Wow. Jill Scott and Common, two of the most mellow and artistic musical phenoms I know, are getting bashed by the right-wing (Palin and Drudge Report) for lyrics. I’m sure these pundits had no clue who they were before this and have simply discovered them via the White House Poetry night. Um…didn’t Bush Senior’s Presidency include a visit from Easy E (He gave big donations to the Republican Party. Long story. See VH1 RockDocs.).
Oh I get it! You can visit the White House if you’re a real thug AND you’ve given to the RNC. Well, that explains a whole lot.
This is a mess. So you can’t do protest songs any more? Joan Baez, anyone? Bob Dylan, maybe. You can’t talk about your opinions on race, politics, etc in songs anymore, Right Wing America? All we can listen to is Travis Tritt crooning about the Red, White, and Blue? I’m moving to Canada.
You can’t wish ill of the president? Really, Really? As much as the right-wing tolerates people calling Obama names and calling for bad things to happen to him…you are going to bring up some song lyrics? Hypocracy!