Remember how in the 2008 comedy Step Brothers Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly try to launch an entertainment empire with an absurdly misogynistic rap video? And how it ends in disaster when they wreck the boat they were filming on?
That's a pretty good metaphor for what happened when a GOP consultant borrowed the music video's intentionally offensive title -- "Boats and Hoes" -- for his new Texas Political Action Committee. The PAC was dissolved within hours of the San Antonio Express-News and Texas Tribune, among others, learning of its existence.
The organization was established on April 1 by Shaun Nowacki. Nowacki is a bookkeeper for the Houston-based political consultancy of Allen Blakemore, who has close ties with Attorney General Greg Abbott and probable Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.
There's almost no conceivable way that Blakemore, much less his high-powered GOP clients, was dumb enough to have anything to do with the PAC, which seems custom-made to fuel the Democrat narrative that Republicans are waging war on women.
Here are some sample "Boats and Hoes" lyrics:
The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria, I'll do you in the bottom while you're drinking Sangria.
I'm a pussy pirate my name is Jack Sparrow, take off my pants so you can see my flesh arrow.
Make sure to wax, use your mom's Nair, you'll be amazed when I cum in your hair!
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And here's the full music video:
Amazing that a political professional would tether their party to an intentionally vile parody song, but not quite as amazing as the fact that, judging by Texas Tribune article on the controversy, Nowacki still has his job.
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