Jimmy McMillan Apparently Done Caring About the Rent


As unbelievable as it sounds, Jimmy McMillan — the most obsessive rent-lowering zealot in all of human history, a man who ran for various offices as the candidate of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, a man who always managed to somehow incorporate rent prices into discussions on entirely unrelated topics — seems to no longer be concerned about rent. The evidence?

Here are some lyrics from his smash hit song, "Ain't Nothing to Talk About":

"Rent — it's too damn high. Ain't nothing to talk about. Ain't nothing else to talk about."

And here is a quote from a video for gasolineistoodamnhigh.com ("a project of Let Freedom Ring, the Delaware-based conservative think tank," according to Dave Weigel), which stars McMillan:

"I want you to go to your gas station, and take some photos of the pump, and send me those photos at gasolineistoodamnhigh.com. And there's nothing else to talk about."

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The Gasoline is Too Damn High. The Tea is Free. [Weigel/Slate]