Thursday, July 31, 2008

Um, Thanks Luda?

Just as Jeremiah Wright was finally beginning to slowly fade away into the abyss of political irrelevance, rapper Ludacris emerges with a new song “Politics: Obama Is Back.” Now I like Luda as much as anyone else, but the new song just gives Repubs more ammo. Most notably, he has some let's say "not too nice words" for Senator Clinton, Senator McCain and President Bush.

"Paint the White House black, and I'm sure that's got them terrified," Ludacris sings.

I’m all for getting celebs involved in the political process and all that jazz, but is this at all helpful? Seriously? It’s just one more thing that the Obama Campaign has to spend time and energy dealing with.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton issued a statement saying, “As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to. This song is not only outrageously offensive to Senator Clinton, Reverend Jackson, Senator McCain, and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear. While Ludacris is a talented individual he should be ashamed of these lyrics.”

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