Minnesota Majority's hip-hop Obama smear
Minnesota Majority may bill itself as "Standing for Traditional Values," but that doesn't mean they're boring old sticks-in-the-mud. Far from it! They've got their ears to the street!
Tea Party hip-hop. God help us all.
If there was any doubt that Minnesota's favorite conservative noise machine was down like Michael Steele, consider the group's latest bangin' political advertisement, a five-and-a-half-minute hip-hop tour de force that intercuts pole-dancing honeys and Escalades with doctored photographs of Barack Obama made up like Al Capone and alarming imagery of white people being silenced.
Seriously, this is a rich text that scholars are going to spend years unpacking. MC The Infidel covers some serious ground, starting with Obama's gangland origins:
"We hail from Chicago, criminal class / where Capone was the man - yea he kicked some ass. / We learned from the best and perfected his ways / Now we're setting DC ablaze."
But if you're thinking this is just a racist smear of our first black president as a "gangsta," hiding behind the beard of a black MC, think again. There's so much more here. "Gangsta Government" goes on to address virtually every bugaboo in the Tea Party catalog: the Federal Reserve, teachers unions, "pro-aborts," immigration amnesty, voter fraud, and energy-efficient light bulbs.
One particularly precious moment in the video's Orwellian bizarro-logic comes when Mr. Infidel indicts Obama's style of governance by trashing him with the misdeeds of his predecessor:
"Don't need the constitution or the rule of law / We abuse our power using shock and awe!"
Most of the rhymes in this video are pretty fresh, but I think we can all agree that last one stinks of 2003.
Between the lyrics, the visuals, and the fact that this thing exists at all, there's a lot more to be said about this. Shout out your favorite awesomeness in the comments.
You crazy for this one, conservatives!