Conservatives Consider Pelosi and Jazz Unpatriotic

Yesterday I noted that even some conservatives are getting fed up with the nuttiness coming from the conservative movement. It would seem that other conservatives have responded by showing that they can be as nutty as they want. Here is the latest thing they are whining about in the wingnut universe:

Why Does Nancy Pelosi Have a Problem With Patriotic Music?

If you’ve ever been stuck on hold with a congressional office in the past, at least you’ve been able to enjoy some good patriotic music, as opposed to the lilting tones of generic smooth jazz that have been driving elevator users insane for decades. For years, congressional offices have played patriotic anthems as the background music during hold times.

Not any more. After we were startled by the hold music when we called a House office recently, sources on Capitol Hill informed us this week that the Democratic House leadership has made a sweeping decision that congressional offices now have the options of “smooth jazz” elevator music or no music at all.

Several other conservative blogs have taken up this cause. Don’t they realize how uniquely American jazz is? We might even use this to ask why conservatives hate America–but of course we won’t as we aren’t crazy like they are.

As bizarre as it is that they would make an issue of this, they apparently have been successful, thanks to one of our far right Republicans here in Western Michigan. Fred Upton has made an issue of this in Congress. Now that this is settled, wingnuts can go back to worrying about more important things, like fluoride in the water or what type of mustard Barack Obama puts on his hamburgers. Personally I’m about to go from Western Michigan to Mackinac Island for the Labor Day Jazz Weekend at Grand Hotel. I’ll be listening to Jazz under a row of flags at Grand Hotel. Does this look unpatriotic? (Photo from Jazz Weekend 2008).


Update: Think Progress has a more realistic account of the story than is being told on the right wing sites:

Here’s what happened: Congressional offices have traditionally been able to have a choice of music or no music. The CD that had been in the congressional muzak system for “a long time” was a “patriotic tunes CD.” The CAO’s office wanted to test a program giving people a choice of multiple CDs and decided to try out a jazz CD because it’s “what a lot of companies have when you’re on hold.” However, based on the feedback they received, they simply decided to go back to the old system.

Now the right wingers can go back to protesting the NAFTA superhighway or questioning Obama’s birth certificate.

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