Country Music Is America's Music!

Posted by Webb on 09/05/2008

Editor's note:  Webb is neither a right-paw Republican nor a "yellow dog" Democrat.  Actually he's just dogmatic, and fairly humorous most the time.

When your favorite place to lay (or is it lie) is right in front of the television set, its kind of hard to avoid whatever the humans of the house are watching.  So for me the past couple weeks its been the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, along with some South Park, Family Guy, Comedy Channel, and my Tennessee Vols losing. 

Anyway, in between all the rhetoric and dog doo they're slinging around at the conventions, I have noticed a lot of Country Music being played between speakers.  I also noticed the Brooks & Dunn's "Only In America" closed out the Demo's convention, while it was used by the Republicans 4 more years ago.  Then you got Trace Adkins singing the national anthem, with John Rich and friends twanging for McCain. 

So my brain ain't the size of a humans, but I don't think anyone's going to yelp if I just go ahead and say Country Music is America's music.  To prove my point, we solicited a list of politically related words and phases from a Think Tank in my backyard, and have proven below there is indeed a Country Song related to each:

  • For Hillary Clinton - "What Part of No" (Don't You Understand) by Lorrie Morgan
  • For Mike Hukkabee - "You'll Think of Me"  by Keith Urban
  • For Joe Biden - "Set Em Up Joe" by Vern Gosdin
  • For Sarah Palin - "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" by Patty Loveless
  • For Sarah Palin - "Guys Do It All The Time" by Mindy McCready
  • Anti-war - "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" by Freddy Fender
  • Pro-war - "Courtesy Of The Red, White and Blue" by Toby Keith
  • For tax cuts - "Anything But Mine" by Kenny Chesney
  • For tax increases - "If You've Got The Money" by Willie Nelson
  • For the "Maverick" John McCain - "Should Have Been a Cowboy" by Toby Keith
  • For our great country - "God Bless The USA" by Lee Greenwood
  • For the Green movement - "Every Light In The House Is On" by Trace Adkins
  • For Barack Obama - "You Had Me From Hello" by Kenny Chesney
  • Republicans - "Something In Red" by Lorrie Morgan
  • Democratics - "Don't Take The Girl" by Tim McGraw
  • Sarah Palin - "Happiest Girl In The Whole USA" by Donna Fargo
  • Any candidate - "I Swear" by John Michael Montgomery
  • George W. Bush - "Bye Bye" by Jo Dee Messina
  • Speech writers, lobbyists, special interest groups, and spin doctors - "There's Your Trouble" by the Dixie Chicks
  • For our brave women and men who have given their life for their country - "Go Rest High On That Mountain" - Vince Gill, Patty Loveless & Ricky Skaggs
  • John McCain - "Old Flame" by Alabama
  • Hillary Clinton - "Lonesome On'ry and Mean"  by Waylon Jennings
  • Losing candidate - "Rose Garden (aka I Never Promised You A Rose Garden)" by Lynn Anderson
  • Democrats - "Workin' Man Blues" -by Merle Haggard
  • The media - "Suspicious Minds" - Elvis Presley
  • And to whomever wins - "Tiger By The Tail" by Buck Owens

Don't be a dog, get out and vote.  Woof!