Kanye West announces 2020 presidential bid: ‘We da Millennials, bro’

Kanye West 2020Kanye West announced at the MTV Music Awards on Sunday night that he plans to run for president in 2020. Viewers would have saved a lot of time if they had followed the Twitter feed of yours truly.

I wrote on August 12: “America can no longer tell the difference between a political pugilist and a narcissistic peacock. I wonder when Kanye West will run…”

Kanye West campaignI did not say “if” Kanye West will run — I said “when.” The American Idol presidency started with Barack Obama and its mutation now exists in the form of Donald Trump’s current popularity. And, while the future is not linear, one does not need to have mystical gifts of prognostication to see the very real possibility of a Kanye West political campaign.

Mr. West said Thursday:

“We da Millennials, bro. Dis is a new — dis is a new mentality. We not gonna control our kids with brands. We not gonna teach low self esteem and hate to our kids. We gonna teach our kids dat they can be somethin’. We gonna teach our kids that they can stand up for dey self. We gonna teach our kids to believe in themselves. If my grandfather was here right now, he would not let me back down. I don’t know what I’m fittin’ da lose after this. It don’t matta doh, cause it ain’t about me. It’s about ideas, bro. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth.

And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.

Kanye West 2020: We may not be able to master the English language, but we can master the world! We ain’t fittin’ da lose cause we fittin’ da win, bro!

Sometimes a man needs to hit rock bottom before he realizes that he has a serious problem. On some level I hope that Mr. West launches a serious presidential run with his “new” ideas (that are actually quite old). Maybe then it will sink in with enough people that America is a very sick nation. Or not, and we can continue our embarrassing slide into irrelevance.

Kanye West: Liberal Runaway?

Kanye needs to stop talking about his entrepreneurial successes and pointing out that media regularly distorts reality when it conflicts with their worldview. Pretty soon they’ll label him a “runaway”…and converge like a horde of zombies.

Kanye West was back in the news over the holidays and, while the headlines read “Kanye Laudes Bush,” the real story should have been: Kanye’s Latent Conservatism.  It may have taken the patience of a World War II Indian code breaker to glean the meaningful moments from his inane, narcissistic drivel, but it’s there:

I always felt like I could do anything, but now I feel so fearless like to do an album right, after the year I had…and to come back…to come back and do 100,000 first day digital alone…to be slated to do 600,000 in the first week…and I don’t talk about the numbers, but what that number says is that people want me to keep making music and not give up.

Whether we like his product or not, it’s undeniable that Kanye West has embraced his entrepreneurial spirit.  He’s cornered the market for shameless self-promotional musicians who write catchy tunes for the “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” generation.  He’s made a mint doing it in the process, and God bless the free market for that.  Kanye can tell us all day he doesn’t talk about the numbers (before doing just that), but everyone knows that he’s constantly looking for barometers to measure his success.  And that’s a good thing.

As conservatives, someone should be reaching out to Kanye to let him know why it’s much better if he reaps the benefits of successful endeavors, and not the politicians who use “Bridge to Nowhere” logic for pet projects and entitlement programs. The federal government shackles creative men and women through complex regulations, excessive taxation, and public policy that create incentives for sloth and apathy. If the right person explains that to the musician it could take him from the brink of an epiphany to actually having one.  Or perhaps being cannibalized by his liberal media allies in the wake of the Taylor Swift debacle has already served as the catalyst:

Cause look at this: everybody wants to use people and [vilify] people.  Even if you take the concept of George Bush. There is no leader in history that has been [vilified] in that way and didn’t get killed at war or commit suicide.  So any man that lives through it deserves one moment of redemption.  Any man.  Because at the end of the day we are all—none are without flaw…

It’s not about popular opinion.  It’s about when you look in your heart and know what’s right and what’s wrong. When you look in your heart look at what the media did—look at how they exploited him.  They said that he said [the Kanye West incident] was his lowest moment and as a mass as America we took that as a fact.  If you look at the interview he said it’s one of his moments and he said it about ten different things! But because of the popularity of me they exploited that to make you watch the interview and make you feel [Bush] was stupider than ever to think that a rapper’s comment could be his lowest moment.  That’s not what he f***ing said!  That’s not what he said.  He said it’s one of his lowest moments.  It shows you the way they try to [vilify].  The way they try to do that.

