After President Trump ordered the death of Iranian Quds force leader Qasem Soleimani, rapper Cardi B announced she would be filing for Nigerian citizenship. But after preparing to denounce her American citizenship, Cardi B decided she wanted to run for Congress instead.
On January 3, Cardi B tweeted her disagreement with Trump’s military action in Iran.
“Naaaaa these memes are f-ckin but sh-t ain’t no joke! Specially being from New York. Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger. Dumbest move Trump did till date … I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship.”
Ten days later, Cardi B changed her tune on the move and tweeted about a possible congressional run in the not-so-distant future.
“I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress. I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table,” she tweeted.
I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress.I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense.I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table .
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 13, 2020
“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even [though] I don’t agree with government,” Cardi B continued.
I think I want to be a politician.I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 12, 2020
While Cardi B’s grammar is far from perfect and the rapper’s profanity rivals that of a drunken sailor, based on her life experiences, she actually might be more qualified to serve in Congress than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the socialist queen who is currently Democrats’ biggest moneymaker.
1. Cardi B Has an Entrepreneurial Spirit
According to The Fader, after high school, Cardi B enrolled at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Over the past few years, more Americans have been enrolling in community colleges.
Soon after enrolling in school, Cardi B got a job at an Amish Market. In an interview with The Fader, Cardi B admitted it was difficult to balance working full time and attending school. This is a commonly cited reason Americans drop out of college. That was Cardi B’s ultimate decision: she dropped out of school, just like two-thirds of Americans have.
Cardi B became a stripper at age 19. She then became Instagram and Vine famous for her quick, hot-take videos. Cardi B harnessed her entrepreneurial spirit and became who she was by working her butt off without a college degree. That’s impressive. It’s even kind of the American spirit.
Meanwhile, AOC graduated from Boston University with two degrees. Until she was sought out by a far-left organization to run for Congress, she bartended full time. While that certainly gives her a better perspective on working-class life than other members of Congress, it’s simply no match for Cardi B’s meteoric rise to superstardom. As a lifelong hustler, she clearly understands the entrepreneurial spirit way better than AOC does.
2. Cardi B Understands the Value of Taxpayer Money
AOC aims to tax the daylight out of every American in order to pass a “Green New Deal.” Meanwhile, Cardi B is wondering why the heck the government gets to take 40 percent of her income in taxes.
“Alright, so you know the government is taking 40 percent of my taxes and Uncle Sam, I want to know what you’re doing with my f-cking tax money. Because, you know what I’m saying, like, when you donate to a kid from a foreign country, they give you updates of what they doin’ with your donation. I want to know what you’re doing with my f-cking tax money,” Cardi B said.
3. Cardi B Is a Mother, One of the World’s Hardest Jobs
Cardi B undoubtedly works at one of the hardest jobs in the world, being a mother. While raising her daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, she still manages to work full time to provide for her family. On a Beautycon NYC Panel, Cardi B described the challenge of being a working mom.
It’s very hard. It’s like the hardest challenge ever. I don’t even like talking about it. I really don’t like talking about it because it’s, like, very hard. For example, I haven’t seen my baby now in two days because I was in Vegas, now I’m here. And it’s just hard because I be like, d***, will she forget about me, like, in two days?
When I was pregnant, I used to be like, it’s gonna be easy. I’m just gonna hire a nanny and my baby’s gonna come with me everywhere. But it’s like once you have the baby, it’s hard to get a nanny because you don’t trust nobody with your kid. And then it’s like, okay, my mom is helping me and sister helps me take care of [Kulture], but, like, my mom do not want to go from city to city, two and three cities in less than 72 hours.
Members of Congress certainly don’t have to be working mothers to stand up for them, but it sure doesn’t hurt to share that experience with millions of women around the country either. And being a mother gives her an extra insight into supposed congressional “fixes” to parenting problems.
4. Cardi B Would Fix New York’s Rats and Raccoons
While AOC runs good-paying jobs at companies like Amazon out of the Empire State, Cardi B is brainstorming practical solutions to New York City’s problems. During a segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Cardi B unveiled her plans if she were elected mayor of New York. Her platform would be to eradicate the rats and raccoons.
“If you decided to run for mayor of New York City, I feel like you might, you could actually win if you wanted to,” Kimmel said.
“It’s something that you have to be extremely responsible for. So many things that I want to do like, rats, raccoons, I wanna get rid of them,” Cardi B said.
“I think an anti-rat and raccoon platform is a strong one to go from,” Kimmel joked.
Cardi B is already campaigning on better points than AOC.
5. Cardi B Is a Way Better Dancer
I mean, the competition isn’t even close. We knew AOC’s dance skills were mediocre in college, but they haven’t improved over the course of her her career in politics either.
Before she makes the decision to run, someone should warn Cardi B that becoming a politician could seriously hurt her dance skills.