In a fundraising email currently being distributed by the campaign of empty-suit Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, legendary singer-songwriter Carole King has been recruited to plead with potential donors to contribute to the effort to “BEAT TRUMP by the wide margin we need!” The margin must be wide, you see, because President Trump has what King claims is a “history of lying and cheating his way to victory,” so he must lose decisively in order to make Biden’s mandate for the far-left fundamental transformation of America clear. But in fact, it is the Democrats who will have to cheat to win this November – hence their desperate push for voting-by-mail – and King’s downbeat fundraising plea is indicative of the reason why.
Carole King, as anyone alive in the latter half of the 20th century knows, was an enormously successful songwriter and recording artist back in that quaint era when the pop music industry was teeming with talented people who could write memorable melodies and meaningful lyrics, and actually play instruments and sing. You may recall that she scored a monster hit album with 1971’s Tapestry, which included Grammy-winning singles such as “You’ve Got a Friend” and “It’s Too Late.”
As the industry increasingly embraced the degraded and degrading genre of gangster rap and promoted female performers who are essentially glamorized strippers, King’s star waned, and she gradually shifted, as stars tend to do, into left-wing political activism – primarily environmentalism, in her case. Along the way, she lent her celebrity support to Democrat presidential hopefuls such as John Kerry (who seems to have a thing for Old School singer-songwriters; remember the awkward moment when he introduced soporific crooner James Taylor to sing King’s “You’ve Got a Friend” in Paris to help the French heal from the Charlie Hebdo massacre?). She even made a short speech and performed at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
In the election years after that, King was the wrong color and generation to provide any cultural cachet for candidate Barack Obama, who instead recruited former drug dealer Jay-Z Carter and his ghetto-fabulous wife Beyoncé to lure young voters. But King is more Biden’s speed, so now she is back with the aforementioned heartfelt but uninspiring fundraising request, which she begins by writing, “I’m just going to say it: The Republican National Convention is nauseating,” replete as it is with “Republican sycophants parroting Trump talking points.”