The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation was so terrible that it even made singer Taylor Swift suddenly care about politics.

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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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Courtesy of Uproxx:

In the past, Taylor Swift has kept politics out of her public social media channels — to the point that critics and detractors have quite publicly asked her to take stances like denouncing white supremacist groups co-opting her image. Instead, she has taken action in different ways, like threatening to sue.

Today however, in the wake of a landmark decision by the Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a justice on the Supreme Court, despite compelling, credible testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about him sexually assaulting her as a teen, Swift has written a public, decisive post on her Instagram about how she will be voting for midterm elections and what exactly her political beliefs are.

In her lengthy post, Taylor wrote that she believes in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that she is against any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender. She also wrote that she believes the “systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.” Swift went even further, skewering the voting record of Tennessee’s Republican senator Marsha Blackburn, and throwing her support behind the Democratic candidate for Senate, Phil Bredesen, and the Democratic candidate for House of Representatives, Jim Cooper. She also urges her fans, especially those who have just recently turned 18, to register to vote. Check out the full text of her post below, and kudos to Taylor for using her massive platform to explain to her fans exactly where her values lie.

The conservatives are forever running down celebrities for being too involved in politics, but that is obviously because most well-known entertainers want absolutely NOTHING to do with their candidates. 

However, it should be noted that Taylor Swift has a huge following, and many of her fans fall exactly within the demographic that is of great interest to those on the Democratic side of the ticket. 

These would most likely be young women who would be voting for the first time ever. 

Those are typically political neophytes who know very little about what is going on in the world and are looking for a little direction. 

Taylor Swift just provided that and quite likely has set perhaps a  few thousand new voters on the path to support progressive candidates for years to come. 

That is no small thing, and if other well-known entertainers are similarly affected by the Kavanaugh confirmation this could really turn into a much larger blue wave than predicted previously. 

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9 Comments

  1. Anon October 8, 2018 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Swift gave sound advice about educating your self and voting for who represents your values best. It is a good thing to encourage people to vote. I understand most Republicans do not value educating yourself. They depend on someone to feed them information.

  2. Rick October 8, 2018 at 6:07 am - Reply
  3. Blue Wave October 8, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I predict Kenye or Yeezie, or whatever that poor mentally ill sucker calls himself, will be commenting on this. Drama.

  4. Anon October 8, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/heres-mapping-hate-groups-reveals-white-supremacy-america/

    The states with the most hate groups per million people in population were Montana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Vermont.

    Drivers of hate are dependent on regions and cultures and all the things we see and study in geography,” “It can be really complicated. People don’t just hate for one reason.”
    “The motivators and drivers of hate look very different in different places,” “If you look at the maps, you can see that these sort of regions emerge where the [different] variables are playing the same role.”

    most of the Midwest and East Coast see more hate groups as counties grow more religious. Similar geographic trends are seen when tracking hate groups and Republicanism.

    People can be transformed by one relationship, – “The xenophobic, anti-Muslim threat is a very real threat and a growing threat in our community,”
    Her organization wants to “provide viable theological and ideological ways for [people] to cling to peace rather than … moving toward fear.”

    “It’s about changing their perspective just a little bit,” “Because often when you change their perspective just a little bit, it allows them to see the cracks in the foundation of the ideology that they believe in.”

    Medina would like to investigate further, for instance, the roles that specific religions play; the current study groups all religions together. He also plans to work with researchers who will do qualitative studies to learn about motivations directly from citizens.”

  5. 14/88 October 8, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/taylor-swift-endorses-bredesen-and-cooper-says-blackburn-terrifies-her

    “traitorous taylor”

    ““It was good while it lasted, mates,” one 4chan user wrote.”

  6. Tidal Bore October 8, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

    ‘Results of this survey are certainly favorable for Democrats, and may even show that a Blue Wave is likely. A Blue Tsunami, that would lead to a Democratic takeover of the Senate, is not currently being predicted by the polls, although it is still a possibility with the election being four weeks from tomorrow.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/08/blue-wave-likely-as-democrats-grab-leads-in-battleground-districts.html

  7. DiXie ChicK October 8, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/taylor-swift-finally-got-political-why-now

    “Shocking—especially for those who’d interpreted her silence as an endorsement of the alt-right.

    “The first couple of milliseconds I thought it must be a mistake, so I moved to the side very quickly so that his side would be removed from my ass cheek, but it didn’t let go.” She won the case, and was subsequently celebrated as a “Silence Breaker” in Time’s Person of the Year issue.

    You might be made to feel like you’re overreacting, because society has made this stuff seem so casual…You should not be blamed for waiting 15 minutes or 15 days or 15 years to report sexual assault or harassment.” Silence Breaker. Now, Swift is finally earning that title.”

  8. Anonymous October 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    “That is no small thing, and if other well-known entertainers are similarly affected by the Kavanaugh confirmation this could really turn into a much larger blue wave than predicted previously.”

    Dude, if you are depending on Hollywood and entertainers to turn the tide…. may I remind you of 2016.

    Anyone with a brain should know better than to ever listen to out of touch uber rich entertainers that travel with a flock of hangers on and body guards.

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