John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting is a rare bird: a successful musician who also happens to be a Republican.

Early this morning, he praised Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan for Vice Presidential nominee:

Naturally, a  few liberal Twitter users got all unhinged:

Ondrasik responded with a plea to Republicans to remain civil:

He offered the GOP campaign some sensible tips for dealing with a hostile media:

And he invoked the memory of Andrew Breitbart: