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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kanye West and Shania Twain

Kanye West boarded the Trump Train, which Scott Adams believes can be a cultural event that ends the Democratic hold on.

Shania Twain, not so much.



Twain, a Canadian, said she would have voted for Trump in 2016. She is a country singer. She caught flak. She took it all back and apologized. You see, you are only allowed to be the Dixie Chicks opposing a Republican president, not Elvis supporting one.

West caught flak. His critics have multiplied exponentially since he hopped on board. He does not care.

He is a rap singer, and a successful record producer. He also is an entrepreneur. He is best known for saying George Bush doesn't like black people at a telethon for Hurricane Katrina victims.

West's emergence as a supporter of President Trump caught my attention for two reasons.

One, it makes sense because West has met Trump and shares with him a love of the media and capitalism. Two, many conservatives are getting all wound up about this as if it will end the 95% support among black people for the Democratic Party.

Actually, the support is less than 95%. I base that on two things.

One, African-American voter turnout usually falls short of white voting. There are many reasons for this. I think one reason is many African-Americans believe they have no choice but to vote for Democrats.

The other reason is polls show that between 14% and 17% of African-Americans support Trump.

That's not much but it is far higher than the 5% we are told vote Republican.

My guess is that many African-Americans who support Trump are watching to see what happens to Mister West. They now know they no longer are alone. If they question authority, the whole Democratic Wall may collapse.

Adams may be correct. Again.

As for Twain, she caved to fascists who want to destroy anyone who dates to openly support President Trump. Coward.

20 comments:

  1. And the fascists who attacked her aren't her fans in the first place. Her fans are Trump supporters. Dumb move on her part. - GOC

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    1. Giving Trump the thumbs down at the start would have been a smarter move. That would have been the end of it, though not without some cost. But now she's just another flip flopping entertainer who bends with the wind.

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    2. Like Michael Plead the 5th Cohen.

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  2. Reckon loads more folks support Trump in the privacy of the voting booth than are prepared to admit it openly to pollsters.





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  3. Kanye is best known for:

    1. Marrying Kim Kardashian
    2. Interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs.

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    1. I hope he becomes known for a third thing, blowing up the democrat plantation. If he is influential enough to make some in the black community question their long held beliefs, that will be yuuuuge. No matter what I think/thought of him.

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    2. He was incredibly globally famous and popular (and rich) long before he rained on Taylor Swift's parade or married Kim.

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  4. Kanye and Trump do have one thing in common - they were both publicly "dissed" by Barack Obama.

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  5. Just saw this. Don't know if it is Twitter manipulation at work or not. I am guessing it is.

    https://pagesix.com/2018/04/25/kanye-loses-9m-twitter-followers-after-trump-retweet/?_ga=2.180237412.1970512905.1524686212-1308381644.1512518960

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    1. 9m Twitter followers that you never knew anyway?

      Man, Trump really scares them, doesn't he?

      -Mikey NTH

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    2. Yeah, that was Twitter cooking-the-books all right, but they got caught, and did an immediate backflip.

      So now the "misunderstanding" has been sorted out, and Kanye has got more followers than ever before!

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  6. Don. I have read that last paragraph several times to make sure that I understand what you said. I do not think what you said there is what you meant. "caved to fascists who want to openly support President Trump" perhaps it should say destroy PDT?

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    1. I screwed up. Thanks. I shall fix. I was offline for 36 hours. Things I wrote earlier posted as planned.

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  7. Well, I’m a welcoming guy and such, but any “artist” willing to portray himself as Christ on the cover of Rolling Stone has a whole lotta ‘splainin to do.

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  8. West tweeted 8 years of Zippy did nothing for Chicago and the Lefties went insane.

    Now Chance The Rapper tweets "Black people don’t have to be democrats.."

    I think this could be the start of something big, as Steve Allen might say.

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  9. "...many African-Americans believe they have no choice but to vote for Democrats."

    Particularly true anywhere you have to publicly ask for a "Republican" or "Democratic" ballot before casting your vote.

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  10. Kanye and Chance the Rapper's statements are truly courageous Revolutionary Acts, given the left's penchant for violence and absolute insistence that black people remain chained on the Democrat's plantation.

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  11. My guess is that many African-Americans who support Trump are watching to see what happens to Mister West. They now know they no longer are alone. If they question authority, the whole Democratic Wall may collapse.

    This is the definition of a "preference cascade". Fear keeps a lot of blacks quiet for many reasons most pretty good ones really. It can blow up very quickly to a substantial percentage (even if not a majority) that would ruin Dems who are obviously replacing black voters with illegal Hispanics. It was inevitable but interesting that a rapper would be the one to kick it off.

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    1. They are the arbiters of taste for blacks these days. and you are absolutely right about the illegals.

      My guess is that many African-Americans who support Trump are watching to see what happens to Mister West. They now know they no longer are alone.

      Not unlike Conservatives the first time they heard Rush, or saw Fox News, or went up on the Internet.

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  12. Kanye making a statement, Chance saying you don't have to vote for democrats, 50 years of voting monolithically as a bloc and look at the results, black unemployment lowest in a generation, black folks seeing more on their paychecks and will see more on their tax returns, etc. Just because someone doesn't pander to you doesn't mean they don't want you on the bus, it just means they're not pandering to you because they want everyone to succeed. Hop on, plenty of room.

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