Mesfin Fekadu reports for the AP that in an interview on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, folk singer James Taylor, 67, said:
“I’ve been watching politics since (Dwight) Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and Obama is my favorite, favorite president. I am just thankful for every day that he’s in office. I am so proud that he represents my country and I think he represents me — I think he represents the America that I know.”
Taylor also called Obama “sane” and “balanced,” and his family “precious.”
The singer continued his effusive praise of Obama — the president who is bankrupting the U.S. economy with record debt, worsened race relations, imposed massive NSA surveillance, heartlessly left 4 Americans to die in Benghazi, and alienates our allies while appeasing America’s enemies:
“He promised to give us a health care system, it’s a work in progress, but he has put us on a road to that. I’m so grateful for what he’s done for gay rights and for the emancipation of gay people. Particularly from my point of view, I think that was so overdue and so important, and so important for America to be ahead of the curve on this. Every day that Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are in the White House is a day that I am thankful for.”
Obama isn’t the only politician Taylor is supporting. He’s a big supporter of Hillary for President 2016:
“And aside from the fact that she’s a woman running, she’s the right person. … The whole point — black or white, male or female, gay or straight, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, atheist — it doesn’t matter what these other connections are. “ur country needs to come together and the question is, ‘Is this public servant someone who will bring us together?’ And I think she is.”
I think James Taylor’s addiction to heroin has fried his melon.