Reserve A Spot In The Badass Hall Of Fame For This NY Gubernatorial Candidate

Politics today offers you two choices: you can laugh or you can cry. Karate expert Jimmy McMillan of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party allows us to laugh… while also acknowledging that he’s totally correct.

In the last couple of years politics has slowly turned into comedy. Sometimes it’s absurdism - see Alvin Greene - and sometimes it’s bitter, nasty black humor - see The Tea Party. This time it’s sheer badass hilarity.

The office: Governor of the State of New York. The candidate: Jimmy McMillan. The party: The Rent Is Too Damn High Party.

Yes, The Rent Is Too Damn High party.

Looking like a old wushu-master Samuel L Jackson, Jimmy McMillan is all badass. From his super hearing - he can detect the grumble of a child’s belly during the debate - to his background as a fucking karate expert, McMillan is everything a badass needs in a political candidate. On top of that his website is truly sublime, featuring an autoplay jam from Jimmy himself, and all sorts of moving numbers and glittering effects. You have to see it for yourself.

And he’s all about lowering the rent, which I - as an ex-New Yorker - truly understand. The rent is, no shit, too damn high.