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Amidst news of moderate Senate Republicans reneging on their long-made promises to repeal ObamaCare and President Trump publicly chastising his Attorney General, speculation has swirled about the 2018 race for the United States Senate in the state of Michigan. Debbie Stabenow, who has held the seat since defeating Spencer Abraham in 2000, is likely to seek re-election to a fourth term. Among her possible Republican opponents may be one Robert James Ritchie, better known to the world as rap, rock, and country recording artist Kid Rock.

*record scratch*

Kid Rock?! That’s right. The loud and proud Michigan native issued a press release on July 26 in which he stated he is exploring a possible candidacy:

…the media has speculated this was a ploy to sell shirts or promote something. I can tell you, I have no problem selling Kid Rock shirts and yes, I absolutely will use this media circus to sell/promote whatever I damn well please (many other politicians are doing the same thing, they just feed you a bunch of [redacted] about it). But either way, money raised at this time through the sale of merchandise associated with this very possible campaign will go towards our ‘register to vote’ efforts.

One thing is for sure though…The democrats are [redacted] in their pantaloons’ right now…and rightfully so!

It ain’t just the Democrats, believe me. I’d wager not more than a few establishment Republican office-holders and bow-tied conservative pundits are likewise reaching for the smelling salts. But they should not be surprised, for the election of Donald Trump was just the beginning of the bitter harvest they are now reaping.

On the other hand, such hand-wringing may all be for naught. At the conclusion of his statement, Kid Rock says that he will be making a final decision on whether or not to run within the next six weeks. And there are some mitigating factors for him to consider, such as his lack of political experience and the existence of a sex tape.

Nonetheless, should Kid Rock decide to run, he will have my full support and perhaps even a donation to his campaign. I would do so for the same reason I donated to and voted for Donald Trump last year: the political establishment has failed and continues to fail this country.

Just like John Paul Jones more than two centuries ago, the Deplorables have not yet begun to fight.

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  1. JcTPatriot Inactive

    Mike LaRoche: Just like John Paul Jones more than two centuries ago, the Deplorables have not yet begun to fight.

    You’re damn right.

    • #1
    • July 26, 2017, at 10:34 PM PDT
    • 9 likes
  2. Johnnie Alum 13 Coolidge

    This was a good piece in Politico that offered some background on Kid Rock and the appeal that he may have. It has the requisite pablum for a Politico piece, but it is still a worthwhile read.

    • #2
    • July 26, 2017, at 10:51 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  3. Judge Mental Member

    He has a sex tape? OMG, I didn’t know he had that going for him too!

    (Before you think I’m nuts, look around at our society at what happens to people who have a sex tape.)

    • #3
    • July 26, 2017, at 11:13 PM PDT
    • 18 likes
  4. Lash LaRoche Inactive
    Lash LaRoche

    He was also married to Pamela Anderson.

    • #4
    • July 26, 2017, at 11:18 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  5. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Mike LaRoche: I’d wager not more than a few establishment Republican office-holders and bow-tied conservative pundits are likewise reaching for the smelling salts.

    …and [redacted] in their pantaloons.

    Beautiful.

    • #5
    • July 27, 2017, at 12:14 AM PDT
    • 7 likes
  6. Vice-Potentate Member

    “and all my heroes in the methadone clinics”

    • #6
    • July 27, 2017, at 12:44 AM PDT
    • 3 likes
  7. Judge Mental Member

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    He was also married to Pamela Anderson.

    This just keeps getting better. Now he has the guys-who-were-married-to-Pam-Anderson demographic too?

    • #7
    • July 27, 2017, at 12:50 AM PDT
    • 15 likes
  8. Arahant Member

    Mike LaRoche: such as his lack of political experience and the existence of a sex tape.

    Better his sex tape than seeing one by Debbie Stabenow…

    • #8
    • July 27, 2017, at 2:12 AM PDT
    • 18 likes
  9. Arahant Member

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    He was also married to Pamela Anderson.

    But who wasn’t?

    • #9
    • July 27, 2017, at 2:13 AM PDT
    • 3 likes
  10. Arahant Member

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    He was also married to Pamela Anderson.

    This just keeps getting better. Now he has the guys-who-were-married-to-Pam-Anderson demographic too?

    Well, the rest are not from Michigan, so they won’t be able to vote for him there.

    • #10
    • July 27, 2017, at 2:19 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  11. Judge Mental Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    He was also married to Pamela Anderson.

    This just keeps getting better. Now he has the guys-who-were-married-to-Pam-Anderson demographic too?

    Well, the rest are not from Michigan, so they won’t be able to vote for him there.

    What are you? Some kind of #NeverRocker?

    • #11
    • July 27, 2017, at 2:31 AM PDT
    • 12 likes
  12. Hypatia Inactive

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    He has a sex tape? OMG, I didn’t know he had that going for him too!

    (Before you think I’m nuts, look around at our society at what happens to people who have a sex tape.)

    That’s just what I thought when I read this! A sex tape is only an embarrassment if you’ve posed as a Puritan….plus I abso-redacted-lutely ❤️❤️ the way he talks!!

    • #12
    • July 27, 2017, at 2:39 AM PDT
    • 7 likes
  13. Judge Mental Member

    Hypatia (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    He has a sex tape? OMG, I didn’t know he had that going for him too!

    (Before you think I’m nuts, look around at our society at what happens to people who have a sex tape.)

    That’s just what I thought when I read this! A sex tape is only an embarrassment if you’ve posed as a Puritan….plus I abso-redacted-lutely ❤️❤️ the way he talks!!

    The best part is that is casts the left as the Puritans, if they want to make an issue of it. Which leaves them pushing for open sexuality, porn and anything goes tolerance for 50 years, and then being upset people actually do those things.

    • #13
    • July 27, 2017, at 2:43 AM PDT
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  14. Arahant Member

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    The best part is that is casts the left as the Puritans, if they want to make an issue of it. Which leaves them pushing for open sexuality, porn and anything goes tolerance for 50 years, and then being upset people actually do those things.

    Can we all shout, “Hypocrisy!” in unison. :D

    • #14
    • July 27, 2017, at 3:03 AM PDT
    • 8 likes
  15. Arahant Member

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    What are you? Some kind of #NeverRocker?

    No, just one of those guys who believe people shouldn’t be able to vote in multiple states.

    • #15
    • July 27, 2017, at 3:03 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  16. Hypatia Inactive

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Hypatia (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    He has a sex tape? OMG, I didn’t know he had that going for him too!

    (Before you think I’m nuts, look around at our society at what happens to people who have a sex tape.)

    That’s just what I thought when I read this! A sex tape is only an embarrassment if you’ve posed as a Puritan….plus I abso-redacted-lutely ❤️❤️ the way he talks!!

    The best part is that is casts the left as the Puritans, if they want to make an issue of it. Which leaves them pushing for open sexuality, porn and anything goes tolerance for 50 years, and then being upset people actually do those things.

    Judge, you are so right–it is  the Left who are Puritans–just like when they pretended to be so shocked by Trump using the P-word.

    A few weeks ago the Dems were all 25 th Amendment, they wanted to create a new “body” which could recommend Trump be removed because of mental unfitness–and what did the Dem announcing this (already forgotten) effort say?

    “He is not a gentleman.”

    Oooooooh…..take that, you…..bounder! You cad!

    Hey, Dems: the 19th century called–they want their hypocrisy back!

    • #16
    • July 27, 2017, at 3:23 AM PDT
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  17. ctlaw Coolidge

    Mike LaRoche: It ain’t just the Democrats, believe me. I’d wager not more than a few establishment Republican office-holders and bow-tied conservative pundits are likewise reaching for the smelling salts.

