We knew the media would rush to provide its analysis of what’s “wrong” with Kanye West, what with him trading tweets with the president and criticizing Barack Obama for doing nothing for Chicago. Still, though, we’re kind of impressed that The Washington Post got something posted so quickly.
Reaching back to West’s praise last weekend of Candace Owens — with whom he has his true beef — The Washington Post’s David Swerdlick explained how West has fallen for the GOP’s worst sales pitch to blacks.
Perspective: Kanye West fell for the worst black Republican sales pitch there is. Here’s why. https://t.co/Ielo81Pisi
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 25, 2018
So, what is the GOP’s worst black sales pitch? Swerdlick writes:
The worst black Republican sales pitch is the one Kanye West just fell for: Turning Point USA spokeswoman Candace Owens’s one-woman revival of the trope that black Americans are slaves on the Democratic Party plantation. It’s shopworn, defies logic, and mainly highlights the shallow politics of those who subscribe to it.
The notion of African Americans as captives is meant to convey that black Republicans are free, while black Democrats, who make up about 90 percent of black voters, are victims of groupthink — which is why the idea appeals so much to West. A defining feature of his career is the degree to which he cherishes, and nurtures, his self-conception as an outside-the-box thinker.
So, West “fell for it” just because he likes so much to see himself as an independent thinker?
They could hit the brakes on all of this but nope.. they are determined to hit the gas. It’s breathtaking to watch. https://t.co/0iBiaPVc8I
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 26, 2018
Keep stepping on those rakes, Democrats https://t.co/PQPw9PIlLV
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 26, 2018
Not a good look, WaPo. https://t.co/XhOcDUK7PQ
— AgainstTrumpDude (@TheAmishDude) April 25, 2018
The memo went out. https://t.co/BkLfwk6Zcb
— Yo (@yo60640) April 26, 2018
How quick the MSM mobilizes https://t.co/vm2jnZRiwd
— Tim Gallo (@TimGallo4) April 26, 2018
Stage 2: The Media turns against you. https://t.co/oFkWE6NiOP
— Matthew Robert (@Mah_Dee_Gee) April 26, 2018
and here come the thinkpieces https://t.co/rUAxYKErlm
— melodie ♻️ (@melooodieee) April 25, 2018
Some famous black person just said something not completely derogatory about Trump and the GOP?!?
MSM: “HERE WE ARE TO SAVE THE DAAAAAY!” https://t.co/QhkSCWSoeu
— Cardinal Curmudgeon (@Gimblin) April 26, 2018
Perspective: Democrats continue to double down on identity politics despite losing an election, voters and their minds because of them. Here's why. https://t.co/pIzEtpGXIL
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) April 26, 2018
Kanye: Democrats don’t think black people can think for themselves
— Tyler Rice (@TyKRice) April 26, 2018
Democracy dies in race based perspectives. https://t.co/UGnYM1qacN
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) April 25, 2018
The media is totally lost on how to deal with @kanyewest …
…and it is frankly MAGNIFICENT. https://t.co/yQgHFVhaB7
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) April 26, 2018
Because he needs you to tell him what to think, right WaPo? Because he’s so dumb he fell for a conservative message, huh?
Screw you. https://t.co/4zQ0Ucu4dn
— Add your name (@corrcomm) April 26, 2018
Or maybe they're communicating to him as a person, not him as a racial demographic… 🤔 https://t.co/mE0W6Wx1ZN
— Ian Parish (@IanTreyParish) April 25, 2018
You mean that he doesn't want to be a victim to something that happened prior to the start of his very life and chooses to be a victor over that mentality instead?
I know right, that's the worst ideology to adhere to.
— Centrist Panther (@CentristPanther) April 26, 2018
You're literally proving his point https://t.co/2RO4mwDUax
— Brady Lang (@LangBrady) April 26, 2018
That "think for yourself" is considered a "sales pitch" is everything wrong with progressivism. https://t.co/P8GyECqG0N
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 26, 2018
Aaaaaaannnnd there's the double down! 😬 😬 😬
After all anyone who goes against the grain must have been 'Tricked' and 'Fell for it'… This is giving me second hand embarrassment https://t.co/G3V2UswIJT
— Paul Budd (@_YaBoiThomas_) April 26, 2018
So @Swerdlick instead of pumping the brakes to understand why Kanye is saying what he is saying, wants to press the accelerator and push the car off the cliff? Are you going to go after @chancetherapper too? https://t.co/59U1FWGPlo https://t.co/JxmXqvxOGs
— Michael (@Michael2014abc) April 26, 2018
More liberal fake news click bait. The fact that the left is having a conniption over independent free thinking coming from people they THINK they have a lock on is just evidence of the true racism that is embedded in the minds of the left. https://t.co/5qN30O9hA9
— John Damato (@johndamato96) April 26, 2018
In this hit piece, the author doesn't cite ONE statistic showing the plight of black Americans under Democratic rule in predominantly black precincts.
Not ONE about poverty rates, crimes rates, death rates, homelessness, wage growth, marriage rates, school graduation rates. https://t.co/8FweXeOvIo
— But…Conservatives! (@Gooms) April 26, 2018
Guys maybe stop making him out to be an idiot. https://t.co/qN0wN2LbyT
— ❤️ Jayvie ❤️ (@OneFineJay) April 25, 2018
lol, good luck with this take guys 🥃 https://t.co/nHju5kPU08
— I have mongoose energy (@Mrs_Millennial) April 26, 2018
UH OH! Chance the Rapper weighs in on Kanye West debate with a tweet the Dems will NOT like https://t.co/rSYzXc0p0M
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 25, 2018