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Jeff Sessions is Running, and so is…Kanye West?

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

C’mon, Alabama GOP voters – can’t you do better than this? – The most useless attorney general in American history, Jeff Sessions, announced on Thursday that he will seek to regain his old senate seat in the 2020 election. Presumably not satisfied with the way his do-nothing tenure at DOJ ended, Sessions now wants Alabama voters to allow him to write a different, hopefully more positive end to what had been a pretty solid political career prior to 2017.

After spending two solid years doing literally nothing related to trying to bring the members of the DOJ/FBI/CIA coup cabal to justice, its pretty hard to make a case that Sessions deserves any sort of a second chance from Alabama voters. Though he did have a solid record as a real conservative during his years in the senate, Sessions’ mendacity during his term as AG should be disqualifying.

He enters a crowded race for the Republican senate nomination, joining a field that already includes the terminally goofy Roy Moore and former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tubberville, among others. Moore, of course, was the candidate who was so inept and damaged by scandal that he actually managed to lose an Alabama senate seat to a damn Democrat, the putrid Doug Jones.

Conservatives across the country are hoping against hope that Alabama GOP voters can nominate someone who can regain the seat, and maybe Sessions is that guy. Rewarding Sessions’ disloyal performance as President Trump’s attorney general by giving him back his senate seat will inevitably leave a very bad taste in every Trump supporter’s mouth, but if that is the price that must be paid in order to maintain a GOP senate majority, then so be it.

Kanye, 2024? Don’t laugh. – If you’ve been paying close attention, you knew that this was pretty much inevitable. Are you ready for First Lady Kim Kardashian? If not, you’d better start preparing yourself.

In an appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City on Thursday, Kanye West had this to say:

“When I run for president in 2024, we’re going to definitely- yo whatchu all laughing at?” West reacted to the laughing crowd. “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that, in fact, I’m going to walk.”

“What I’m saying is, when y’all read the headlines, ‘Kanye’s crazy,’ this and that, this and that, it’s like one in three African Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing! They’ve got no opinion! They’re so scared!”

Granted, interpreting what comes out of Kanye’s mouth is a bit of an art form; but then, the same could be said about Donald Trump, the guy who happens to be President of the United States. It is a mistake to assume that Mr. West is just shooting off his mouth here, and that he really isn’t planning to go into presidential politics. Frankly, I think it is more likely than not that that is exactly his intention.

After all, Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian have achieved more from a public policy perspective during 2019 than anyone currently in the Democrat presidential field. Let’s all remember that the couple were the driving force behind the criminal justice reform bill passed into law earlier this year, the single biggest piece of legislation moved by the current congress. Yes, it will sound absurd to some, but they have already demonstrated that they deserve to be taken far more seriously than someone like Tom Steyer or Preacher Pete or even Bernie Sanders, who has gotten no major legislation done during his 30+ years in the U.S. Senate.

Everyone needs to recognize that Donald Trump, the most unorthodox nominee in American history and a man who won his election with a campaign staff of about a dozen people and the sheer force of his will, changed this country’s presidential political paradigm, probably forever. Trump will be re-elected in 2020 and serve out his two full terms in office. After that, it is far more likely that the GOP nominee in 2024 will be some other completely unorthodox candidate than some standard-issue politician, and another wipeout in 2020 will make it more likely that the Democrat Party will also start looking for an unorthodox candidate of its own.

For either party, that person could be someone as minimally-unorthodox as, say, Ted Cruz or an Oprah Winfrey, or it could be someone as radically unorthodox as Kanye West. Keep in mind, that, when he and Melania rode down that escalator at Trump Tower back in 2015, President Trump was considered to be so radically unorthodox that literally no one in the DC Swamp took him seriously.

So now the definition of what it means to be radically unorthodox has shifted, thanks to Trump’s election. Rather than laugh about the prospect, as most in the GOP no doubt are doing today about Kanye’s remarks, the Republican Party needs to recognize that Mr. West has an enormous following, made up in large part of African Americans who are fed up with 50 years of empty promises made by the Democrats.

