Country music star John Rich criticizes Foo Fighters frontman, wealthy musicians who promote ‘socialism’
Not long ago New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested that – with Joe Biden in the White House and Nancy Pelosi running the House of Representatives – his fellow Democrats could “change America” by capturing the two contested U.S. Senate seats in Georgia.
Obviously, that is true, and that change would not be for the better. Still, liberals are going full throttle to make sure that happens, including our celebrity class.
In recent weeks, Hollywood lefties have worked vigorously, with contributions of personal appearances, to pump up the election prospects of Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
The A- (and sometimes B- or C-) listers include people like John Legend, Kerry Washington, Jon Cryer, Byron Allen, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George Clooney, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Joaquin Phoenix, Jason Bateman and Alyssa Milano. The “Star Trek” franchise turned out 18 former cast membrs to stump for Ossoff and Warnock.
The Foo Fighters, with frontman Dave Grohl, are also on the list. The band is expected to play a virtual concert on Saturday to promote voting and democracy – but, given the entertainment industry’s political leanings, translates into really supporting the Democrats.
This was noted on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning, as the hosts interviewed country music star John Rich of the duo Big & Rich, a supporter of President Donald Trump.
“The event claims to be nonpartisan,” Fox’s Pete Hegseth said, “but the Foo Fighters’ frontman, Dave Grohl, well, he’s not.” Hegseth pointed out that Grohl had “apologized to the world” in 2018, saying “I am ashamed of our president.”
In response, Rich said, “I’m a big fan of the Foo Fighters,” and he called Grohl an “incredible musician.”
He then added, “What’s interesting and ironic about it is that American musicians are all about personal identity, making a personal statement, your art is personal … and socialism is all about the collective.”
“It’s about getting rid of personal identity, or personal freedom, or personal expression,” Rich continued, “so it’s really ironic that any musician or any American, for that matter, would support socialism, but yet they are doing so.”
Rich added, “I, on the other hand, I will not do that. I will not vote for anyone who constructs the government or tries to construct government that limits what I’m capable of doing or what my kids are capable of doing. So, I’m going to have to be against Dave on this one, but I am a big fan of his music.”
Democrats have sought to portray Ossoff, who is challenging GOP incumbent Sen. David Perdue, as a mainstream moderate, even though he has been endorsed by radicals like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Warnock, however, who is running against the other incumbent Republican, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, has expressed empathy for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and was once a youth pastor at a church in Harlem where Castro spoke in 1995.