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“Bad Romance” For Republicans

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – a.k.a. “Lady Gaga” – turned down $1 million to perform at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida last year. That’s according to a slew of documents unearthed as part of a lawsuit involving entertainment at the quadrennial partisan event. The suit – first reported…

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – a.k.a. “Lady Gaga” – turned down $1 million to perform at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida last year. That’s according to a slew of documents unearthed as part of a lawsuit involving entertainment at the quadrennial partisan event.

The suit – first reported by The Washington Examiner – was filed by GOP nonprofit group American Action Network against Wyoming-based Cater America LLC, an event management firm. The case revolves around the cancellation of a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at the GOP convention due to Hurricane Isaac – but it could spill over into other issues.

In fact Cater America is reportedly countersuing American Action Network over a Journey concert that was held at the event.

Anyway, included in the documents is a list of performers the GOP wanted to lure to the convention (along with the amounts they intended to pay).

Take a look …

  • Lady Gaga ($1,000,000)
  • Pitbull ($250,000)
  • Gloria Estefan ($750,000)
  • Dolly Parton (Unknown, but supposedly required a jet to travel)
  • Kelly Clarkson (Unknown)
  • The Indigo Girls (Unknown)
  • Melissa Etheridge (Unknown)
  • Pedrito Martinez (“next to nothing”)

Kid Rock, the Zac Brown Band and Three Doors Down wound up playing the convention – in addition to Journey.

Pitbull and Dolly Parton joined Gaga in turning the organizers down.

Wow … rejected by Dolly Parton? Talk about the epitome of tone deafness, people …

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46 comments

Jack of Hearts April 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Rebranding is the new Republican party mantra, but, sorry, fellas, that baby is beyond hope. Only right-wing-nuts in college (small minority) buy that, and most young people and minorities have already left town.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 7:12 am

Seems GaGa saved the libertarian-FITS Republicans from themselves…

Who wants to Re-brand to be a clone of the FAILED, Stupid, America-Hating, immoral, Nazi-like and Bigoted democrats…???

When Obama finally collapses everything good about this country..maybe you pop culture, idol-worshiping IDIOTS will be left to wallow in your left-wing feces…and realize how IGNORANT you, and your liberal gods are…

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Outlaw Empty Chair April 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

Maybe Clint Eastwood was the only entertainer willing to join that crowd of idiots?

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Southern Nationalist April 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I’m certainly not a Republican but I do notice that your party has driven away most Whites. It seems to have branded itself as the Anti-White Party. By default the GOP has become the White Party. But its leaders are in denial about this. It doesn’t go well with their agenda of flooding the USA with cheap Third World immigrant workers for corporate America.

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Jack of Hearts April 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Rebranding is the new Republican party mantra, but, sorry, fellas, that baby is beyond hope. Only right-wing-nuts in college (small minority) buy that, and most young people and minorities have already left town.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 7:12 am

Seems GaGa saved the libertarian-FITS Republicans from themselves…

Who wants to Re-brand to be a clone of the FAILED, Stupid, America-Hating, immoral, Nazi-like and Bigoted democrats…???

When Obama finally collapses everything good about this country..maybe you pop culture, idol-worshiping IDIOTS will be left to wallow in your left-wing feces…and realize how IGNORANT you, and your liberal gods are…

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Outlaw Empty Chair April 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

Maybe Clint Eastwood was the only entertainer willing to join that crowd of idiots?

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Southern Nationalist April 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I’m certainly not a Republican but I do notice that your party has driven away most Whites. It seems to have branded itself as the Anti-White Party. By default the GOP has become the White Party. But its leaders are in denial about this. It doesn’t go well with their agenda of flooding the USA with cheap Third World immigrant workers for corporate America.

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shifty henry April 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Don’t these entertainers KNOW that the GOP is the FUN PARTY?

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shifty henry April 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Don’t these entertainers KNOW that the GOP is the FUN PARTY?

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RHood2 April 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

The indigo girls are still an act?

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RHood2 April 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

The indigo girls are still an act?

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Squishy123 April 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm

So they tried to get a bunch of liberals to play their convention? I’m sure the people who attended are upset that Pitbull didn’t entertain them.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 7:14 am

The FITS-Moderates are Stupid. And that’s the type of “Republican” hung up on these No-Talent Entertainers…
You’re right….No thanks…

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Squishy123 April 2, 2013 at 9:31 am

Shut the fuck up, I wasn’t talking to you.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

What’s more: you’d likely $#!* your pants if one of your liberal gods, like Pitbull, turned you down….I don’t worship your idols…and that’s why you hate…

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dL April 6, 2013 at 6:40 am

Bigt u moron

Squishy123 April 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm

So they tried to get a bunch of liberals to play their convention? I’m sure the people who attended are upset that Pitbull didn’t entertain them.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 7:14 am

The FITS-Moderates are Stupid. And that’s the type of “Republican” hung up on these No-Talent Entertainers…
You’re right….No thanks…

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Squishy123 April 2, 2013 at 9:31 am

Shut the fuck up, I wasn’t talking to you.

