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Palin: Rapper's invite to White House lacks 'class and decency'
The Hill ^ | 5/12/11 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 05/12/2011 5:49:24 AM PDT by markomalley

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Wednesday slammed the White House's decision to invite the rapper Common to participate in a poetry event.

Palin, a potential presidential candidate and frequent critic of Obama, said that the invitation was "too easy" to decry because Common is "someone who has glorified cop killing" in his lyrics.

"The judgment is just so lacking of class and decency and all that's good about America with an invite like this," Palin said during an interview on Fox News.

Common's presence at the event drew flack from media figures who drew attention to some of his lyrics, in which he used violent language against President George W. Bush and police officers.

Palin, who had briefly criticized the invite in a tweet Tuesday, suggested the White House was practically sparking a controversy.

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KEYWORDS: common; obama; palin; rapper; sarahpalin; twitter
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1 posted on 05/12/2011 5:49:27 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Common is a a racist thug. I <3 this woman she is a real thorn in Obama’s side.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 5:50:55 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: markomalley
Palin: Rapper's invite to White House lacks 'class and decency'

All fixed.

3 posted on 05/12/2011 5:51:34 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Note to Obama: The only time you actually are the smartest person in the room is when you are alone.)
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To: markomalley

No decent person will have anything to do with the current occupants in our White House.

The dregs are their natural cohorts.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 5:51:36 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: markomalley

The current occupants of the white house lack class and decency.There, fixed it.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 5:51:52 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

0bama administration lacks class and decency,

but I repeat myself.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 5:53:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: markomalley

Of course, anyone who elected Obama expecting him to bring class or decency to the WH was delusional...Elections have consequences. In some measure, Americans are getting exactly what they deserve. As they did with Jimmy Carter, hopefully American voters will learn from their mistakes—at least for a few election cycles.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 5:53:58 AM PDT by DrC
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To: markomalley

I saw a white house apologist on the news this morning praising this thug for his community service in Chicago by introducing the children to “poetry”........this gives new meaning to “defining deviancy down”.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 5:55:31 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: markomalley

Now I understand how zero’s rating zoomed to 60 % approval according to the AP....they took it from the poets invited to this classless event...


9 posted on 05/12/2011 5:56:13 AM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: erod

0bama is a racist thug as well,
as is Holder, and Van Jones, etc.

No real surprise that they all would hang out together.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 5:56:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: markomalley

How could Obama or Michelle have class.

He is a bastard child of a drunk and a hippie.
She should have a little more than he, since she was raised in a middle class black family, but obviously her mother skipped over the lessons in how to have class. Maybe her mopther couldn’t teach her what she didn’
t know herself, including taste in clothes.I believe Michelle gave us a quick look at how much class she had when she stated that she had no pride in America.


11 posted on 05/12/2011 5:56:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

I wish everyone on our side would stop falling for the bait that these bastards in the White House continue to throw out.

Their intentions? To get us off track of what the real problems are out here in fly over land and to cause more attacks from the MSM on anybody that responds.

Sarah my lady. Continue attacking on issues that really matter and stop falling for the bait.


12 posted on 05/12/2011 6:08:13 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: markomalley

Read this and you will get the full story about this filthy pig..only a British paper will print the facts..Stop letting your teens buy this scumbags filth...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386032/Outrage-Michelle-Obama-welcomes-rapper-Common-White-House.html


13 posted on 05/12/2011 6:12:18 AM PDT by PLD
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To: markomalley

Read this and you will get the full story about this filthy pig..only a British paper will print the facts..Stop letting your teens buy this scumbags filth...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386032/Outrage-Michelle-Obama-welcomes-rapper-Common-White-House.html


14 posted on 05/12/2011 6:12:30 AM PDT by PLD
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To: CyberAnt; libbylu; gymbeau; JerseyDvl; Absolutely Nobama; Aroostook25; taildragger; Bockscar; ...
(((((PING)))))
15 posted on 05/12/2011 6:16:20 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Low-life president of unknown origins...


16 posted on 05/12/2011 6:18:40 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Utah Binger

Why narrow down what we can criticize them for? Just more ammunition, IMO.


17 posted on 05/12/2011 6:26:51 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: PLD

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5921629142284078851#

It’s The Theology Stupid!

