- The divide between the two parties in Congress has widened a bit further. Never mind fighting over taxes, healthcare, and spending. Apparently, Republicans and Democrats can’t see eye-to-eye over rock bands either.
- Discussing a bill on the House floor aimed at fixing voting, campaign finance, and ethics laws, Wisconsin Democrat Rep. Mark Pocan took a swipe at the world’s most maligned band, arguing that those against H.R. 1 equal, “probably about the percent of people who think Nickelback is their favorite band in this country.”‘
- Rep. Rodney Davis from Illinois wasn’t about to let his colleague from the other side of the aisle get away which such a statement, asking, how could he “criticize one of the greatest bands of the ’90s?”
- As the debate turned towards the merits of the Canadian rockers, Pocan pointed out that the issue shows, “One more reason why there’s a difference between Democrats and Republicans,” but did try softening the mood by adding, “I will just wrap by saying, I appreciate that very brave admission of your fandom for Nickelback.”
- Do some bands only appeal to one side of the political spectrum? What do you think about two Congressmen debating this on the House floor?