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Taylor Swift Is Going to Have to Kick Donald Trump Out of Her Squad After She Endorsed Democrats

It turns out Taylor Swift and Donald Trump don’t like each other much, which is surprising because they’re both the fucking worst. The two were put at odds over Taylor Swift’s decision to stop being apolitical and take a political stance on something.

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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! 🗳😃🌈

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Hilariously, at least to me, Swift’s refusal to comment on politics ended with her coming out and endorsing two of the worst Democrats in the country. She wants people to vote for a Senate candidate who, as governor, kicked 100,000 people off of Medicaid and wrote a book about how Obamacare was terrible and we should create some arcane system of vouchers in order to preserve corporate profits in health care instead of just having single payer like every other industrialized country in the world. She also voiced her support for incumbent congressperson Rep. Jim Cooper, one of the only Democrats to vote against the Americans With Disabilities Act and was a co-sponsor of the massively unpopular Stop Online Piracy Act which would have massively curtailed the ability of anyone to use the Internet for anything in the interest of putting slightly more money into the pockets of big movie studios.

Of course, when Donald Trump heard about this, he couldn’t let it pass without commenting on it.

After being told Swift announced her opposition to Blackburn and endorsed Bredesen, Trump offered quick praise for Blackburn, who he said “is doing a very good job in Tennessee.”

And then he served Swift with a diss.

“I’m sure Taylor Swift has nothing — or doesn’t know anything about her (Blackburn),” Trump said.

And then he added, with a laugh: “Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25% less now, OK?”

That’s awfully specific. But Donald Trump wasn’t the only person with hilariously stupid opinions on Taylor Swift endorsing a couple of right-wing, neoliberal Democrats.

This little gem needs some unpacking, starting with the ratio of over 10 times as many comments as likes. None of them are giving Jerry a thumbs up. What I want to know is how he has a daughter young enough that he can take her things from her but who actually owns CDs.

Then there was this tweet of the year nominee from Mike Huckabee, father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Huckabee took a break from his normal act of making the worst, least funny political dad jokes of anyone in the world to just try giving be straight-up wrong a chance, because Swift’s Instagram post caused a huge spike in voter registration, according to vote.org.

So I guess Taylor Swift isn’t a Nazi after all, she’s just a Kanye West-level thinker who supports politicians that will prevent her money from going to help poor people while paying lip service to a few social issues she cares about.

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