'Tard of the Week - Ludacris

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This week's 'tard is Ludacris.

His new artistic offering, "Politics as Usual," has generated a shit storm in popular culture, mostly because of his offensive characterizations of Senator John McCain and Senator Hillary Clinton. The Obama campaign has issued criticisms of the song.

The lyrics include the phrase "that bitch is irrelevant" in reference to Senator Clinton, and says presumed Republican nominee John McCain doesn't belong in "any chair unless he's paralyzed."

Really, Ludacris? Really?

You are either a complete 'tard, or you work for the McCain campaign. Because your "efforts" on Senator Obama's behalf will do nothing but reinforce the idea that he's "not like us" to all those constituencies who consider foul-mouthed rap music to be indicative of the moral collapse of America. A strategy currently employed by the McCain campaign.

Way to go, genius. Christ, what a 'tard.

5 comments:

Chris said...

This is the one drawback to Freedom of Speech - morons can say just about whatever they want to, and get away with it.

Random Michelle K said...

Might I point up that we are talking about someone who has chosen to go by the name Ludacris?

Were we actually expecting intelligent political discourse?

Steve Buchheit said...

Shocked, shocked I am that rap music has offensive lyrics and a low mentality.

Matt Warnock said...

I wonder how many of his cronies said 'hey, that's a good idea, Obama's gonna love it' and how many said, 'uh, Ludacris? maybe you shouldn't put that out'? I'm guessing a lot more of the former than the latter.

Eric said...

Steve: no, it's just Ludacris. Chuck D or the guys in Dead Prez* would have said something clever, even if one didn't agree with it. Ludacris is just being a dolt, as far as I can tell. (I haven't heard the track, just seen the quotes, so I can't say if his delivery and rhymes at least have more merit than his sentiments, which I agree are asinine.)

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*I think Dead Prez's politics are sometimes a bit on the facile side, myself, but they don't have a "low mentality." Whether or not their cuts are "offensive" probably depends on how easily offended one is: whether you listen to a militant African-American socialist critique of the U.S. and say, "Hmm, I disagree but I understand why someone would feel that way..." or "America--love it or leave it, asshole!" or "Amen, brother!" probably covers the range of reactions. For that matter, I don't always agree with Chuck D, but I usually get where he's coming from as much as a honkey from the new urban South can....