Kanye West pulverizes the Democrats

By Monica Showalter, AMERICAN THINKER

Kanye West says it was God’s choice, not his, to run for president against Joe Biden and President Trump.

At first glance, it looks like the height of ingratitude to President Trump, who was pretty kind to Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian, for their idiosyncratic support of him.

Now that Kanye has spoken to Forbes magazine, it’s pretty obvious that Trump has little to do with this whole shadowbox campaign. Democrats are ones who are getting the kick in the teeth, not Trump.

Here’s how deadly it was for Democrats in this must-read interview from Forbes:

“That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote. All of that information is being charged up on social media platforms by Democrats. And Democrats used to tell me, the same Democrats have threatened me. . . . The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party. I was threatened as a celebrity into being in one party. I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.”

…and…

Someone can say, ‘Hey, I got a brand new car for you, it’s across the street,’ and you get so excited you run across the street and get hit by a car trying to run to your new car. That’s how they control the Black community, through emotions, they get us excited, we’re so excited, but then for 400 years the change doesn’t truly happen.

…and…

“A lot of times just like political parties they feel all Blacks have to be Democrat. This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not Black. Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a rap. We gonna walk, all the people. Jay-Z said it best. For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out—Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out. It’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God no more. I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God.”

…and…

“Well my second album is called Late Registration. I got a rap . . . The other thing is, my campaign is Kanye West YES, not YEP, not YEAH. YES. YES. YES. . . . When I’m president, let’s also have some fun. Let’s get past all the racism conversation, let’s empower people with 40 acres and a mule, let’s give some land, that’s the plan.”

He also said that Planned Parenthood was doing “the devil’s work” which kind of stated the obvious.

And it all explains why Democrats are yelling.

Kanye himself says he’s gotten a hysterical, threat-filled response from Democrats.

President Trump, despite his floundering poll numbers and the introduction of a new competitor, is by contrast, just offering Kanye more gentle encouragement and support.

President Trump told Real Clear Politics during an interview in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he believes a Kanye West candidacy in 2020 “would be a great trial run” before making a bid for the White House in November of 2024.

No wonder some Democrats are claiming that Trump put Kanye up to this.

Actually, it’s more a matter of Trump understanding Kanye and the cultural, spiritual and very Black context he’s operating from, as well has his being an enormously rich showbiz celebrity well out of touch with some kinds of conventional wisdoms that are operative here. Turmp understands this world. Biden has no idea. Biden’s puppetmasters know there’s a problem.

This, from Kanye, by the way, suggests that Kanye can feel something cultural in the air, too:

That said, he won’t say much more against Trump. He’s much less shy about criticizing Biden, which certainly won’t tamp down the idea that the Birthday Party is a ruse to help reelect Trump. “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”

Andrew Breitbart has pointed out that politics is just the downstream of culture, and sure enough, that would explain why someone like Kanye could have such an impact without a political basis at all.

Democrats have been convinced that they’ve had it in the bag with Black voters all along, as well as voters who pay more attention to cultural matters than political or ideological ones. Kanye has just thrown a wrench into that fine-tuned Democratic turnout machine model, and thrown a lifeline to a sizable part of the Democratic base, the part that doesn’t like politics at all.

Worse still for Democrats, Kanye is too big a cultural icon for them to issue marching orders too. He goes his own way and any effort to shame or manipulate him is going to fall flat. He’s already stated that he has their number.

It’s pretty obvious from this response who Kanye is taking votes from. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of far-left hucksters and users.

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  1. @ vivarto:
    Ross Perot knew how to organize and had a message, so I doubt Kayne will have much of an impact. Who is he going to appeal to? Only if race is close and comes down to a couple of swing states if he was to pull some voters away from Biden might it matter.

    Four months before the election Perot had been on debates and was well known. If he had not pulled out of the GOP Primary he might have won it. Kayne I think is not anything more than a showboating entertainer.

  2. “- West announced his candidacy on the Fourth of July but actually made the decision in 2015 while taking a shower
    “- Filing deadlines are fast approaching. About 40% will have passed by the end of July
    “- West has no campaign organization and has yet to file with the Federal Election Commission”

    https://www.ibtimes.com/kanye-west-serious-presidential-candidate-experts-weigh-filing-deadlines-approach-3007823

    I don’t know what to make of Kanye, whom I never heard of before he came out supporting Donald Trump. I’ll reserve comment until I see some (fake news) poll results.

  3. If one is not a Democratic or GOP candidate one must not just file in every state to run but meet their regulations which includes getting many 1000s of signatures depending on the state to get on the Ballot.

    Does West even know this and does he have a campaign staff to carry this out. Not the same as working with a record label.

  4. @ Bear Klein:

    I think he doesn’t know much. And the black vote will only trickle to him. But what he says, could tip over many blacks who know by now that the Dems are no good for them, yet, hate to wrench themselves away from generational adherence. West may cause them to vote for Trump……..He should take West around with him let him absorb a crash course in canny politics.

    BUT….He believes that Obama was great, Clinton was great.etc…

  5. I found this interesting:

    “…I love China. It changed my life. It changed my perspective, it gave me such a wide perspective. My mom as an English professor taught English in China when I was in fifth grade…”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2020/07/08/kanye-west-says-hes-done-with-trump-opens-up-about-white-house-bid-damaging-biden-and-everything-in-between/#189702a247aa

    “…Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977, in Douglasville, Georgia.[11][12] After his parents divorced when he was three years old, he moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois.[13][14] His father, Ray West, is a former Black Panther and was one of the first black photojournalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ray West was later a Christian counselor,[14] and in 2006, opened the Good Water Store and Café in Lexington Park, Maryland with startup capital from his son.[15][16] West’s mother, Dr. Donda C. (Williams) West,[17] was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, and the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University, before retiring to serve as his manager. West was raised in a middle-class background, attending Polaris High School[18] in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois, after living in Chicago.[19] At the age of 10, West moved with his mother to Nanjing, China, where she was teaching at Nanjing University as part of an exchange program. According to his mother, West was the only foreigner in his class, but settled in well and quickly picked up the language, although he has since forgotten most of it.[20] When asked about his grades in high school, West replied, “I got A’s and B’s. And I’m not even frontin’.”[21]…”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_West#:~:text=Kanye%20Omari%20West%20was%20born,his%20mother%20to%20Chicago%2C%20Illinois.&text=West%20was%20raised%20in%20a,Illinois%2C%20after%20living%20in%20Chicago.

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