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Taylor Swift Sends New Message About Voting, Prepares to Be Killed by Republicans

There may now be bad blood between Taylor Swift and many Republicans, but the singer knew there would be trouble as soon as she posted to Instagram last week.

Nevertheless, she came out of the non-political woods and sent a message to young voters who think that a change in the direction of the country can only happen in their wildest dreams.

Yes, she received backlash.

But Swift has clearly shaken it off and is now prepared to receive any more.

This is all a long-winded way of saying that the artist shared two new photos on Instagram today, along with a very important caption affixed to each.

“Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: EARLY VOTING,” Swift wrote along the images above and below.

She added:

“It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6. Early voting starts TODAY in Tennessee and goes to Nov 1.”

Taylor even included with these words a link to a Vote.org page that offers information on early voting across the country.

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Swift, of course, remained notoriously quiet about her political affiliations and preferences during the 2016 Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

She came under an unusual amount of fire for this indecision as well.

Apparently inspired to put an end to the misogyny/insanity/racism/total and complete chaos under the Donald Trump administration, however, Wfit stunned the world several days ago when she posted an endorsement of two Democrats in Tennessee on her social media page.

This is what Swift wrote at the time:

I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee.

In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.

I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent

I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn.

As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.

She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape.

She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry.

These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values.

For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway

In response to Taylor’s unexpected foray into the world of politics, thousands and thousands of people registered to vote.

Despite endlessly promoting and bragging about Kanye West’s love of President Trump, however, Republicans for some reason decided to slam Swift for expressing her view.

They dismissed her as an out-of-touch and ignorant musician who is rich and famous and who therefore cannot relate to the common voter in any way, shape or form.

This is what Trump himself said about the pop star:

But Swift appears to be undeterred.

As she accepted the artist of the year trophy at the American Music Awards last week, Swift again reminded her fans to vote.

“I just wanna say to the fans … you have been so nice to me and fun, and you’re so funny and you’re so cool and so loyal,” she said om stage, adding:

“Every time that you have made me lucky enough to ever get to stand on a stage and have something really sparkly in my hands … it means something different.

“This time, I just want you to know it means encouragement … for me to be better, work harder and to make you guys proud as much as I possibly can.

“This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on Nov. 6.

“Get out and vote. I love you guys!

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Taylor Swift Returns! See Her First TV Performance in 3 Years!

In a powerful and candid Instagram post this week, Taylor Swift urged citizens to take action next month and vote in the midterm elections.

Not long afterwards, the singer took an action herself that she had not taken in three years:

She performed on stage at an awards show.

Indeed, Swift opened the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday night with a rendition of "I Did Something Bad," reminding viewers everywhere that she deserves the honor she would later win at the ceremony.

(Swift was named Artist of the Year and, in the process, became the most decorated female artist in American Music Awards history.)

The 28-year-old pop sensation donned a sparkly long-sleeve leotard with over-the-knee leather black boots for her wildly-anticipated performance.

She also brought the drama with smoke and a giant snake (!!!!!!!) – which has been her Reputation tour logo and which has been a response to being called a snake years ago by Kim Kardashian – behind her on stage.

It was clear those in attendance were psyched to have Swift back in their lives.

"They’re burning all the witches, even if you aren’t one/They got their pitchforks and proof,” Swift sings in the featured track.

Having received some criticism from Republicans for not supporting any of their candidates in her aforementioned social media message, Swift did not back down at the AMAs.

In her Artist of the Year acceptance speech, she didn't take any side… but she did remain political.

“Thank you so much for this," she said on stage, adding:

"And I just wanted to make a mention of the fact that this award, and every single award given out tonight, were voted on by the people. And you know what else is voted on by the people?

"The midterm elections on 6 November. Get out and vote – I love you guys.”

And we love you, Taylor.

We hope this was not a temporary return to the spotlight.

Check out her performance now!

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Donald Trump on Taylor Swift: Her Music Sucks!

Years ago, Taylor Swift released an album titled "Red."

Nevertheless, this beloved solo artist stunned the universe this week when she made her political opinion known for the first time in her professional life, revealing herself to be…

… a democrat!

Or at least to be supporting a pair of democrats in her home state of Tennessee: Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

Cooper is running against Marsha Blackburn, who Swift wrote on Instagram has a voting record in Congress that "appalls and terrifies me," explaining thusly:

"She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape.

"She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry.

"These are not MY Tennessee values."

Asked about these comments on the White House lawn on Monday afternoon, President Trump said, sort of humorously:

“Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now."

He added more specifically:

"Marsha Blackburn is doing a very good job in Tennessee. She’s leading now substantially which she should.

"She’s a tremendous woman. I’m sure Taylor Swift doesn’t know anything about her."

Swift actually outlined her take in a very detailed, calm and fair manner.

