And the song's message? "The world is ready for change because Obama is here! The world is ready for change because Obama is here!" Oh, that's nice. What an inspiring message, right? Well, let's hold on a minute. As Rolling Stone blandly notes:
Ludacris … demands "Get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote" and "Paint the White House black." He then goes off on McCain ("He don’t belong in any chair unless he's paralyzed") and even calls George W. Bush "mentally-handicapped."What Rolling Stone fails to mention, and it's one of the reasons I'm writing this, is that Ludacris also refers to Hillary Clinton as an "irrelevant bitch."
The world is ready for change, the world is ready for change. Except calling women bitches isn't really much of a change. In fact, it's the same old same old. And yet again, another major media outlet lies complicit, completely whitewashing the story. To RS, it's not even worth reporting. I am going to guess, as far as the editors at Rolling Stone are concerned Clinton is a bitch. They didn't endorse her, so why even mention her? Why even note that yet another Obama supporter called her a bitch?
The article barely even touches on Ludacris' attacks on McCain and Bush. Ready for change? Ready for progress? Making fun of the disabled is all about change. Yeah, I get it: the more things change, the more they stay exactly. fucking. the. same.
The Obama camp did, of course, condemn the song, calling it "outrageously offensive." Wevs. Sure, it's nice and all that his campaign can denounce these attacks. But it would have been nice to see more of that before he had the nomination locked up, back when he was benefitting from the smears.
(A complete transcription of the lyrics is here. (NSFW audio, by the way.) H/T to RKMK and everyone else in the universe who emailed this in to us.)