Those Musically Challenged Republicans

Posted: September 6, 2008 in america, john mccain, politics, republicans, sarah palin, silly

Pity the poor Republicans.  Every song they’ve tried to use in the futile effort to place John McCain in the Oval Office has resulted in either a lawsuit or a cease-and-desist order.  John Mellencamp, Van Halen, Jackson Browne, and now Heart have all kindly requested they knock it the fuck off.  Well, Mellencamp hasn’t actually filed suit, he just reminded them he’s a staunch Democrat who would rather roast in hell for eternity than vote for a lying hypocrite.  I’m sure he put it more politely.

So, in the spirit of bipartisanship I’d like to offer a short list of songs they might consider using at future events.

  • The Bitch is Back – Elton John
  • Ballcrusher – WASP
  • Hot for Teacher – Van Halen (oops, maybe not)
  • Got Me Under Pressure – ZZ Top
  • Killer Queen – Queen
  • Disposable Heroes – Metallica
  • Dittohead – Slayer
  • War Pigs – Black Sabbath

Hope this helps, gents!  See y’all in November!

  1. Alfie says:

    You’d thought Heart especially would’ve appreciated someone playing their stuff. On a semi serious note …if the Fairness Doctrine comes back should left leaning musicians be required to allow all comers use their tunes in political settings ?

  2. Afrit007 says:

    In all seriousness, I think the lawsuits are pretty frivolous. However, just the fact that the musicians involved have given the finger to the Republicans for even using their music amuses me to no end. The one I accidentally left out was Chuck Berry, who also has come out publicly supporting Obama after McCain tried started using his song “Johnny B. Goode”.

    Maybe they should stick with music written by dead composers. I’d recommend “Fanfare for the Common Man”, but it would just be ironic.

    In answer to your question, I suppose politicians should be able to use music they like to promote themselves, even if the musicians object. But they should be more careful in their musical selection and contact the musicians first. It’s just the polite thing to do.