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Palin raps White House rapper ("Common" invited by Michelle Obama)
The Daily Caller ^ | May 10, 2011 | Neil Munro

Posted on 05/10/2011 10:14:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin tweeted into the growing controversy over Michelle Obama’s decision to invite Chicago rapper ‘Common’ to a White House arts event for students.

“Oh lovely, White House,” she said about Common’s “A Letter to the Law” rap-poem, which was transcribed and published in yesterday’s Daily Caller. The 2007 rap includes threats to kill police and a call to kill then-President George W. Bush.

“Them dick boys got a lock of cock in them

“My people on the block got a lot of [Tu]pac in them…

“Burn a Bush cos’ for peace …”

The planned event, titled “An Evening of Poetry,” may prove especially awkward for the White House, because the President is scheduled to deliver opening remarks at the event, which is to be streamed out via the Internet.

Officials at the First Lady’s office in the White House declined to comment.

The rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, who now goes by the name “Common,” is a long-time booster of Obama. Before the election, he attended events with Obama at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church in Chicago. Common is considered by his fans to be one of the best poets to emerge from Obama’s adopted home town.

Presidential candidate Bill Clinton faced a similar political problem in the spring of 1992, when a rapper, “Sister Souljah,” sparked a controversy by suggesting that African-Americans should kill white people. “If Black people kill Black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?” she said during a Washington Post interview. A few weeks later, Clinton criticized that comment, prompting a rebuke from Rev. Jesse Jackson. The resulting controversy allowed Clinton to distance himself from some activists and successfully position himself a centrist in the presidential election.

Other participants at the Obama’s Wednesday event include Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann and Jill Scott. They will read, sing, and showcase the impact of poetry on American culture, said a May 4 White House press release. “Students will work with and learn from many of the evening’s performers,“ said the statement.

TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: common; lawenforcement; michelleobama; obama; palin; rap; soapopera; twitter
A Letter to the Law

Dem boy wanna talk… [indistinguishable]

Whatcha gon do if ya got one gun?

I sing a song for the hero unsung

with faces on the mural of the revolution

No looking back cos’ in back is what’s done

Tell the preacher, god got more than one son

Tell the law, my Uzi weighs a ton

I walk like a warrior,

from them I won’t run

On the streets, they try to beat us like a drum

In Cincinnati, another brother hung

A guinea won’t see the sun

with his family stung

They want us to hold justice

but you handed me none

The same they did to Kobe and Michael Jackson

make them the main attraction

Turn around and attack them

Black gem in the rough

You’re rugged enough

Use your mind and nine-power, get the government touch

Them boys chat-chat on how him pop gun

I got the black strap to make the cops run

They watching me, I’m watching them

Them dick boys got a lock of cock in them

My people on the block got a lot of pok* in them

and when we roll together

we be rocking them to sleep

No time for that, because there’s things to be done

Stay true to what I do so the youth dream come

from project building

Seeing a fiend being hung

With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?

Burn a Bush cos’ for peace he no push no button

Killing over oil and grease

no weapons of destruction

How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one

The government’s a g-unit and they might buck young black people

Black people In the urban area one

I hold up a peace sign, but I carry a gun.

Peace, ya’ll.”

1 posted on 05/10/2011 10:14:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My God in heaven, the people in the WH are positively ghetto.

2 posted on 05/10/2011 10:18:39 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sometimes, there are people who’s behavior makes me want to puke. Too often, it’s the present occupiers of our White House who have the effect on me.

3 posted on 05/10/2011 10:20:17 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only time I recall any rapper being criticized for the violent reprehensible lyrics in rap, was when “M & M” was criticized one year at some music awards show. I think he was up for an award, and some criticized the genre of rap music and Eminem particulary.

But, what was striking was that Eminem is white, in a field in which almost all of the “performers” are black. I think it’s politically incorrect to criticize a black rapper. But it’s okay to criticize rap if you pick on Eminem.

So Michelle Obama is just daring anybody to say anything, knowing that any criticism will be deflected as racism.

4 posted on 05/10/2011 10:20:45 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Longfellow has nothing on this guy.

5 posted on 05/10/2011 10:21:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Badabing Badablonde

You just now realizing that.

6 posted on 05/10/2011 10:23:01 AM PDT by sport
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7 posted on 05/10/2011 10:23:09 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

8 posted on 05/10/2011 10:36:32 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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9 posted on 05/10/2011 10:36:40 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: The Cajun

If having an Ivy League education includes having an appreciation for this so-called “poetry”, include me out!

10 posted on 05/10/2011 10:37:52 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And these people are telling us how to live our lives.

Dare to speak to us about values.

Oh well, he has a sharp crease in his trousers, that’s most important.

11 posted on 05/10/2011 10:38:18 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Considering who is currently squatting in the White House, that is an insult to ghetto dwellers everywhere.

12 posted on 05/10/2011 10:39:10 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

he also was crucified by the gay lobby for the use of the word “faggot” in a song. He ended up performing with Elton John to satisfy the likes of Rachel Maddow and the LBGT community that he was not afraid of homosexuals (homophobe)

13 posted on 05/10/2011 10:41:51 AM PDT by sappy
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To: Badabing Badablonde

They’re definitely ghetto and that needs to be a campaign issue for next year. The Republican candidate can use “Restoring Dignity” as one of the campaign themes and show pictures of the 0bamas in non-presidential attire while on official business. Moochelle getting out of Air Force One with shorts and a tank top and an unbuttoned shirt should be picture #1 in that regard. There are many more examples.

14 posted on 05/10/2011 10:48:30 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( Obama's in need of a good Caining next year. )))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad

It’s as if the Obama’s have a bet with the Clinton’s - whom can better bring disgrace to the White House.

15 posted on 05/10/2011 10:52:55 AM PDT by jla
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To: Badabing Badablonde

LOL...Michelle proves that every time she appears in public.

16 posted on 05/10/2011 10:55:40 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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17 posted on 05/10/2011 10:57:07 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is what passes for culture in their world

18 posted on 05/10/2011 11:44:00 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And when he arrives at one of the usual Thug Life destinations, they’ll say he was a misunderstood “genius” who was “turning his life around”.

19 posted on 05/10/2011 11:52:41 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Common was the emcee of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony last Christmas, too. You can read his bio here:

20 posted on 05/10/2011 1:04:58 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That song is how Mooch’s mind thinks everyday about this country...Just look at her evil eyes....

21 posted on 05/10/2011 1:08:09 PM PDT by geege
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, but it is poetry and I don’t like it and it’s rude and crude but I don’t see in this that he is praising cop killers or encouraging the assassination of GWB.

22 posted on 05/11/2011 3:51:39 PM PDT by Mercat (BHO, Ditherer in Chief)
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