Video: “Young Conservatives” rap

posted at 6:26 pm on May 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

It’s making the rounds on Twitter and destined for viral status so you might as well watch it now. I want to call shenanigans and say this is a false-flag operation, but how often do you see a political parody play it absolutely straight? If this were a goof, surely there’d be some sign — an obviously jokey line, a bit of comic overacting, something.

Dude, I think it’s legit.

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I hate rap! If this is serious, then I hate rap even more.

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:28 PM

You know the ear slicing scene in Reservoir Dogs and how QT filmed it by panning away so you don’t see the gore? It was more powerful that way.

I’m pretty sure this is the same sort of thing. That it’s far worse just thinking about it than actually watching it.

And by that logic, it means I’ll be obligated to click… but. I. CAN’T.

Editor on May 29, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Oh, contrare…

I think it IS legit. And I think it translates very well.

Stylistically it is consistent.

singlemalt_18 on May 29, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Oh noes…it is legit:

http://twitter.com/YoungCons

http://www.theyoungcons.com/

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Haha

therightwinger on May 29, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Dude, I think it’s legit.

Too legit to quit?

Disturb the Universe on May 29, 2009 at 6:34 PM

Too legit to quit?

Disturb the Universe on May 29, 2009 at 6:34 PM

Awesome

Editor on May 29, 2009 at 6:34 PM

And by that logic, it means I’ll be obligated to click… but. I. CAN’T.

Editor on May 29, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Go ahead. It’s not painful to watch/hear. And the lyrics aren’t half bad.

Disturb the Universe on May 29, 2009 at 6:35 PM

These guys TOTALLY fckin rep me!!

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 6:35 PM

Word Up young cuzzz

Hummer53 on May 29, 2009 at 6:36 PM

I am too scared to click

Cindy Munford on May 29, 2009 at 6:36 PM

What a strange post from someone who claims to put winning elections at the top of his to-do list.

Ronnie on May 29, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Just as good as any other.
Is this kind of like the sheriff who makes the inmates wear pink?
What’s a rapper to do now?

right2bright on May 29, 2009 at 6:37 PM

wack.

crr6 on May 29, 2009 at 6:37 PM

I am too scared to click

Cindy Munford on May 29, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Do it. They’re kinda cute.

Disturb the Universe on May 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM

I change my mind.

I’ve finished the video.

No more reppin’ me.

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Hahahahaha, that was a quick climbdown.

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Fa Shizzle Yo

faraway on May 29, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Kill it with fire.

thphilli on May 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Hahahahaha, that was a quick climbdown.

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:40 PM

It just got too corny!

I’ll have to make a rap about this topic.

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM

I made it to 2:22.

AP, surely you didn’t post that without a palate cleanser up your sleeve?

TexasDan on May 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM

I’ll have to make a rap about this topic.

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM

I can’t wait!

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM

I loved it……

…..and I am a geezer!

tru2tx on May 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM

I like it.

Thank you Obama!

katy on May 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM

I liked it.

Grinning at “Jesus Christ, Ronald Reagan, and Atlas Shrugged”

Rosmerta on May 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM

My nizzle.

javamartini on May 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM

I too hate rap……but if this can shake loose the brain-dead drones of our youth following liberalism like sheep, then well….I’m all for it!

Rovin on May 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Oh my freaggin ears,and my eyes!

Allah,I need a palate cleanser,to rid my
memory banks of this abomination!!:)ahem.

canopfor on May 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

I am sure the religion part will turn off some folks, but others will like it.

Cindy Munford on May 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

We’re gonna need a bigger tent. With soundproof areas.

portlandon on May 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

as a fan of some rap, this is pretty good. Good lyrics too. Favorite line: Jesus Christ, Ronald Reagan and Atlas Shrug. The story of my life

youngO on May 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM

I loved it……

…..and I am a geezer!

tru2tx on May 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM

The verdict is in. Stay away.

Editor on May 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Eminem has nothing to worry about.

JetBoy on May 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM

If you listen to what they are saying, it is what I think. I don’t do rap, but maybe this will get some who do do rap to think. Think what bho and team is doing to YOU.
L

letget on May 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Some things don’t mix. For some reason it reminds me of this:

http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Mood-More-Mr-Nice/dp/B000005KOE

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM

I hate rap! If this is serious, then I hate rap even more.

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:28 PM

I hate it too but the reality is that most teens and 20 somethings do like it. So we might as well get used to it and if needed use it to our advantage.

