Monday, September 28, 2015
Dave Matthews Slams Republicans as ‘Nonsensical’
Dave Matthews Slams Republicans as ‘Nonsensical’
by Kipp Jones 28 Sep 2015Los Angeles, CA
Having recently wrapped up his band’s 24th consecutive American summer tour, Dave Matthews tells Rolling Stone Americans should be more accepting of illegal immigrants, while also blasting Republican presidential candidates and praising socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) 16%.
During a wide-ranging interview about music, his band’s upcoming album and politics, the South African-born singer tells the magazine after watching two Republican debates, the party is “disconnected” and “nonsensical,” and has no answers.
“When I listen to the bold-faced, impossible and nonsensical, disconnected claims at the last debate, I’m like, ‘What the f—k are you all talking about?’ None of you are remotely connected. None of you have an actual plan!” said Mathews. “I can stand up and say, ‘If I was President, I would make everybody’s boobs bigger, and I would make men stronger, and everybody would be happy, and everybody would be fed, and the oceans would be clean, and everyone would have jobs. And that’s what I’ll do if I’m President.’”
Matthews, who twice supported President Barack Obama, adds: “Wait, do you s—t money? What are you f—king talking about? There’s no way you can do anything but damage our children’s future by claiming you can spend more money to make us stronger, make us better, make us happier, make the whole world a better, more peaceful place, and cut taxes and have less government. ‘Cause you’re just talking about something that’s f—king impossible.”
When asked if he is supporting any particular candidate in the upcoming election, the 48-year-old praises Sen. Bernie Sanders:
“When I hear someone speaking in terms of the workers rising up and the working people feeling like they have a voice, when I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there’s a hope. And I have no party affiliation. I’m not saying with his half-a-million donators and supporters that have committed 30 bucks on average to his campaign, he can win without a Super PAC. But that’s a guy who is talking about something real and that isn’t insulted by being called a liberal.
“Someone could call me a liberal, and I’d say, ‘Thank you.’ Someone could call me a socialist, and I’d say, “I wish I was a socialist.” I should get a shirt that says, “Tax me! Tax the f—k out of me!” At least we’re hearing more of a voice from him by having him out there and speaking in complete sentences rather than a bunch of slogans that don’t mean anything. So I feel like there’s hope as long as some people are speaking to the real problem in this country.”
Dave Matthews concludes, saying, Americans should not look down the homeless, the mentally ill, or people who are unable to find work, and says there should be more sympathy for “migrant workers” who come in illegally to “work hard for their futures.”
He also calls it “f—king astounding” that “the richest and the most powerful country in the world” can’t offer a safety net for “people who have fallen through the cracks.”
Matthews was appointed as a celebrity ambassador to promote citizenship and naturalization for eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens a week ago by President Obama.
To read the rest of Dave Matthews’ RS interview, click here.
Dave Matthews is a governing council member for the Wilderness Society, and a board member for Farm Aid.
Note: Richard C. Blum is a governing council member for the Wilderness Society, married to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank).
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Commercial Club of Chicago, Members Directory A-Z (Past Research)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Rahm I. Emanuel is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago (IL) mayor, Ari Emanuel’s brother, and was the White House chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.
Ari Emanuel is Rahm I. Emanuel’s brother, and the co-CEO & director for William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
Willie Nelson is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and the president for Farm Aid.
Dave Matthews is a board member for Farm Aid, and a governing council member for the Wilderness Society.
John Mellencamp is a board member for Farm Aid, and was a performer for the We Are One Inaugural Celebration.
We Are One Inaugural Celebration is the opening concert for the 2009 Barack Obama inauguration.
Bruce Springsteen was a performer for the We Are One Inaugural Celebration, and is Evan Springsteen’s father.
Evan Springsteen is Bruce Springsteen’s son, and was an intern at Rolling Stone.
Jann S. Wenner is the founder of Rolling Stone, and a trustee at the New York Restoration Project.
Tamsen Ann Ziff is a trustee at the New York Restoration Project, and a trustee at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Barbra Streisand is a trustee at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client.
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