The thing that gets under my skin most about George W. is his intention to install fear in people. This is America. We're proud. We're not afraid of a bunch of terrorists. But this government is all about terror alerts and scaring us at airports. We're changing the Constitution out of fear. We spend all our time looking up each other's dresses. Fear's the only issue the Republican Party has. Vote for them, or the terrorists will win...
...he's not shy about saying that one of the biggest things Hillary has going for her is Bill, who ranks up with Reagan in the Haggard pantheon and not only because the former President used to have a pickup truck with Astroturf in the back. "He cared about this country, about our problems," Haggard said, with a twinkle. "And I figure that whatever she doesn't know, he does."
...As a follow-up, Haggard wrote "Irma Jackson," a story of interracial love, but Capitol Records refused to release it. Instead, it pushed "The Fighting Side of Me," a flag-waving screed that remains one of the few dull moments in the Haggard songbook.
Backing for Hillary comes from opportunism on the part of her supporters, from Haggard to Murdoch — the piece illuminates how Haggard is just doing the all-American thing by jumping on the Winning Team.
not all the american people are so politically intense and polarized that they keep track of who their favorite musicians support for president and stop buying their records because of it
and not all that significant by itself either - most people don't weigh everything according to political belief
it's called having a balanced and sane perspective on things
by the way, october's "the bluegrass sessions" reached no 43 on the top country album charts while 2005's chicago wind only reached 54, according to allmusic
you have forfeited the privilege of discussing this with me
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