We need some sharp elbows and rough edges in DC

Senator Kid Rock--For Real

By —— Bio and Archives--July 26, 2017

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You can knock me down and watch me bleed
But you can’t keep no chains on me

—Kid Rock (Robert Ritchie) “Born Free

“I concede she [Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)] is better at playing politics than I am so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bullshit!”—Kid Rock quoted by Phillip Stucky “Kid Rock Leads Democrat In New Poll

A brash, rough talking, sometimes crude political outsider with a large media following, taking on the political establishment’s elite. Where have I seen this before?


I’m talking about Kid Rock, not Donald Trump.  Robert Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, has announced that he is running for the US Senate—and I for one believe he is quite earnest about it, and furthermore may very well get elected.

A friend of mine in Michigan, with his finger on the pulse of Michigan’s grassroots, tells me that there are a lot of people very excited about Ritchie running.  He is quite popular in his home state.

Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the Michigan GOP says, “He’s well-liked in Michigan. He’s a hometown darling.  He’s got deep connections to Detroit.  He’s done a lot throughout the state.  Anybody who’s writing him off is making a mistake.”

Ritchie was born (1971) and raised in an upper middle-class environment in the small town of Romeo, Macomb County, Michigan, about thirty miles from Detroit.  Behind his rock star persona is a thoughtful intelligence that can take people meeting him for the first time by surprise—“observers have expressed surprise, even bewilderment, at discovering an intelligent, articulate, charismatic and even introspective person in real life.”  I would say that Ritchie’s “wild bad boy” persona is not a facade, so much as it is one facet of a multi-faceted personality.

Through it all, he came across as utterly authentic even as he was constantly redefining himself.  He hasn’t so much reinvented himself as proven to be totally malleable while maintaining a sense of authenticity.—Tim Alberta, Zack Stanton (Sarah Gamard) “Senator Kid Rock. Don’t Laugh.

Kid Rock’s fame will no doubt give Ritchie a big boost, but Ritchie’s biggest liability will also be, “Kid Rock.”  You can be sure that the Democrats will make hay with his—how shall I put this—less than politically correct statements of the past (and present for that matter).

But We the People are more than fed up with polished, silver-tongued political weasels promising us the stars and stabbing us in the back.  We know that the globalist elites, both Democrat and Republican, look down on America’s working men and women and view us with disdain.  We know that arrogant snobbery is the coin of the realm in DC and that they consider us stupid, deplorable, bitter gunslingers.

Michigan, once part of the Democrats vaunted “Blue Wall” is suddenly a battleground where Democrats and Republicans are now fighting for blue collar voters. This became a central theme during the 2016 election season, where Donald Trump won over the white working class vote.—Delphi Analytica “Kid Rock ahead in hypothetical matchup with Debbie Stabenow, Large number of voters are undecided

Because they prefer to wear “Russia Did It” blinders Democrats have failed to see the screamingly obvious truth that people do not like being lied to, robbed, ignored, and treated with contempt.  Imagine that.

Trump saw that truth, related to it, and spoke our language, spoke to our concerns—and gave the finger to political correctness.  We the People loved him for that and admired his toughness and authenticity.  It was obvious to us that he meant what he said and said what he meant and was no smooth-talking snake oil salesman.  And we elected him president because of it.

We need some sharp elbows and rough edges in DC.  This o so refined “hail fellow well met” collegial bulls—t has led us nowhere but deeper into the swamp.  Time for a wake-up call, and Robert Ritchie may be just the sort of street-wise change agent needed to rattle the smug DC establishment and give it a long overdue motivational kick in the butt.

Gear up!  Kid Rock in 2018.


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Jim ONeill -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two.  Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States.  Worked overseas in the Merchant Marines.  While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division.  (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel).  Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings.  Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970).  Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member of the NRA and UDT/SEAL Association.

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