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confession: “I’m a bit of a neocon”
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Pete Townshend’s political
confession: “I’m a bit of a neocon”

Yahoo! News, by Jonathan Karl*

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/4/2012 3:01:50 PM

If you ask Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey about political messages behind the The Who´s music, they´ll be quick to tell you the band steered clear of mixing politics and music. But when these rock legends sat down with ABC´s Jonathan Karl to talk about their work for teens with cancer, they didn´t shy away from talking about both politics and music. Townshend, who described himself "a bit of a neocon" politically, said he was surprised that Mitt Romney lost the election to President Obama. "I thought he [Romney] was throwing the money in such buckets

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* Richard Coolidge, Jordyn Phelps & Sherisse Pham
Seems like a lot of these old time Rock & Roll guys are Right leaning. I guess they don´t like having all their earning taken away and squandered by a Third-rate act.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mabel normand, 12/4/2012 3:07:04 PM     (No. 9048345)

Nice of them to highlight the kiddie-diddler.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/4/2012 3:16:51 PM     (No. 9048365)

#1: he is NOT a kiddie diddler. He was never charged as such and he´s given a lot to the prevention of such things.

However, I´m not sure he should have grasped the "neocon" mantle since the leftist media has taken to changing its meaning whenever they want to bash someone ... usually someone Jewish.

I think he means he leans more libertarian and free-market. He´s a man who made millions in rock-and-roll and still worked a day job. He´s no idler.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 12/4/2012 3:40:13 PM     (No. 9048409)

#2, ah but he did have kiddie porn on his computer. He claimed it was research.
Riiiiiiiiightttttt.
Yuck in any event.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 12/4/2012 4:11:12 PM     (No. 9048470)

The ONLY reason he wasn´t locked up for owning child pornography is because he is rich and famous. Hardly neocon values.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/4/2012 5:50:28 PM     (No. 9048627)

I saw Daltrey on Top Gear (the original British version, not that piece-of-carp American knock-off) and he sounded very sensible. Made me wonder at the time if he´s conservative...Jeremy and James are, and I think Richard probably is somewhat.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: gesundheit, 12/4/2012 6:07:43 PM     (No. 9048654)

Pete Townshend would be an excellent choice for the British to designate as their next Ambassador to the U.S. if Obama goes ahead with his plans to make a complete mockery of America´s special relationship with Britain by choosing Anna Wintour as our Ambassador to the Court of St. James´s.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 12/4/2012 6:31:00 PM     (No. 9048685)

I guess this admission kind of makes sense - anyone remember that while on stage at Woodstock, Townsend blasted Abbie Hoffman in the head with his guitar? Hoffman had grabbed a mic and started blabbing about something to the crowd and Pete was having none of it...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 12/4/2012 6:36:54 PM     (No. 9048692)

Baby-boomers did vote for Romney...too bad for them their kids did not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/4/2012 8:56:27 PM     (No. 9048838)

I may not be the only L-Dotter who is a huge Who fan, but I am gratified to hear this. I thought I heard the strains of "Won´t Get Fooled Again" during the 2012 election cycle...

The Who [with the exception of the late Keith Moon and John Entwhistle] have lived to see the change in England from socialism to privatisiation under Maggie Thatcher. I think they are smart enough to see where their bread is buttered.

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