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Sunday, September 23, 2007 

Country Music Stars Jumping Off George Bush's Bandwagon!

There are few institutions more 'conservative' than the ranks of the country music industry in the United States. Starting with the 9/11 attack, a number of country music stars have been singing about the 'red - white and -blue' and giving complete support to President Bush's idiotic foreign policy.

It turns out that with the plummeting popularity of Bush and his failed strategy, many of his former supporters are now having to 'cut and run' to salvage their own careers. No more so than with the country music industry which now realizes that an ideological attachment to George W. does not play well with music sales!


Not just country musicians but also evangelicals and other "values voters".

It truly does not look good for the GOP for at least another decade.

Now all we need is to hear that James Dobson et al. are leaving the GOP and causing the downfall of Focus on the Family.

Of course Country has never been as ideologically monolithic as some people think - Johnny Cash was widely beloved by country fans - despite being unambiguously leftish in his views - Kris Kristofferson, The Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson - the list goes on.

Cliff that's interesting - is it more appropriate to assume that the 'Nashville' establishment is where the pro Bush bias mainly resides??

Or as Paul Krugman points out - Bubba isn't who you think.

I 2nd everything Cliff said. Excellent analysis.

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