Campaign rally song thing gets weird, really weird.

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      HassleCat
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      It was weird when Ronald Reagan used “Born in the USA” at campaign rallies. There are other examples of songs where people only listen to the chorus and ignore the meaning of the lyrics. But Trump has taken it from the ridiculous to the sublime by using John Fogerty’s “Fortunate Son.” The only thing I can figure is that Trump is flaunting his ability to avoid the draft. “I was a rich brat and I dodged the draft. Listen to this song complaining about assholes like me.” I suppose his fans love him all the more for pointing out that he cheated, and is unrepentant. They admire the way he lies and cheats, and wish the could emulate him. “My dream for America is that little Cletus Jr. here can grow up to be an incredible jerk just like our Dear Leader.”

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/john-fogerty-calls-trump-a-fortunate-son-and-says-its-confounding-that-his-vietnam-war-era-song-was-played-at-the-presidents-rally/ar-BB18Yaep?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=DELLDHP

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      … but, I can’t imagine how many true followers Trump has, just some mercenaries.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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      doh1304
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      the problem is that he IS a “fortunate son”. He thinks he’s promoting a man for the people image – really he’s rubbing our noses in it. It would be like Biden playing Bowie’s Young Americans thinking it would help with youth outreach.

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      ArtfromArk
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      There’s a whole treasure trove of potential Trump campaign rally songs out there! To name a few– “I, Me, Mine”, “Piggies”, “The Wanderer”, “The Money Song” from Monty Python, and of course, “Money (That’s What I Want)”

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      HassleCat
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      ArtfromArk
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      I guess it’s not wearing a proper Covid mask to enter this country 🙂

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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