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edheadwharfrat
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Deadheads For Obama

#52314 3 years ago
Were you a Deadhead for Obama in 2008? Did you think it was cool that The Dead backed him? Are you a Deadhead for Obama in 2012? Do you think Furthur should back him? Let's start a political discussion.............
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brokenarrow
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52316 3 years ago
I wanted to give him a chance. But he did nothing. Furthur should not back him. I think they probably regret it now.
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SunshineSue
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52319 3 years ago
Yes, yes, yes and definitely yes! Obama is a centrist and is a good step to the right of where I am. But he's also smart, basically decent, has reasonable priorities and is certainly the best bet to keep someone much farther to the right out of the White House. If it's an open Republican primary in Michigan, I'll be out voting for the wackiest candidate they offer, just to make the race swing even more Obama's way. Perhaps of even more importance will be to also get a lot of progressive candidates back into Congress and reverse some of the losses from 2010. Can't make any real change without that, even assuming change is still possible in this totally screwed up, corporately-controlled mess we call our government!
captaintony
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52324 3 years ago
brokenarrow wrote:
I wanted to give him a chance. But he didn't nothing. Furthur should not back him. I think they probably regret it now.


I think a lot of artists regret it now, but what was the alternative? McCain scared the hell out of everyone, we thought we were getting another Bush.
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edheadwharfrat
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52328 3 years ago
SunshineSue wrote:
Yes, yes, yes and definitely yes! Obama is a centrist and is a good step to the right of where I am. But he's also smart, basically decent, has reasonable priorities and is certainly the best bet to keep someone much farther to the right out of the White House. If it's an open Republican primary in Michigan, I'll be out voting for the wackiest candidate they offer, just to make the race swing even more Obama's way. Perhaps of even more importance will be to also get a lot of progressive candidates back into Congress and reverse some of the losses from 2010. Can't make any real change without that, even assuming change is still possible in this totally screwed up, corporately-controlled mess we call our government!


Exactly! It amazes me that the Tea Party types refer to Obama as a "Socialist". He is more conservative than I had hoped he might be, especially after reading his first book. He is intelligent and (for a Chicago politician) honest. I'm proud that he represents our country to the rest of the world. I still cringe when I think how the world must of viewed us with Dubya as our leader. I think Bob and Phil are still in the Obama camp and I'd like to see an Obama 2012 sticker on Phil's amp!
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bitzer87
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52355 3 years ago
Politics and music should not mix. I hope Furthur backs no one in 2012
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edheadwharfrat
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52358 3 years ago
bitzer87 wrote:
Politics and music should not mix. I hope Furthur backs no one in 2012


There is a long, rich American history of politics and music working together to change the world for the better.
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SunshineSue
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52362 3 years ago
bitzer87 wrote:
Politics and music should not mix. I hope Furthur backs no one in 2012

I'd suggest that politics and music have been mixing since they've both been in existence. Some of the best music, of all eras, has been the protest music and all other music that was a commentary on the political times in which it was written.
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captaintony
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52363 3 years ago
I think if the music is good enough, it will reflect the politics that are going on at the time and the artist won't have to make direct references to it.
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captaintony
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Re: Deadheads For Obama

#52364 3 years ago
SunshineSue wrote:
bitzer87 wrote:
Politics and music should not mix. I hope Furthur backs no one in 2012

I'd suggest that politics and music have been mixing since they've both been in existence. Some of the best music, of all eras, has been the protest music and all other music that was a commentary on the political times in which it was written.


you said it best. I couldn't figure out to write that out.
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