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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”…

Filed under Dropkick Murphys Wisconsin ON WISCONSIN politics Jeff Fitzgerald are you for real? GOP U.S. Senate Election 2012 Republican Conservative

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FOR WISCONSIN!

"Take ‘em Down" by Dropkick Murphys

Lyrics:

When the boss comes callin’ they’ll put us down 
When the boss comes callin’ gotta stand your ground 
When the boss comes callin’ don’t believe their lies 

When the boss comes callin’ his take his toll 
When the boss comes callin’ don’t you sell your soul 
When the boss comes callin’ we gotta organize 

Let em know 
We gotta take the bastards down 
Let them know 
We gotta smash them to the ground 
Let em know 
We gotta take the bastards down 

When the boss comes callin’ you’ll be on your own 
When the boss comes callin’ will you stand alone? 
When the boss comes callin’ will you let them in? 

When the boss comes callin’ will you stand and fight? 
When the boss comes callin’ we must unite 
When the boss comes callin’ we can’t let them win 

Let em know 
We gotta take the bastards down 
Let them know 
We gotta smash ‘em to the ground 
Let em know 

We gotta take the bastards down 
We gotta take the bastards down 

When the boss comes callin’ they’ll put us down 
When the boss comes callin’ gotta stand your ground 
When the boss comes callin’ don’t believe their lies 

When the boss comes callin’ his take his toll 
When the boss comes callin’ don’t you sell your soul 
When the boss comes callin’ we gotta organize 

Let em know 
We gotta take the bastards down 
Let them know 
We gotta smash ‘em to the ground 
Let em know 
We gotta take the bastards down 

Let em know 
We gotta take the bastards down 
Let them know 
We gotta smash ‘em to the ground 
Let em know 
We gotta take the bastards down 

Filed under Wisconsin politics Dropkick Murphys protest Take Em Down ON WISCONSIN!

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"Take ‘Em Down!" by Dropkick Murphys

Hey Everyone, the Dropkick Murphys would like to take a moment to acknowledge the struggles of the working people of Wisconsin and to pledge our support and solidarity by releasing the song “Take Em Down” from our upcoming album. We think it’s appropriate at the moment and hope you like it.

We have also created a limited edition “Take ‘Em Down” t-shirt which will be available for sale shortly at www.dropkickmurphys.com/merch. Proceeds from the “Take ‘Em Down” t-shirt sales will benefit Workers’ Rights Emergency Response Fund (https://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4002/wi-response).

We’ll see you in Wisconsin in a few days,

The Dropkick Murphys Stand With Wisconsin !!!!!

Filed under Dropkick Murphys Take em down Wisconsin Democracy pro-union protest solidarity freedom