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That was fast: WaPo already explaining how Kanye West fell for the GOP's worst black sales pitch

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.

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?





Seeing how Joy Reid and the Democratic Party both endorsed Kanye West’s announcement he was running for president in 2020, how long will we have to wait for the think piece on how they “fell for it?”


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