These are people who are sick and tired of life on the liberal “plantation,” and of demagogic hucksters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson pretending to speak for their entire segment of the population. With Democrat voter fraud efforts growing larger and larger with each passing election cycle, devising more and more ways to enable the expanding population of illegal aliens to cast votes for Democrats, the GOP must recognize that it should be actively courting West and his support base rather than insulting them and pushing them away.

So, laugh at Kanye and Kim if you want to; just recognize that by doing so you are are laughing away a huge political opportunity.

That is all.

 

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7 thoughts on “Jeff Sessions is Running, and so is…Kanye West?

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    Jimmy MacAfee - November 8, 2019

    Sessions got thing rolling in investigating the Ukraine corruption, it’s been claimed – and put in motion some of the deeper investigations not pertaining to Russiagate. This has come out as a definite possibility, and may come out as proven in coming weeks and months, especially regarding Epstein, Clinton Foundation corruption and associated issues which all seem to be related. We’ll see, but be prepared to look at Jeff Sessions in a new light in the near future. While he shouldn’t have recused himself, he also allowed Rod Rosenstein to hang himself. Matter of perspective.

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    phineas gage - November 8, 2019

    Sessions will cruise to victory and reclaim his former Alabama Senate seat. It’s not ideal, as his actions as AG were reprehensible, but it’s better to have him there than a Democrat. Plus Sessions will finally squelch Roy Moore so he just goes away.

    Kanye seems far-fetched,as he has no political background, but then neither did Trump. It could happen, and it would complete the realignment of the African-American vote that has started under Trump.

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      III% - November 8, 2019

      Not so sure Sessions makes it past the Primary, either way I think Jones goes down.

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    Gordon Jeffrey Giles - November 8, 2019

    I was the Trump Chairman of my State’s Delegation to the RNC Convention in Cleveland.

    I am with both of these guys.

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    Jimmy MacAfee - November 8, 2019

    Eric Holder is thinking of running – (one more poo stain on the wall, along with Bloomberg.) Clintonistas and Obamanites are both happy at the prospect. Americans, however, are not.

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      phineas gage - November 8, 2019

      Oh please, do it…..

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    Gregg - November 8, 2019

    “The most useless attorney general in American history, Jeff Sessions”… . That is true, but with the likes of Janet Reno, Eric Holder and others that is really saying something.

    I had high hopes for Sessions, other Trump appointees, and most elected and appointed officials in general. Sadly, in most cases I have been very disappointed. I want to believe most have good intentions when they start out, but ultimately, and apparently, the Peter Principle” takes over and rather than realize that they should stay where they are functioning at a competent level, they rise to and/or accept ever higher levels or authority and responsibility. In other words, they tend to fail upwards, and these are the good ones. The others, mostly appointed by Democrats are angry, agenda driven, and corrupt, if not outright evil, yet they are the ones most protected by the deep state and the media. It would be great if the mediocre would just leave, if the beaten would accept defeat, and move on with their lives; some do, but many do not, and that is the problem.

    No wonder, few good people want to deal with the bull bleep that is Washington, DC and run to actually make a difference. This is what make Trump so special; he didn’t have to expose his friends, family and self to all this.

    This country needs good and competent people seeking elective office and appointed positions. It also needs a smarter electorate, or it will fail. One way to get a less ignorant electorate and good people running is to bust the axis of propaganda. The media has “free speech”, I get that, but willful and false “free speech” should have, must have, consequences. Trump said it best when he says he wants the libel laws changed, because if things stay they way they are, few, if any, good people will ever run and we, as a free nation, will be doomed.

    Ever notice how every Republican who gains traction on the national stage becomes an idiot, or, if a female, a bimbo, and is destroyed. When was the last time any Democrat was similarly portrayed? The last one I can think of was when Jimmy Carter got some mild criticism – basically for being in over his head, but nothing like the scorn heaped on every Republican since at least Goldwater – for his totally inept presidency. Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama, and their nominal wives get praised to the hilt as if they are paragons of brilliance and walk on water.

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