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President Obama Met Kanye West, Kim Kardashian on Election Politics!?

What to do? What to do?  Better consult Kimye. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian say they met with President Obama two weeks ago and discussed election politics.   (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

What to do? What to do? Better consult Kimye. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian say they met with President Obama two weeks ago and discussed election politics. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West both claim to have met with President Obama two weeks ago and talked about midterm election politics, leading the celebrity duo to Tweet their support for Democratic candidates. Not that it did much good.

How the President, who reportedly missed half his national security briefings and misjudged the ISIS threat, found time to meet with West and Kardashian is anyone’s guess.

But he clearly must have been desperate. Did he actually think the celebrities could turn out the vote by tweeting to their vapid followers?

Whatever the case, it didn’t do much good.

Republicans seized control of the Senate and held on to control of the House, further isolating the President in his final two years in office. If you thought we had gridlock before, wait until you see what happens now.

Voters apparently blamed the president for the dysfunction in Washington, which is often the case. The last time Republicans controlled both houses was during President Clinton’s administration in 2006, according to references.

Despite the president’s obvious qualities as a leader, he’s never been adept at the brass-knuckle game of politics. He’s been demonized by the GOP and its fellow travelers at Fox News throughout his administration and undercut at every turn by Republicans in Washington at the expense of the country.

So what does he do? Turn to Kimye for political help?

It’s better than the Kennedys calling on the Mafia to get out the vote, but what hypocrisy.

Yesterday, as Democrats went down in flames all over the country, Kanye boasted about his meeting. “Me and my wife met with President Obama two weeks ago,” he Tweeted.

“I’m supporting the Democratic ticket in these midterms. The midterms are extremely important. I know it’s last minute, but if you haven’t voted, please vote today,” he later added.

Forget for a moment that the majority of their Twitter fans probably aren’t even registered, or old enough, to vote. Why did Kanye wait two weeks until the election was underway to reach out to them?

What makes this development all the more ironic is the President’s past disdain for both West and Kardashian and their crass materialistic lifestyles.

But as the saying goes, politics makes strange bedfellows, and political desperation turns them into whores.

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