OFFSTAGE: “Undo It” Rouses Republicans

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I don’t think this is exactly what Carrie Underwood meant when she started singing about someone stealing her happy. But country music can mean all kinds of things to all kinds of people. So if her song, “Undo It,” has become the best way for House Republicans in Washington, D.C., to express their displeasure in new healthcare laws , then so be it. The New York Times says that Underwood’s song has become “the refrain for their planned attack against legislation that grew out of the 111th Congress, when the Democrats were at the helm in both chambers.” So maybe it’s like an unofficial (but very infectious) way for naysayers to get their point across. Underwood hasn’t commented yet on what she thinks of her song being used this way. And saying nothing at all may be the most politically correct way of getting her point across.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.