Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Salon)   Kid Rock: I'm "embarrassed to be a Republican." Still fine with being Kid Rock   (salon.com) divider line 275
    More: Interesting, Republican  
•       •       •

4158 clicks; posted to Politics » on 11 Apr 2013 at 1:31 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



275 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-04-11 01:17:28 PM  
He sucks and the only reason he got famous to begin with was because of Joe C.
 
2013-04-11 01:23:34 PM  
Back when his first  big album came out and Joe C was alive I went to his shows, and I have to say, they were really, really fun. He and the Twisted Brown Trucker band put on a great Rock and roll show.
Mind you, this was like 10 years ago.
 
2013-04-11 01:33:05 PM  
Then quit being a Republican, idiot.  It's not like these things are hard to change if you don't like them.
 
2013-04-11 01:33:36 PM  
Yeah thanks for doing your part in makng sure America's music is a bunch of noisy overcommercialized bullshiat, "Kid."
 
2013-04-11 01:33:53 PM  
Done in three.
 
2013-04-11 01:35:00 PM  
Quitting the GOP is a bad idea.  If the reformers all leave, the party will be filled with people more committed than ever to inertia.  This has already happened to some extent.

I hope he stays in the GOP and helps to turn into a more middle-class friendly party.
 
2013-04-11 01:35:44 PM  
assets.rollingstone.com

A meeting of the TOOLS
 
2013-04-11 01:35:58 PM  
What a shiatty article. WTF is his problem? Does it have to do with laws against paperless ticketing or something?
 
2013-04-11 01:36:06 PM  
I'm embarrassed that anyone is a republican.
 
2013-04-11 01:37:21 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Then quit being a Republican, idiot.  It's not like these things are hard to change if you don't like them.


Okay, you do know that the idea of "change" scares Republicans even more than the children of gay Mexicans getting free college? Otherwise they wouldn't, you know, be Republicans in the first place...
 
2013-04-11 01:38:02 PM  
"That's one of the times I'm farking embarrassed to be a Republican," he seethes. "It's farking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they're trying to do it in Michigan. I've even called some of those guys to try and stop it."

So, like all Republicans, he only cares when it impacts him directly. Sound like he fits in just fine
 
2013-04-11 01:38:48 PM  

jcooli09: I'm embarrassed that anyone is a republican.


But tax & spend bleeding heart liberal socialists hate Jesus and guns and love gays and abortions.
 
2013-04-11 01:38:51 PM  

Captain Dan: Quitting the GOP is a bad idea.  If the reformers all leave, the party will be filled with people more committed than ever to inertia.  This has already happened to some extent.

I hope he stays in the GOP and helps to turn into a more middle-class friendly party.


lolwut
 
2013-04-11 01:39:16 PM  
If he quits the GOP they'll stop buying his cassette tapes
 
2013-04-11 01:39:44 PM  
You're a rich white guy, Kid. That party exists just for you. Being a Republica would only be embarrassing if you were poor, a minority, a woman, gay, or anything other than a rich white guy.
 
ecl
2013-04-11 01:39:58 PM  
Sounds like an Onion headline.  "Almost half of country says they are embarrassed to be Republican"
 
2013-04-11 01:40:24 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Then quit being a Republican, idiot.  It's not like these things are hard to change if you don't like them.


^This. Isn't there some kind of right about freedom of association? Pretty sure he's not obligated to be a Republican.
 
2013-04-11 01:41:01 PM  
The Republican party didn't just recently become a warm and welcoming home for bigots, misogynists, anti-science/anti-intellectuals, malcontents, fearmongers and maladjusted crackpots. They've been all of that for a very long time. If you still wanted to stand up and be counted with these people over the past decade or so, there is something wrong with you. You cannot possibly be figuring out now that they are horrible, useless and unworthy of your time.
 
2013-04-11 01:41:28 PM  

clkeagle: Okay, you do know that the idea of "change" scares Republicans even more than the children of gay Mexicans getting free college? Otherwise they wouldn't, you know, be Republicans in the first place...


It's like these people have no ability to adapt to their surrounding environment.  Like if they were outside when it started snowing, they'd just stand there and make "AL GORE GLOBAL WARMING LOL" jokes while getting buried, rather than walking inside.
 
2013-04-11 01:41:42 PM  

Glenford: HMS_Blinkin: Then quit being a Republican, idiot.  It's not like these things are hard to change if you don't like them.

^This. Isn't there some kind of right about freedom of association? Pretty sure he's not obligated to be a Republican.


Yeah but then the Democrats will win.

*poker face*
 
2013-04-11 01:42:12 PM  

Captain Dan: Quitting the GOP is a bad idea.  If the reformers all leave, the party will be filled with people more committed than ever to inertia.  This has already happened to some extent.

I hope he stays in the GOP and helps to turn into a more middle-class friendly party.


I think you might be overestimating Kid Rock's political sway.
 
2013-04-11 01:42:57 PM  

Lost Thought 00: "That's one of the times I'm farking embarrassed to be a Republican," he seethes. "It's farking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they're trying to do it in Michigan. I've even called some of those guys to try and stop it."

So, like all Republicans, he only cares when it impacts him directly. Sound like he fits in just fine


evil
 
2013-04-11 01:43:17 PM  

thurstonxhowell: What a shiatty article. WTF is his problem? Does it have to do with laws against paperless ticketing or something?



Yeah, that's some awful editing from Salon. Follow the link to the Rolling Stone article and you read "In places where it's legal, rows two through 18 will be only available via paperless ticketing. Unfortunately, many states have outlawed the practice, which infuriates Rock. 'That's one of the times I'm farking embarrassed to be a Republican,' he seethes. 'It's farking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses.' ..."
 
2013-04-11 01:43:58 PM  
I'm not sure what he's pissed about (paperless tickets?) but he should never be embarrassed about Pamela Anderson.
 
2013-04-11 01:45:56 PM  

studs up: Lost Thought 00: "That's one of the times I'm farking embarrassed to be a Republican," he seethes. "It's farking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they're trying to do it in Michigan. I've even called some of those guys to try and stop it."

So, like all Republicans, he only cares when it impacts him directly. Sound like he fits in just fine

evil


I have been repeatedly assured by many people that GWB is not and never was a member of the Republican Party
 
2013-04-11 01:46:02 PM  

Lost Thought 00: "That's one of the times I'm farking embarrassed to be a Republican," he seethes. "It's farking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they're trying to do it in Michigan. I've even called some of those guys to try and stop it."

So, like all Republicans, he only cares when it impacts him directly. Sound like he fits in just fine


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-04-11 01:46:09 PM  
Dude, you made a video showing you and Scott Stapp getting head.  You literally have no shame.
 
2013-04-11 01:46:31 PM  

vernonFL: Back when his first  big album came out and Joe C was alive I went to his shows, and I have to say, they were really, really fun. He and the Twisted Brown Trucker band put on a great Rock and roll show.
Mind you, this was like 10 years ago.


Was a freshman in college when Kid Rock was first getting big.  Guy on our hall came back one night from a Kid Rock concert he went to in Richmond (or was it DC...?).  He liked it but he had the following comments:
"What I don't understand is how what his doing is legal."
"What do you mean?"
"They had this foul mouthed little kid on stage.  It's the middle of a night, it's a rowdy concert, the place served alcohol, there's chicks taking their tops off, and he's going this little kid on stage cursing and cussing constantly.  That can't be legal, he's going to get in trouble for that."

Side CSB:
Was seeing Blue Oyster Cult in concert back in '97 in Lynchburg, VA.  Power got cut right in the middle of Godzilla.  Guess which right wing religious figure is responsible for a city ordinance banning live concerts after 9 pm?
 
2013-04-11 01:47:08 PM  
"The Republican Party and Kid Rock comes to terms on ripping off Lynyrd Skynyrd Today"- AP Report

A deal was struck on Thursday between Kid Rock and GOP Lawmakers that would ensure both sides would be able to equally rip off Lynyrd Skynrd. In the deal, Kid Rock would retain rights to rip off their music, while the GOP would be allowed to rip off their use of Confederate T-shirt and claims of southern pride. Both groups will maintain the authority to use Southern Nostalgia to sell votes\tickets.

"It was a win-win," stated Kid Rock "The best part was that any deal with Brad Paisley must now be worked out with GOP lawmakers, and I'm free to do what I do man! Rock! Woo! Sweet Home Alabama!"

There is no word yet on whether the deal included Kid Rock being buried in a Neil Young T-shirt.
 
2013-04-11 01:47:16 PM  

Glenford: This. Isn't there some kind of right about freedom of association? Pretty sure he's not obligated to be a Republican.


A lot of people, myself included, like the basic principles of the conservatism, but think that the Republican party is badly in need of overhaul.

If we quit the GOP, the party will be left to the extremists, and eventually to an ignoble death.  Liberals might cheer this, but since we'd prefer for a conservative or center-right party to exist, it is preferable for us to stay and reform the party from within.
 
2013-04-11 01:48:00 PM  

phaseolus: thurstonxhowell: What a shiatty article. WTF is his problem? Does it have to do with laws against paperless ticketing or something?


Yeah, that's some awful editing from Salon. Follow the link to the Rolling Stone article and you read "In places where it's legal, rows two through 18 will be only available via paperless ticketing. Unfortunately, many states have outlawed the practice, which infuriates Rock. 'That's one of the times I'm farking embarrassed to be a Republican,' he seethes. 'It's farking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses.' ..."


In the "Republicans'"defense, festival seating has killed people before.  Although if we outlaw it, only criminals will sit in festival seating, and then where would we be?
 
