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Is that a Marco Lopez pin on your uniform?
Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took a break from lambasting Arizona gubernatorial wannabe Kari Lake to give a Democratic opponent permission to use his band’s 1984 song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in his race to compete against the far-right GOP candidate. The 67-year-old singer even appeared to offer an alternate take on the tune.
“Now THIS guy can use ‘We’re Gonna Take It’ with my blessing!” Snider tweeted Tuesday. “Go get ‘em Marco!!”
Snider’s tweet was in response to a Twitter video posted by Lopez accompanied by lyrics from “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
Those lyrics include the phrase “we have a right to chose,” which Lopez used in his posting.
“No más! No more!” Lopez added in his video’s caption. “Get out and VOTE.”
Lake, who’d used Snider’s song to get her crowds pumped up at rallies, found herself being called an “ignoramus” and “fascist moron” after a Twitter feed linked to her campaign tagged Snider in a tweet referencing his song lyrics. The heavy metal singer also referred to her supporters as “idiots” during a series of tweets in recent days that made clear he finds Lake’s ultra-conservative ideology abhorrent.
“This is a pro-choice anthem you (are) co-opting,” the Queens native said of the rock anthem in question. “It was NEVER intended for you fascist morons! As the songwriter & singer I DENOUNCE EVERYTHING @KariLake STANDS FOR! Write your own damn song!”
While Snider doesn’t like being associated with Lake’s politics, he tweeted last week it’s her right as an American to sing along with his messaging, even if she has the meaning behind his messaging twisted.
“I wrote it for everyone,” he reasoned. “Cherry picking who uses it is censorship.”
Lake tweeted encouragement to her supporters to get out and vote Tuesday. She also continued to hint that voting might be somehow rigged against her, but declined to explain who might be doing that or how it was being done.