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Kanye West Disses Barack Obama: ‘You Can’t Effect Change’
The Root ^ | June 20 2014 | Yesha Callahan

Posted on 06/20/2014 1:16:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The rapper still has a bone to pick with the president.

Kanye West can probably forget about being invited to the White House anytime soon. During an interview with Power 106 FM in Los Angeles, West was asked what he thought about the president and had a few unkind words. He replied, “You can’t effect change from inside the White House like that ... you gotta have the money.”

SNIP

According to the Daily Mail, West continued his rant, actually contradicting himself: “Good ideas usually aren’t connected to money as much ... Creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap.” If you didn't quite understand what West was talking about, he had a few words of advice. “Don’t worry about how I’m saying what I’m saying. Look at what I’m saying and how I feel my intent is,” West said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brilliant; genius; kanye; kanyewest; kimye; obama; whitehouse

1 posted on 06/20/2014 1:16:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Whatever.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: nickcarraway

“Don’t worry about how I’m saying what I’m saying. Look at what I’m saying and how I feel my intent is.”

A modern Alexis de Tocqueville for sure.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 1:20:13 PM PDT by Viennacon (t)
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To: nickcarraway

Wouldn’t that be “affect?”


4 posted on 06/20/2014 1:20:19 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: nickcarraway

What do I care about what one POS says about another?

When you enemies are fighting each other - let them.

See 2nd Chronicles 2:22

22 As soon as they began singing, the Lord confused the enemy camp, 23 so that the Ammonite and Moabite troops attacked and completely destroyed those from Edom. Then they turned against each other and fought until the entire camp was wiped out!


5 posted on 06/20/2014 1:21:46 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

I know that for political advice, I turn to rappers who ‘sing’ about ‘doing anal’.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 1:22:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: nickcarraway

It doesn’t matter how much money you have if you’re trying to force people to change their own human behavior by shoving regulations and taxes down their throat while trying to enslave them.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: nickcarraway

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


8 posted on 06/20/2014 1:22:38 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Fishsticks too.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 1:23:28 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: nickcarraway

Creativity and genius MAKE money...


10 posted on 06/20/2014 1:25:58 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

No, ‘effect change’ (i.e., bring about change) is the proper usage in this context.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 1:26:51 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: nickcarraway

One insignificant butthead talking about another insignificant butthead.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 1:28:23 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: nickcarraway
And you can't sing, Kanye. That's why you rap. You also have no talent, which is another reason you rap.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

13 posted on 06/20/2014 1:28:35 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: nickcarraway

I pity tha’ fool . .


14 posted on 06/20/2014 1:29:06 PM PDT by ßuddaßudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: wastoute
"Creativity and genius MAKE money..."

Not always. There are lots of rich rappers out there, like West, who have no creativity or genius, yet are still rich. That just proves that HL Mencken was right when he said, "no one ever went broke underestimating the tastes of the American people."

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

15 posted on 06/20/2014 1:31:13 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: nickcarraway

Is there a dumber man on the planet?


16 posted on 06/20/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: nickcarraway
Sweet. A mental midget making an unintelligible diss of an empty suit president that crawled out of the politically corrupt sewer known as Chicago.
17 posted on 06/20/2014 1:34:02 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Peter W. Kessler

“Wouldn’t that be “affect?”

Exactly.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 1:34:23 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: nickcarraway

uh huh


19 posted on 06/20/2014 1:37:34 PM PDT by dforest
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To: navyguy

“Is there a dumber man on the planet”?
There are millions of them. They are called democrats. Look who they vote for and what they stand for. They certainly aren’t mensa candidates.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: nickcarraway

As Johnson lost Cronkite ... Obama has lost Kanye.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 1:38:15 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

No. “Effect” is correct. Not “affect” as someone told you.

I’m affected by the change in the economy.

I lowered taxes to effect change in the economy.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 1:40:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

It would be “affect” if you were trying to change the change.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: AppyPappy
I agree with the earlier poster who posits that 'effect' is used correctly in the original statement. It means 'to implement' or put into action. However the changes affect Us in a mostly negative fashion.

But however you diagram the sentence, Obama seems to be blissfully unaware of the fact that he can't do what he's doing to cram this crap down our necks...

I wish he'd realize it the same way the coyote recognizes he's just run off the edge of the cliff and is immediately subjected to the force of gravity.

24 posted on 06/20/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: nickcarraway

What do Obama and Kanye have in common?

They both see themselves on tortillas.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 1:43:05 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: nickcarraway

He’s a gay fish. And his wife’s a Hobbit.


26 posted on 06/20/2014 1:46:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t Kanye West married to 50Cent?


27 posted on 06/20/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: navyguy

Is there a dumber man on the planet?

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So you mean Kanye or Obama? Or to quote the woman who says she does not have brain damage....

What difference does it make?


28 posted on 06/20/2014 1:50:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

“’You can’t effect change from inside the White House like that ... you gotta have the money. Good ideas usually aren’t connected to money as much ... Creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap ... Don’t worry about how I’m saying what I’m saying. Look at what I’m saying and how I feel my intent is,’ West said.”

Yeah, I think this would be a good example of the intelligence level of the Obummer voter bloc.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 1:58:34 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: nickcarraway

One jackass disses another.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 2:48:53 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: wku man

They certainly don’t waste money like stupidity and mistakes, speaking of gummint...


31 posted on 06/20/2014 2:52:37 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

And hobbits.


32 posted on 06/20/2014 2:55:28 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: DJ Frisat; nickcarraway; Peter W. Kessler; AppyPappy; jsanders2001; irishjuggler; F15Eagle; ...
However the changes affect Us in a mostly negative fashion.

He can effect CHANGE willy-nilly and HOPE that it "works" the way it is intended. It never works that way but it can inflict lasting — if not permanent — damage and can negatively affect the society and hundreds of millions of people.

And he was quite open from the beginning that this was the desired effect of his HOPE and CHANGE campaign and policies - "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."

Kanye ("You can't effect change from inside the White House like that ... you gotta have the money.") is wrong on several levels here because he doesn't seem to understand (or willing to accept) that any determined President — especially when having a majority or split Congress — has almost unlimited amount of taxpayers' money at his disposal, and — particularly when having major / pop media and educational institutions in his pocket — immense power to effect a number of social and structural changes with long lasting societal effects.

33 posted on 06/20/2014 9:50:13 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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