One of the founding members of the band Devo is not really happy that the House Majority Whip is using their song “Whip It” at events.
But that’s not even the full extent of it; last weekend Scalise set up a joint fundraising committee with Congressman Patrick McHenry that is literally titled “Whip It Good.”
So The Washington Post decided to reach out to Devo’s Gerald Casale to get his thoughts. And he was none too pleased, saying, “I think there’s a history of Republicans with a right wing M.O. appropriating things from pop culture to try and look hip.”
He would like Scalise to stop using the song, recalling the time Bruce Springsteen asked Ronald Reagan to stop using “Born in the U.S.A.,” which was an ironically upbeat song actually about the mistreatment of Vietnam War veterans.
And because you now have it stuck in your head…
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