CWforFreedom on May 29, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Not only is it legit, I LOVE IT!

Why crap on this? It’s a legitimate musical form, and conservatives shouldn’t shy away from it.

Plus, they do a great job expressing good ideas clearly and passionately.

What they’re doing is more courageous than posting it just to say “dude.”

Dude.

Kensington on May 29, 2009 at 6:48 PM

youngO on May 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM

you didn’t think it had a corny factor?

the first kid was good

i think it started to fail once the second kid started to spit game

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Supa-man that socialism!

baldilocks on May 29, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Okay, first impression: they need to work on synchronizing with each other.
Like the music, though.

Count to 10 on May 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM

I’m checking out the hook with the dj revolves it…

cannonball on May 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM

At least it’s not as bad as THIS little ditty…

JetBoy on May 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Dude, I think it’s legit.

Yes Josh Riddle and David Rufful are legit. There is a great movement afoot of young underrepresented Conservatives who are trying and succeeding in getting thier voices heard above the fray. Another to add to the Crowder/AlphonZo hit parade is HipHop Republicans.

I am impressed with all of these individuals. I think they can help explain conservatism to the next generation. My two cents about it is— to anyone if they want it is encourage these young conservatives in their art, help them improve it, promote them if you wish. We need more of this and we need it in all artistic/musical genres.

canditaylor68 on May 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM

back…back I say

Erich66 on May 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM

I am too scared to click.

Cindy Mumford on May 29,2009 at 6:36PM.

Cindy Mumford: May the force be with you,just click,but
close your eyes so your brain won’t visually
record it!!haha:):)

canopfor on May 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Eminem has nothing to worry about.

JetBoy on May 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM

As long as he doesn’t get anywhere near Todd Palin =)

gwelf on May 29, 2009 at 6:52 PM

CWforFreedom on May 29, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Yeah, I know…I’m a fogey.

But the whole message of rap is about criminal, counter-culture…drugs, prostitution, gang war, murder, hopelessness…it clashes with the conservative message. That’s why it looks corny…mixing it with a conservative message is corny. Not authentic…laughable.

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:52 PM

They are both freshmen at Dartmouth College. They need to step up their game if they want to follow in the footsteps of Dartmouth Alums Dinesh D’Souza and Laura Ingraham.

thatsreal on May 29, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Yo dat wuz off da heezy fo sheezy.

Joe Caps on May 29, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Rap is really quite easy: Come up with some rhymes, speak them while doing a Snoop Dog imitation, throw in a stupid repetitive/loop sound track and you are done. I could do this in a heart beat, just give me a topic.

cannonball on May 29, 2009 at 6:53 PM

It isn’t particularly good, but I think it’s legit. If it were a false flag operation, the perpetrators wouldn’t know to name drop Megyn Kelly as an example of intellectual integrity.

rw on May 29, 2009 at 6:55 PM

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 6:48 PM

I mean, I wouldn’t take them serious as a professional rap group, so no i didn’t think it was corny

youngO on May 29, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Why is the last minute (or so) of the video just dead air in the void of outer space?

My collie says:

Maybe it’s because they erased the part where Bill O’Reilly appears and says, “F*ck it! We’ll do it live.”

One thing’s for certain — a Troglodyte Homunculus should NOT have the highest rated news program on television.

My collie says:

Keep in mind that his competition is the Olberdude.

CyberCipher on May 29, 2009 at 6:56 PM

But the whole message of rap is about criminal, counter-culture…drugs, prostitution, gang war, murder, hopelessness…it clashes with the conservative message. That’s why it looks corny…mixing it with a conservative message is corny. Not authentic…laughable.

AUINSC

Actually, the message of rap was giving a voice of truth for the people in the ghetto. “The Message” (by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1982) really brought rap into the limelight. If you listened to those defending rap 20 years ago they were figthing to get out a message of repression, suffering, etc. It has been bastardized today into the image you describer above, drugs, money, sex, etc. True old school rap fans hate most of today’s “rap-crap” as my kids call it.

cannonball on May 29, 2009 at 6:56 PM

They need to step up their game if they want to follow in the footsteps

They might be following in the footsteps of Martin Mull.

My favorite white guy rap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A7tLVIsuNw&feature=PlayList&p=612D270DED0DD8FC&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=18

reaganaut on May 29, 2009 at 6:57 PM

I mean, I wouldn’t take them serious as a professional rap group, so no i didn’t think it was corny

youngO on May 29, 2009 at 6:55 PM

MTV for them soon! :D

Maybe a tour with Nas

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 6:58 PM

canopfor on May 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM

I took the plunge. As a confirmed metal head it is not my deal but it was okay.

