Skip to comments.Why Michelle Obama's White House invite to controversial rapper "Common" matters
Posted on 05/12/2011 12:08:14 AM PDT by rob88888
As you may have heard, First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday welcomed a "gathering of poets, musicians and artists" to the White House to "celebrate American poetry and prose." This has become a mini-scandal for the Obama administration due to the fact that one of invitees was the controversial rapper/poet "Common," whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.
What is so controversial about Common? Well, for starters, he has offered words of support for two cop killers, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur. Both Mumia and Assata were at one time members of the radical black nationalist Black Panther Party. Mumia murdered white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 and was convicted and sentenced to death, while Assata murdered white New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973, was convicted, incarcerated, then escaped and fled to Cuba, where she lives under the protection of the communist dictatorship to this day. Assata Shakur is also classified as a "domestic terrorist" by the FBI.
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Common has been a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago led by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright
“Why did they invite the trash? IMO, was to flip their middle finger at conservatives.”
This is why it’s best to ignore the baiting. It’s just a distraction from the economy and thug behavior like the Boeing deal. It is not going to damage him with independents because the MSM will not hammer him on it. They will continue to bend over for him and the independents really don’t pay that much attention anyway.
And which Republican do you believe will use it? I say none. Don’t want to appear racist. Losers.
Since the fallen Officer is from New Jersey I believe Chris Christie should come out forcefully and condemn this invitation. He will be able to speak for those in the grave that sacrificed everything and now have no voice. If the race card is thrown no one will handle it better then Christie. We should refer to the race card as the joker card, because its over play is becoming ridiculous.
Maybe Herman Cain will talk about it? He can laugh at the racist tag.