Chrissie Hynde of iconic rock band The Pretenders reacts to Trump honoring Limbaugh and how Rush touched her life

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Screen capture … Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders … Credit: BBC

What a refreshing breath of fresh air it is when a prominent liberal is actually honest, respectful, and tolerant in addressing the president and in talking about conservatives!

Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of rock band The Pretenders, has staggered observers on both the political right and left with a tweeted, heartfelt message of appreciation to President Trump regarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom given to Rush Limbaugh during the recent State of the Union address.

In a five-part tweet, Hynde began by giving voice to her deceased father, a proud Marine on Guadalcanal. She wrote: “Dear Mr. President, I often think of how much my father, Melville ‘Bud’ Hynde, who proudly served his country as a Marine on Guadalcanal, would have enjoyed your Presidency.

“The other day when you gave that award to Rush Limbaugh, my father would have been so delighted. He loved listening to Rush, which is why I allowed my song, ‘My City Was Gone’, to be used on his radio show,” wrote Hynde.

My City Was Gone” has been a recognized staple of Limbaugh’s radio program for many years.

The 68-year-old musician then mentioned that she and her dad disagreed on many things and “argued a lot … but isn’t that the American way?  The right to disagree without having your head chopped off?”

Wow. Hynde has in the past been critical about some aspects of conservatism and she is a stalwart PETA supporter, but at a time when there are liberals talking about political blood sport, and a leftist U.S. Senate candidate is literally using a guillotine as a campaign logo and is explaining it as a “symbol of the work we have to do,” it is reassuring to see Hynde’s comments–with the hope it could signal a beginning to a return of respectful dialog among Americans with different viewpoints.

The Pretenders founder went on to very honestly explain that she would soon be participating in a protest in London against the extradition of Julian Assange. In expressing her view that Assange has been deservedly punished for illegal behavior he demonstrated as he “sought to defend Freedom,” Hynde pleaded with Trump to consider freeing the man.

The sentiments the singer expressed and the gracious tone she used truly struck a chord across the spectrum …

Victor Rantala

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Victor Rantala is an Army vet who lives in Minnesota, he is a former intelligence analyst and business owner, and is an NRA Life member who is officially retired but has yet to slow his roll.
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