Recent months have shown us in a very real way which Americans are grateful patriotic citizens, and which are the discontented finger pointers. Especially in the world of superstars, everyone from actors to singers to football players have shown their true colors and as it turns out, and not everyone bleeds red ,white, and blue, as we might have wished.
We’ve had to deal with protests at our football games and actors spewing hate on social media, but a faithful few have shown us that they still have love for the country that made them into what they are, and have stood up for America. Singer Kid Rock has been one unexpected ally in the fight for patritiosm and he’s not afraid to use his platform to blast those who show less love for the flag.
Rock had a few choice words for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his absurd anthem protest at a concert he held in August, Click On Detroit reported on the singers less than glowing report. But even before that, he gave credit where credit was due and acknowledged the love he got from the hard working middle class.
“Prior to performing the second song of his Iowa State Fair Grandstand set Sunday night, Kid Rock warned that he wanted to ease fans into his show.
‘I just wanna say thank you to each and every one of you for spending your hard earned money to come and watch us play for you tonight,’ Rock said before leading the band through ‘Born Free.’ The top ticket to get into Sunday’s show cost $90 before fees.”
And that’s when things got interesting. The singer has been toying with the idea of running for office in the 2018 election, and the response has been phenomenal. Some polls even show him ahead of the incumbent. Rock hasn’t been pulling any punches as concerns those who don’t give America the credit that it’s due.
“Headlines have swirled around Rock for the last month amid speculations that the Detroit-area resident would be throwing his hat in the ring for a U.S. senate seat during the 2018 mid-term elections. A vocal supporter of Mitt Romney in 2012 and President Donald Trump during the 2016 election, Rock launched kidrockforsenate.com earlier this year but has yet to declare his candidacy.
Aside from selling “Kid Rock for U.S. Senate” shirts at $25 apiece and running a brief photo of President Trump during an in-song photo collage, Rock kept politics out of his Iowa show. That was until the bridge of “Born Free,” when he decided to share his thoughts on the upcoming National Football League season.
At that moment, the singer delivered a short message for NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49er gained attention in 2016 for protesting the National Anthem prior to games.
‘Football’s about ready to start,’ he said. ‘You know what? (expletive) Colin Kaepernick.”
Apparently Kid Rock is one American that doesn’t appreciate the former football players political feelings. Rock is been a die hard conservative since he started voicing opinions loudly a few election cycles ago. This isn’t a difficult choice for him, considering the current political climate.
But that wasn’t the end of his comments on the racist former 49ers quarterback. Rock continued his profanity laced rant later on, and left us all with a little bit to think about.
Via Fox2 Detroit:
“Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and also teasing at some kind of political future.
The Romeo-born entertainer spoke between songs Wednesday at a concert in Grand Rapids. He spoke used a podium with a faux-federal seal that read “United States of `Merica” and delivered a profanity-laden speech where he dismissed those who are calling him “racist.”
Kid Rock also blasted those who ‘take a knee or sit’ during the national anthem. Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem while with the San Francisco 49ers last year in protest of police violence and social injustice. Kid Rock previously made comments about Kaepernick during an Iowa concert.
Instagram user madamasuka captured video of part of Kid Rock’s commentary at the Grand Rapids concert. Click here to watch if you can’t see the video below. Warning, the video contains offensive language.
Earlier this summer, the artist launched a website indicating that he may be considering a run for U.S. Senate in Michigan. No formal announcement or election filing has been made.
Publicists for Kid Rock sent out a memo saying the artist plans to give some political ‘insight’ during his concerts at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit next week. He has six sold-out shows at the new stadium, beginning September 12.
The email states that Kid Rock will give his fans ‘exclusive insight on his political views and aspirations for Michigan while on stage.’ It’s unclear right now if that’s the same message he shared at his Grand Rapids concert.”
President Trump isn’t the first outsider to start a political career and do very well with it. Now it looks like Trump is starting a flood of other non-politicians to run for public office. Even though we traditionally send lawyers to Washington to uphold the law, since they’ve stopped doing that job, we are going to have to resort to other options. Thankfully, there are people in the public eye like Kid Rock who are willing to stand up to the current anarchist masquerading as representatives.
[H/T: Fox2 Detroit]