American Singer Receives Death Threats After Recording Anti-Obama Song
American beauty Ash Soular recorded “Obamanation” in 2008 as a protest song. She warned Americans about slick media sensation Barack Obama.
The upside was that she got over 4,000,000 hits on the song she posted on YouTube. The downside was that she was harassed and received death threats for posting the song on YouTube.
Ash told her story recently in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
This is what Ash Soular wrote about her YouTube hit “Obamanation”:
I wanted to express how I felt about this past election, but I’m not very good at writing political blogs or particularly fond of debating. So I figured, how better to express my opinion than to write a song.
** To elaborate: This song is about how we’ve forgotten the importance of our leaders’ character. The expression, “Obamanation”, (a play on words, yes) is also meant to symbolize a reality where people vote for politicians based upon charisma, instead of the content of their character.
It’s describing a situation where we are blinded by those whose main goal is to spend more of our tax money while ignoring our values.
It reminds us that the change THEY want may not be the change that YOU want. Let them know whose change matters. **
If you’ve never heard Obamanation Ash jams on the electric guitar halfway through the song.
The lyrics written in 2008 are prophetic:
“I don’t want your change.”