Thursday, February 19, 2009
Update- RNC's Hip-Hop
I know it has been a minute, but honestly, I was not really interested in giving you the play-by-play of the Stimulus Bill passage (I am sure you had had enough of that from the media)… Besides we knew it was going to pass eventually anyways (the why, how and what for was irrelevant) and like any negotiation you start high to get to your (or at least in the vicinity) of your end figure, which is essentially what happened. Also FYI, all the other spending initiatives that were taken out of the bill, will eventually find their way in subsequent Appropriation bills (with little to no raucous from the Repubs).
Anyhow, what I wanted to address today was RNC Chairman Michael Steele and his recent statement on where he plans on taking the (struggling to find their way) GOP.
“We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”
He added, jokingly, that “we need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.”
Yes you read correctly he wants to apply the conservative principles to a HIP-HOP Setting… He has to be joking (and I don’t mean just about the one-armed midget). How can someone as intelligent and driven as Mr. Steele disrespect not only a whole culture and sub-culture, but his own party?!?!? What does he plan on, maybe a cute hippity-hoppity jingle “Vote Repub if you like Yo Dubs” is Ann Coulter going to do a spread in KING next to Lola “Angel” Luv, is Bill O’ Reilly going to start co-hosting with Luda down at the many shake-em clubs in ATL? What the heck does this even mean –“…apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings…”
Okay so I will play along just to prove a point… Since Mr. Steele is down playing young, black and latino voters to “hip-hop” lets dumb down the Republican principle “get rich and stay rich”… Now who does this in the “hip-hop” world apply to, follow me below:
(Yes, he’s rich and plans on staying rich; he even did a song called black Republican)
Young kids growing up in the projects of DC, LA, NY, The Lower, Ninth, Ward, Chicago, etc.
(Nope, these children are not rich do not come from rich and according to the principles of the Repubs- no public assistance- will have a pretty hard time getting rich)
(Yes, once again rich and staying that way and in fact did the Black Republican song with Jay- Z)
The latinos that do the hard grunt and necessary work that many Americans would not dream of doing
(Nope, once again, they aren’t rich, may not be rich ever)
Bottom line, if you are not already rich the Republican Party may not be for you. I do not discount anyone that is not White, Male and Rich that decide to become registered Republican that is the beauty of America you can, essentially, do you with no consequence. However, until Chairman Steele finds a way to incorporate the needs of Women, Children, Gay and Lesbian rights and any other minority within the Conservative, Republican Principles. He can keep his hip-hop slang avant-garde PR promo BS!
"Growth is always worth the price you pay, because the alternative is a limited life with unfulfilled potential"- Anonymous
Posted by Ashanti C. Brown at 4:40 PM