Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kid Rock for senate?—hopefully NOT!

By SJ Otto
I have to wonder why people want to make rock stars, movie and TV stars into politicians. On one hand, they claim that most of Hollywood, most movie stars and music celebrities are liberal. And yet when such people run for office they are almost always Republicans.
The latest celebrity is Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie. He has been named as a potential Republican contender for Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow’s Senate seat next year.
What we really need to ask ourselves is what makes a rock star—or a movie star— political material. What makes them qualified as opposed to other people who are already involved in politics.
A lot of celebrities have been elected to public office, including Fred Grandy, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood have all been elected to public office. For the most part, most elected celebrities are elected as moderate Republicans. Few movie or rock stars have been elected Democrats.
Frank Zappa was considering running for president before he died. He leaned towards libertarianism. But he ran out of time, due to his prostate cancer.
So what kind of politician will Kid Rock turn out to be? More than likely—very conservative. He endorsed Donald Trump's presidential bid. Anyone who doesn't like knee-jerk reactionary politics will likely not want to support Kid Rock. From the left perspective—he is a jerk—pure and simple. He is also pro-imperialism for our military.
It makes us wonder if anyone on the celebrity circuit should run for office and/or if any of us should support the if they do. I have to admit I liked it when Al Franken ran for office. He turns out to be a very good United States Senator from Minnesota. But the others—well maybe they should have stuck to entertainment. Let's not forget Ted Nugent , a major political ass hole and rocker.

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