This. Is. EVERYTHING.
As Conservatives, we basically assume everything and everyone in the entertainment world hates us.
Shows and movies make fun of us as toothless rednecks, “comedy” calls us Nazis, bands tell us we’re not welcome at their concerts.
We know that’s how it works, and for the most part, we just roll with the punches.
It’s funny, then, to see libs PANIC when they find out someone doesn’t agree with them. They don’t really have to deal with this very often.
The best part? This one’s a biggie. It turns out the owner of COACHELLA – aka liberal hipster MECCA – gives BIG BUCKS to Conservatives.
Hell. Freaking. Yes.
Philip Anschutz, the owner of Golden Voice/Coachella, was a Republican mega-donor who gave over $1,000,000 to conservatives during the 2016 election and close to $200,000 to Republican politicians in 2017.
I’m glad no metal bands are playing. No band with any integrity should. https://t.co/nXR3pL7FNT
— Kim “Union Goth” Kelly (@GrimKim) January 6, 2019
BAHAHAHA OH NOES.
According to Daily Caller:
The story itself isn’t new. Fader and other music-centric publications have routinely reported that Philip Anschutz, the CEO of AEG and owner of Golden Voice/Coachella, which puts on the yearly festival, donates regularly to conservative causes, and dropped more than a million dollars during the 2016 election.
This year, the same outlets report that Anschutz gave nearly $200,000 to Republicans, as if they expected Anschutz to suddenly stop making political contributions when his preferred targets were revealed. Those donations went to everyone from Colorado Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to the National Republican Senate Committee (or NRSC), and were, of course, used to defeat Democratic candidates (something Fader seems unduly shocked by).
Spin Magazine reportedly breathlessly on Anschutz’s donations, laying them out by line item.
According to records retrieved from the Federal Election Commission and the website Open Secrets, the recipients of Anschutz’s 2017 political donations included $5,400 apiece to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO). Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) received $2,700, while Paul Ryan’s Prosperity Action PAC received an additional $5,000 …
Anschutz’s biggest donations of 2017 went to the National Republican Senatorial Committee ($104,600) and the National Republican Congressional Committee ($33,400), which aim to protect conservative majorities in their respective houses of Congress.
Open Secrets is clear that Anschutz’s giving goes back more than a decade, and that he’s rarely wavered from his commitment to electing conservative politicians. His record features donations to Bob Dole in 1990, Orrin Hatch in 1994, John McCain in 1998, Elizabeth Dole in 1999, John Ashcroft in 1999, George W. Bush in 2000, and so on. He’s hardly a “new kid on the block.”
This is BAAAD:
Im super upset that The Interrupters are playing, they’re one of my favourite bands. I don’t think they’re aware of this statement, im sure because based on their lyrics and views I dont think they would play if they knew
— aaron⚔️⛓🐐 (@cainsgoat) January 6, 2019
Just one of the many reasons why Coachella sucks
— Dr Locrian (@OG_Grimscribe) January 7, 2019
Why should #Coachella attendees give their hard earned money to the people funding a divisive #Republican agenda?
Lineup artists be informed & consider #facts. Stand for something before you fall for anything! @ArianaGrande @donaldglover @tameimpala #Integrity #Resist https://t.co/p6rkyLKU0t
— Shifali (@Shifali) January 6, 2019
Waiting for the gays to skewer @ArianaGrande for heading Coachella even though the owner as of last year was still donating to Anti- LGBT, Anti-Abortion, Pro Gun and Republican Candidates…
👀👀👀 is that paycheck worth more than being an ally?https://t.co/iQ9EflUhzx
— Mark MacKillop (@mark_mackillop) January 5, 2019
Not everyone who supports your faves is worth bragging about.
For more information on what an absolute CUNT he is and why people have been calling for artists to boycott coachella for years & stop enabling such a horrible person read this: https://t.co/zdWvYnEG6v
— sara (@jeongsmila) January 3, 2019
He donated over $1 million to Elton John’s AIDS foundation.
— c (@bamcradley) January 7, 2019
Coachella doesn’t seem so festive… 😬 https://t.co/N6edXOjxwF
— popdefined (@popdefined) January 4, 2019
it’s not that the guy who profits off of coachella is just republican, its that he’s literally donated millions to anti-lgbt organizations. if you go to coachella i better not see you at pride, treating it like a party when youve proven you dont actually give a shit abt us
— so sad so sexy (@memefucker666_) January 4, 2019
Also to the people liking and retweeting that Coachella supports the Republican Party but then y’all are going either way shows your true colors
— Ash (@Starwars_Cats) January 4, 2019
I have a solution for them. Out of the goodness of my heart.
"OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE COACHELLA IS REPUBLICAN IF YOU GO TO COACHELLA YOU ARE A NAZI."
I'll help you lovely liberals out. I will GLADLY take any tickets you'd like to dispose of for 10 bucks a piece. I won't even tell anyone you almost went to that evil festival! It's a win-win! https://t.co/2SQpkXIdC3
— Ashley “Kimber” D. (@RedIsTheNewPunk) January 7, 2019