Is this the Ludacris Obama thought he knew?Posted: July 30, 2008
Just when you think Obama can’t possibly have any more friends out there that could anger “typical white women” we get this inspirational gem from rapper Ludacris.
Oh, this is really going to go over well with the PUMA movement: Hillary= Bitch per Ludacris
And the Civil Rights movement: Jesse Jackson = Slick per Ludacris
And any one unnerved by violent imagery: McCain= only chair fit to be sitting in is one involving a paralyzed John McCain per Ludacris
And any one that’s an advocate for the mentally handicapped individuals: Bush = mentally handicapped per Ludacris
Through out the song, Ludacris talks about folks that are haters. I guess it takes one to know one. Also, what fairy tale land does Ludacris live in when he talks about Obama winning majorities in every state? Obama has never crossed even the 50% line nationally and if you believe some of the latest polls, he’s behind John McCain now among likely voters.
And the under the bus moment: (i.e. This is not the Ludacris I thought I knew)
“As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to. This song is not only outrageously offensive to Senator Clinton, Reverend Jackson, Senator McCain, and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear. While Ludacris is a talented individual he should be ashamed of these lyrics.”
This is not the first time we’ve heard these words seeking distance from members of Obama’s celebrity stable. Remember Bernie Mac?
“We can’t afford to be divided by race. We can’t afford to be divided by region or by class and we can’t afford to be divided by gender, which by the way, that means, Bernie, you’ve got to clean up your act next time,” Obama said. “This is a family affair. By the way, I’m just messing with you, man.”
The incident drew response from Obama’s campaign, which criticized Mac for his choice of material.
Why is it that the entourage surrounding Obama can get away with so much hate-filled language and the blow-back for negative campaigning hits Obama’s adversaries in the face? This is getting to be way too much of a pattern. You are what you surround yourself with. You are known by the company you keep, even if you try, much later, to say they aren’t the person that you thought you knew. If that’s the case–for ALL these folks–this man is WAY too dumb to be president.
Has any campaign that you know of had to spend SO much time disavowing its candidates supporters, friends, advisors, aids, and pundits?