Some people don’t learn.
You might’ve thought Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines learned the hard way to keep politics out of her music career, after her music took a big hit in the wake of comments she made against the Iraq war and then President George W. Bush.
And now, Maines has once again waded into the political realm, calling country radio ‘hypocrites’ for not banning Trump after his Second Amendment comments from earlier this week.
Unfortunately for Maines, her comments do more to reveal her own hypocrisy than that of those she accuses.
Via The Hill:
“I get banned for not liking Bush and now Trump can practically put a hit out on Hillary and he’s still all over the country radio! Hypocrites!” Maines tweeted early Thursday.
I get banned for not liking Bush and now Trump can practically put a hit out on Hillary and he’s still all over country radio! Hypocrites!
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) August 11, 2016
In March 2003, Maines met with a serious backlash when she spoke out against the Iraq War at a concert in London and said she and her band were “ashamed” of President George W. Bush.
“Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas,” Maines said at the time.
Many country radio stations stopped playing the band’s music after the controversial comment.
On Tuesday, the Republican presidential nominee appeared to joke about “Second Amendment people” stopping his Democratic counterpart.
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said.
“By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” he added. “Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Trump has said he was referring to efforts by defenders of the Second Amendment to stop Clinton from appointing liberal justices through the political process. He has also ripped the media for its interpretation of the remarks.
Even putting aside Maines’ mischaracterization of Trump’s comments, someone might want to remind her of Hillary Clinton’s own rather direct commentary about a “hit” on her rival back in 2008, Barack Obama, which you can see here.
And perhaps someone might want to clue Maines into the fact that it was Hillary Clinton who supported the Iraq war she railed against in 2003, while Donald Trump was against it.
Funny how that selective memory works, eh? Now, Maines comes out bashing the one who was against the war while defending the one who supported it.
Who’s the hypocrite?
Naturally, the Twitterverse wasted no time in calling out Maines for her comments:
— creepy texas cracka (@Aundria_Hamby) August 11, 2016
— Roll (@callmer0ll) August 11, 2016
— Fred Welch (@fjw09080) August 11, 2016
@thehill I thought they left the country. Never learns to keep their mouths shut
— Jackie Oravetz (@JesusandHarley) August 11, 2016
@redsoutrage you would think that she would of learned to keep her comments to herself the first time
— Evil Cheese (@Real_EvilCheese) August 11, 2016
@thehill Guess she is still as dumb as a post. Some people never learn.
— John Barber (@kn3gek) August 11, 2016
My thoughts exactly.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]