Kid Rock for the Senate? Don’t Be Daft

I’ll never understand the celebrity worship in this country. Someone makes a few movies, stars in a television show or has some hit songs and all of a sudden people are falling prostrate before the celebrity and swearing total emotional devotion. Celebrity worship played a role in Donald Trump being elected president and even he seemed to be aware of it, saying that he could shoot someone on 5th avenue and he wouldn’t lose any supporters.

And now there is a lot of talk about electing Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie) to the U.S. Senate from the state of Michigan. Seriously? Why? What is it about this man that appeals to people, politically? When word first broke of his possible candidacy, I was stunned at the number of people who seem to think it’s a great idea. Even Texas Governor Greg Abbott seemed excited about the possibility of Senator Ritchie.


But why? Is it because he’s famous? Because ever fourth word he utters or tweets is right out of an R-rated movie? Because he’s known for partying with porn stars? Because he says very negative things about Congress? Because he supported Trump? Those of you who favor sending this man to the Senate, why? Which of his political views do you think would be great additions to the Senate? Do you even know what his political views are?

I had to use Google to find anything about his political views and it did not take very long for me to figure out that Kid Rock is no conservative. He already has a website up which has absolutely nothing about his political views, but does end with some profanity, not surprisingly.

I found multiple quotes from him that display his views on political and social issues but were not fit to put on my website due to the excessive profanity. Google will help you find them, if you care to read such filth.

Here are a few that are clean enough to be quotable, all from The Guardian.

I don’t FaceTweet or whatever people do. I understand that I’m the old guy now. I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what’s going on in the news, but that’s about it. I’m comfortable with that.

I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.

I played Barack Obama’s inauguration even though I didn’t vote for him. I didn’t agree with his policies, but there was an exciting sense of change in the air. That promise hasn’t been fulfilled – the country is more divided than ever.

My success with women picked up around the 14 millionth record I sold. I know what it was about – I don’t exactly look like Brad Pitt. I learned to be careful. I didn’t want 10 kids around. But there have been a lot of women. I could have set a better example for my son. When he was a teenager I’d bring home girls that he had more in common with than I did.

I don’t smoke much weed, it makes me dumb. But they should legalise and tax everything: pot, cocaine, heroin. Has it not been proven that people will always find a way to get what they want?

I’m always buying more guns. I have everything from a Civil War cannon to an MP5 machine gun and old police guns. If someone invades your house, yeah, you can shoot them. I don’t think crazy people should have guns.

 

Ritchie has also described himself as “a lowlife” who thinks “racist jokes are funny” and questioned in “Amen,” a track on his 2007 album, “How can we seek salvation when our nation’s race relations got me feeling guilty of being white?”

He sounds more like a libertarian than a conservative. And yes, from that statement you can infer that I don’t consider libertarians to be conservatives. Sure, Ritchie endorsed Mitt Romney and Donald Trump. Neither of them are conservatives, either.

I’ll end this post with some of the lyrics from Kid Rock’s latest song. I say some, because I am editing out the profanity. Read these and ask yourself if this kind of mindset is what should be in the U.S. Senate.

“Po-Dunk”

Momma looking good in some jeans all ripped
Got a baby in her belly and a baby on her hip
Little toe headed rascal peeing off the porch
Daddy got a shotgun looking for a stork
(Oh)

And that’s po (po) dunk (dunk)
Don’t give a flying hillbilly
I said po (po) dunk (dunk)
House full of youngins and a yard full of junk
Love us if you can, sorry if you can’t
Holla if you is, shut up if you ain’t
Po-oh-oh-oh-whoaoh, po-dunk!

Bible by the bed and a bottle sitting pretty
Pigskin on the TV, bacon in a skillet
An old mutt in the yard licking on an itch
Bunch of fake flamingos flocking by the ditch
(Can I get a witness?)

And that’s po (po) dunk (dunk)
Don’t give a flying hillbilly
I said po (po) dunk (dunk)
A yard full of chickens and a barn full of drunks
Love us if you can, sorry if you can’t
Holla if you is, shut up if you ain’t
Po-oh-oh-oh-whoaoh, po-dunk!

Po-dunk!

Put your adult beverage over your head
If you’re bat crazy and your neck is red
As the dirt on the road where we all grew up
Sing something with me if you ain’t nothing but…
(You ain’t nothing but, you ain’t nothing but…)

Po (po) dunk (dunk)
Don’t give a flying hillbilly
I said po (po) dunk (dunk)
House full of youngins and a yard full of junk
Love us if you can, sorry if you can’t
Holla if you is, shut up if you ain’t
Po-oh-oh-oh-whoaoh
Po-oh-oh-oh-whoaoh, po-dunk!
Po-dunk!
Po-dunk!
Po-dunk!

 
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