Politics: Snoop Lion gives the oddest Obama endorsement ever
Published by: Robert Laurie on Tuesday September 11th, 2012
By ROBERT LAURIE - Insert obligatory "Choom" joke here.
If you don't know who Snoop Lion is, you're forgiven. After all, you probably know him by his former moniker, Snoop Dogg. He's a rapper, reality TV star and, perhaps most famously, a pothead of epic proportions. Sorry, make that "Choomhead."
Snoop recently changed his name from "Dogg" to "Lion" and announced that he was dropping rap for reggae, after coming to the sudden realization that he is, in fact, the reincarnation of Bob Marley. Clearly, he's operating on a level to which few of us can aspire.
Yesterday, at the Toronto Film Festival, Mr. Lion was taking questions about his new film, Reincarnated, when he decided the time was right to endorse.
"Bush f---ed up for eight years," Lion admonished. "So, I mean, you gotta at least give [Obama] eight years. He cleaned half the s--t up in four years, realistically. It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. Y'all gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up. Everything was wrong with the house."
Apparently, in Mr. Lion's world, if you feel someone has failed, it's only fair to put an opposing failure in place.
"So he had to come in and get your thing together, then he knocked down our most hated, the most wanted, the one who had our terror on orange or red or whatever color it was on."
If Snoop is to be believed, Obama grabbed a gun, kicked in Bin Laden's door, and handled the matter himself - generating world peace in the process.
Obama, he claims, "went and found him and knocked him down, so don't forget about that. Now everybody is peaceful and able to move and go and have a good time. It's because he made that happen. So please don't forget that, you understand me? So give him four years to get his thing together and finish this deal out. You heard what Clinton said. You loved Clinton, didn't you?"
Yes, vote for Obama because you loved Clinton, not because you love Obama - it's the battle cry of the left.
We can laugh all we want, but to a certain sector of the public, Snoop Lion's opinions actually matter. No one knows if they actually vote, but when he chooses to back a presidential candidate, you can be sure people will listen. This year his pick is, unsurprisingly, Barack Obama.