‘This controversy over the black revolutionary rapper at the White House is absolutely the height of foolishness and absurdity, because his rap is completely consistent with Black Liberation Theology, which is the Obama’s revolutionary, racist religion. In fact BLT goes much further than this rapper does, equating white society to the Antichrist and describing America as the demonic tool of the “Antichrist.” ‘
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Impeach-Obama-Tea-Party/104542996274604

http://www.youtube.com/user/SoNSanDiego#g/a


18 posted on 05/12/2011 6:32:05 AM PDT by Herbster
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To: markomalley

A very popular NJ radio station is calling for all of New Jerseyians to flood the White House with calls expressing outrage over the invite. Complete and warranted outrage by the people of this State. And don’t forget this is a State that is center to left that voted for Obama. Don’t think he will get the Jersey vote this time. Also has any media questioned Lautenberg or Menedenz for comment? I believe Menedenz’s daughter was on Hannity last night defending the rapper. The apple hasn’t fell far from the tree in this family.


19 posted on 05/12/2011 6:37:37 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Utah Binger
I have short term memory when it comes to this administration. Only because I do not want to soil my mind.

Week one, it's the BC. Week two, it's osama. Week three, it's common. Week four, ____. Week five, ____. What will they dream up of next to keep soetoro's ratings up and cater to the lowest?

20 posted on 05/12/2011 6:37:53 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: ilovesarah2012

My personal belief system says:

Think Big Picture!

Always be on the offense with major events. Do not allow small mind mentality to ruin your course of action. Send attack dogs against their flanks from all positions without revealing where they came from.

Sarah is my choice. I want her to rise above the silly little baiting by Moochelle and what’s his name. Rappers in the WH? Ignore them. JMHO


21 posted on 05/12/2011 6:38:47 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

And guess what? They keep your mind off the important issues. If I were Sarah, I would constantly go after all his weaknesses and not respond to where they are intentionally trying to send us week after week. These are intentional diversions.

Sarah: Think Big Picture!


22 posted on 05/12/2011 6:44:51 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: markomalley

I doubt Obama, his wife, or anyone over the age of 20 even listens to these anti-establishment rapper clowns. Obama’s just trying to cater to the youth vote who have no incentive to vote for him in 2012. They have been adversely affected by Obama’s lousy economy and were no-shows in 2010. The excitement over Obama is gone.


23 posted on 05/12/2011 6:48:26 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Utah Binger

She was asked her opinion. What is she supposed to do - take the Mitt Romney route and hide under a desk ... say she approves ... lie by saying she doesn’t have an opinion?


24 posted on 05/12/2011 6:55:36 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Utah Binger

There are a lot of voters out there who don’t pay a lot of attention to politics and aren’t aware of just how bad Obama is for America. They can relate to things like rappers who praise killing cops being invited to OUR White House. Things like this resonate with them more than debt ceilings and foreign policy issues. Anything that makes Obama look bad is worth publicizing.


25 posted on 05/12/2011 6:56:11 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: markomalley

The next gang banger hauled in front of a judge ought to site this event in his own defense..... It’s OK right?


26 posted on 05/12/2011 7:14:15 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Venturer
“.....mopther couldn't teach her......”

Is this a racial slur? A Freudian slip? Stereotyping a Black woman as a servant?, slave?, mopping the Massers floors? HOW DARE YOU? You racist PIG!

(sarc)

27 posted on 05/12/2011 7:15:04 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: All

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28 posted on 05/12/2011 7:19:54 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: markomalley
The guest was on par with the host.
29 posted on 05/12/2011 7:22:58 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Herbster

I think all of this should be brought to the attention of the voters when it is time to go to the polls This plus the other asinine things this bunch has done ...Everything these communist do should be brought up..I think Sarah Palin would do it but have no hope the others would..


30 posted on 05/12/2011 7:27:04 AM PDT by PLD
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To: faucetman

Just big fingers that hit two keys at the same time.


31 posted on 05/12/2011 7:42:23 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ilovesarah2012; Jim Robinson

But you must understand they are trying very hard to trip her up with these silly petty things.

They think they can once again “Katie Couric” her.

Maybe Jim Robinson has an opinion.


32 posted on 05/12/2011 7:51:05 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: bwc2221

See # 32


33 posted on 05/12/2011 7:53:02 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: Utah Binger

People who don’t like Palin aren’t going to change their opinions and those of us who do like her aren’t either. Not many on the fence when it comes to Sarah, according to polls. I say keep criticizing everything about Obama she can.


34 posted on 05/12/2011 7:57:23 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: MrB

Let’s hope they keep doing stuff like this keep on showing their true colors and 2012 will be a bloodbath for him.


