Far-right hosts are blaming the GOP's big election losses on Taylor Swift

Jack Posobiec; Taylor Swift; Charlie Kirk
Jack Posobiec; Taylor Swift; Charlie KirkJason Davis/Getty Images;Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV;Joe Raedle/Getty Images
  • Some far-right commentators are blaming Taylor Swift for the GOP's Tuesday election losses.

  • Both Charlie Kirk and Jack Posobiec vented about Swift's political sway.

  • The pop star encouraged her fans to vote, but a GOP strategist warned election losses weren't her fault.

Far-right commentators are putting the blame for the GOP's major election losses during Tuesday's races on one celeb: Taylor Swift.

On Tuesday, the pop superstar encouraged her fans to vote in their local elections, writing on Instagram: "Voters gonna vote!"

"It's Election Day! If you are registered to vote in Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas or Virginia, it's time to use your voice," Swift wrote, sharing a link to Vote.org.

Though Swift didn't explicitly endorse anyone in this election, right-wing hosts bemoaned the power of the Swifties.

Activist Jack Posobiec said in a Wednesday post to his more than 2.3 million followers on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, that the billionaire global pop sensation was "influencing an army of voters."

"Republicans still haven't internalized that the Left promotes abortion as a pro-feminism issue. They aren't voting to kill babies, they're voting bc of feminist movies like Barbie and pop stars like Taylor Swift influencing an army of voters," Posobiec wrote.


Far-right firebrand media personality Charlie Kirk also went after Swift on his talk radio show on Wednesday, saying that the Republican Party "better have a plan" for the "Anti-Hero" singer's influence over young voters.

"Taylor Swift is going to come out in the presidential election and she is going to mobilize her fans," Kirk warned his viewers on Wednesday, adding, "And we're going to be like, 'Oh wow, where did all these young, female voters come from?' We better have a plan for that."

Kirk continued: "All the Swifties want is swift abortion. That's what they want. It's 100%."

The right-wing host then took a shot at Swift, saying, "We act as if she is like Mother Mary or something. Newsflash, she ain't Mother Mary."

Swift broke her long political silence in 2018 to endorse two Democratic candidates from Tennessee. She also expressed her support for LGBTQ rights and condemned systemic racism.

The music superstar announced ahead of the 2020 election that her White House pick was President Joe Biden and this year has urged her more than 270 million Instagram followers to register to vote, leading to "record-breaking" registrations.

Reps for Swift did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Insider on Thursday.

Posobiec and Kirk's commentary comes after Democrats saw a wave of major victories in Tuesday's elections. Among them included Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's re-election win in Kentucky, Democrats winning majorities in Virginia's state House of Delegates and state Senate, and Ohio voters approving a measure to codify the right to an abortion in the state's constitution.

Some Republican White House hopefuls blamed former President Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, for the GOP's Tuesday election losses.

But Republican strategist Doug Heye suggested to the Washington Examiner that that's a stretch.

"We've set up a construct in America where everything has to be viewed through the prism of either Donald Trump or Taylor Swift, and that's not reality," Heye told the news outlet.

Meanwhile, Swifties on TikTok seemed to be relishing the attention.

Political activist Olivia Julianna shared a clip of Kirk's comments with the text "Swifties… you know what to do," along with a link to Vote.org.

"Ooohh, look what you made us do," one user replied.

"Should we make friendship bracelets for voting day??" another asked.

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