Lots of Conservatives Like the Grateful Dead
I used to think it was just me and Ann Coulter but apparently, the music of the Grateful Dead has wide appeal to many conservatives.
Hunter Schwarz of the Washington Post…
Grateful Dead fans: Surprisingly Republican
The Grateful Dead are playing the final show of their “Fare Thee Well” Tour on Sunday in Chicago, and if that means anything to you, you’re more likely a Republican than a Democrat.
What? America’s pioneering jam band is more a Republican thing than a Democratic one? Well, kinda.
A poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and the Mellman Group found the band has a 46 percent hard name ID (i.e. whether people can judge it favorably or unfavorably) among Republicans, compared with 37 percent among Democrats, and 35 percent among independents.
It makes perfect sense if you think about it. Their video for U.S. Blues is about an inch away from being a Schoolhouse Rock video describing the Boston Tea Party.
Here’s a bonus tune by the Jerry Garcia Band called The Wheel. I love this song…