When did Liberals get Comfortable with War, Murder and Indifference?

 

Reblogged from lisaleaks – Madness in the Magnolias

Lupe Fiasco
Before today, I’d never heard of Lupe Fiasco. In fact, you could fill the Library of Congress and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland with the names of all the fur-draped, backwards NY Yankees cap-wearing, wannabe gangsta poolside rappers I’d never heard of. I’m a head banger from way back and, in my opinion, noise pollution laws should be applied to rappers and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Therefore, it serves as a pathetic commentary on our culture and on the so-called liberal antiwar movement (How many times have we heard Cindy Sheehan’s name or that of the Gold Star Mothers since Obama took over?) that our opposition to this president’s murderous policies is boiled down to mocked and jeered rappers such as Lupe Fiasco, a guy who took a lot of hits for the team last night by performing a 40 minute-long, anti-Obama pre-inaugural rap song getting caned off the stage like he was Rush Limbaugh (whom he’d called out in his lyrics for being a racist) in a Klan costume.
That’s right, folks. We have to go to rappers, recording artists forever tied to gang-banging and gangsta life to give us our proper cues about the blood-drenched legacy of the Obama administration. In my mind, this is no better than having to go to comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for our news.

Before today, I’d never heard of Lupe Fiasco. In fact, you could fill the Library of Congress and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of fame in Cleveland with the names of all the fur-draped, backwards NY Yankees cap-wearing, wannabe gangsta poolside rappers I’d never heard of. I’m a head banger from way back and, in my opinion, noise pollution laws should be applied to rappers and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Therefore, it serves as a pathetic commentary on our culture and on the so-called liberal antiwar movement (How many times have we heard Cindy Sheehan’s name or that of the Gold Star Mothers since Obama took over?) that our opposition to this president’s murderous policies is boiled down to mocked and jeered rappers such as Lupe Fiasco, a guy who took a lot of hits for the team last night by performing a 40 minute-long, anti-Obama pre-inaugural rap song getting caned off the stage like he was Rush Limbaugh (whom he’d called out in his lyrics for being a racist) in a Klan costume.
That’s right, folks. We have to go to rappers, recording artists forever tied to gang-banging and gangsta life to give us our proper cues about the blood-drenched legacy of the Obama administration. In my mind, this is no better than having to go to comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for our news.

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