Cindy Munford on May 29, 2009 at 6:58 PM

cannonball on May 29, 2009 at 6:56 PM

Thanks for explaining that…sadly, then, the bastardized version is the prevalent one to most people.

AUINSC on May 29, 2009 at 6:59 PM

confirmed metal head it is not my deal but it was okay.

Cindy Munford on May 29, 2009 at 6:58 PM

You HA ladies get better and better

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 7:00 PM

I hope it’s legit. I thought it was pretty good. To me, conservatism has always made sense, but the way they break it down is very relatable.

Callie C. on May 29, 2009 at 7:02 PM

They should have had better scenes to film in.

But its ok

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 7:04 PM

boo. conservative ideas would play better over sick death metal. i volunteer to write some.

ernesto on May 29, 2009 at 7:05 PM

They had some funny lines in there. Made me laugh for the day :)

deidre on May 29, 2009 at 7:05 PM

I am a big fan of HA and have been into it for a while. I am also the second kid in the video. No, it is not a joke. We made the video two days ago in our dorm room. Our goal like we have said before was to inspire discussion and to challenge the stereotypes conservatism currently holds. We are conservative before we are rappers and have no intentions of going double platinum or pursuing a rap career. It is fine if anyone doesn’t agree with us, and we definitely do not want to force our religion on anyone. All we want is for true conservatism to make a comeback. Thanks for some of the love. God Bless!

TheRiddler on May 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

TheRiddler on May 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

I watched it again and it is growing on me.

Knowing it’s not a joke makes it better cause I thought it was a spoof

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Meh. Rap sucks.

OhioCoastie on May 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM

I’m ten seconds in and already want to kill myself. “One time.”

RLew on May 29, 2009 at 7:08 PM

TheRiddler on May 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

I thought it was good. I think it is catchy. I can hear myself singing some lines right now….:)

Keep up the good work! God Bless!

deidre on May 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Two preppy young white guys rapping about conservatism.

The movement has been saved!

YYZ on May 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

after some thought, its pretty hard to rap about politics, in a technical sense

so kudos

lots of words to fit in and stuff

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

There’s 47 seconds of my life I’ll never get back.

Stephen Macklin on May 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM

TheRiddler on May 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Don’t take offense at those who don’t like it, many of us are not your target audience. Lyrics are awesome.

Cindy Munford on May 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Lyrics are ok, but the video is Lame. You feel me?

kahall on May 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM

“The Message” (by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1982)

“The Message” was 1982, but it was Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (Mellie Mel, etc.). Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” was from ’79, and was the first major rap single. Speaking about message rap not about biatches and hos, best rap song ever: “Fight the Power.”

Obvious choice, but yo’, it is.

YYZ on May 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Someone please shoot me in the forehead. I cannot self-terminate.

Chuck Schick on May 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Weren’t there any adults around to counsel these two morons before they did this?

Jdripper on May 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM

TheRiddler on May 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

It put a smile on my face.

Disturb the Universe on May 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM

::beat box start::

Neo-cons in the house say, “Aw yeah!”
“Aw yeah!” “Aw yeah!”
Neo-cons in da house say, “Aw yeah!”
“Aw yeah!” “Aw yeah!”

::add ear-worm loopy hook::

I’m clickin’ at HotAir.com
reading all the wrath of Cons
not the one with Montalban
I’m talkin’ ’bout when Beck is on.

I’m used to watching Billy O,
but gettin sick of his ego
Instead I’ll take Megyn and Beck
Keith Olbermann? You go to heck!

MSN and BC
your news it make me ca-razy
Matthews and his ilk,
I think their brains be hazy

All of that kool-ade
How low can their ratings fade?
I think Olby’s problem is that
he really needs to get laid

Chris Matthews needs to go gay
I bet if he could have his way
That tingle in his leg would stray
to places that I cannot say

Obama posters on his ceiling
that tingle aint’ all he’s feelin’
His hate for Palin has me reelin’
It all makes sense my thought’s congealing

Neo-cons in the house say, “Aw yeah!”
“Aw yeah!” “Aw yeah!”
Neo-cons in da house say, “Aw yeah!”
“Aw yeah!” “Aw yeah!”

I could go on… but my pool is calling me.
That’s right fellaz, dis cracka-azz mofo be chillin phat wit da g-course view, sippin’ hard lemo’s in the pool YO!

