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The composer mimiced in Rick Perry’s anti-gay ad? “An outspoken gay Jew.”
If the ad itself isn’t a big enough gaffe… The background music in the ad has ties to noted composer Aaron Copland, an important 20th-century composer whose “Appalachian Spring” inspired the music that gives Perry’s much-disliked campaign ad its swelling style. (To be clear: That is different from being by Copland; the composer of Perry’s music was lifting the style, not copying Copland verbatim.) Copland represents a number of things Perry speaks against in the ad — particularly, he was gay, Jewish and long-suspected of having Communist leanings, to the point where he once had to testify in front of Congress that he wasn’t a Communist. Not the best idea, Rick. But neither was the ad. (thanks marcushere; photo via Library of Congress) source
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If the ad itself isn’t a big enough gaffe… The background music in the ad has ties to noted composer Aaron Copland, an important 20th-century composer whose “Appalachian Spring” inspired the music that gives Perry’s much-disliked campaign ad its swelling style. (To be clear: That is different from being by Copland; the composer of Perry’s music was lifting the style, not copying Copland verbatim.) Copland represents a number of things Perry speaks against in the ad — particularly, he was gay, Jewish and long-suspected of having Communist leanings, to the point where he once had to testify in front of Congress that he wasn’t a Communist. Not the best idea, Rick. But neither was the ad. (thanks marcushere; photo via Library of Congress) source

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December 11, 2011 // 11:39 // 2 years ago
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    Rick Perry’s a homophobic moron!
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    The thing is, it’s not like Rick Perry filmed and directed this ad all by his lonesome. Who else was involved in its...
  6. stellaphilia reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Just a little clarification. The music wasn’t by Copland, just heavily influenced. “Appalachian Spring” is one of the...
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    People like Copland make this country great. People like Rick Perry… don’t…
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    Now this is just a stupid reach and a idiotic attempt at finding irony.
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    i feel like the people who produced rick perry’s ad were trolling him - first they dress him in the same jacket heath...
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    I kinda feel bad for Rick Perry now, this is not good for his campaign. I’d rather if Michelle Bachmann or Rick Santorum...
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    Just another drop in the Rick Perry bucket of idiocy.
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