by Eric Dondero
This is about as absurd as it gets. A snooty religious conservative woman was offended by... wait for it... the phrase "hot damn" being used in a Toby Keith song played at a rally in Colorado for Mitt Romney.
Politico reports, "Mitt’s ‘hot’ mess"
Mitt Romney’s campaign soundtrack – heavy on the patriotic country rock – is as reliably white bread as the candidate’s stump speech.Now, we know Coloradoans to be rugged cowboy types; not a bunch of ninnies.
But after he concluded his 15-minute stump speech in Grand Junction, he had a “big-time” supporter unhappy with a lone profanity in one of his songs.
“There were swear words in there,” said Mary Kronvall, 72, of Grand Junction. “It’s not appropriate for Mitt Romney’s campaign.”
The offending lyric: “Hot dog, hot damn, I love this American ride” from Toby Keith’s “American Ride,” a Romney musical staple.
Kronvall, who said she and her husband are “big-time Republican,” approached the campaign’s sound guy to register her complaints. She was met with shaken heads.
The song isn’t likely to dim Kronvall’s enthusiasm for Romney, but, she said, she’ll be staying home Tuesday night.
“I don’t go to the caucuses,” she said. “The moderate Republicans pretty much have it sewed up, and I’m not moderate. I’m very conservative, evangelical.”
Is there any process in the Colorado GOP by-laws, to actively expel an individual from the State Republican Party? Strip her of her title of "Republican," and forever ban her from participating in any GOP functions, or even voting Republican?
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