Monday, April 16, 2007

Barack Obama, Speakin' Truth To Power

You've got to admire Sen. Barack Obama for tellin' it like it is, takin' it to the man, keepin' it real, and other principled activities that involve dropping one's "g's."

When Don Imus first got into trouble, Sen. Obama said nothing. Once it was clear Imus was toast, Sen. Obama suddenly discovered that he was outraged and Imus must be fired!

After all, Sen. Obama said, we can't allow young women like his two daughters to be referred to as "ho's."

Then Sen. Obama ran off to another high-level campaign meeting with Ludacris.

I'm kidding, I'm kidding. Barack didn't have ANOTHER meeting with Ludacris. Just the one.

Sen. Obama and the rap star (see photo above), talked about "empowering the youth." I have no idea what they said in their personal, private meeting, but I do have a few public comments of Ludacris going out to all you empowered young folks out there:

"Get out my business, my biznass Stay the f*** up out my biznass, ah Cause these niggaz all up in my s*** and it's my business, my biznass cause it's mine, all mine."

Ludacris then promptly joined Sen. Obama in calling for Don Imus to be drawn and quartered.

If, unlike Sen. Obama, you're unimpressed by Ludacris and his way with words, you might be interested to know that the song quoted above was produced by legendary hip-hop maestro, Timbaland. Timbaland--an (ahem) artist in his own right--has brought the world such outstanding lyrics as:

"I'm A Ride Or Die Nigga, I Be Tearin S*** Up We Aint Like Them Other Fools, Who Dont Compare To Us All The Hoes Love A Nigga, They be Backing It Up"

It's like Shakespeare, only faster...

Why do I bring up the subject of Mr. Timbaland? Because when he's not being loved by his "Hoes," he's a max contributor to the presidential campaign of...Hillary Rodham Clinton. In fact, just weeks ago he hosted an $80,000 fundraiser for the former First Lady, or (in deference to Mr. Timbaland) "Number One White House Ho."

Oh, and did I mention that Sen. Rodham has called for Don Imus to be tortured, maimed and fed to alligators?

Not that there's a double-standard here, no, no, no. As Chrysler Motors spokesman (spokes brutha?) and rap superstar Snoop Dogg pointed out:

"It's a completely different scenario. [Rappers] are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We're talking about ho's that's in the 'hood that ain't doing sh--, that's trying to get a n---a for his money. These are two separate things. First of all, we ain't no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC [the cable network home to Imus] going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them mutha-----as say we in the same league as him."

Snoop Dogg would like to run down Don Imus with his Escalade and then "pop a cap in the M-----F-----'s ass."

Thank the good Lord we have gotten rid of that foul-mouthed bigot Don Imus, and made the airwaves safe for Snoop, Timbaland and Ludacris. The Republic is, at last, secure.