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Some actors and musicians love to weigh-in on politics. Just look at Kid Rock- he’s been busy shooting all the Bud Lite he had laying around. Or Ted Nugent, who spends his days touring with Donald Trump.
But most of the time, these Hollywood icons, pop-stars, Rock-n-rollers, and even some Nashville staples make it clear they were poisoned by leftism long ago.
I can’t even count the number of times Robert DeNiro made headlines just because he happens to be an anti-Trumper.
In 2016, The Wrap wrote:
During the summer of the 2016 presidential campaign, the revered actor again weighed in on Trump at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival, where he was receiving a lifetime achievement award.
“I don’t know, it’s crazy that people like Donald Trump… He shouldn’t even be where he is, so God help us,” said De Niro
“I think people now are starting to really push back. The media, they’ve given him all this attention and finally they’re starting to say, ‘Come on, Donald. This is ridiculous. This is nuts. This is insane,’” De Niro said. “Cause what he’s been saying is really, totally crazy, ridiculous stuff…he’s totally nuts.”
I’m wondering if DeNiro is ready to print a retraction yet? Now that the Durham report finally dropped 312 pages of truth bombs on us. It’s unlikely, as leftists rarely admit their logic is flawed. But I digress. Another Hollywood heavy-hitter, Kevin Costner, made serious waves last summer when he showcased his conservative values.
National Review wrote:
Kevin Costner is the latest movie star to negate his own prestige by making a careless political statement. He posed for a photograph wearing a cowboy hat, boots, sunglasses, and a T-shirt emblazoned with “I’m for Liz Cheney.” If this was just a role, it’s his riskiest one yet.
They were so triggered, the article went on to say:
Costner should be the last person to adopt the Hollywood practice of bringing political tension to what ought to be a nondenominational film stage, pretending national loyalty while inflicting workplace division. A country-music site recently quoted Costner: “I’m an independent. I vote for who I think has the best interests of the country and how we sit in the world.”
But Costner divides his fans unnecessarily. “I really go back and forth on my votes. The Democratic Party doesn’t represent everything that I think, and neither does the Republican Party right now — at all. So, I find it too limiting.”
Honestly, I don’t see the problem with evaluating a candidate based on their own personal merit. But what do I know? Apparently it’s now one of those social justice issues to think with your very own brain.
However, not everyone in the public eye wants to put their politics on the table. Some rich and famous folks prefer to entertain the masses without getting political.
So where did this 180º come from?
I’ve followed the career of this mega-talent my entire life. She started her singing career at the age of 10, back in 1956. And by 1967, she had a bona fide career. That’s at least an astounding 65 years of making music. And over those years, she’s written about 3,000 songs. Yes, I said three-THOUSAND. Nearly 500 of them have been recorded. She’s also starred in at least 20 movies, plus the Netflix series that brings her songs to life.
Dolly’s always been true to herself. And talk about the poster child for women’s liberation? She made it okay to walk around with big boobs and even bigger hair. In fact, Dolly made a name for herself when Nashville really was a man’s world.
Would there be a Reba, a Tanya Tucker, a Gretchen Wilson, a Carried Underwood or a Miranda Lambert had there been no Dolly? As my magic 8 ball used to say, “signs point to no”.
Parton shook up the world of country music when she started crossing over into different genres. She’s done country, gospel, blue-grass, and pop music over the years, and amassed a fortune worth more than $650M. All while keeping her mouth shut when it comes to politics. In fact, in a recent podcast she said, “I have as many fans that are Democrats as I do Republicans. And you don’t want to hurt anybody. And it’s not my place to be doing that anyway. I’m an entertainer.”
So what in the world possessed the one and only Dolly Parton to break her silence? Her induction into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame says it all.
Things are bad, and they’re only getting worse.
Dolly Parton has lived through fourteen presidents. That’s quite a list. She’s seen Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, both of the Bushes, Clinton, Obama, Trump, and then BAM! Joe Biden takes office and then entire world goes downhill.
When the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame approached Dolly, she wasn’t interested. She didn’t believe she’d earned such an award in rock-n-roll. Then, as we women reserve the right to do, Dolly changed her mind. She wrote a rock album, and the first song I heard blew me away.
“Don’t get me started on politics / Now how are we to live in a world like this/
Greedy politicians present and past / They wouldn’t know the truth if it bit ‘em in the ass.”
To be fair, she’s burning both sides with her zingers.
Liar Liar the World’s on Fire
The FBI lied. James Comey lied. Adam Schiff lied. Peter Strzok lied. Hunter Biden lied. The Big Guy lied. Obama lied. Hillary Clinton lied. Shall I go on? Nah, I think I will let Dolly finish this rant.