There are still musicians who take their politics seriously, and the members of Boston’s Dropkick Murphys are at the top of that list. (They even wrote a tune for the SEIU.) When they got word that one of their songs was being used to introduce Wisconsin state Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald, the band released this statement on their Facebook page:
We just got word that Wisconsin State Rep and Speaker of the State Assembly Jeff Fitzgerald used “Shipping Up To Boston” as his walk-on song yesterday at the Wisconsin GOP Convention in Green Bay.
The stupidity and irony of this is laughable. A Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate – and crony of anti-Union Governor Scott Walker – using a Dropkick Murphys song as an intro is like a white supremacist coming out to gangsta rap!
Fitzgerald: if you and your staff can’t even figure out your music you might wanna give up on the politics!!!!!
We stand beside our Union and Labor brothers and sisters and their families in Wisconsin and all over the U.S!
Jeff Fitzgerald is the brother of Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, who are the sons of State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald. What a cozy little situation that is, all of them working together for the same anti-worker, anti-union objectives!
Here’s DKMs singing “Tomorrow’s Industry”: