Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Good for Ludacris; Not so good for Obama

The song is a little bit ridiculous and, uh, more than a little bit "edgy" but also kind of awesome. Calling Hillary a bitch and talking about McCain being paralyzed are going to make it a headache for Obama. The campaign has already sent out a response, giving it the full Maude Flanders:

"This song is... 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."

I dunno. Obama's already 'fessed to having a little Luda in his iPod, and you can pretty much pick a song of his at random and find equally or more objectionable lyrics in it. Sure, they're clearly beyond the pale by campaign literature standards, but by rap standards they're not so bad. My gut tells me it's a net negative for Obama politically, but dammit we need more rappers dissing Republicans and Hillary Clinton, not fewer. Then Andrew Breitbart can tell the heartbreaking tales of ostracized conservative rappers.

via Liveleak (w/ lyrics) via Drudge

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