Kanye is in dangerous territory, telling liberals that it’s possible to look into your heart and know the difference from right and wrong.  Didn’t someone tell him that liberal moral relativists believe universal truths are antiquated, dangerous things that conservative ignoramuses use to exploit the poor and minorities?  Pretty soon he’s going to go completely off the reservation and say something crazy like:

  • Demonizing the people who create jobs is not conducive to economic growth.
  • You can not tax your way to prosperity.
  • 14 trillion dollar economies can not be “planned” by 535 elected officials in Washington, DC.
  • We should not emulate the policies that led to Greece’s economic meltdown.

Kanye needs to be careful, writing songs titled Runaway.  If he keeps talking up enterprise and calling out media’s treatment of George Bush, they’ll think he’s fled the liberal orthodoxy.  And then the collective will converge like zombies on one who resisted their bite.

Kanye West Dates Ultimate Gold Digger: Liberalism

Right now Kanye will only be known for generating the most priceless Mike Meyers look of astonishment ever. Educate him on the issues and there's hope for him yet.

Kanye West is now on Twitter. This is a marvelous day, because inevitably campaign season will heat up and he’ll open his mouth.  Just recently he took part in Sound Strike, which allowed me the opportunity to highlight what an impetuous liberal man-boy he is.  Nothing says “smart” like teaming up with a guy who’s ultimate vision is to have you kicked out of your home to make way for Aztlán:

“…in de la Rocha’s perfect world, guys like Kanye have their LA mansions confiscated and handed over to their “rightful” owners…(which doesn’t include successful black rappers, Sonic Youth, or most of the other artists taking part in moral pedestal back-patting boycotts).

…it’s laughable to me that de la Rocha, a guy whose true feelings on the issue would repulse most Americans, is trying to pass himself off as a voice of reason.

And it’s even more ridiculous that Kanye West, after further solidifying his place in the hallowed halls of musically-talented jackasses throughout history with the Taylor Swift fiasco, would have the nerve to cast himself as the arbiter of what’s acceptable and what deserves a boycott when it comes to anything.

Hey Kanye, shouldn’t you be locked in your room contemplating conspiracy theories about the government concocting AIDS to kill people?

Some people might wonder why I spend so much time on a guy who will ultimately be known for a stumbling, bumbling “George Bush hates black people” quote that only accomplished one thing: a priceless Mike Meyers look of astonishment. The answer? Power. Or perhaps more importantly, influence. The guy has only been on Twitter a short time and is already closing in on 300,000 followers. Granted, a good portion of them are doing so out of sheer morbid curiosity, but most of them are fans. It’s imperative that conservatives say to young people, “Okay, the guy can write some catchy songs, but it’s possible to be a creative genius and a political and personal dolt. And here’s why…”  Not engaging the other side because you think they’re “stupid” is, quite actually, stupid.  In the same vein, liberals who underestimate Sarah Palin’s undeniable influence do so at their own peril.

Luckly, we live in America. And America loves redemption. If we can educate Kanye’s fans on the issues there’s a (slim) chance we might even reach him! Since Kanye seems to want to flex his entrepreneurial muscles, I think we should start off by teaching him the truth about Enterprise and Free Markets. With luck, he might even stop hanging around with Rage Against the Machine Commie/Socialist/Aztlán-obsessed artists who want his wealth redistributed and him evicted…to the East Coast. Forever.

Think it about it Kanye. You keep dating the Ultimate Gold Digger: Liberalism. Why?  Search your feelings, Kanye.  You know it be true!

Look at that enticing ideology over there, Kanye. Mmmm, Liberalism. Too bad it's a "Gold Digger."

Kanye West: Protest Impact Impaired by Really Big Sunglasses, Doofus Quotient.

It turns out that Kanye West of “George Bush Hates Black People” fame is coming

Zack de la Rocha teams up with Kanye West to protest Arizona...even though Zack dreams of forcibly removing Kanye from his mansion and giving it to "the people of the sun."

out with a brand new album, but the same old stupidity is on display with his decision to join Sound Strike—a musical boycott of Arizona over its new immigration law.