But she's been pilloried by republicans nevertheless, of course.

They apparently think Kanye West is a well-educated political guru who should be listened to and respected when it comes to his opinion…

… but Swift is a vapid moron whose viewpoint she be scoffed at, naturally.

“So @taylorswift13 has every right to be political but it won’t impact election unless we allow 13 yr old girls to vote,” Mike Huckabee tweeted for instance. “Still with #MarshaBlackburn.”

Okay, but — who wants to do the math for the former Governor and explain to him how old Taylor Swift fans who started following her after the release of her first album in 2006 are now?

WATCH TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO SWIFT IN THE VIDEO FEATURED HERE.

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Taylor Swift Stuns the World, Endorses Two Democrats in Tennessee

She’s sorry, but the old Taylor Swift can’t come to the phone right now.

Why?

Because she’s busy knocking on doors and canvassing neighborhoods in Tennessee to make sure everyone is informed and registered to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.

Indeed, the singer has broken from an often-criticized tradition and done more than merely dip a toe in political waters.

She’s gone right ahead and jumped in with two feet.

On Sunday evening, the beloved solo artist shared the photo above, along with a lengthy Instagram message that endorsed a pair of candidates in the November 6 election for various important offices.

“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift said to open her statement.

She continued:

“I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.

“I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG.

“I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.”

In the eyes of many critics, Swift had come under fire many times in the past for never using her famous platform for the greatest good.

While fellow superstars such as Beyonce had not only backed certain candidates, but given speeches and performances on their behalf, Swift had remained out of the political arena entirely.

Some were especially appalled by this decision in 2016 when there was such a clear choice between a candidate who supported women’s rights (Hillary Clinton) and, well… Donald Trump.

“I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent,” Taylor added in this new message.

“I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.”

Why is Swift speaking out now?

Likely because Republican senators just confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — despite one notable accusation of sexual assault against him, along with pretty clear temperment concerns.

Perhaps with this in mind, Swift went on to specifically throw her support behind two candidates from her home state.

“Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn.

“Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.

“She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry.

“These are not MY Tennessee values.”

In races that appear rather close and which could legitimately impact the country, Swift therefore announced the candidates who have her backing:

“I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

“Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.”

As you might expect, taking a partisan side has elicited mixed reactions on Twitter.

A handful of users are for the move:

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Others have scoffed at the move:

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(Editor’s Note: Since Kanye supposedly “ended” Swift by interrupting her speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, the two highest-grossing tours in the world belong to… Taylor Swift.)

This, of course, is the danger of getting involved in politics: you may engender some serious opposition.

But Swift must think it is worth the fight and the criticism in order to speak her mind and espouse her values.

This is how Swift concluded her unexpected post:

So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do.

October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting!

We wish the very same to you, Taylor.

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Joe Alwyn FINALLY Opens Up About Dating Taylor Swift

There was a time when the idea of Taylor Swift stepping away from the spotlight in favor of a more pedestrian existence would have seemed absurd.

Following the release of her 1989 album, Swift was one of the most visible people on the planet, and the adoration from her legion of fans seemed to be mutual.

In those days, it seemed impossible to imagine Swift living a more low-profile existence.

Even if she had wanted to, the idea that the singer would be able to evade the prying eyes of the social media hordes seemed unfathomable.

But somehow, Taylor Swift has managed to execute the world’s most unlikely disappearing act in recent months.

In fact, Taylor’s love life — once a subject of rampant tabloid scrutiny — has been something of an enigma as of late.

We know that Taylor is dating Joe Alwyn, but prior to this week, neither party had spoken publicly about the relationship.

The London-based actor recently gave an interview with British Vogue in which he finally acknowledged that he’s dating Swift.

But if you were hoping for a slew of details about the ups and downs of life with Taylor, you may be sorely disappointed.

Alas, it seems Alwyn is just as keen as Swift on the idea of keeping their romance on the DL:

“I’m aware people want to know about that side of things,” Joe said when asked about Taylor.

“I think we have been successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people … but I really prefer to talk about work.”

Joe’s cryptic comments seem to confirm a longstanding rumor about the couple — namely, that he doesn’t want his private life to distract from his career.

Though he’s certainly not as a big a name as Taylor, Joe has been receiving a lot of attention for his film work in recent months.

While dating Taylor doesn’t seem to have harmed any of her ex’s careers, it makes sense that Joe would prefer to focus attention on his work and not his love life.

As for Taylor, she has ample reason to keep this relationship as private as possible.

After all, the opposite approach has backfired on her on numerous occasions.

So for now, Taylor and Joe are both attempting to keep this thing as quiet as possible.

That said, if they break up, you can be sure Taylor will be quick to deliver a few dozen scathing breakup ballads.

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