Barack Obama, the president of the United States of America, doesn’t care about the people. What other explanation could there be for the White House ignoring the will of 100,000 fans exerting their civic duty to demand the release of Kanye West’s SWISH?
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A petition — filed on the White House’s We the People site yesterday — asked the commander-in-chief to use his executive powers to force ‘Ye to drop the album. “We haven’t gotten any new singles in months,” the petition read, according to Billboard. “The President should order Ye to drop the album on the date August 21st, as his producer Mike Dean has been teasing people about.”
“Kanye West has kept us thirsty for too long,” it declared.
The petition quickly amassed 100,000 signatures, which according to We the People’s rules requires that the president respond. However, the White House shut down the petition that afternoon rather than address the serious issue so many signatures raise, claiming that it was “in violation of our Terms of Participation.” President Obama will not be taking steps to give SWISH to the people.
August 12, 2015. Remember this date, for it’s the day democracy died.