The Liberal politicians would do well to tune in and and listen. There is an enormous field of potential voters which were missed in the last election. These politicians should learn to change their tune and hum a few bars with a country flair, while telling the truth (and sticking to the truth for a change). But alas, that would mean authenticity, integrity, hard work, and down home morals; which most seem to have missing from their Curriculum Vitae.
The Media, as well as the administration, I am sure, was offended with the Conservative slanting message of the Academy of Country Music Awards and frustrated with their inability to censor the content of the evening. Even the Obama plug from Foxx fell far short of an ovation. Welcome to our play ground. It was refreshing to listen to the music and message that defines much of America and not hear the propaganda that we are supposed to find as our “Truth” and “Hope.”
Trace Adkins sang “The Last Shot Fired” with the West Point Cadet Glee Club, USMA. The applause for the wounded veteran was deafening: were you listening Mr. Obama? This is what the other half believes, Mr. President. The Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ ) was represented in this moment. Mr. President, would you consider giving to this worthy cause? Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, USMA, ACM 2009
Again, the applause rang out as John Rich sang his song “Shuttin' Detroit Down,” while angrily strumming his “Made in America” clad guitar. The Liberal Left squirmed and the blogs shouted, yet are they listening? Do they hear the anger that was so well articulated in this song's lyrics?
Country music is wholly American and the President would do well in getting familiar with the heart of this genre of Americans.
Shuttin’ Detroit Down
Written By: John Rich, John D. Anderson
You work hard for your dollar and you never pass the blame
When it don’t go your way
Now I see all these big shots whinin’ on my evening news
About how they’re losin’ billions and how it’s up to me and you
To come running to the rescue
Well pardon me if I don’t shed a tear ‘cause they’re selling make believe
And we don’t buy that here
Cause in the real world they're shutting Detroit down
While the boss man takes his bonus pay and jets out of town
And DC’s bailing out the bankers as the farmers auction ground,
Yeah while they’re living it up on Wall Street in that New York City town,
Here in the real world they're shuttin’ Detroit down
They’re shuttin’ Detroit down."