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Republicans’ Taylor Swift problem

Well it’s not specifically a Taylor Swift problem but a bigger and more generalized problem that nearly all celebrities support Democrats, and the sheeple actually listen to celebrities. Taylor Swift has more political sway than the entire combined staff of the National Review and the Heritage Foundation

It would help if Republicans would stop cucking for the super-rich who want lower taxes. Hollywood types understand that their huge fortunes came from luck and not because they are superhuman value creators like Howard Roark. Hollywood types WANT their taxes raised.

But then, conservatives need to create an alternative to Hollywood that produces entertainment that people want to consume, and which isn’t loaded with subliminal leftist brainwashing.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 10, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Politics

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  1. That take is correct 25 lbs ago.

    Anon

    October 10, 2018 at EST am

    • Ouch

      Joe

      October 10, 2018 at EST pm

  2. Thirteen year old girls vote?

    She spent what, ten years singing about wanting a guy? Guess what, that’s what her fans want too and when they get one they’ll adopt his politics.

    Curle

    October 10, 2018 at EST am

  3. Celebrities are never going to be on our side. The few ones who are and are public about it pay a price. Common sense would tell you that Swift’s prior policy (no comments on politics) was a good one. Why alienate fans? But eventually I assume she was worn down by the pressure to go full #resistance.

    Mike Street Station

    October 10, 2018 at EST am

    • Her manager’s probably trying to negotiate a second career for her in TV or movies and the Hollywood guys want to see a display of conformity virtue.

      Curle

      October 10, 2018 at EST am

      • Taylor Swift having a movie career?

        Watch “Valentine’s Day” if you dare. Then tell me again about Taylor Swift having a movie career.

        njguy73

        October 11, 2018 at EST pm

    • Her best friend is Lena Dunham.

      chris

      October 11, 2018 at EST am

  4. I’m as SJW hating as the next guy, but if you read her statement it’s hardly crazy, especially for a chick in her twenties. The Republicans do in fact takes lots of asshole positions and have very many idiotic people speaking for them. C’est la vie

    Heyoka

    October 10, 2018 at EST am

    • I agree it was relatively tame compared to the typical “kill all Republicans” fare we’re used to.

      Mike Street Station

      October 10, 2018 at EST pm

  5. Why don’t Republicans campaign on a special celebrity tax that will tax the hell out of high net worth celebrities? That would shut these celebs up. Would such a tax be legal? We do tax specific industries like tobacco and alcohol more or differently. And I’m sure there are ways of making such a tax legal.

    Tom

    October 10, 2018 at EST pm

  6. She’s approaching 30. Her youth is running out. Sounds like her agent is readying her for a career move. On top of that, she hangs out with pill popping celebrities. That will ruin anyone.

    In the mix

    October 10, 2018 at EST pm

    • I was thinking it might be related to her age. But I doubt it’s about money. I think it’s more likely that she subconsciously came to the understanding that she needs a long-term way to continue being the object of public praise.

      Perturabo

      October 10, 2018 at EST pm

    • I got one word for her: Branson.

      njguy73

      October 11, 2018 at EST pm

  7. Swift is a joke. A fat girl complaining about men is not something anyone wants to listen to, especially if the fat girl was once skinny and pretty.

    And her tour was a disappointment.

    The woman has hit the wall…the point where women become crazy cat ladies.

    map

    October 10, 2018 at EST pm

  8. The funny thing about conservatives is that they’re more impressed by celebrity, which probably has to do with respect for social hierarchies. They happily ate up Clint Eastwood’s embarrassing 2012 RNC skit.

    They elected Ronald Reagan, Arnold Shwarzenegger, and Donald Trump. John Wayne was a hero, but I have no idea why.

    Vince

    October 10, 2018 at EST pm

    • I’m not sure this is the case. To the extent they celebrate celebrity endorsement, it’s probably just because it’s such a rare event. If you’re a fish, there’s no point getting excited about water.

      Jokah Macpherson

      October 10, 2018 at EST pm

    • If conservatives were more impressed by celebrity then they’d be liberals.

      destructure

      October 10, 2018 at EST pm

      • Lower IQ people are impressed by celebrities. White Republicans are on average lower IQ than Dems. Still most lower IQ whites don’t vote at all. It’s plausible that a celebrity can get them to the polls more easily than a normal politician. That is part of Trump’s success.

