Proving that not all famous musicians are in the thrall of Barack Obama and his brand of punitive liberalism, Jonathan Davis, lead singer of the heavy metal band Korn made headlines today criticizing the president.
In an interview with the music trade publication Billboard, Davis said that he believed Obama had "basically dragged this country down into the worst it's ever been." Davis made those remarks in reference to a song on the group's new CD "Path of Totality" entitled "Illuminati." His full comments are below the break:
"I feel like Obama's an Illuminati puppet… it's basically dragged this country down into the worst it's ever been. 'You've built this house of shame' -- the White House used to be, everybody looked up at the White House and America and everything, and now I think it's like a house of shame."
One hopes that Davis thought through saying such remarks as there is a long history of the intolerant left trying to freeze out entertainers who have the temerity to criticize Democratic politicians.
The snippet from Billboard is so short, it's possible that Davis was criticizing Obama from the left, however, given the observed general lack of interest in being proud of America at left-wing protests, that seems unlikely.
Despite his wealth-bashing rhetoric, Obama has had no problem palling around with elites. He already has raised more money from Wall Street than all the GOP presidential candidates combined and just got finished hosting a $35,000 a plate fundraiser in New York City. His campaign says it hopes to raise over $1 billion for his reelection.
Korn became famous during the 1990s and since that time has sold 19 million albums in the US and 35 million worldwide.