Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:21 PM
babsbunny (8,379 posts)
Karl Rove off key for James Taylor
By PATRICK GAVIN | 1/23/13 9:11 AM EST
In an interview with Charlie Rose, musician James Taylor issued a harsh rebuke to many aspects of the United States political system ó and Karl Rove, in particular.
ďTo me, the Founding Fathers are the dream and the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln are where the rubber hits the road. Thatís where this country sort of manifests it and thatís where the division manifested. And we still suffer from those divisions of the Civil War. We are still fighting the Civil War, I think. And there are people who, to their discredit, there are people who mine and encourage us to refight the Civil War. They find political strength from doing that. Iím talking about Karl Rove here. Reopening those wounds of the Civil War for political base and to hide their political agenda, which is elitist, which you canít sell to a whole bunch of people because it doesnít benefit them.Ē
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Karl Rove off key for James Taylor (Original post)
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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #3)
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:28 PM
underpants (112,090 posts)
5. Two points in my life when I hear that song
we moved out of Richmond and that song was on as we drove out. I will never forget that.
"Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground"
I think this was on the Clear Channel list of songs not to play after 9/11
I remember reading about him in the Belushi book as they, and their wives, were going through the same thing at the same time
James Taylor is a bit a inside joke to me and my wife. My father-in-law "discovered" James Taylor on TV (probably Austin City Limits) in.... 1992 or so. We still crack up about that. "That guy is going places" my father-in-law said. Too Funny.
BTW - JT hit it on the mark as usual with that comment.
Response to babsbunny (Original post)
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:18 PM
tularetom (20,921 posts)
4. Getting poor whites pissed off at poor blacks didn't start with Karl Rove
It's been going on in the US since ante bellum days.
But Rove and his ilk have elevated it to an art form by convincing the hicks that everything they see is not true.