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[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Some people may not like them, but The Breakfast Club has been a source for Political interviews for at least 10 years. They're syndicated in 90 markets and a ton of black people listen in every day. It's one of the few venues to reliably reach black voters which is why politicians keep going back and why this article exists.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago

Who the fuck cares what any celeb thinks about voting? Everyone who raised their hand should be disenfranchised for not being mature enough for the responsibility.

[–] [email protected] -1 points 1 month ago

Just 8 or 10 more B and C list celebrities and 6 to 10 more middle of the road musical artists or pro sports players and it will be ABUNDANTLY CLEAR that Joe is a giant piece of NPC shit you shouldn't vote for.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)

That's his fucking name? Really?

Also surprise surprise on who posted this story. Never would have guessed...

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Are you for real? That’s his hip hop name, and he’s a tastemaker in his circles. He actually tried to help Kamala Harris out with her butchered interview on his show 4 years ago, and softened the blow of the audience reaction.

Charlamagne isn’t an enemy of Biden, and he came up with his stage name as a young guy in the streets who was learning about Charlemagne in night school. It was created at a time that he was aspiring for more and had no success under his belt. Making fun of him for it is kind of messed up in my opinion. His name is iconic in hip hop.

https://www.vibe.com/news/radio/charlamagne-tha-god-talks-about-how-he-got-his-name-and-his-sordid-past-197344/

[–] [email protected] -3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Remember when Biden told him he wasn't black? Oof.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

And he was pretty forgiving about that comment too—if dems think Charlamagne is to blame for those two awful interviews, then they clearly didn’t watch them. He did what he could to minimize the damage they did to themselves. If anything, him keeping his distance this time is just sparing them the rope they might hang themselves with again.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Nobody gives a shit. How is this even news?

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago

When have you heard anyone having main character syndrome been a good thing?

F'ing Christ, it's the presidency not god damn real house wives of DC here dumbass.

[–] [email protected] 68 points 1 month ago (1 children)

And though President Joe Biden is “an uninspiring candidate who doesn’t have any main-character energy,”

Sigh.

Come the fuck on. Just shut the fuck up, you dipshit. "Main character energy." Motherfucker, it's not Goku VS. Vegeta for the 2024 bid. It's the goddamned leader of the country. Maybe not having main character energy is a good thing. Maybe instead of having a pissing contest we can have have an actual ballot. I'm sorry, I'm probably expecting too much when I hope that ego takes a back seat and the person I'm talking to literally named himself "tha god." Fucking moron.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (1 children)

From your lips to "tha god's" ears.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

It's actually an acronym, To Hit Armored Goku On Dragonball.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago

Well now I'm even more interested in this opinions of mainstream politics 🙄

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

I get where this guy is coming from, but for someone so… opinionated, (and I really respect this guy a lot) he can hardly place all of the onus on Biden for his positions, especially as a public figure. And - of particular importance - taking a stand, most often for the right thing, has its costs.

We do what’s best right because it’s the right thing to do, not because we expect a payoff or because we think it’ll make us look good. And if you do, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons.

Edit: ok… on second thought: maybe it’s his pretty eyes that have bamboozled me into not noticing that this guy is kinda full of shit.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Did you read the article? He said he knows “who he will vote for to preserve democracy” (Biden). It isn’t unpatriotic or foolish to criticize both sides for what you legitimately see.

Honestly, I’ve found some of the dismissal and rage in this thread disturbing. Charlamagne is nowhere near an enemy of Biden, and he was just answering questions that some people around him have been asking.

Setting the precedent that anything less than full throated support of Biden is unacceptable is a slippery slope—Trump supporters want exactly that for their side too. Let people speak their mind, and listen if you want to.

[–] [email protected] 47 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Oh no, this is horrible! Quick, someone find out how Ja Rule is coming down on the issue!

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Probably on the Trump campaign, honestly, Ja sucks.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

So does Chappelle now... fwiw