Mark Steyn's article in NRO "ROCK'N'ROLL GOVERNMENT " addresses the all too problematic reality faced by both young and aging rock stars alike, what to rebel against? I thought they would have long since solved this problem after Clinton's two terms. Hard core rockers like Streisand and Fleetwood Mac were so jubilant at the prospect of a Dem in the White House they stopped their 879 city mega tours to sing at the Inauguration. I kid. Streisand's doesn't do tours. Every now and then she will grace the Democractic National Convention with her presence or she'll do a private show to fund raise for one of Clinton's legal funds, but she doesn't tour. Back to my point. Yes what will the rocker establishment do now? They've got their man. They have one of two options, as I see it, they can a) start singing about how awesome Obama is, with songs like, and I'm just spitballing here, "If I had Obama, I'd Obama in the mor...or..ning, I'd Obama in the evening, all over this land... I'd Obama out danger, I'd Obama out war.. ar..ning, I'd Obama out love between my brother's and my sister's aaaalll.. over this la...a...a..nd." Or, possilby, "You say you want Obamalution, well you know, he's gonna save the world," You see where I'm going with this, it's almost like the songs were written low these many years ago, to one day be re-written for Obama. Watch how well they work, "I am a woman in love with Obama, And I'd do anything to get you into the White House, It's the right, I destest, over and over again, They're gonna get screwed.." See it works perfectly. Or they can b) still gripe over the minority of Republicans who are still saavy enough to stop bad legislation from being passed (I'm speaking hypothetically here, I have not yet verified these mythological Republicans even exist), those songs might sound something like this, "You don't pay my health care, you don't buy my cable..." Or maybe, "Wouldn't it be nice if no more Republicans, ever held an office in this land, wouldn't it be nice if they would go away, and let us pass our socialist bills yeah, then the people would think we were awesome, they'd keep on voting for us in eeeeeeeevery election, then we'd have all the power..." You kind of have to use your imagination but it's not that far off. My only hope is that these poor formerly tortured souls can finally find peace and shut the hell up about how bad off the rest of the world is while they waste far away from anything that even remotely smacks of poverty. But, that's probably not a hope I can believe in.
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