Here is Rhymefest's response to hearing that Lupe Fiasco was in support of Hilary Clinton for presidential candidate instead of Barack Obama. Lupe said he wasn't voting anyway and its just his opinion. Just because Obama is black does not mean that all Black people HAVE to automatically be in support of him. And lets not pretend that politics is nothing more than just a popularity contest on a Grand Scale. And really not even that, cause if thats the case, how the hell did Bush get re-elected for his second term? I still believe that whoever becomes president it won't really matter. The real votes are the ones for your senators, congressmen, and local officials because they are gonna be the ones who can really affect change on the people's level. But with all that said, I saw John McCain on Leno one day, and he was talking about how his wife and daughter was killed in a car accident, and that his family has this motto "If you have to ask, its too late." And I really liked that motto, and If I were voting, Id probably vote for him. Or either Im gonna do a write-in...JAYZ FOR PRESIDENT...hahaha...Just my Opinion.
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Don't Let Your Arrogance Fuel Your Ignorace (Support Barack)
Recently, a prominent Hip-Hop website asked an artist who they supported in the 2008 presidential primaries. Shockingly, their response was Hillary Clinton. Now, I'm not one to judge a person's political, religious or [even] artistic views; however, the reasons that this artist gave were so fucking erroneous and outrageous that it compels me to speak out, even if only to give fans the right information so that we are not following uninformed-ass rappers down the hole of 'abstract nothingness.'
First of all, the facts:
Barack Obama has stated he is not opposed to military action against Iran if they were persistent in their ambitions to obtain nuclear weapons; weapons being the operative word. However, he also states that as president, he plans to talk to Iran without preconditions about certain assurances in the context of them showing some good faith, as well. Barack Obama stated "I think it is important for us to send a signal that we are not hell-bent on regime change, just for the sake of regime change, but expect changes in behavior. And there are both carrots and there are sticks available to them for those changes in behavior." This clearly does not describe the agenda of a candidate who supports 'the bombing of Iran and all that stuff.'
I would be very interested to know if this particular artist even knows what Hillary Clinton's position is pertaining to military action against Iran; and, no, I'm not giving him the answer.
Barack Obama being the only Black senator from Illinois automatically gives me a sense of pride and appreciation for his journey. Of course, for America to be flipped on its axis with a qualified woman president would be a significant milestone in this chapter of our country's history. But, I fail to see how a qualified Black man as president wouldn't be just as significant a milestone. Please, to all artists who dare to speak on political issues in this election: understand that Barack Obama won the Iowa caucus by inspiring more young people and women to vote than any previous presidential candidate. How could it not be impressive to see the new Bobby Kennedy of our day in the White House?
In the words of Gabriel when he revealed the Holy Qur'an to the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the cave: "READ." Please do not let your arrogance be the fuel for your ignorance.
Fest a/k/a EL CHE