amateur Hour at age seven, and toured at age 8.

    Stevie Wonder was signed to Motown at age 11.

    Victor Wooten started playing funk-bass at 3.

    Billy Preston played organ for gospel musicians Mahalia Jackson and James Cleveland before he was 10, sang with Nat King Cole on his nationally televised show at 11, appeared in a movie playing a young W.C. Handy in the loosely made biopic, St. Louis Blues at 12, joined Little Richard’s group at the age of 15, played on Sam Cooke’s album, Night Beat, and released his first major label album at the age of 16.

    Aretha Franklin became a soloist at age 10, released her first album at age 14.

    Frankie Lymon became lead singer of The Teenagers when he was 12; his first hit single was released when he was 13; became the world’s first black teenaged pop star.

    Marvin Hamlisch became the youngest student ever accepted by the Juilliard School of Music at age 7.

There’s a sense that to achieve her level of stardom, she must be the best at what she does … when in truth, it just means she was more willing to sell her soul to controlling interests of the music industry and she had “the look” they could promote as an ‘idol’.

Why does anyone pay heed to Hollywood stars when in the last year or so we’ve learned that to “make it” in that business has often been preceded by “making it” with Harvey Weinstein?

The music business is just as incestuous as Hollywood.

caseoftheblues | October 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Just what everyone was waiting for so we could finally make up our minds…*eyeroll*…..
Seriously stop believing your own hype and what they people you pay to fawn over say

Like that Lady Gaggag singer, I’ve heard Swift’s name and know she’s an entertainer, but I don’t know the name or tune of anything she’s ever done.

I know now, however, that Swift is horrible ignorant about the role and place of government.

Please don’t breed or vote. Thanx.

Taylor, Taylor, Taylor…

New lyric for you to put to music:

“Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt.”

Here’s the chorus:

“For leftists? Why Taylor, it profit a woman nothing to give her soul for the whole world. . . but for leftists?”

What a dumbbell.

    Another great Robert Bolt quote (from A Man for All Season):

    “RICH I’m lamenting. I’ve lost my innocence.

    CROMWELL You lost that some time ago. If you’ve only just noticed, it can’t have been very important to you.”
    ― Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons
    tags: conscience 13 likes Like
    “William Roper: “So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!”

    Sir Thomas More: “Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?”

    William Roper: “Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!”

    Sir Thomas More: “Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!”

    Share it with useful idiots.

She will swiftly lose half her audience.

Shut up and sing, “superstar”.

Maybe spend more time in the library, understanding why the pay gap is a myth that legislation csnt fix.

Your precious all white scandi nations have figured that out. When people have the right to choose, women tend to choose quality of life and flexibility over $$

So, the newest album is struggling, time to come out and signal that she really is one of them.

Well, you’ve got Moses, the Buddha, and ah… Taylor Swift, right?

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