Rap Master C-ball OUT!

cannonball on May 29, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Weren’t there any adults around to counsel these two morons before they did this?

Jdripper on May 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Don’t be a hater.

Disturb the Universe on May 29, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Yo, My bad YYZ. Sugar Hill producer wrote the rap, Sugar Hill Gang was Rapper’s Delight. You are 100% correct.

Can ya’ fo’give an old cracka? ;-)

cannonball on May 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM

We Medicare recipients hope for an emergence of conservatism but I was hoping for something I could understand. I’m sure these boys mean well, it’s just hard for us grampas to absorb….

PaCadle on May 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Man I can’t believe the hate…I can understand the lefty trolls trashing it on youtube, but here? Conservatives are great at cannibalism. I thought it was great.

Patriot33 on May 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM

They had me at Meagan Kelly not Nancy Pelosi!

highhopes on May 29, 2009 at 7:23 PM

I’m sure these boys mean well, it’s just hard for us grampas to absorb….

PaCadle on May 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM

No offense (really) but you aren’t their auidence.

highhopes on May 29, 2009 at 7:25 PM

I like it, straight or parody :0)
anytime someone works economic theory into music I think they need to get a prize!

ginaswo on May 29, 2009 at 7:26 PM

They had me at Meagan Kelly not Nancy Pelosi!

highhopes on May 29, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Word up!

thomasaur on May 29, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Conservatives are great at cannibalism. I thought it was great.

Patriot33 on May 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM

We taste better?

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 7:26 PM

There’s 47 seconds of my life I’ll never get back.

Stephen Macklin on May 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM

As compared to what? The countless times the filthy liar in the White House has preempted programming to announce the latest five-year plan for prosperity from his already failed administration. Those propaganda events were a complete and total waste of time and they didn’t mercifully end until the bastard in the presidency had spewed the latest batch of his lies.

highhopes on May 29, 2009 at 7:29 PM

It wasn’t bad at all, and I’m a black guy too, who loves rap. The melody was great, the beat was good, and their rapping was OK.

In any good rap, I always pay attention to the beat, and the melody…and they had this tight. So, yeah…it was good.

Chudi on May 29, 2009 at 7:29 PM

We taste better?

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 7:26 PM

That’s because most of us aren’t full of s#!t.

thomasaur on May 29, 2009 at 7:30 PM

How do you know a good rap song…turn it up, and do something else, and just listen to the song with ur ear phones. If you start bobbing ur head to the beat after a while, that’s how you know a good rap song.

This passed my test.

Chudi on May 29, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Chudi on May 29, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Can you become our official expert?

Cindy Munford on May 29, 2009 at 7:35 PM

That’s because most of us aren’t full of s#!t.

thomasaur on May 29, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Liberals taste like rat and tire.

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Chudi on May 29, 2009 at 7:31 PM

As a drummer and beat boxer extraordinaire, I can appreciate a good beat.

If a rap song has a boring beat, IM OUT! I like one that is dynamic and has good off beats and such.

If the rapper has an annoying robot voice (like they all do nowadays), IM OUT! Generally I don’t like the topic of rap, which is why I like some techno, house, and stuff like that.

blatantblue on May 29, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Don’t quit your day jobs, guys.

J.E. Dyer on May 29, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Don’t quit your day jobs, guys.

J.E. Dyer

I think having a day job gets you kicked out of the rapper club anyway. ;-)

cannonball on May 29, 2009 at 7:43 PM

How do you know a good rap song…turn it up
Chudi on May 29, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Based on my obsrvations around the neighborhood, a rap song cannot be heard at less than full volume. I’m talking about the glass in the car needs to be pumping back and forth to the beat. The irony, of course, is that the filthy liar in the White House would call this torture if it were at detainee in the passenger seat.

highhopes on May 29, 2009 at 7:45 PM

The Riddler on May 29,2009 at 7:06PM.

The Riddler: In light of your explanation for your rap,and
Conservative first,I think,i was a bit hasty!

My youngest son,listen’s to 50 cent,so I do
know the difference,and apologize for the pre-
judge,Riddler.:)

canopfor on May 29, 2009 at 7:46 PM

TheRiddler on May 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Right on man. I’m about your age, and a young independent conservative. Don’t worry about the hate–it’s inevitable when you put yourself out there with something the left doesn’t like. They’ll do everything to try to mock, intimidate, and destroy you. F them. Keep it up.

Patriot33 on May 29, 2009 at 7:59 PM

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