        Peter Akuleyev

        October 11, 2018 at EST am

      • I’m not sure about IQ but gender is one very big predictor of being impressed by celebrities. I don’t think the tabloids and gossip magazines are targeting dudes, and we all know about the big bonus fame gives in being attractive to women (men not so much).

        Jokah Macpherson

        October 11, 2018 at EST pm

      • And if Democrats are the party of women (or the anti-male party as Scott Adams recently said) then it’d be reasonable to suspect Democrats are more impressed by celebrities on average.

        Jokah Macpherson

        October 11, 2018 at EST pm

      • “White Republicans are on average lower IQ than Dems”

        Blacks and other minority groups that account for a large portion of the Democrat voting bloc are objectively dumber and poorer than, say, the average Trump supporter. Why do you consistently come to this blog to post observably false nonsense?

        My observation is that white people like Peter and Vince, as is the case with many on the left, are insecure about their own intelligence and socioeconomic status, and thus take every opportunity to loudly disparage whites on the right, especially the working class, as a distancing signal. It’s a way to alleviate their status anxiety and to say “I’m the good kind of white person, not like those rednecks”. Better to be in the party of the black underclass than the party of racists!

        Anon

        October 11, 2018 at EST pm

      • “I’m not sure about IQ but gender is one very big predictor of being impressed by celebrities.”

        An under commented-upon truism.

        Curle

        October 11, 2018 at EST pm

      • > If conservatives were more impressed by celebrity then they’d be liberals.

        LOL, Why do you think Trump is president? It’s substantially because he was on the TV machine for a few hours a day in 100 IQ households all over America for the last decade.

        bobbybobbob

        October 12, 2018 at EST pm

      • * hours a week

        bobbybobbob

        October 12, 2018 at EST pm

  9. If I was Trump I’d use my Twitter pulpit to say that I don’t blame Swift for publicly supporting the Democrats. It is a logical position to take, because Trump’s America are more tolerant than Democrat America, and so she will not now be doxed, no-one will camp outside her house and scream abuse about rape and gender betrayal, comedians will not now call for her future children to be put in cages and raped or amusingly call her a cunt, there will not be thinly disguised plotlines in films and TV dramas where airhead blond fascist pop-tarts get richly deserved beatings by people of colour, other artists will not refuse to work with her, there will not be endless pop videos by rappers raping/sexually assaulting women who look like her, etc, there will not be endless op-eds in the Washington Post and the New York Times about the need for record companies to be ‘aacountable’ for their artists promoting racism and sexism, she will not have her financial records remorselessly scrutinsed by the IRS, etc, etc, she will not be accused of being a Russian spy, etc, etc, etc.

    Trump should tell her that for her own safety and peace of mind he understands why she cannot openly resist the hysterical, baying Democrat mob and their elite enablers, and that it takes a special kind of person to do so.

    Prolier Than Thou

    October 10, 2018 at EST pm

    • Grazing with the rest of the herd definitely gives one a certain immunity.

      There’s an episode of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams called “Kill All Others”. It’s not good to be an “other”.

      destructure

      October 10, 2018 at EST pm

  10. “Hollywood types understand that their huge fortunes came from luck and not because they are superhuman value creators like Howard Roark. ”

    LOL! That comment is worth a thousand Ben Shapiro columns, 988 David French columns, and 783 Max Boots.

    gothamette

    October 10, 2018 at EST pm

  11. A small number of celebrities should be Dixie Chicked from time to time in order to instill fear in the rest of them. Pour encorager les autres, as Voltaire would say.

    WRB

    October 10, 2018 at EST pm

  12. Weakening copyright protections for (leftist) Hollywood is the answer. If they weren’t rich, nor playing a gatekeeping role in music/movie/tv production as a result of being rich, they’d have far less influence on society.

    chris

    October 11, 2018 at EST am

    • Not to mention doing this would be extremely popular with (young) people, and would put Hollywood at odds with young voters. There is a reason why so many western countries have a Pirate (Bay) Party.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_Party

      chris

      October 11, 2018 at EST am

  13. Good luck. Western popular culture destroyed Soviet Union. Do you think that Republican party will succeed where Communist party of Soviet Union failed?

    Zenit

    October 11, 2018 at EST am

  14. Days after Trump announces that he now likes Taylor Swift’s music “25% less”, the Taylor Swift headlining American Music Awards suffer 25% ratings plunge from previous year: https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/american-music-awards-ratings-2018-1202975298/

    PerezHBD

    October 11, 2018 at EST am


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