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What is reputedly the #1 downloaded country song, “Shut Up About Politics,” has reportedly been targeted by Twitter, which deemed it “potentially harmful or associated with a violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service.”

All proceeds from the song, written by country star John Rich, go the group Folds of Honor, which states on its website that its mission is “To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.” Folds of Honor adds:

Our logo: In the folded flag we see the heavy price of freedom. Yet it’s also a symbol of hope, representing the enduring ideals that make this country a beacon of democracy. We chose this logo because it reflects our mission – to honor the sacrifice of America’s heroes, while giving hope to the bearers of their legacy. Folds of Honor has grown from a vision into a movement. This folded flag is a constant reminder of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. It inspires us to help equip and educate their loved ones in need of our support. Thank you for embracing the call.

Appearing on Fox News’ “The Five,” Rich said to host Greg Gutfeld, “We had to chat about it’s be fun to come up with a song when you guys came to Nashville and you said, ‘I’ll send you some ideas. And so I get your email, and it was about , I think, about 37 or 38 paragraphs of classic Greg rant, and I went through it and I remember I called you ‘cause I didn’;t want to offend you, and I’m like, (holding his hands inches apart) ‘You know, songs are generally only about this long.”

He added, “In regular life, people have other things they’re thinking about and worrying about; their jobs and their families and wanting to do well for themselves. Politics? Why fight about stuff like that when you can go to a baseball game.”

The lyrics for “Shut Up About Politics” read:

Shut up about politics

Ain’t nothing but a big pile of dirty tricks

I’m tired of all the fighting and the bitching fits

So shut up about politics

You punch left, I punch right

We’re caught up in the middle of a deep swamp fight

Some people lie and some people steal

And everybody’s talking ’bout the Green Ned Deal

Shut up about politics

Ain’t nothing but a big pile of dirty tricks

I’m tired of all the fighting and the bitching fits

So shut up about politics

All this fussin’ and carryin’ on

It’s been going on a little too long

But I got something to fix us all up

Take a shot of my whiskey from a big red cup

Shut up about politics

Ain’t nothing but a big pile of dirty tricks

I’m tired of all the fighting and the bitching fits

So shut up about politics

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13 Comments
  • Bart-Jan Mathot says:

    Politics !! ???
    Just a beautiful word for a very DIRTY business !!

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