As has been pointed out in the past we've tried to keep this board from the lunacy that often manifests in the political discussion realm. I have ripped into Ms. Coulter, albeit briefly, here myself violating this very idea.
One point though that dovetails somewhat with strummins point - it is indeed a pretty varied lot that is attracted to the dead. What I think tends to confuse is that when folks think of the dead they think freedom, and doing your own thing, and live and let live kinda attitudes - and indeed in the few instances the band has even remotely ventured into the politcal realm it has been with these ideals and then maybe at times even slightly into the liberal realm with endorsements etc.
What gets lost is the fact that from a freedom perspective traditional conservatism (or Libertarian as well) and liberalism are very similar. I think it's this aspect that gets attributed to one side or the other, unnecessarily, and maybe errantly, usually based on one's own particular bias or tendencies. Labels tend to limit and distort.
The problems arise when the role of government is considered, both in terms of what folks think government should be and what they think it is. And of course big money enters the fray and all hell breaks loose. It's at this point that conservatism and liberalism get distorted and co-opted by special interests with specific agendas that more often than not confict with the idea of freedom.
OK that's it from me not discussing politics.