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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:32 AM

Kanye West takes anti-vaccine, anti-abortion stance in US presidential bid

Kanye West has given more details about the policy platform he will adopt in his bid to become US president in November, declaring himself anti-abortion, sceptical about a Covid-19 vaccine and keen to return “fear and love of God” to education.

In an interview with Forbes, he announced that he would run under the banner of the Birthday party, “because when we win it’s everybody’s birthday”. His campaign slogan is a leaner version of Barack Obama’s “Yes we can” message, reading simply “YES”.

West has missed the deadline to appear on the ballot in a number of states, but he argued that he could be added as a latecomer due to the coronavirus.He said he was “going to speak with Jared Kushner, the White House, with Biden” to make his bid a reality – although he was also critical of the presumptive Democratic nominee.

West’s campaign advisers are his wife, the TV star Kim Kardashian-West, and the Tesla founder Elon Musk, both of whom have endorsed him. Speaking about Musk, West said: “I proposed to him to be the head of our space programme.”

West said that if he were to win – either in 2020 or 2024, the year in which he previously hinted he would run – it would be “God’s appointment”. He praised Donald Trump as “the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation”.


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/08/kanye-west-takes-anti-vaccine-anti-abortion-stance-in-us-presidential-bid?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The rapper intends to run for election under the banner of “the Birthday Party.”

“I would run as a Republican if Trump wasn’t there. I will run as an independent if Trump is there,” West told Forbes

West says he believes he was sick with Covid-19 in February and is suspicious of a potential vaccine, according to Forbes.

West denied that his announcement was a publicity stunt for his upcoming album

West has selected Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming, to be his running mate, according to the report

NOTE: West has taken almost no concrete steps toward a presidential bid, including filing papers officially declaring a candidacy, qualifying for ballot access or building out a campaign infrastructure

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-08/rapper-kanye-west-says-he-no-longer-supports-trump-forbes


Who is Michelle Tidball, his running mate?

In a wide-ranging interview with Forbes — in which Kanye West confirmed he is serious about running for president—the famed billionaire rapper said he plans to tap as his running mate Michelle Tidball, who describes herself as a “biblical life coach,” and who once said on one of her bible teleconferences that she doesn’t “watch news.”

In Cody, the 57-year-old Tidball runs her own online bible study program under the nonprofit name “Abundant Ministries.”

On her biography page, Tidball touts “various degrees in mental health and criminal justice” and says she previously “worked as a mental health therapist for ten years” before transitioning into life coaching.

Tidball previously served as an executive director of Bright Futures Mentoring Program, a nonprofit that helped mentor students in Cody https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2020/07/08/who-is-michelle-tidball-kanye-wests-proposed-presidential-running-mate/#7cb4b1341ee1
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Reply Kanye West takes anti-vaccine, anti-abortion stance in US presidential bid (Original post)
octoberlib Jul 2020 OP
Iliyah Jul 2020 #1
captain queeg Jul 2020 #2
octoberlib Jul 2020 #4
highplainsdem Jul 2020 #7
demmiblue Jul 2020 #15
octoberlib Jul 2020 #17
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #16
H2O Man Jul 2020 #3
Proud liberal 80 Jul 2020 #5
highplainsdem Jul 2020 #10
octoberlib Jul 2020 #12
JI7 Jul 2020 #6
imanamerican63 Jul 2020 #8
Cha Jul 2020 #9
CurtEastPoint Jul 2020 #11
octoberlib Jul 2020 #13
CurtEastPoint Jul 2020 #14
Tribetime Jul 2020 #19
abqtommy Jul 2020 #18
Trumpocalypse Jul 2020 #20
rampartc Jul 2020 #21

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:35 AM

1. ?????????????????????????

We already have a idiot in the WH, and now another one is running, my gawd.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:38 AM

2. Have at it Kayne. Maybe a few thousand wing nuts will vote for him

I can’t imagine any Biden supporters will go that route. If anyone loses votes to him it’ll be the Il Dunce voters.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:39 AM

4. I still am wondering if he's serious. Maybe he's trying to get his name and platform

out there for 2024 or it's some kind of grift. Ugh. He's going for the evangelical , anti-vaxxer vote.
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Response to octoberlib (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:43 AM

7. People who are evangelicals and/or anti-vaxxers are voters he'll be taking from Trump, not Biden.

I'm more concerned about any attempts he makes to draw black voters away from Biden, but Kanye is so crazy that I don't think he'll be at all successful.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:17 AM

15. Well, there's this:

West is also preparing to release his 10th studio album, God’s Country. He released the first single from the record last week, Wash Us in the Blood. He told Forbes: “I give my album away for free,” but did not elaborate.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:30 AM

17. The song Wash us in the Blood is available on Amazon music for $1.29, so I imagine the

album won't be free either.
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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:18 AM

16. This is incoherent gibberish, like a bipolar person in manic phase.

I've spent time with a bipolar friend who was hospitalized while manic - I recognize the patterns.

I am not a fan of him or his family, but I wish them well in getting through this episode.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:38 AM

3. Anti-psychotropic medication

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:41 AM

5. I literally thought this was The Onion

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:52 AM

10. I read the Forbes interview the article linked to in the OP is based on. Yes, it does read like

something from The Onion.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2020/07/08/kanye-west-says-hes-done-with-trump-opens-up-about-white-house-bid-damaging-biden-and-everything-in-between/


“It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I'm sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it. Next question.”

-snip-

“A lot of Africans do not like the movie [Black Panther] and representation of themselves in…Wakanda. But I’m gonna use the framework of Wakanda right now because it’s the best explanation of what our design group is going to feel like in the White House…That is a positive idea: you got Kanye West, one of the most powerful humans—I’m not saying the most because you got a lot of alien level superpowers and it’s only collectively that we can set it free. Let’s get back to Wakanda… like in the movie in Wakanda when the king went to visit that lead scientist to have the shoes wrap around her shoes. Just the amount of innovation that can happen, the amount of innovation in medicine—like big pharma—we are going to work, innovate, together. This is not going to be some Nipsey Hussle being murdered, they’re doing a documentary, we have so many soldiers that die for our freedom, our freedom of information, that there is a cure for AIDS out there, there is going to be a mix of big pharma and holistic.”

-snip-



Much more at that link.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:07 AM

12. JFC. Kanye's gone full QAnon. Looks like he's also been talking to Candace Owen a lot.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:41 AM

6. LOOK AT ME

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:44 AM

8. ......



That’s all I gotta say about this!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:46 AM

9. "Anti-vaxxers".. how popular is that? won't run as

a repub since the fucking Hell Monster is that candidate.. but Will Run against him as a 3rd party RF?

Have at it Asshole.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:03 AM

11. Is this his running mate, Mr. Tidball? Honk if you get it.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:13 AM

13. Honk! This was my favorite skit on the show.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:15 AM

14. Mine, too, 'Ah Missuz Ah Whigginz'

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:36 AM

19. Tudball ? 😄

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:32 AM

18. Kanye is only one of many distractions that will be popping up. By now we should not be

fooled so that we can focus our energies on removing tRUMP and the reTHUGS from office.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:16 AM

20. Somewhere Kris Jenner is laughing at us

 

and counting her money.
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:26 AM

21. does anyone take this azzwhole seriously?

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