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Pop Goes Political, But It Is All One Song

rock nyc breaks down to 2: 1 in support of Barack Obama, but me? I don't think it is much one way or the other.

1. I don't care about the poor enough to want to support them all their lives

2. I don't want anybody interfering in my freedom.

Which puts me, more or less, in the whatever division. After living here for over 30 years, I am certain that whatever happens, my taxes will go up and really, that's all that it boils down to. Even in this day and age, the best a President can do is take the wheel of the US and try not to steer it into a wall. 

Mitt (what a fucking name? who runs for Prez with names like Mitt and Barack??) is a haircut in search of a pocket to pinch and Barack is a social engineer without a PHD. As the Tao put it, think you're gonna change the world? It can't be done.

But rock and hip hop stars blather on and on with the same damn song: Support Barack Obama. I hate consensus opinion, it drives me bonkers. It is just so lousy. Mitt sucks but really, Obama is killing the country on the economy. 

Whatever, I'd sit home myself but I'm a cynic. I am not Corin Tucker who loves Barack because he supports women's rights. Women's rights? Really, does she think Romney will repeal (can repeal) Roe vs Wade? What does she think he will do? 

Spin has a post up in which musicians discuss the issues that effect them, and from Ben Gibbard to Dan Deacon they all come out for Obama. Really, does Ben think Romney's opinions about Gay Marriage have anything to do with anything? Does Killer Mike think Romney has anything at all to do with marijuana laws? 

Except for Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and some country yaahoos everybody is for Obama: it is cool versus wet, music versus Sousa, us versus them. But that doesn't defer to good versus bad. The whole point is: if the country works it isn't that important who runs it. In this day and age, if Killer Mike or Nicki Minaj really came out for Romney it would be an act of intense bravery. 

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