Remember when a filmmaker made a fake documentary about “the assassination of George W. Bush”? When people condemned it, liberals scolded them to lighten up — it was “just art” and besides, it was protected by the First Amendment.
Obviously, these same liberals went berserk every time Bush’s successor, Barack Obama, was even mildly mocked by conservatives.
Had someone made an identical movie about Obama, the outrage would have been deafening, and we’d still be hearing about it. And as you’ll see below, Donald Trump made sure the media did not miss this point.
Conservatives who figured that anti-presidential sentiment on the left couldn’t get any worse than it did under Bush (or even Reagan) must be shocked by the naked hostility being directed towards President Trump. Now a notorious hip hop artist has raised the bar pretty much as high as it can go:
Snoop Dogg stars in a new politically-charged music video that sees the rapper pull a gun on and “shoot” a parody clown version of President Donald Trump.
Visuals for “Lavender,” a song that first appeared on BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada’s IV, show a clown-faced President “Ronald Klump” holding a press conference where he announces a plan to “deport all dogs.” (…)
The dog deportation plan spurs Snoop Dogg and a gang of armed men to ambush the parody President Trump. Snoop points a gun at Trump’s head and pulls the trigger. A giant “BANG” flag pops out.
Now, in case you are wondering, Snoop Dog’s video doesn’t break any laws, unless the Secret Service deems it a “credible threat” that constitutes a “clear and present danger” to the commander in chief. And that is unlikely.
In Watts v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled that jokes about killing the president are protected speech. Whether or not Snoop Dog’s video qualifies as a joke is debatable, but the musician has decades of case law on his side.
But Trump has responded via Twitter, and the comparison he makes is on point:
Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
Or imagine if a white rapper like Eminem had done this in 2008? They would have been sunk, and possibly prosecuted. But instead the Left is celebrating this as brave free speech and an avenue for liberals to release their anger at their President.
What’s actually more interesting than the video however are Snoop Dog’s comments about why he made it:
“I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f*cking clown as president.”
That’s odd: Snoop Dog must live in quite a bubble if he doesn’t think that anyone has been recording anti-Trump songs, making anti-Trump speeches at Hollywood awards show, telling anti-Trump jokes in comedy clubs…
Another scene in the video shows a police officer shooting a motorist, which again, according to Snoop Dog, is meant to raise awareness about another issue he thinks no one else is talking about: police involved shootings.
If the subject matter weren’t so somber, the very idea would be laughable. Americans have been treated to almost non-stop reports about police-involved shootings of innocent people (who often turn out to be not so innocent, but that doesn’t prevent rioters from burning down their neighborhoods in “protest…”)
Snoop Dog is a notorious marijuana smoker and advocate. Is it possible that he lives in such a haze of weed smoke that he thinks of himself as the only courageous truth-teller in America?
If ever there was an argument against legalizing pot, it is surely Snoop Dog’s incoherent, unoriginal and nihilistic “music.”