Tom Barrett Slams GOP on Women, Then Shares Stage with Misogynist “Gangsta Rapper”
Ah, the Democrats and their “war on women.” At a May 19th rally for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is running against Scott Walker in the closely-watched Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election, the “entertainment” consisted of a self-proclaimed “gangsta rapper” who performed demeaning, sexist raps about “bitches and hoes.”
Gotta love those progressive Dems!
The delicious irony here is that the rally, held at Washington Park in Milwaukee, was filled with self-righteous posturing from the speakers about how Republicans and “Tea Partiers” hate women. Obama buddy Van Jones opened the event (which was co-sponsored by Jones’ “Rebuild the Dream” organization and the SEIU) with a speech slamming GOP and Tea Party “haters.” Jones was followed by Barrett himself, who told the crowd that the recall is about reclaiming “our values.”
And then came a demonstration of those “values.”
Barrett was immediately followed on stage by rap “artist” Prophetic (aka “Proph”), to provide the day’s entertainment, as Barrett was off to the side of the stage gleefully shaking hands and taking pictures. The emcee gave a breathless plug to Proph’s new album, “Wool Over My Eyes”…
…and Proph launched into his first number, “Sucka MCs.” Proph announced that he’d be doing several numbers from the new album, but the video (which was not shot by me, and which can be viewed here in a longer version that includes Jones’ speech) cuts off during the first “song.”
“Sucka MCs” is filled with lines about “bitches who ride me” and “make a nigga comfortable,” because “cash make the women shake they asses” so “get (on) the tour bus, bitch.” Nice. The second cut from the album is called “Newer Bitch,” and I’ll just let you guys hear it for yourselves.
All songs from the album Proph was hawking at the event can be heard here.
I’ll engage in a little opinion journalism by saying that I think it’s absolutely inappropriate for a gubernatorial candidate to appear at an event alongside a performer like Proph. Misogynistic “gangsta” rappers are entitled to their free-speech rights, like everyone else. But it should be beneath the dignity of a man who wants to be the governor of a state to have such “artists” perform at an official rally.
But more to the point, the Democrats (including Barrett) are the ones who tirelessly repeat the lie that Republicans and Tea Partiers are hostile to women. So I ask my fellow Tea Party attendees – have any of you ever attended a Tea Party event at which a performer slammed women as “bitches” and “hos?”
I thought not.
And I’ll add the obligatory (but nevertheless important) rhetorical question about how the “mainstream” media would have reacted had a Tea Party or GOP event featured someone like Proph…compared to the silence that I’m sure will greet his performance at the Barrett event.