Why Not Senator Kid Rock?

 

The membership of the United States Senate currently includes Al Franken (see photo inset). Additionally, this august body includes Senator Dick Blumenthal, who lied about his Vietnam military service (he had none) and that he was captain of the swim team at Harvard. He wasn’t. Also, there’s Senator Elizabeth Warren who lied about being an American Indian in order to advance her career. It also includes Senator Kamala Harris who started her political career by getting appointed to high-paying boards by her boyfriend, California Assembly Speaker and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown. And then there’s Senator Patty Murray, who praised Osama Bin Laden for building day care centers and whose college major was … I am not making this up… “recreation.”

And previous senators included Ted Kennedy, elected six times by the people of Massachusets after leaving a woman to drown in his Oldsmobile after drunk-driving off a bridge. Senator Kennedy also notoriously made a “waitress sandwich” with another Senator – Chris Dodd of Connecticut, who was subsequently drummed out of the senate for being on the take with Countrywide mortgage.

Don’t forget Harry Reid, who amassed an enormous personal wealth of untold millions of dollars through his connections to the mafia, while hardly working a day of his life in the private sector. Harry also praised then-Senator President Barack Obama for not having a “negro accent.”

Also, oh yeah, speaking of racism, what about actual former Ku Klux Klansman, Robert Byrd, who was an elected member of the United States Senate for over half a century?

So, why not Senator Robert “Kid Rock” Ritchie?

There are 26 comments.

  1. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    And if being in office affords Kid Rock less time to sing, the dignity of the Senate will be a small price to pay.

    • #1
    • July 25, 2017, at 7:10 AM PDT
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  2. Guruforhire Member

    I am just happy that the Republican Party is the party of christian conservatives, and a man who had a notorious rap feud over a purloined glass female sexual aide, and a billionaire playboy/dilettante who genuinely appears to empathize with the manual laborers who made him fabulously wealthy.

    While the other guys are a bunch of freaks and weirdos.

    • #2
    • July 25, 2017, at 7:35 AM PDT
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  3. Western Chauvinist Member

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):
    And if being in office affords Kid Rock less time to sing, the dignity of the Senate will be a small price to pay.

    I only take issue with calling what he does “singing.” Otherwise, concur.

    • #3
    • July 25, 2017, at 7:56 AM PDT
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  4. Quake Voter Inactive

    Guruforhire (View Comment):
    I am just happy that the Republican Party is the party of christian conservatives, and a man who had a notorious rap feud over a purloined glass female sexual aide, and a billionaire playboy/dilettante who genuinely appears to empathize with the manual laborers who made him fabulously wealthy.

    While the other guys are a bunch of freaks and weirdos.

    We’re a big tent. Mercifully with partitions and low lighting.

    For the record it’s Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops Senator Byrd.

    • #4
    • July 25, 2017, at 8:30 AM PDT
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  5. The (apathetic) King Prawn Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):
    And if being in office affords Kid Rock less time to sing, the dignity of the Senate will be a small price to pay.

    I only take issue with calling what he does “singing.” Otherwise, concur.

    It’s not all rap and crap.

    • #5
    • July 25, 2017, at 8:35 AM PDT
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  6. Hoyacon Member

    I will not support him unless he pledges to wear the hat on the Senate floor. If he does so, he gets a check.

    • #6
    • July 25, 2017, at 8:57 AM PDT
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  7. OldDanRhody Member

    If he meets constitutional requirements, then he’s as qualified as anyone.

    • #7
    • July 25, 2017, at 9:01 AM PDT
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  8. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    If I lived in Michigan, I would gladly vote for Kid Rock.

    • #8
    • July 25, 2017, at 9:07 AM PDT
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  9. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo Post author

    It would also appear a certain Senator from Vermont has been stealing his neighbor’s newspaper.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/18941/true-socialist-apparently-bernie-sanders-stealing-amanda-prestigiacomo

    • #9
    • July 25, 2017, at 9:28 AM PDT
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  10. aardo vozz Member

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):
    And if being in office affords Kid Rock less time to sing, the dignity of the Senate will be a small price to pay.

    IMHO, based on the content and links in the OP, if Kid Rock wins and continues to sing, the dignity of the Senate would actually INCREASE.

    <cynicism always on>

    • #10
    • July 25, 2017, at 9:33 AM PDT
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  11. tigerlily Member

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):
    It would also appear a certain Senator from Vermont has been stealing his neighbor’s newspaper.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/18941/true-socialist-apparently-bernie-sanders-stealing-amanda-prestigiacomo

    Isn’t that completely in line with his political philosophy? He’s just living in accordance with his principles.

    • #11
    • July 25, 2017, at 10:07 AM PDT
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  12. Curt North Inactive

    I live in Michigan and haven’t had a Senator represent my views in years. The Kid has some baggage (well, lots), but he’s a far-sight better than the two Dem machine clones we have in there now. In fact the stapler sitting on my desk right now would make a better Senator than either of the two I have currently.

    He would get my vote in a heartbeat, but I’m doubtful he’ll go through with it – lots of work, long days, have to wear grown-up clothes, just not seeing this..

    • #12
    • July 25, 2017, at 11:41 AM PDT
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  13. aardo vozz Member

    Curt North (View Comment):

    He would get my vote in a heartbeat, but I’m doubtful he’ll go through with it – lots of work, long days, have to wear grown-up clothes, just not seeing this..

