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White House calls rapper Common ’socially conscious,’ opposes cop killing lyrics (B.S Alert)
The Daily Caller ^ | 05/11/11 | Vince Coglianese

Posted on 05/11/2011 12:41:45 PM PDT by MissesBush

The White House is standing behind its decision to welcome rapper Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common,” to Washington, D.C. Wednesday night amidst controversy over the hip hop artist’s lyrics which include support for violence against cops and former President George W. Bush.

“The president opposes those kinds of lyrics,” said Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary.

Despite that opposition, Carney indicated that Common would still be welcome at “An Evening of Poetry at the White House” tonight.

“He’s known as a socially conscious hip hop artist or rapper, who in fact, has done, a lot of good things,” offered Carney. “You can oppose some of what he’s done and appreciate some of the other things he’s done.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/11/white-house-calls-rapper-common-socially-conscious-opposes-cop-killing-lyrics/#ixzz1M4dAUW9N


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: common; obama; rapper
So let's see--Saran Palin is guilty of using "inciting" language by using the common political term of "targeting" Congressional districts, but a guy who advocates the murder of George W. Bush and law enforcement officers is to be welcomed to the White House with open arms. So much for that Obama civility he hypocritically preached post Tuscon, but I guess he rang whatever political mileage he could out of civility and doesn't need it any longer.

If the White House opposes cop killing lyrics, then they'd disinvite this cockroach from the People's House. You can't have it both ways. And by the way, what exactly has this low life done that we need to appreciate? Denigrating our culture? Furthering the culture of violence and hatred in minority communities? Coarsening our national discourse?

1 posted on 05/11/2011 12:41:52 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

Hurts to ride that pointed picket fence, doesn’t it Obummer?


2 posted on 05/11/2011 12:43:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: MissesBush

He fits inline with the squatters soiling the peoples house, NO CLASS AND COULD CARE LESS.


3 posted on 05/11/2011 12:44:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: MissesBush

When this comes up in 2012 the kenyan will simply say “just because I was in the same room doesn’t mean I heard what he was saying.” (ala Wright etc)


4 posted on 05/11/2011 12:45:28 PM PDT by albie
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“O” and Lynn are the same identical crud. So, “O” sees nothing wrong with the guy.


5 posted on 05/11/2011 12:47:29 PM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: MissesBush

Time to get out the old BS Meter.

A socially conscious rapper? No such thing.


6 posted on 05/11/2011 12:48:20 PM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: albie

I keep thinking if this were G.W. and he had a racist entertainer at the Whitey House - the media, the RATS would be going bananas, Hell I remember when G. W. was going to speak at Bob Jones University - you would think the way the media reacted he was attending a KKK rally.
This whole thing with the media and racist RATS stinks to high heaven.


7 posted on 05/11/2011 12:49:23 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: MissesBush

Roses are Red
Sunflowers are Yellow
Barack H. Obama
Is one ‘Common’ Fellow.

So, what do you think my chances of being invited to “An Evening of Poetry at the White House”.


8 posted on 05/11/2011 12:50:27 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: chiefqc
He fits inline with the squatters soiling the peoples house, NO CLASS AND COULD CARE LESS.

Sounds just like the people I know who voted for him.

9 posted on 05/11/2011 12:51:10 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: MissesBush
60% approval - My ARSE
12% would be more accurate.
10 posted on 05/11/2011 12:51:46 PM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO- Wrong place! Wrong time! Sorry Dr. John)
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To: papertyger

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1385334/Michelle-Obama-welcomes-rapper-Common-called-burning-George-Bush.html


11 posted on 05/11/2011 12:53:35 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: MissesBush

I bet they would describe Rev Wright as “socially conscious” as well.


12 posted on 05/11/2011 12:53:59 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: MissesBush

Such scum being allowed to run and ruin or country is unforgivable.

The Obamas make me want to puke.


13 posted on 05/11/2011 12:59:19 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: MissesBush
You mean all those Unionized Law Enforcement Officers (ULEOs) have to accept a rapper advocating for their killing?

Oh well, nothing else for them to do but pull the Democrat lever at the election polls. Because that's what union personnel do. Vote Democrat.

14 posted on 05/11/2011 1:01:43 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (ULEOs surveil 24/7/365)
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To: MissesBush

Obama embraces the hate, racism and violence perpetuated by the New Black Panthers, gangster rappers and Reverend Wright, secure in the knowledge that anyone who points that out will be branded a racist by the left and MSM.


15 posted on 05/11/2011 1:04:44 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Good post.


16 posted on 05/11/2011 1:08:27 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

If GWB had Lee Greenwood at the WH singing “God Bless the USA” the Democrat/Progressive/Socialist Party-media would be having a major fit.


