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‘Hometown girls’ from Oklahoma pen cheesy country song in support of Rick Santorum


 

From the wacky political landscape of the United States comes a country-singing family from Tulsa, Oklahoma who have released a YouTube video of their soft country ode to Rick Santorum called “Game On”. With voices warbling in typical country fashion, sisters Camille and Haley Harris sing about how “Santorum is our man” who will “bring justice for the unborn” and “factories back to our shore.” On their website, the sisters proudly claim they’ve “never bought a magazine” and have “never been to public school.” They also include information about their favourite colours and hobbies (“updating my Facebook status”).

Unfortunately for the Harris family, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney outperformed Santorum in the series of primaries held Tuesday, cementing his place as the frontrunner in the race to face off against U.S. President Barack Obama in November’s election. Still, it’s some easy listening that’s sure to please the Republican base of middle America.


 
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‘Hometown girls’ from Oklahoma pen cheesy country song in support of Rick Santorum

  1. My kind of gals.  Where are the Canadian ones like these?

  2. Democracy is doomed.

  3. This song is just crying out for a parody called “Gay on.”

    I love the lyric, “… since Ronald Reagan.”  That would be the same Ronald Reagan who married his second wife while she was pregnant with their child.  The same Ronalrd Reagan who didn’t really attend church.  The same Ronald Reagan who didn’t do anything really to go against Roe V. Wade.  And the same Ronald Reagan who RAISED taxes.

    Poor American conservatives.  They are such a mixed up bunch.

    • It’s when they’re this young and conservative that really gets disconcerting.

      • Young people are not inherently conservative. It all depends on their life events – in the 80’s young people became more likely to lean conservative. Even as late as 2000 Bush tied Gore among voters 18-24, while Gore won seniors 51-47 with his promise of a lock box for social security.

        • Sorry, I meant to say “not inherently” left-wing.

  4. I find it disconcerting  when young people vote left. I learned from my childhood interactions in a public elementary school in the northeast that the left’s policies were ridiculous. The whole joke is that many Americans in their 20’s support Obama but disagree on his policies. America’s under 30 crowd leans more pro-life than baby boomers. They support the death penalty and oppose gun laws at the same rate as other Americans. They support school prayer by overwhelming numbers. They lean against affirmative action by the same numbers as other age groups. They support further oil and gas drilling and tax cuts by roughly the same numbers as other age groups. There are even more self-described conservatives in that age range than liberals! Where they are more left is on gay issues and the role of government. The under 30’s believe in cutting corporate taxes and believe that the private sector is the engine of growth in the economy. However, polling shows that they seem to support Obama’s greater involvement in the economy(though that support is falling as the economy doesn’t quite take off.) In addition, support for Obama is nowhere near as enthusiastic as it once was. Also, Obama might possibly be benefiting from the race card. I heard people tell me that several black friends have admitted that while not enthusiastic for Obama they still plan to vote for him because he represents their “community”. Funny, I’m Irish-American but I would have had no problem voting against Kennedy!  Also, I spoken with friends who have told me that there is some peer pressure in the colleges to support Obama(the campus view is that opposition to him must mean that you are a bigot.) The problem for the Democrats is that even if Obama is elected then what? Polling shows the U.S. Senate going Republican with(at this point) 52-54 seats while the House stays Republican. Furthermore, the Republicans are expected to gain 4-5 governorships which increases their majority to 33 or 34 state governorships(also Republicans are expected to hold control of most state legislatures. In 2014, the Democrats would be vulnerable to the usual 2nd term midterm election massacre(ex:2006, 1986, 1974, 1966, 1958, 1938, etc.).
    Also, in 2016(if Obama gets reelected) the Democrats will have to try to win a third straight presidential race(which they only did once in 1940 with FDR). The desire for chance plus the Republican’s edge in state and federal positions will put the Democrats at a deep disadvantage. They could try running another black man and play the race card but i don’t think it would work at that point. In 2012, only two things will happen. One, Obama will narrowly lose. The other is that Obama will win but the 2016 Democrat candidate will face an electorate that is sick of the Democrat Party(see 2000, 1968, 1952, and 1920 elections and where Republicans officeholders dominate the landscape(2 to 1 control of governorships, with 2014 midterm election the possibility of 60+Republican Senate seats(4 vulnerable Southern Democrats plus Alaska seat). This will leave the Democrat candidate with a major gap in enthusiasm and political infrastructure. History shows that a reelected Obama leads to a Reagan size Republican presidential victory in 2016.

  5. Good for them! They are no worse than the left-wing actors and comedians who spout unbelievable garbage. I like how everyone in Hollywood is such an expert in public policy. Maybe they should put more effort into their acting. Most of the recent movies stink! These people get paid millions to produce garbage(and highlight their lack of acting or writing skills). Yet, they yell when someone else makes big bucks. Also, most of them apply a double standard when likeminded politicians do something. Reese Witherspoon did a movie called Rendition.  It was all about how bad Bush and the CIA were for sending terror suspects to foreign countries for interrogation. Rendition still continues under Obama and Reese hasn’t said anything about it. Instead, she says on one talk show that her meeting the Obamas was wonderful and that she could see them being best friends.Does she mean best friends with a guy who is continuing a program that she felt was a serious human rights violation? The only one I have any respect for was Meryl Streep and her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. Streep is the political opposite of Thatcher. However, to Streep’s credit, she played the role straight rather than do a hatch job. I doubt that Ed Harris will be so fair in his portrayal of John McCain!