2013-04-11 01:48:14 PM  

studs up:

evil


RINO
 
2013-04-11 01:48:29 PM  

Captain Dan: If we quit the GOP, the party will be left to the extremists, and eventually to an ignoble death.  Liberals might cheer this,


You're goddamn right we would.

Although I think it's funny your party isn't already there yet.
 
2013-04-11 01:48:45 PM  

Lost Thought 00: studs up: Lost Thought 00: "That's one of the times I'm farking embarrassed to be a Republican," he seethes. "It's farking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they're trying to do it in Michigan. I've even called some of those guys to try and stop it."

So, like all Republicans, he only cares when it impacts him directly. Sound like he fits in just fine

evil

I have been repeatedly assured by many people that GWB is not and never was a member of the Republican Party


How about his friends?
 
2013-04-11 01:48:45 PM  
I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy the musical stylings of Kid Rock
 
2013-04-11 01:48:53 PM  

NostroZ: [assets.rollingstone.com image 600x414]

A meeting of the TOOLS


That one kind of threw me. He was pretty non-commited to politics not to long ago. Then he floats the offer of politicians having access to his songs without fear of legal action (a hilarious commonality). Next step is stumping for Mitt "Let Detroit go bankrupt" Romney.
 
2013-04-11 01:49:20 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I think you might be overestimating Kid Rock's political sway.


I didn't mean Kid Rock specifically; I was using him as a microcosm for disaffected people on the right (especially center-right moderates) who are considering leaving the GOP.
 
2013-04-11 01:49:47 PM  
Also if you read the Rolling Stone piece he comes across as pretty likeable, someone who's more interested in actually entertaining people than squeezing the last nickel out of a fan. I sort of like the guy now.

But that stupid duet he did with Sheryl Crow is always going to make me all stabby though.
 
2013-04-11 01:49:48 PM  

Captain Dan: Glenford: This. Isn't there some kind of right about freedom of association? Pretty sure he's not obligated to be a Republican.

A lot of people, myself included, like the basic principles of the conservatism, but think that the Republican party is badly in need of overhaul.

If we quit the GOP, the party will be left to the extremists, and eventually to an ignoble death.  Liberals might cheer this, but since we'd prefer for a conservative or center-right party to exist, it is preferable for us to stay and reform the party from within.


When do you plan to start reforming the party from within?
 
2013-04-11 01:50:29 PM  
FTA: "Unlike most Republicans, Rock supports gay marriage and abortion rights."


then you're not a republican.
 
2013-04-11 01:50:50 PM  

NostroZ: [assets.rollingstone.com image 600x414]

A meeting of the TOOLS


The pieces fit.
 
2013-04-11 01:51:19 PM  

busy chillin': studs up:

evil

RINO


OK. Was he more or less conservative than the "R" would have us believe?
 
2013-04-11 01:51:21 PM  
"Shouldn't we all take less and pass some of that money onto others? Think about firefighters, teachers and policemen. We should celebrate people that are intellectually smart and trying to make this world a better place."

Sounds like you're not a Republican anymore, Mr. Rock. Embrace it.
 
2013-04-11 01:52:25 PM  

whidbey: Captain Dan: If we quit the GOP, the party will be left to the extremists, and eventually to an ignoble death.  Liberals might cheer this,

You're goddamn right we would.


Well, see, that's why your input is not very valuable to us, Whidbey.  However, there are smart people on the left who do wish for a more responsible GOP, for multifarious reasons.
 
ecl
2013-04-11 01:52:28 PM  
thumbs4.ebaystatic.com
GOD HATES MIDGETS!1!!@
 
2013-04-11 01:53:26 PM  
Absolute RINO:

Sex, drugs, rock and roll? GOOD
Taxes and, uh, erm, uh  ? BAD

He's like Krusty the Clown, living like a deviant while supporting the party that protects him financially.

Cowboy is an awesome song.
 
2013-04-11 01:54:07 PM  

FlashHarry: FTA: "Unlike most Republicans, Rock supports gay marriage and abortion rights."


then you're not a republican.


Libertarian? Any mention of that term causes apoplectic convulsions from the left. For all of our safety, let's just call him an "evolving republican" and back away slowly.
 
2013-04-11 01:54:45 PM  

whidbey: Yeah thanks for doing your part in makng sure America's music is a bunch of noisy overcommercialized bullshiat, "Kid."


yeah maan. American music is so commercial, bro.
shiat, man, I remember when music was real.

STFU whidbey
 
2013-04-11 01:55:08 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: When do you plan to start reforming the party from within?


I'm doing everything I can for my part.  I'm too young to serve in statewide elected office, but that's a medium-term goal of mine.
 
2013-04-11 01:55:12 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: When do you plan to start reforming the party from within?


Hey now.

It's a fixer-upper.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
Displayed 50 of 275 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report