29 April 2011

Video Tribute to the Glory and Might of the United States Air Force




Music by proud patriot Toby Kieth...


Interestingly, Mr. Kieth -a living Country legend- was pretty much assumed to be a pro-war conservative, largely due to his post-9/11 hit "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue". His father was a soldier, and Toby has long been a staunch supporter of our people in uniform... unapologetically patriotic, too.

But the former blue-collar oil rig worker had in the past described himself as a "conservative Democrat" that was "sometimes embarrassed for my party"-. And although he endorsed Bush for re-election in 2004, Keith also endorsed congressional Dems, was known as a friend of Bill Richardson, and once told a reporter that he "never did" support the Iraq war-- just the troops. 

He was then pretty vague in the last general election, saying a bunch of nice things about Obama, yet claiming McCain to be "a great option too"- on balance, it sounded a lot like he voted for Obama.

Alas, now it's beginning to appear that ole Toby has taken the same meandering path Ronald Reagan found himself upon in the 1950s, when he stated "I didn't leave the Democratic Party, it left me."- 

"Keith told CMT that he had left the Democratic Party and has re-registered as in independent. 

'My party that I've been affiliated with all these years doesn't stand for anything that I stand for anymore," he says. "They've lost any sensibility that they had, and they've allowed all the kooks in. So I'm going independent.' " 

He also said that next time he would likely vote for the Republican ticket, partially because of his admiration for Sarah Palin.

Yep... looks like they've gone and chased another Blue Dog right out of the yard. When you hear about cases like this, it's small wonder Obama's approval ratings are bouncing off new all-time-lows every week now- we've all had it up to here already.

10 comments:

Steve Dennis said...

Great video, and I am glad to hear that Toby Kieth has jumpsed ship!

Reaganite Republican said...

Sounds like the USS Lib threw him over, poor guy had to paddle over to our side lol

Anonymous said...

RR, Keith says he's "going independent" which isn't exactly "our side". He's simply joined the millions who can't make up their minds, who don't have core values they actually believe in and were responsible for electing the communist that resides at 1600 Penn Ave.

Independents are certainly entitled to be wishy-washy but are a big part of the problem in the US.

Reaganite Republican said...

He also said he's most likely going GOP next time due to admiration of Sarah Palin... sounds more to me like he's just not excited about signing up with the Mitt Romney-Old Guard Republicans

Hard to blame him, why do you think Trump's doing so well

Anonymous said...

If the Republicans were not so 'wishy-washy' perhaps us registered independents would vote for them more often. I was not going to vote in 2008 until Palin was picked. She is not wishy washy yet the wishy washy Republicans are repulsed by her.

I have voted Republican every election cycle since 1994. Don't label all independents the same just because a majority of them vote one way. This is why they don't listen to most Republicans, hence they may not vote against Obama in 2012.

Why is it that Reagan was able to win in landslides both times? He encouraged people to vote for him because he told it like it is just like Palin is doing now. Too many people stay home because we are not given much of a choice

Maggie@MaggiesNotebook said...

We Okies love Toby but his politics have been puzzling at time. BUT he always, always praises the troops. I think Democrats left their own off at the curb. I can understand that. Before Clinton and Monica, we did not have the kind of Dems in Congress we have today.

Love the lyrics to this! Terrific post and conversation here RR.

Reaganite Republican said...

Thank you Maggie- God Bless

Reaganite Republican said...

Anon #2, I agree- I want a fighter, we need it

Madhat said...

I know a lot of people who vote independent, and many of they are far from wishy washy, just many of them have political views that do not align with one side or the other. Also for various they are dissatisfied with both parties. It is the job of the candidate to win them over, very easy thing to get the votes for your own party, but to get those undecided or those who typically vote for the other party is what is difficult. Reagan could, and that is one of the things that made him great.

Reaganite Republican said...

Agreed in full, Madhat

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