    Given the picture of Senator Franken in the OP, I think that “grown up clothes”are optional, to say the least.

    • #13
    • July 25, 2017, at 11:57 AM PDT
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  14. Curt North Inactive

    aardo vozz (View Comment):

    Curt North (View Comment):

    He would get my vote in a heartbeat, but I’m doubtful he’ll go through with it – lots of work, long days, have to wear grown-up clothes, just not seeing this..

    Given the picture of Senator Franken in the OP, I think that “grown up clothes”are optional, to say the least.

    Well, I would hope us Michiganders would hold ourselves up to a higher standard than the folks in Minnesota. I can’t see us electing a man who wore diapers as a prop for comedy.

    • #14
    • July 25, 2017, at 12:08 PM PDT
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  15. profdlp Inactive

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):
    It would also appear a certain Senator from Vermont has been stealing his neighbor’s newspaper.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/18941/true-socialist-apparently-bernie-sanders-stealing-amanda-prestigiacomo

    Isn’t that completely in line with his political philosophy? He’s just living in accordance with his principles.

    From the article about Comrade Bernie:

    …it was reported that the socialist was kicked out of a freaking commune for being too lazy.

    That takes some (lack of) effort.

    • #15
    • July 25, 2017, at 2:34 PM PDT
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  16. Arahant Member

    Curt North (View Comment):
    In fact the stapler sitting on my desk right now would make a better Senator than either of the two I have currently.

    Indeed. As I have said, depending on who is in the primary, I might even vote for him twice.

    • #16
    • July 25, 2017, at 6:43 PM PDT
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  17. profdlp Inactive

    The King Prawn (View Comment):

    It’s not all rap and crap.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu3rsha1ZtI

    I watched that whole thing and didn’t see one lion. What gives?

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    • July 25, 2017, at 6:48 PM PDT
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  18. Bishop Wash Member

    Victor Tango Kilo: Don’t forget Harry Reid, who amassed an enormous personal wealth of untold millions of dollars through his connections to the mafia, while hardly working a day of his life in the private sector. Harry also praised then-Senator President Barack Obama for not having a “negro accent.”

    Harry Reid has also never denied being the Searchlight Strangler. Quite a list of deplorables you’ve collected.

    • #18
    • July 25, 2017, at 7:05 PM PDT
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  19. Ralphie Member

    I live in Michigan and aside from Spencer Abraham have had Democrat Senators my entire adult life. I looked at Kid Rock’s Wiki profile, and he seems more stable and respectable than Trump. He hasn’t anymore scandals than Stabenow, who’s husband was caught with a hooker in Troy. Not only would I vote for him, but might just put a sign in my yard.

    • #19
    • July 25, 2017, at 7:07 PM PDT
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  20. Arahant Member

    Ralphie (View Comment):
    He hasn’t anymore scandals than Stabenow, who’s husband was caught with a hooker in Troy.

    Wait, there are hookers here in Troy?

    And remember Senator Abraham’s predecessor? Don Riegle? He endorsed Bernie Sanders last year.

    • #20
    • July 25, 2017, at 7:16 PM PDT
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  21. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    He’s a cowboy, baby…

    • #21
    • July 25, 2017, at 7:34 PM PDT
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  22. Chris Campion Coolidge

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):
    It would also appear a certain Senator from Vermont has been stealing his neighbor’s newspaper.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/18941/true-socialist-apparently-bernie-sanders-stealing-amanda-prestigiacomo

    He’s not from Vermont. He’s just been mooching off everybody there for several decades. Why? Because Vermont is moocher-friendly.

    • #22
    • July 26, 2017, at 3:22 AM PDT
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  23. Guruforhire Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo: Don’t forget Harry Reid, who amassed an enormous personal wealth of untold millions of dollars through his connections to the mafia, while hardly working a day of his life in the private sector. Harry also praised then-Senator President Barack Obama for not having a “negro accent.”

    Harry Reid has also never denied being the Searchlight Strangler. Quite a list of deplorables you’ve collected.

    Or that a villian in the mob movie casino is literally based on him.

    • #23
    • July 26, 2017, at 5:52 AM PDT
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  24. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo Post author

    I also forgot that Senator Al Franken once said he was happy to see gay people get murdered.

    I just don’t like homosexuals. If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia.” The smile became so broad it pushed his eyes shut.

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    • July 26, 2017, at 6:08 AM PDT
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  25. Ralphie Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Ralphie (View Comment):
    He hasn’t anymore scandals than Stabenow, who’s husband was caught with a hooker in Troy.

    Wait, there are hookers here in Troy?

    And remember Senator Abraham’s predecessor? Don Riegle? He endorsed Bernie Sanders last year.

    I know, hookers in Troy and it was right down the road from where I lived as a child. She did do the decent thing and divorced him. Unless Kid Rock is really a CIA guy having sex with spies, as much of a prude as I am, I don’t care. We are getting it up the tailpipe by politicians and it effects my life more.

    • #25
    • July 27, 2017, at 9:55 AM PDT
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  26. Yudansha Member

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):
    And if being in office affords Kid Rock less time to sing, the dignity of the Senate will be a small price to pay.

    The Senate is dignified? When did that become A Thing?

    • #26
    • July 27, 2017, at 11:06 AM PDT
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