Kid Rock Makes Political Stump Speech for Senate Bid at Michigan Show
Is Kid Rock actually planning on running for U.S. Senate? While at first it seemed that his initial bid could be explained away as a publicity stunt to promote new music, now I’m not so sure: he keeps going with the political talk in spite of having been found in violation of U.S. election laws. I feel like he’s testing the waters; if this thing really picks up steam, he may go for it. Then again, it could be a continued play for press… and here we are giving it to him.
During Wednesday’s concert in Grand Rapids, MI, Kid Rock gave a stump speech of sorts to his home state crowd from a podium that was brought out as a stage prop. The speech was given in rhyme, which is about the most idiotic / most Kid Rock thing I can think of, consisting of the usual right wing talking points: railing against welfare recipients, NFL players who take a knee during “The Star Spangled Banner,” slamming Hillary Clinton and praising Jesus. His suggestion that someday he’ll run for President while “holding my dick ready to address the whole country” certainly casts doubt on the validity of this whole thing, but… man, Donald Trump was elected president, anything could happen!
Here’s a transcript of the speech via The PRP, followed by a video of the performance:
“What’s going on in the world today? It seems the government wants to give everyone health insurance but wants us all to pay. And to be very frank, I really don’t have a problem with that. ‘Cause god has blessed me and made my pockets fat.
“But redistribution of wealth, seems more like their plan. I don’t believe that you should say sacrifice, do things by the book and then have to take care of some deadbeat, milking the system, lazy ass, motherfucking man.
“Now the issue of struggling single parents is an issue close to my heart. But read my lips, we should lock up all these women, who can’t even take care of themselves, but keep having kid after fucking kid. Of course we should help them out [laughs.] I don’t want to sit here and sound like a jerk. But let’s them help them out with childcare, job training and put their goddamned asses to work.
“And you deadbeat dads, who refuse to be a man. Who refuse to raise your sons up to be good men. You ghetto glorifiers and gangster wannabes. I say lock all you assholes up and throw away the fucking keys.
“And if you want to take a knee, or sit during our Star Spangled Banner. Call me a racist, ’cause I’m not PC. As if you have to remind me that black lives matter. Nazis, fucking bigots and now again the KKK? Say screw all you assholes, stay the fuck away.
“It’s no secret we’re divided and we all should take some blame. We should be ashamed that we all seem scared to call him by his name. So please almighty Jesus, if you’re looking down tonight. Please guide us with your wisdom and give us strength to fight.
“To fight the tyrant evils that lurk here and abroad and remind us all we are still just one nation under God. Now let’s get down to brass tacks, before I hit you with this funk. Like it or not, Hillary Clinton lost and your president is Donald motherfuckin’ Trump.
“Kid Rock for senate has got folks in disarray. Wait till they hear Kid Rock for president of the U.S.A.. ‘Cause wouldn’t it be a sight to see, President Kid Rock in Washington, D.C.. Standing on the Oval Office like a G. Holding my dick ready to address the whole country.
“I’ll look the nation dead in the eyes, live on TV, and simply tell them, you never met a motherfucker quite like me.”