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

What’s more: you’d likely $#!* your pants if one of your liberal gods, like Pitbull, turned you down….I don’t worship your idols…and that’s why you hate…

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dL April 6, 2013 at 6:40 am

Bigt u moron

I wasn't born to follow (Byrds April 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEfcawx6Fc

I’d rather go and journey where the diamond crest is flowing, and

Run across the valley beneath the sacred mountain, and

Wander through the forest

Where the trees have leaves of prisms and break the light in colors

That no one knows the names of.

And when it’s time I’ll go and wait, beside a legendary fountain

Till I see your form reflected in its clear and jeweled waters,

And if you think I’m ready,

You may lead me to the chasm where the rivers of our vision

Flow into one another.

I will want to die beneath the white cascading waters.

She may beg, she may plead, she may argue with her logic,

And then she’ll know the things I learned,

That really have no value; in the end she will surely know

I wasn’t born to follow.

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9" April 6, 2013 at 3:23 am Reply
I wasn't born to follow (Byrds April 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEfcawx6Fc

I’d rather go and journey where the diamond crest is flowing, and

Run across the valley beneath the sacred mountain, and

Wander through the forest

Where the trees have leaves of prisms and break the light in colors

That no one knows the names of.

And when it’s time I’ll go and wait, beside a legendary fountain

Till I see your form reflected in its clear and jeweled waters,

And if you think I’m ready,

You may lead me to the chasm where the rivers of our vision

Flow into one another.

I will want to die beneath the white cascading waters.

She may beg, she may plead, she may argue with her logic,

And then she’ll know the things I learned,

That really have no value; in the end she will surely know

I wasn’t born to follow.

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9" April 6, 2013 at 3:23 am Reply
vicupstate April 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

The GOP invited a Lesbian (Melissa Ethridge) to perform at their convention?
Did they really think she would accept?

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 7:15 am

She’s a Hateful BIGOT…of course she would not have the guts to show her close-minded @$$…

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vicupstate April 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

The GOP invited a Lesbian (Melissa Ethridge) to perform at their convention?
Did they really think she would accept?

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BigT April 2, 2013 at 7:15 am

She’s a Hateful BIGOT…of course she would not have the guts to show her close-minded @$$…

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dwb619 April 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Why didn’t they go for Ted Nugent?
Maybe because he is a NO TALENT toadie to Bush “The Worst”.

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 5:46 am

Because if he ever decided he wanted out he would shit and piss himself to get out of doing it.

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dwb619 April 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

If it worked for the Selective Service, I’m sure it would work for the GOP.
Nice flag waving patriot ain,t he? Always easier to pro war as long as some would else is bleeding.

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dwb619 April 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Why didn’t they go for Ted Nugent?
Maybe because he is a NO TALENT toadie to Bush “The Worst”.

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 5:46 am

Because if he ever decided he wanted out he would shit and piss himself to get out of doing it.

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dwb619 April 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

If it worked for the Selective Service, I’m sure it would work for the GOP.
Nice flag waving patriot ain,t he? Always easier to pro war as long as some would else is bleeding.

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9" April 2, 2013 at 12:42 am

Dolly Parton is a great singer/songwriter,and doesn’t belong on that list…

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9" April 2, 2013 at 12:42 am

Dolly Parton is a great singer/songwriter,and doesn’t belong on that list…

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Cleveland Steamer April 2, 2013 at 1:47 am

How bout these musicians for “target” demographics……..Boy George, Peabo Bryson, Rod Stewart, and our own Hootie.

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Cleveland Steamer April 2, 2013 at 1:47 am

How bout these musicians for “target” demographics……..Boy George, Peabo Bryson, Rod Stewart, and our own Hootie.

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 5:40 am

The Indigo Girls? Really? …Really?

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 5:40 am

The Indigo Girls? Really? …Really?

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Tom April 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

Obviously the person who came up with the idea for these acts to play for the GOP does not know anything about GOP demographics, and/or the political views of these acts.

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Tom April 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

Obviously the person who came up with the idea for these acts to play for the GOP does not know anything about GOP demographics, and/or the political views of these acts.

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

The Dixie Chicks?

And who was who sung “Eat the Rich”?

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

The Dixie Chicks?

And who was who sung “Eat the Rich”?

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