35 posted on 05/12/2011 8:35:16 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: bwc2221

Sarah is nitpicked to death. She should say something, or she shouldn’t.

Thank goodness she is stronger than a lot of us.

Personally I think all his blunders should be criticized.

Big and little.

One thing about Sarah, though. People are strongly interested in her. Most of us love her but the haters hate more strongly about her than anyone. It’s weird.

Romney - yawn
Gingrich - yawn
Daniels - tiny little yawn

But Sarah — the haters latch onto any thread that mentions her and it’s like it’s their life to criticize her.


36 posted on 05/12/2011 8:37:15 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan 2012)
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To: markomalley

“Images by Tyrone Greene”

Dark and lonely on a summer’s night.
Kill my landlord. Kill my landlord.
Watchdog barking. Do he bite?
Kill my landlord. Kill my landlord.
Slip in his window. Break his neck.
Then his house I start to wreck.
Got no reason. What the heck?
Kill my landlord. Kill my landlord.
C-I-L-L my land lord!


37 posted on 05/12/2011 8:38:03 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: markomalley
Palin, who had briefly criticized the invite in a tweet Tuesday, suggested the White House was practically sparking a controversy.

Exactly, it diverts another few news cycles away from all the illegal shi'ite that is going to be coming out of the White Hut over the next 6 months.

Run, Sarah, Run...Drill, Baby, Drill!

38 posted on 05/12/2011 9:04:48 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: allmendream

Really? He spelled kill with a “C”?


39 posted on 05/12/2011 9:11:27 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: PLD
Everybody should read the story at your link

===

Performing last night, Mr Lynn Jr spoke of the challenges of crime and violence that face children and celebrated the rise of Barack Obama.

He said he was walking into the White House with 'love on my sleeve'.

He ended by paraphrasing Martin Luther King Jr, by saying: 'one King's dream, he was able to Barack us.'

===

I feel we have all been "Baracked". Over and over without our consent.

40 posted on 05/12/2011 9:18:02 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend

The "anti-Palin" Wook strikes again. The woman can't take a good picture even when she tries.

41 posted on 05/12/2011 9:22:56 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend
Well “He” in this case was Eddie Murphy and yes, he spelled it with a “C” - because he was joking!

But I figure this was about the level of “poetry” a rapper was capable of - so I thought it apt and funny.

42 posted on 05/12/2011 9:26:35 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: allmendream

Ahhh...okay. My mistake.


43 posted on 05/12/2011 9:36:13 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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44 posted on 05/12/2011 9:41:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Get ‘em, Mrs. P!


45 posted on 05/12/2011 9:43:17 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (A Movement that does not move cannot call itself a Movement.)
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To: altura
Sarah is nitpicked to death. She should say something, or she shouldn’t.

Case in point: I read a thread about Allen West's comments regarding "Common" at the White House. No one seemed to think he should have kept quiet or that it was a "distraction".

Not sure why some people are held to different standards than others around here... unless, it has nothing to do with the actual criticism and everything to do with promoting or tearing down specific candidates. Nah...

For the record, I think both were right for pointing out the classless outrage here.

46 posted on 05/12/2011 9:48:46 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: markomalley

I still say that it’s a coincidence that all her statements seem to make sense. Apparently, she has un”Common” good fortune in her opponents.


47 posted on 05/12/2011 12:31:53 PM PDT by alstewartfan (While we lay under our roofs, the whole night filled up with the beating of hooves. Al Stewart)
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To: kevkrom

God bless the great Allen West as well!!! Bob


48 posted on 05/12/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT by alstewartfan (While we lay under our roofs, the whole night filled up with the beating of hooves. Al Stewart)
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To: Utah Binger

Gov Palin is doing what the others are not by painting Obama as “the other” this rapper is a perfect fit for her strategy. Just like trump’s BC issue was a perfect fit for that strategy. Like the NRLB.....watch which issues Gov Palin picks to highlight. It is those that make Obama appear to be “the other”/outside the tribe/unamerican.

Palin understands that at issue is the trust of the voters. If the voters can’t trust obama to make the decision that are best for the tribe of america they will not reelect him...


49 posted on 05/12/2011 12:57:28 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: PLD

Sarah could come out with an “On This Day In History” calendar and use it to cite 0bummers stupid comments and decisions. There’s enough of them.


50 posted on 05/12/2011 4:13:58 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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