Everyone is laughing at Kanye West because he announced last night at the VMAs that he is running to be president of these divided states of American in 2020.
Frankly, I don't think it's so funny. I consider Mr. West a serious candidate and I would look forward to his contribution to the political debate and the circus that surrounds it.
Think about it for a minute. Is he any less qualified than say Donald Trump, Ben Carson, or Chris Christie? I know that Kanye has said some outrageous things in the past, but so has Donald Trump, and he (Trump) has been leading the field of republicans all summer long.
I keep thinking of all the positives that could come out of his campaign. He would, for instance, be able to mobilize young people and get them to register to vote and get engaged in the political process. I bet he would get more young people to register to vote than another young black man from Chicago did almost 8 years ago.
He would certainly know how to balance the budget. Kanye has managed to build a nice little fortune for himself by properly managing his rap and producing career, and by branding himself to optimize his money making abilities. Yes he has had some bumps along the way, but so has Donald.
Then there is the mixed race wife. Americans will like that. We still can't have two 100% Negroes in the White House just yet. Kim will make an excellent First Lady. (Think Jackie O without the racism.)
And Kanye might not have formally studied foreign policy, but dude has been to a lot of countries, and they love him in places like Japan. Besides, he could work with some of those leaders in some troubled spots over the world by touting the fact that his wife has roots in some of those same countries.
Admit it people, you would live for those state of the union addresses under president West. Can you imagine if one of those wingnuts shouted out "you lie" in the middle of his address? I can. It would be pure gold.
So Kanye, I say go for it, America needs you.
Heck if Donald Trump can catch lightening in a bottle well then so can you.
Besides, I already like your platform:
"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,
Things we see on the screen are not ours,
But these niggas from the hood so these dreams not far,
Where im from, the dope boys is the rock stars,
But they can't cop cars without seein' cop cars,
I guess they want us all behind bars.
I know it." ~Heard Em Say~
Adam Levine for VP.
*Pic from forbes.com
NBC's "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd asked Walker on the Sunday program if he would consider building a wall along the country's northern border.
Walker said that some people along the campaign trail have raised the issue.
"They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at," Walker told Todd." [Source]
Sorry Scott, this issue is a loser for you. Did you forget that "Mexican is the new black?" Please take a closer look at the racial makeup of the folks up in Canada. They don't look anything like the Mexicans.
And then there is Chris Christie. His idea is just as outrageous. (Man Trump has these guys tripping over themselves to out crazy him.)
"Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track undocumented immigrants like FedEx packages.
"I'm going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three months. Just come for three months to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and show these people," the New Jersey governor said at a town hall event here.
Christie added that while FedEx can track boxes, the U.S. can't track undocumented immigrants.
"You go online and at any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is," he said. "Yet we let people come into this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them."
Christie added, "We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in and then when your time is up," he said. "However long your visa is, then we go get you and tap you on the shoulder and say, 'Excuse me, it's time to go.'" [Source]
Chris, I am going to use your own words on you: "Excuse me, it's time to go."
**Finally, if you were wondering why all the hue and cry about "black lives matter", this story might help you to better understand.
"A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, has been found dead in his jail cell after spending almost four months behind bars – without bail – for stealing $5 worth of groceries.
Early Wednesday, Jamycheal Mitchell, who had mental health problems, was discovered lying on the floor of his cell by guards. Prison officials say his death is not being treated as suspicious.
“As of right now it is deemed ‘natural causes’,” said Natasha Perry, the master jail officer at the Hampton Roads regional jail in Portsmouth. Yet Portsmouth police are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of the 24-year-old.
On April 22nd, Mitchell was accused of stealing a bottle of Mountain Dew, a Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake worth a total of $5 from a 7-Eleven. His family reportedly believes he starved to death after refusing meals and medication at the jail, where he was being held on misdemeanor charges of petty larceny and trespassing.
“His body failed,” said Roxanne Adams, Mitchell’s. “It is extraordinary. The person I saw deceased was not even the same person.” Adams, who is a registered nurse, said Mitchell had practically no muscle mass left and had lost about 65lbs by the time of his death. [Source]
* Pic from theatlantic.com
**Pic from facebook