If there is one thing that should have been obvious from the start of Oliver Anthony’s fame, it is that he is no Mitt Romney Republican who wants to cut taxes on big corporations and watch the Beltway area grow tremendously as normal people suffer from taxation, inflation, and predatory economic policies.
Instead, he’s the sort of guy that sees how corporatism of the sort that many pre-Trump GOP candidates championed harmed the American worker, with globalism hollowing out the country’s interior and manufacturing base as illegals swarmed across the border to provide cheap labor that made the rich richer and put the hard-working men in the middle out of work.
But places like Fox News tried to do their usual thing and leech off of Anthony like they leeched off of Trump, only to discard him when he offended their sensibilities, trying to make a quick buck off of Anthony’s populist discontent despite not sharing that same discontent.
So, Anthony called them on it. Posting a video in which he called out the viper’s nest of corporatists that try to leech off of populists like him, Anthony said, “It was funny seeing my song at that presidential debate because I wrote that song about those people, you know, so for them to have to sit there and listen to that, that cracks me up,”
He also said, “It’s aggravating seeing people on conservative news try to identify with me like I’m one of them. It’s aggravating seeing certain musicians and politicians act like we’re buddies and act like we’re fighting the same struggle here.”
Anthony also posted about the matter in a lengthy post on Meta’s Facebook. In that post, Anthony said:
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