If Axl Rose Were To Vote, He’d ‘Lean’ Towards Obama

The Guns N' Roses frontman says that California is never really in play electorally anyway.

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In Axl Rose’s first TV interview in a long time (It’s been more than two decades, notes Entertainment Weekly), the Guns N’ Roses frontman chatted with the late-night host about working as a manager at a video store and spoke fondly of making a Christmas-style Halloween Tree in his home  — nothing overly groundbreaking. But as is unavoidable given the impending election, their chatter turned to politics, and Rose revealed that he fits the mold of a certain type of California voter. You know the type: the “I’m not in a battleground state, so does my vote even matter?” sort of person.

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“Uh, I haven’t really voted,” Rose readily conceded when Kimmel brought up the topic. He later clarified that since California was such a blue state, he didn’t feel motivated. “Well, I’m in California and it usually leans Democratic. And that’s usually where I’m leaning anyway. Usually for the presidential stuff it’s such a landslide anyway,” he said during the 12-minute chat. (Watch part one, two, and three of the interview).

Kimmel, to his credit, joked that this was a teachable moment. “This would make a great ‘Rock the Vote’ commercial right here,” he noted of the rock star’s not-so-civic-minded sentiments. That seemed to prod Rose into officially making his sort-of endorsement. “I would lean Democrat, I would lean Obama,” the Appetite For Democracy rocker confirmed.

And there you have it. Judging by the enthusiasm of the endorsement, it isn’t likely that Axl will follow the lead of Bruce Springsteen and hold free concerts in swing states in support of the president. But maybe, just maybe, Kimmel helped convince him to head down to the polling station to cast his ballot on Election Day.

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bibleverse1
bibleverse1

People died for the right of all Americans to vote. Vote first then complain. Vote first then say it didnt mean anything. Vote first.

markyramonego
markyramonego

Reason why California often leans Democrat will have you shaking your head - far out from the perceived reasons are just unbelievable: http://shar.es/ceIVF

AbrahamYeshuratnam
AbrahamYeshuratnam

Probably Axl Rose is not aware of the new dimension in military strategy. There is another potential danger looming large in the horizon. Obama has authorized joint military exercise with Egypt. After Morsi became president, several alarming changes have taken place. Like Khomeini’s Iran, the whole state has been Islamized. A constitution that codifies religious fascism was hurriedly written. Hundreds of convicted terrorists were released, turning Egypt into a haven for jihadist terrorism. The Muslim Brotherhood and its Salafist allies attacked embassies and US interests (KFC, Coco Cola etc.,) in the newly Islamic-dominated Middle East countries. Morsi, emulating Iranian Ayatollahs, incessantly affirms his identity as an Islamist leader of an Islamist State. He has appointed Isalmist extremists to head the State press and audiovisual media. Just days after a report that the U.S. was sharply cutting its participation in a military exercise scheduled with Israel, U.S. planes landed in Egypt for a joint exercise. Code-named “Eagle Arena 2012,” the exercise will include air and naval forays by US and Egyptian planes and boats, over the country, Sinai, and the Red Sea. According to Egyptian media reports, the purpose of the exercise is to enable Egyptian forces to practice both defensive and offensive tactics. By giving Muslim Brotherhood forces training in offensive tactics, Obama is training jihadists how to attack America and Israel in a future warfare. Egyptian president Morsi, is working to bolster Egyptian ties with the communist Chinese dictatorship while becoming increasingly despotic at home. When America itself is submerged in loans, Obama has announced last month his plan to transfer $450 million in cash to help Egypt’s jihadist Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government which is estimated somewhere between $12 billion and $23 billion. In the new geopolitical scenario, Egypt having intimate ties with Beijing and Moscow and with the emergence of a new axis in the Middle East – Tehran-Cairo-Baghdad-Damascus – it is suicidal for America to train Muslim Brotherhood forces in defensive and offensive tactics. Another term for Obama will make him to strengthen this alliance with Islamist Egypt which will be a great danger to America and Israel.

dregstudios1
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If Obama loses the election, you can blame/thank Wall Street for bamboozling him. How is it right that an entire new network questions the President’s citizenship for four years to create doubt in voters while a fringe element of the far right demonizes and degrades him? Watch the white hands apply the Blackface to our first African-American President at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html