    The Dems. have more celebrities than we do and more people who will knee-jerk vote for the party than we do. We probably have a couple of Senate seats where they may run celebs.

    • #17
    • July 27, 2017, at 4:05 AM PDT
    • 3 likes
  18. Brian Clendinen Member
    Brian Clendinen Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    He was also married to Pamela Anderson.

    Who due you think she got her STDs from? Or at lest that is what she claims.

    • #18
    • July 27, 2017, at 5:55 AM PDT
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  19. blood thirsty neocon Inactive

    This will make liberals and certain unpleasant Never Trumper conservatives go nuts. I love it.

    • #19
    • July 27, 2017, at 6:02 AM PDT
    • 5 likes
  20. Brian Clendinen Member
    Brian Clendinen Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Is Kid Rock a real life Danny Crane? (Not COC compliant). One can only hope.

    • #20
    • July 27, 2017, at 6:05 AM PDT
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  21. ctlaw Coolidge

    Brian Clendinen (View Comment):
    Is Kid Rock a real life Danny Crane? (Not COC compliant). One can only hope.

    Thank you. I never watched Boston Legal but am amused when I see clips like that. It did foreshadow Trump a bit.

    • #21
    • July 27, 2017, at 6:25 AM PDT
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  22. Curt North Inactive

    If he were elected, then went on tour and never showed up to vote, not even once, we’d be far ahead of what we currently have in Michigan “representing” us.

    • #22
    • July 27, 2017, at 6:26 AM PDT
    • 9 likes
  23. Arahant Member

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Brian Clendinen (View Comment):
    Is Kid Rock a real life Danny Crane? (Not COC compliant). One can only hope.

    Thank you. I never watched Boston Legal but am amused when I see clips like that. It did foreshadow Trump a bit.

    He does have a certain je ne sais quoi.

    • #23
    • July 27, 2017, at 6:43 AM PDT
    • 8 likes
  24. ctlaw Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Brian Clendinen (View Comment):
    Is Kid Rock a real life Danny Crane? (Not COC compliant). One can only hope.

    Thank you. I never watched Boston Legal but am amused when I see clips like that. It did foreshadow Trump a bit.

    He does have a certain je ne sais quoi.

    I’ve seen that one before.

    • #24
    • July 27, 2017, at 6:47 AM PDT
    • 1 like
  25. Mike H Coolidge

    “The chair recognizes Senator Bawitdaba from the great state of Michigan.”

    • #25
    • July 27, 2017, at 7:35 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  26. billy Inactive

    With snark and condescension, Jim Gerghaty begins the pearl clutching:

    The really interesting thing is that despite all the other profanity, he didn’t spell out the mother-you-know-what term. It’s good to see Rock’s appreciation for manners and decorum; I knew Mitt Romney would rub off on him eventually.

    • #26
    • July 27, 2017, at 7:56 AM PDT
    • 3 likes
  27. JcTPatriot Inactive

    I just realized that there is a possibility of hearing, “The chair recognizes SENATOR ROCK from the great state of Michigan!”

    I would suggest that he carry a guitar when he is on the Floor of the Senate.

    • #27
    • July 27, 2017, at 8:26 AM PDT
    • 1 like
  28. Front Seat Cat Member

    And Johnny Rotten for his campaign manager – YEAH!

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/27/johnny-rotten-defends-donald-trump-slams-left-wing/

    • #28
    • July 27, 2017, at 9:29 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  29. Ralphie Member

    stabenow’s husband was caught with a hooker. She has since divorced him, I guess. But, the sex tape thing is oh hum compared to politicians screwing voters.

    • #29
    • July 27, 2017, at 9:36 AM PDT
    • 5 likes
  30. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Judge Mental (View Comment):
    He has a sex tape?

    Doesn’t everyone?

    • #30
    • July 27, 2017, at 9:39 AM PDT
    • 4 likes

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