Sound Strike has been put together by Zack de la Roca. You might know him from Rage Against the Machine, a band that churned out hard rock albums with an Aztlán-twist:

With their borders and boots on top of us
Pullin’ knobs on the floor of their toxic metropolis
So how you gonna get what you need ta get?
The gut eaters, drenched get offensive like that
When the fifth sun sets get back reclaim
The spirit of Cuahtemoc alive an untamed
Now face the funk now blastin’ out ya
The vulture tried to steal your name but now you got a gun
Ya this is for the people of the sun

Its comin’ back around again
This is for the people of the sun
Its comin’ back around again

Something tells me that in de la Rocha’s perfect world, guys like Kanye have their LA mansions confiscated and handed over to their “rightful” owners…(which doesn’t include successful black rappers, Sonic Youth, or most of the other artists taking part in moral pedestal back-patting boycotts).

I’ve talked about Arizona’s immigration bill at length, and sometimes it even pains me to do it. No fair-minded person can say that I’m an ideologue on the subject. But it’s laughable to me that de la Rocha, a guy whose true feelings on the issue would repulse most Americans, is trying to pass himself off as a voice of reason.

And it’s even more ridiculous that Kanye West, after further solidifying his place in the hallowed halls of musically-talented jackasses throughout history with the Taylor Swift fiasco, would have the nerve to cast himself as the arbiter of what’s acceptable and what deserves a boycott when it comes to anything.

Hey Kanye, shouldn’t you be locked in your room contemplating conspiracy theories about the government concocting AIDS to kill people?

Before you ask me to get a job today, can I at least get a raise on a minimum wage?/And I know the government administered AIDS/
So I guess we just pray like the minister say/ Allah o Akbar and throw em some hot cars…

I heard em say you had a single that just dropped. Power, I believe it’s called:

No one man should have all that power…The clocks ticking I just count the hours/Stop tripping, I’m tripping off the powder/’Till then [F] that, the world’s ours…they say I was the abomination of Obama’s nation…

You’re right, Kanye. That’s why it surprises me that you voted for Obama with the same fervor that produces Woody Allen dictatorship dreams and George Lopez mean streaks. Oh, wait, you were on “powder.” I guess you have something in common with Billie Joe Gravity Bong of Green Day…

I’ll see you at the BP Oil Relief Concert for the fisherman affected by the environmental disaster. And I fully expect you to take part in a mumbling, stumbling, trembling diatribe like you did with Bush during Hurricane Katrina. I won’t hold my breath though because we all know it’s Reagan’s fault (at least, that’s what the liberals who find my blog are typing into search engines…)

You don’t have power, Kanye…unless power is measured by the pairs of really big sunglasses you own. And you don’t have influence…unless influence is measured in non-voters who spend their time on Youtube defending you over your latest unforced error public embarrassment.

Peggy Joseph and the Federal Government Zombie Factory.

Well, it looks like President Obama has brought about change–just not the type he was looking for. Americans are finally starting to realize that a massive federal government the size of Galactus maybe, sorta, kinda – yeah, it does – impinge upon civil liberties.

The government is like a drug, and political dependence peddlers like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid know it. And speaking of people who are hooked on the government sloth trough, who is going to be the first to ask Peggy Joseph who’s making her gas and mortgage payments? Did Barack Obama ever cough up the dough, or not? And if not, what does she think about that?

How sad is it that Peggy Joseph doesn’t even realize that she’s been turned into Woody Harrelson target practice? Remember “The Burbs”? Instead of chanting “I want to kill…everyone” Peggy subconsciously subscribes to a mantra that tells her Big Government can solve all her problems. The only thing she’s killing is the spirit of independence and God-given drive that’s inside her, the inner fortitude that would allow her to accomplish big and great and grand things if she only had faith…in the abilities now-dormant within. And when her own kid becomes a female Lloyd Christmas Jim Carrey would applaud I have no doubt who she’ll blame: George Bush.

Disagree? Let me know. I’m not Kanye, so I promise I won’t respond with can’t tell me nothin’.