Politicians who play/played the guitar (big names only, bass allowed too)

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by 777timesgod, May 23, 2019.

Should politcians be allowed near guitars?

  1. Yes, with supervision from an adult of course.

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  2. No, they cannot be trusted with our babies.

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  1. 777timesgod

    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    I do not know if there is another thread like this, I could not find something when searching though. If there is then let me know and delete it, I will move the photos there. Do you know of any big name politicians who harass guitars and not just the constituents? Lets begin we the ones I found below:

    1. Former U.S.A. president George Bush Sr rocking what looks like an Epiphone strat (correct me if you know more on this axe), with a phrase ending in "Prez". Oh, those old Republicans...always down with the kids and their lingo.
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    2. Another former president, this time from the Democrats' side, its Barack Obama with a Gibson Les Paul. Holding it awkwardly, not doing much and smiling gracefully, similarly to his presidency.
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    3. Last but definitely not least, the star of UK politics, future prime minister (in his head at least) and former secretary of foreign affairs, its Boris Johnson. Playing an acoustic Takamine, with a capo at the 5th fret but by a miracle created by his mad skillz, he manages to fret the first frets! Watch and learn from a master virtuoso guitarist, djent boys! The European Union could not contain him, did a lousy capo think it could? I deduce that it could not.
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    Post more pics and give comments on our esteemed leaders.
     
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    FDR is often depicted with some kind of sousaphone equipped with wheels.
     
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    A better question is...

    Should politicians be allowed near politics? I don't think so
     
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    Yes, it reminds me of a conversation between Inspector Fowler and DI Grim about firearms permits.

    The first test for becoming a politician should be to ask that person if they want to become a politician. If the answer is yes, then clearly they should not be allowed to be a politician.
     
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    I was expecting this thread to lead with a complaint of being tired of hearing about how Beto O'Rourke was in a punk band. If I want to deal with middle age assholes who find it necessary to name-drop Fugazi for punk cred, I'll go talk to the vagrants downtown.
     
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    Bernie Sanders wants "free, guitars, for everybody"!! (In his voice of course)
     
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    Randy Sous Chef Super Moderator

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    This far and no Mike Huckabee?

     
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    Flamenco a No-No
     
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    I imagine you probably want to build a wall on the southern border to keep all those cheap Mexican guitars from coming over here and stealing work and benefits from honest hard-working American guitars... We should be importing guitars from good countries like Norway not shithole Asian countries and Mexico right?
     
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    Yeah, he was the first who came to mind - I understand he's even fairly good.

    Re: Obama, he's posing with a guitar, but I've never heard of him actually playing.
     
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    He definitely did on Family Guy.
     
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    I'm not sure that constitutes proof. :lol:

    If we can expand this a bit, Bill Clinton was a sax player, as well.
     
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    Dude that seriously offended you? AND StevenC?
     
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    It wasn't offensive. I was just playing along.
    Sorry I guess I should have specified it was in my best Trump voice.
     
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    This is the quality content I visit this site for.

    Well shit dude he should have said so sooner, I might have voted for him :lol:
    Now that's a platform I can get behind!
     
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    I should have really got into character and pronounced it "guitaws"! :lol:
     
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    Tony Blair, former British PM plays guitar
     
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    Didn't dick cheney play something? Like a shotgun? Shooting people?
     
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    Politicians shouldnt be allowed to play the saxaphone.

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    This guy might as well be a politician :lol:
     
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