On CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, Dr. Jason Johnson discusses the issues of the day with radio host Ben Ferguson and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, including Scott Walker suspending his campaign, Ben Carson’s comments on Muslims, Carly Fiorina on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Ted Cruz on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
There are lots of ways that I, or for that matter, anyone might criticize GOP Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann. The list is endless, we know. She’s a poor campaigner; she can’t raise money; she’s failed to capitalize on being the only elected official in a presidential race of Ken dolls; her husband runs some sort of weird anti-gay deprogramming camp – and that’s all just off the top of my head.
I mean, she’s mean spirited and bad. But, in case you missed it this week, is Bachmann a “Lyin Ass B***h”?
Yo, that’s a little harsh even for my “not-in-front-of-the-kids” language. However, that seemed like a perfectly acceptable way for Philadelphia-born hip hop act The Roots to introduce her when she walked out on stage as a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s show. The Roots intro music for the Republican primary candidate was a cover song of Lyin’ Ass B***h, a song by Fishbone.
I for one was shocked and slightly offended by this. You mean to tell me Jimmy Fallon still has a show? And he’s down enough to get The Roots as his cover band? How did that happen?
Okay, okay – well beyond that, a now equally irrelevant television host Glenn Beck has gone apoplectic about it calling Fallon all kinds of wrong and referring to him as a “a girl….playing little girl games.”
Ultimately, I don’t see what the big deal is. Bachmann seemed unfazed by it when she walked out; but, would a middle-age Congresswoman from Minnesota with an inflated ego really know what the song was, anyway? Granted, it was classless by The Roots to introduce her that way – and NBC along with Fallon have already apologized to her.
Like it or not, the fact that she’s nowhere in the polls, Fallon’s show is an afterthought and half the audience may not have even known the song all contributes to this not going much further than politico conversation.
Plus, as insulting songs about women candidates go, can anything ever truly top the (totally false) rumor that the Obama campaign played Jay-Z’s 99 Problems at a victory party after the Iowa Caucuses in 2008? I mean, come on, everyone knew that was a reference to Hillary. At the end of the day, most people don’t think Bachmann’s a liar – they just believe she’s totally unqualified for the job in the White House.
This article originally appeared online at Politic365.com.