Akon Attempts to Wax Political in New No Labels AnthemPublished by Angel on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 9:00 am.
I’m guessing in an attempt to replicate the viral success of Will.I.Am’s 2007 “Yes We Can Song,” Akon has decided to pen and record an anthem for No Labels. What’s No Labels you ask? No, it isn’t a movement to discourage label whoring. No Labels is a newly formed political group who’s motto reads, “Not left. Not Right. Moving Forward.” They aim to throw partisan politics to the wind, because doing what’s Left and what’s Right isn’t working, pun intended.
Apparently Akon had a quick convo with Lisa Borders one of No Labels, “founding leaders” and immediately felt a call to action to write the deep, thought provoking song. “See a man with a blue tie/ See a man with a red tie/ So how about we tie ourselves together and get it done,” Akon bleats croons.
Listen to the full song HERE.
No Labels plans to, “return to the essence of our beliefs,” and that, “our leaders need to work together to do what government was intended to do: solve problems.” Hmmph, sounds like flowery rhetoric.
Honestly, No Labels website and message reads like campaign rhetoric to me. Don’t they know that having no position, is a position? Don’t they know that the very essence of America is to be able to freely choose our position and political affiliation on our own, and vote/act accordingly? The biggest problem isn’t the opposition of views that divides Republicans and Democrats, its the pure incivility and unwillingness to compromise. Let’s face it, right-wing, republicans, Tea Party-ers, whatever you want to call them will never agree with more government, pork barrel’s and universal healthcare. Those left-wing, liberal, democrats aren’t like to vote against abortion or sponsor fiscally conservative legislation anytime soon. And if they do and you don’t like it? Switch parties, run for office, become an ex-pat! WHATEVER you do, do it with conviction, and an opinion.
I can’t knock a movement who’s aim is to lobby Congress our of their egos, but could you try and be a little less apparent? It feels like the unpopular kids got together and thought they would be more popular in a group.
But listen No Labels, you can’t call yourself a movement until the people are behind you, got that?! And listen Akon, you better do better with your socially conscious lyrics buddy. Ask Gaga to help you!
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