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Dropkick Murphys to WI GOP Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald: Using our music as your intro like "a white supremacist coming out to gangsta rap"

Wisconsin Republican Jeff Fitzgerald is running against Sen. Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wis.) for the U.S. Senate. Fitzgerald is BFFs with Gov. Scott Walker and used the Dropkick Murphys song “Shipping Up To Boston" at the GOP Convention this weekend. This is the same band who released "Take ‘Em Down" in support of Wisconsin’s unions and the protesters at the state capital, and have long been friends to organized labor.

Well, they found about Fitzgerald’s musical selection.

Hilarity ensues:

We just got word that Wisconsin State Rep and Speaker of the State Assembly Jeff Fitzgerald used “Shipping Up To Boston” as his walk-on song yesterday at the Wisconsin GOP Convention in Green Bay.

The stupidity and irony of this is laughable. A Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate - and crony of anti-Union Governor Scott Walker - using a Dropkick Murphys song as an intro is like a white supremacist coming out to gangsta rap!

Fitzgerald: if you and your staff can’t even figure out your music you might wanna give up on the politics!!!!!

We stand beside our Union and Labor brothers and sisters and their families in Wisconsin and all over the U.S!

–DKM

Today, Fitzgerald replied:

Fitzgerald on Monday said he meant no harm, and has simply always liked the band and that song, which was featured in the Martin Scorcese film, “The Departed.” He said he doesn’t plan to play the song anymore, but doesn’t know what song he will chose next. 

The Departed? Hey, way to burnish your image with a song featured in a movie about the Irish mob… if that’s your reasoning. “Ooh, that one song in that movie I like…”

I challenge Jeff Fitzgerald to name one other song by Dropkick Murphys he likes. 

I’ll bet it’s not “Take ‘Em Down.” Or “Worker’s Song”…

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    I like “Walk Away” a lot. Might be fitting in certain occasions with the GOP too…
  6. lesbianlegbreaker reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Or “Take it and Run”
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Stop being an ignorant fucknut with my family name! BASTARD!
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    I wonder if Fitzgerald feels awkward, because while he says he likes this band.. they don’t like his views. I swear the...
  13. a-strong-female-character reblogged this from livealifethatscompletelyfree and added:
    I dig the Dropkick Murphys moderately, but fuck yea. I’m glad they spoke up about that.
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    Ok, I am from MA, I remember Dropkick when they couldn’t sell out the pub at my women’s college, and they aren’t my...
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