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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:57 PM

Question - Why would Willie Nelson be playing at RNC events

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/journey-willie-nelson-booked-to-play-private-shows-at-rnc/1243612

I assumed he was a democrat

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Reply Question - Why would Willie Nelson be playing at RNC events (Original post)
2Design Aug 2012 OP
aikoaiko Aug 2012 #1
Archae Aug 2012 #2
FarPoint Aug 2012 #3
JI7 Aug 2012 #4
hlthe2b Aug 2012 #5
JI7 Aug 2012 #8
hlthe2b Aug 2012 #11
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #13
former9thward Aug 2012 #14
HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #16
JI7 Aug 2012 #17
ellenfl Aug 2012 #18
HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #19
MindMover Aug 2012 #6
GoCubsGo Aug 2012 #10
liberal N proud Aug 2012 #7
Brother Buzz Aug 2012 #9
Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #12
Lint Head Aug 2012 #15

Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:59 PM

1. Its a paycheck.


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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. Obviously...

Money.

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:00 PM

3. Maybe he will charge them a few

Million Dollars ....

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:00 PM

4. i think it's some private charity events

not really political . from the article

<Nelson's tour bus rolls into town Aug. 29 for a private show at the Dallas Bull in Tampa. Nelson and fellow country singer Jerry Jeff Walker will be part of a benefit show for Got Your 6, a nonpartisan organization that wants to "bridge the civilian-military divide." >

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:01 PM

5. He's definitely a Democrat... Probably along the same lines as Elton John performing Rush's wedding

Some seem to separate the issues of performing and politics... or believe it sends some other message...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:03 PM

8. Elton John ended up giving that money to Obama Campaign

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:04 PM

11. Willie's a good guy... He likely has charity as his intent as well...

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:25 PM

13. Elton John donates all the money from all private concerts to his Foundation

That was why he played the gig, why he plays any such concerts.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:46 PM

14. The limit an individual can give to a campaign is $2500.

So Elton John got most of it.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:02 PM

16. I didn't think foreigners could donate anything.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:06 PM

17. yeah, i remember thinking that when i first read it, it was probably wrong

or he donated to something else related.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:54 PM

18. then why fundraise in england, poland & israel? eom

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:28 PM

19. Ex-pats? PAC donations? IDK... nt

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:01 PM

6. He is a liberal activist, but still accepts money from stoopid Republicants ..

Nelson is a major liberal activist and the co-chair of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which is in favor of marijuana legalization. On the environmental front, Nelson owns the bio-diesel brand Willie Nelson Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oil. Nelson is also the honorary chairman of the Advisory Board of the Texas Music Project, the official music charity of the state of Texas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Nelson

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Response to MindMover (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:03 PM

10. And, better their money go to him...

...than into some bullshit propaganda commercials.

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:02 PM

7. Because they don't pay taxes either.

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:03 PM

9. Willie's playing at a benefit show for Got Your 6, a nonpartisan organization

a nonpartisan organization that wants to "bridge the civilian-military divide." Doesn't sound all that nefarious to me.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:07 PM

12. He and Flo Rida...

are playing at BOTH the Democratic and Republican conventions. I assume Willie drew the short straw, or they were afraid that the Teabaggers would lynch Flo Rida on the spot.

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Response to 2Design (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:51 PM

15. Whatever. He'll be stoned out of his mind and have a "fuck you" smile on his face.

I know him rather well. Money is green and if idiots want to pay him to sing he'll make their wallets as light as they want them to be.

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