This is great. The National, being huge supporters of Barack Obama, are not happy at all (to say the least) that their 2008 single “Fake Empire” has been used in a pro-Mitt Romney video. Yes, this is the same song that was used for an Obama ad in 2008. What a coincidence. The Cleveland indie rock band has been more than supportive for President Obama. In fact, the band has supported both presidential campaigns by performing at rallies and benefits and has even sold t-shirts to make money for the cause. Let’s just say The National’s frontman Matt Berninger is not geekin’ to this:
Our music was used without our permission in this ad. The song you’re using was written about the same backward, con game policies Romney is proposing. We encourage all students to educate themselves about the differences between the inclusive, pro-social, compassionate, forward-thinking policies of President Obama and the self-serving politics of the neo-conservative movement and Mitt Romney. Every single person involved in the creation of the music you’re using is voting for President Obama.
P.S. If you’re looking for the video it’s already been removed from the net.
Double P.S. Presidential opinions aside, “Fake Empire” is a fire jam. Just throwing that out there.