Bernie Sanders

Young celebrities aren’t selling millennials on Hillary Clinton

Twitchy has been covering all of Hillary Clinton’scelebrity-studded events from Katy Perry to Demi Lovato to Lena Dunham to John “Bowzer” Bauman and noting that the younger the audience, the less likely they are to be swayed by star power. When Demi Lovato, 23, performed last week at the University of Iowa on behalf of Clinton, hundreds of Twitter followers told their idol they loved her music but she needed to #FeeltheBern.

Matt Drudge asked for “More Dunham, please” after a New York Times piece reported that Dunham hadtold the guests of Richard Plepler, chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had been sexually assaulted by former President Bill Clinton.

The Associated Press has come to the same conclusion: a three-song Katy Perry concert in Iowa including Clinton’s “theme” song, “Roar,” is about as likely toconvince even first-time voters as Grandmother Clinton’s bogus “Iowa Launch Party” playlist.

They’re catching on. As the New York Times recently reported:

Alexis Isabel Moncada, the 17-year-old founder of Feminist Culture, a popular blog, was not old enough to remember the 1990s, but lately she and her thousands of young female readers have heard a lot about the scandals.

I heard he sexually harassed people and she worked to cover it up, Ms. Moncada said of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton. A lot of girls in my age group are huge feminists, and we dont react well to that.

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‘OH MY GOD’: Are you ready for Bernie Sanders’ foray into folk music? [audio]

The year was 1987. Musician Todd Lockwood decided that what the world really needed was a Bernie Sanders folk album. And the rest, as they say, is history.

I heard Bernie Sanders sing a cheap-drum-machine-reggae version of “This Land is Your Land,” and nothing was the same http://t.co/8sFzH6Yf8d

— Tyler Machado (@tylermachado) September 17, 2014

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“As talented of a guy as he is, he has absolutely not one musical bone in his body, and that became painfully obvious from the get-go,” Lockwood said. “This is a guy who couldn’t even tap his foot to music coming over the radio. No sense of melody. No sense of rhythm — the rhythm part surprised me, because he has good rhythm when he’s delivering a speech in public.”

So they had to come up with a plan B. Lockwood decided to turn the event into a “We Are The World”-style recording session: He called in a couple dozen Vermont musicians to serve as backup singers, while Bernie more or less read/preached the key lyrics with as much rhythm as he could muster.

The resulting album was among the more popular ones that the label produced that year. They sold a few hundred cassette tapes at record stores throughout Vermont, Lockwood said — many to conservatives who bought them as gag gifts.

Well, duh. What else could you possibly do with such a sonic abomination?

Senator Bernie Sanders talking his way through famous folk songs is the new soundtrack to my life.

— Casey Graham (@cgrahamophone) September 17, 2014

Yikes. That’s depressing.

oh my god this Bernie Sanders album OH MY GOD. http://t.co/vYbWM6Boiu

— Abbie (@zeroanaphora) September 17, 2014

If you think "This Land Is Your Land" is a song that cannot be ruined, you haven't heard Bernie Sanders sing it. https://t.co/h2NeZmljwT

— Ruth Graham (@publicroad) September 17, 2014

Excuse me, I'll just be at my desk, weeping tears of laughter. Thanks for the chuckle, @Davis7D. http://t.co/V86m93BiTw

— Katie Flagg (@k_flagg) September 17, 2014

We’re weeping, too.

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