17 posted on 05/11/2011 1:09:17 PM PDT by radioone (Ya' just can't make up Liberal Idiocy)
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To: MissesBush
if some white guy rapped about burning obama, the secret service would have his socially conscious a$$ in jail by sundown.
18 posted on 05/11/2011 1:10:43 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: MissesBush

One of the worst insults that my grandmother could hurl at someone was to say that they were, “common”. Methinks this rapper is aptly named.


19 posted on 05/11/2011 1:11:34 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: MissesBush

If I decide to rob a bank tomorrow I’m using this defense. The bank robbing will not represent all of my work, most of which is socially conscious.


20 posted on 05/11/2011 1:13:44 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: silverleaf

In the meanwhile he assembles his gang and their insprirational lyrics...


21 posted on 05/11/2011 1:15:01 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: silverleaf

In the meanwhile he assembles his gang and their inspirational lyrics...

Sure is great to choose good things for the nation, huh...Obama!


22 posted on 05/11/2011 1:16:04 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: Mr. Wright

Was this guy’s performance at the WH announced BEFORE Bush declined the invitation to accompany Obama to Ground Zero last week?


23 posted on 05/11/2011 1:16:37 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: MissesBush
“You can oppose some of what he’s done and appreciate some of the other things he’s done.”

Sure. Like Osama Bin Laden. He did some good things, too. So why exactly did Obama target him?

24 posted on 05/11/2011 1:17:02 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: albie; All

only after, when asked about the lyrics, he responds, “i don’t know all the facts but the police acted stupidly”....


25 posted on 05/11/2011 1:22:30 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: himno hero

I just went and read several of his lyrics. Not one was without a dozen swear words, and I think every one was about sex outside marriage and glorified violence. My plan was to post some of it, but it’s just not possible. It’s hard for this old dog to understand the slang, I probably missed half the sex and violence references.

Any word that they will let their children listen to this ‘music’?


26 posted on 05/11/2011 1:30:57 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: MissesBush
Common is arguably PRO-LIFE. Could that be what Obama means about "socially conscious"???

Baltimore Sun article on Common as Pro-Lifer

27 posted on 05/11/2011 1:33:34 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: MissesBush
“You can oppose some of what he’s done and appreciate some of the other things he’s done.”

Heck, I could say the same thing about Adolf Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, and a host of other folks...

Thanks for the insight, and for upholding your standards, Mr. White House Spokesman...

28 posted on 05/11/2011 1:39:13 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: madprof98
Common is arguably PRO-LIFE.

If that gets out, he will most assuredly get uninvited.

29 posted on 05/11/2011 1:39:41 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: MissesBush

If it’s so good - their children should be put front row and center...and perhaps a question and answer session would be in order...


30 posted on 05/11/2011 1:46:36 PM PDT by savage woman
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To: MissesBush

Perhaps he could invite the former poet laureate of New Jersey, Amiri Baraka, to read his poem, “Somebody Blew Up America.” Do not overlook the good things this poet has done. He be teeching our youts good Inglish. Look at Detroit - the future of America.


31 posted on 05/11/2011 1:46:55 PM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: MissesBush

He’s a friend of Obama’s. Went to Wright’s church with Obama. Was probably a big contributor. So of course he’s getting rewarded. I don’t care if he shows up at the White House, but it is what it is.


32 posted on 05/11/2011 1:50:55 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: MissesBush

it bothers me that so few “Freepers”, relatively speaking, have spoken out on this travesty. This is the real Obamas surfacing. “Hate and disdain for America & most Americans, Women, Italians, Jews, Cops, GW Bush, etc.” Sad commentary about our once great country. And.....take my word for it, class warfare and hate for ethnics (this time Whites), any kind, eventually leads to slaughter and genocide of innocents. Leave Obama, Jones, Farrakhan, Wright to their whims and the trio from the thirties, Hitler, Mussolini & Stalin will be reigning supreme once more!!! Wake up America & Americans!!!


33 posted on 05/11/2011 1:52:03 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: ken5050

Cannot answer that question —


34 posted on 05/11/2011 1:56:56 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: The Toll

“Socially Conscious” = Radical Nutcase


35 posted on 05/11/2011 2:00:43 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: MissesBush

And we all thought Slick Willie soiled the carpets in the White House...


36 posted on 05/11/2011 2:06:53 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout hearts...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And all the police unions are pissed at this, but not to worry they will circle the wagons in 2012 and will cast their vote for this turd.


37 posted on 05/11/2011 3:54:06 PM PDT by Cyclone59
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To: RadiationRomeo

Its just the language of illiterate, uneducated drug traders who have no respect for societal norms. Nothing like aspiring to a greater, better future.

Current peers to the first lady...er,,,,, first hoe that is.


38 posted on 05/11/2011 8:15:59 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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