Damage Control - Fans Pissed and may Spread
January 22, 2013 3:42:08 AM UTC Post #11

@Whiskeyman35: Your on! One of my favorite cities to party in! Thanks for the offer. If your ever in the Jackson Hole, WY area drop me a line and I'll do the same. Take care!!

January 22, 2013 10:30:08 PM UTC Post #12

Thanks toolbox for clearing this up.makes me feel alot better.Love America,love our troops,love whats left of our freedom,love Skynyrd but cant stand that ass in the white house.

January 23, 2013 3:57:10 PM UTC Post #13


Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant is looking to make a new name for the band in Republican politics.

The singer recently lent his star power to Florida Republican Ted Yoho, who scored a surprise upset of Rep. Cliff Stearns in a congressional primary earlier this week. Van Zant is also supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, and will be on hand at the Republican National Convention where the band is slated to perform alongside Trace Adkins and Kid Rock.

“I hope whoever wins come November, whether it be Romney, or [Obama], they put this country back on track,” Van Zant told POLITICO. “I did not vote for President Obama … now he’s the president of the United States. Whatever happens we have to support him. We have to be good Americans and stand by our president.”

Still, Van Zant said he’s skeptical of Obama’s policies.

“His whole platform was change, change. Well, very little has changed I know for the people that are our fans,” Van Zant said. “As far as I’m concerned, I’ve heard the president go we’re asking the rich to take a little bit more in taxes. Well, that’s not asking, that’s telling. I still believe in the trickle-down effect.””

And he’s tired of the endless campaigning.

“I’m just hoping we get to November and everybody survives,” Van Zant said. “If it was me, I don’t think I’d run any of those commercials. I get so sick of them. … I understand the value of them, but I think most people have made up their mind who they are going to vote for anyway.”

Van Zant, a former Democrat, says he was inspired by President Ronald Reagan.

“I loved Ronald Reagan. I believed in what he was saying. I believed that he was going to take care of national security and as far as I’m concerned I think he’s one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had,” Van Zant said. “I hope whoever wins in November does as good a job.”

But just because they are playing in Tampa, at a concert to raise money for wounded soldiers, doesn’t mean all the band members are Republicans.

“We’re always back and forth,” he said. “Surprisingly, we’re not that far apart.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79810.html#ixzz2IoZS2Z3O

Thank You Lynyrd Skynyrd for the music!

January 23, 2013 10:54:41 PM UTC Post #14

I guess I posted before I got all the facts.JVZ you are the man!!

January 30, 2013 7:09:15 AM UTC Post #15

Whatever JVZ said or didn't Say- ya know what? This is America/ We have the right to say anything we want to.
It is called freedom of speech.
Take for example, The Guy who walked up to ME in Ronnie Van Zant's Park,and said "Gary's a Dick, and you need to change your Nick Name ,-RossingtonRules..."
I cannot REPEAT what I said to Him-BUT- it is my Right to give myself any Nick I want-This is America,and,no matter how MUCH I HATED what that A-Hole had to say to me,I have to admit,it was his freedom of speech in this country,that enabled him to say it.It's a double edged sword,I think. I also think JVZ has the right to say whatever he wants....We can always agree to sisagree with him if we don't like it-
I like JVZ.


I ain't Hidin' from nobody, Nobody's hidin' from me

January 30, 2013 9:44:10 AM UTC Post #16

If people get pissed over a person's views and want to stop supporting a band because of it - good. Let them leave. TRUE fans don't walk out on a band. You enjoy a band on the music they make - not their personal opinions on matters. I myself am a Republican like many others on here, (and I'm not a huge fan of NObama), but Johnny only said American's should support him. He didn't say you have to like him...didn't say he has to be your favorite - just to support him.

Now you can choose to or you can choose not to (I choose not to), but that shouldn't affect your love for a band who you grew to love based on their MUSIC on something so trivial.

Take for instance...Green Day. Green Day is VERY Liberal. I love them because of their music - not their political views.

And if you want to like a band based on anything other than the music and get bent out of shape and want to leave if they don't agree with you?

GO AHEAD AND LEAVE. Don't let the door hit you in the as$

They say a diamond only whispers to us when we are alone...It's just forever's little trick
- to help a hammer find a stone

January 31, 2013 12:12:56 PM UTC Post #17

@My Own Sunrise: You took the words right out of my mouth.I always believed that if you make a political statement about half the people are not going to like it.I personally would not mix music with politics.Johnny is right by saying we have to back whoever is running our country.If you are against our country because you don't like the president is that right? I believe if your in our country you have to back our president, our troops and for all those visiting from south of the border,spend some money here and show you want to be here.Get behind our troops and our Olympic teams and yes that includes soccer.U.S.A. U.S.A.U.S.A.all together we can survive this mess we are in but divide it now and only God knows what might happen.Go Skynyrd.Johnny you have a hell of a lot more people supporting you than are against you so rock on brother.Peace Duffy.C.Wishbone a.k.a.Pat

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