“A vote for Bush is a vote for a divided, unstable, paranoid America”

From websites to movies to books the Bush-bashing craze has touched just about every entertainment medium available and now we can add one more to the list, the music industry.

Group shot of performers

The “Vote for Change” tour, sponsored by the anti-anything-Bush PAC MoveOn.org and the organization America Coming Together (ACT), is a 34 show romp through the critical “swing states” presenting some of the more popular names in the music world and their collective hatred for all things Bush. Looking down the list of performers is like reading the titles in most 25-35 year-old white kids’ CD collection… Or is that just me?

The current list of artists include: The Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes, Jurassic 5, My Morning Jacket, R.E.M., Ben Harper, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Dixie Chicks, Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.

So what kind of political rants can we expect between sets during the “Vote for Change” concerts? If these quotes are any indication it seems fans will be attending an all-out Bush-bashing-Kerry-loving voter drive:

“A vote for change is a vote for a stronger, safer, healthier America. A vote for Bush is a vote for a divided, unstable, paranoid America. It is our duty to this beautiful land to let our voices be heard. That’s the reason for the tour. That’s why I’m doing it.” (Dave Mattews)

What a minute, isn’t Dave Matthews a citizen of South Africa?

“As concerned mothers, women and most importantly concerned Americans, we are compelled to do what we can to inspire other voters to get involved in this year’s election. We hope our participation in the Vote For Change Tour will be a catalyst for positive change.” (The Dixie Chicks)

It seems the Dixie Chicks have come full circle. It was just over a year ago when they bashed-Bush during one of their concerts and took some major heat for it, then apologized, and are now considered just one of the gang!

The “Vote for Change” tour lists a couple of Florida dates, maybe I’ll check it out… if anything it would be fun to watch the “pinko-commies” worship Kerry (He won three purple hearts!) as they dance to “Born in the U.S.A.

“Vote for change” will stage approximately 34 concerts in 29 cities in nine states from October 1st through the 8th.

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