Kid Rock punks out Rockers Against Bush

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    KID ROCK BLASTS POLITICAL ROCKERS FOR IGNORING THE TROOPS

    KID ROCK has blasted his rock peers who are involved with American politics - because none of them flew to Iraq to perform for their war heroes.

    The rocker wowed troops when he and actress BRITTANY MURPHY jetted off to meet and greet soldiers in Baghdad last year (JUN03), and now he's angry that those who didn't salute men and women stationed in Iraq are touring to raise cash for President GEORGE W BUSH's rival JOHN KERRY on the VOTE FOR CHANGE tour.

    He states, "You see this thing now where like BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JON BON JOVI - like I love all these guys as musicians - they're gonna raise money for John Kerry. God bless 'em.

    "But, before you go and do that, why don't these motherf**kers go over there and play for our soldiers in Iraq? I'm not vocal about my views on the war. I'm just vocal about my views on the troops." (emphasis added)

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    nice to know he supports the troops so much

    i disagree on rockers not getting into politics though
     
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    Agreed, but then they have no cause for complaint why the public disagrees with their stance. When people choose not to buy Dixie Chick albums and radio advertisers pull revenues from radio stations those type of artists cannot claim cencorship.
     
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    i agree, when you make a stand, you need to be ready to face the consequences. that's why artists like springsteen deserve at least an ounce of respect, they realize their stances cost them fans but they go on anyway without complaint about that aspect. your whiners like the dixie chicks are the problem...
     
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    why does bon jovi still have a career? :scratch:
     
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    This is a decent article. I think the troops' morale does get lost in the whole political hurricane we have going on right now. If there was some way possible, I wish I could see a musician who supports Kerry still go over to Iraq and perform for the troops, just to show that Kerry supporters don't hate our troops. Of course, they'd probably get booed off the stage. Kinda a catch-22.
     
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    I don't think so. If Bruce Springsteen or Green Day went overseas and kept their mouths shut about politics, I think they'd be welcomed. The Dixie Chicks... well, I think they've blown it already.
     
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    Bon Jovi is my favorite group,but I really don't need to know his politics. Of course these people can hav an opinion,but is it right or fair that they use their status to influence people. The rest of us don't have that same opportunity. I think these stars actually think they are more important than the rest of us,and if we don't agree with them,we must truly be idiots. Anyone with a brain would not vote on who their favorite rock star likes anyway. I also agree that they need to be ready to faceconsequences if they want to run their mouth. That Dixie Chick cried and boo hooed because America spoke back to her-what we can't talk back? That's the attitude I can't stand.

    Sir Evil-that Bon Jovi album is not politcal . I have it myself and haven't noticed any in your face politics in it. Why they named it that,I don't know. I have seen the explanation on their website ,but I can't remember. They took some of their music and just reworked it and made it kind of funky.Most of their politics have stayed out of the music for the most part. I haven't heard any of their songs be too blatant about their views,but unfortunately,I know they supported Gore and Kerry. :puke3:
     
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    Hehe. :hitit: i don' thhik he needs that left hand too much!!!! really though,it does sound like a political title-maybe it is,ya never know!!!! it would be nice if they kept it to themselves though.
     
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    You think? I'm saying, at this point, after having railed against the war and everything, do you think Springsteen would be welcome at a USO show or something?

    I was wondering something, and this is the sort of thing nobody here can really answer, I think. Most of those opposing the war make a point to say that they are not opposed to our troops, just the war. Do you think the troops take this personally, or do you think they understand the distinction between anti-war and anti-troops? Or do they have better things to worry about? I'd be willing to bet on the latter, but just wondering.
     

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