Taylor Swift Just Says No To Marsha Blackburn
Taylor Swift has officially entered the world of politics via Instagram. The 28 year old who was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Tennessee when she was 12 – two states Trump won in 2016 – is officially supporting the Democrats and it’s making Republicans so angry they’re seeing red.
Do you know how bad it has to be for Taylor Swift to get political?
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) October 8, 2018
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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! ???
Read every word of this message from @taylorswift13 If even a fraction of her 83.5M followers go to https://t.co/sbOmiO5pXF, register & VOTE we can restore checks & balances to the #GOP who control ALL 3 branches of gov't. https://t.co/KgQoTfhrru matters YOUR VOTE MATTERS! pic.twitter.com/CbUZy1uXG9
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 8, 2018
TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES A POLITICAL STAND: The pop singer, who in the past has been notoriously apolitical, endorsed a Democratic candidate for Senate in a passionate Instagram post. She received a mixed response for both speaking out — and waiting too long to do so. We discuss: pic.twitter.com/qKEFLqJ4xy
— The View (@TheView) October 8, 2018
So… Kanye is MAGA and Taylor Swift is endorsing Democrats in TN. This screening of Interstellar 2 is fascinating. Buy a lottery ticket. Anything is possible in this timeline.
— roxane gay (@rgay) October 8, 2018
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 8, 2018
It is also possible Taylor Swift saw Kanye West with his Trump hat and decided enough with that dude already.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) October 8, 2018
A big shout out to @taylorswift13. for speaking out. You can single handedly change this country. Impress on your fans how critical and powerful their voices are. If you get them to the polls on Nov.6, everything you care about will be protected. #VOTE
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) October 8, 2018
In 2009…Kanye West tried to silence Taylor Swift with a nonsensical, unhinged rant
Taylor rose up & embarassed him with her smarts, class & talent
In 2018…. not much has changed
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) October 8, 2018
Taylor Swift just took the mic from Kanye.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 8, 2018