Over the weekend, singer/songwriter Taylor Swift joined the 2018 midterm political fray when she enthusiastically endorsed Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, who is running against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, writing on Instagram:
“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.”
Swift said Blackburn is opposed to those values:
“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.
“I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate.”
White supremacists have long hailed Swift as an “Aryan goddess,” the Daily Beast reports, the embodiment of the ideal white woman, but her Instagram posting unleashed their concern and anger toward the star. Many took to the 4Chan message board to bemoan Swift’s political affiliation, with one writing:
“Yeah I guess she didn’t learn a god damn thing. Like most brainwashed White liberal women, but there are good White women who don’t stab their own kind in the back. Swift will get her just reward from her dindu friends, only a matter of time.”
Another posted what sounded like a death threat, predicting that Swift would “die of a stroke” within a month.
There was also a posting that read:
“Stupid b*tch doesn’t respect the Trump curse. She has to learn the hard way.”
As we’ve long suspected, the Trump cult cannot stand dissent or any opinion that doesn’t comport with their own narrow view of the world. They demand absolute loyalty and devotion to the person of Donald Trump. It should be interesting to watch them squirm if Democrats retake control of Congress in November.
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