Barack Obama didn’t attend the BET Awards, but that didn’t stop attendees from talking about him.
“If we all register and vote, we will have the first black president in the history of America,” Sean “Diddy” Combs told the crowd Tuesday at the Shrine Auditorium before chanting “Obama or Die” – a declarative remix of his neutral “Vote or Die” motto from the 2004 presidential election, when he attempted to boost the youth vote.
Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was just a few blocks away at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a fundraiser with a Hollywood guest list that included supermodels Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and movie stars Samuel L. Jackson and John Malkovich. While Obama didn’t make an appearance at the BET Awards – either live or on tape – his presence was felt.
As she picked up her award for best female R&B artist, Alicia Keys told the crowd that it’s time for black people to erase the word “can’t” from their vocabulary.
“Together we can do anything,” she said, playing on the Democrat’s “Yes We Can” mantra before shouting: “Obama y’all!”
I don’t know that I’d be particularly proud to have someone who can’t even decide what his name is endorsing me.
And what happens if we don’t vote for Obama? How are we going to die? Will it be because we’ll just fall over mysteriously out of nowhere? Will global warming suddenly rapidly take effect as soon as McCain is inaugurated and kill us all? Or will
Puff Daddy Puffy P Diddy Sean John Whatever-His-Name-Is-Now send an army of Obamamaniacs throughout the country to kill us?
(To all you liberals who are hyperventilating reading this right now: YES. This is tongue-in-cheek. Relax.)
Anyway, it’s just typical to see that those on the left are, yet again, using emotion to garner support for their candidate rather than facts, reasoning, logic… or anything that someone over the age of five could understand. I guess this really shouldn’t surprise anyone.