Skip to comments.Mitt Romney's prep school is the one Eminem mocked in '8 Mile'
Posted on 05/11/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by detective
The Washington Post has a very readable look at the prep school Mitt Romney attended when his father was governor of Michigan, and the name of it may have sounded familiar to astute rap nerds.
In the climactic, final freestyle in Eminem's 2002 "8 Mile," his character, B-Rabbit, battles the leader of a rival rap crew called Leader of the Free World, Papa Doc, played by Anthony Mackie.
B-Rabbit has a black eye from the whole crew jumping him. He's lost his girl. And Papa Doc is the most feared freestyler in the land. But B-Rabbit has done his opposition research. He knows a shocking secret about Papa Doc that completely derails his street cred, and reveals it in front of a packed house. B-Rabbit raps:
Don't never try to judge me dude You don't know what the f--- I've been through But I know something about you You went to Cranbrook, that's a private school
"Ohhhhhhhhhh!" says everyone in the crowd. B-Rabbit continues:
(Excerpt) Read more at movies.msn.com ...
They tried to turn it into an attack on Romney. The article is dishonest.
No different than Robbie Van Winkle claiming he grew up on the streets of Miami, when he really lived in a middle-class suburb of Dallas.....you know him better as “Vanilla Ice.”
So very white, white, baby.
My momma didn’t raise me to be stupid
I listen to what’s good and then I dupe it
(white, white, baby).
I think that was how In Living Color did their Vanilla Ice :)
Here you go...Classic!
My understanding is that after this aired, Ice’s career immediately tanked, it was so devastating to his image.
pure racist crap.
not intended at you, but why accept black racism as fine????????????????
I just can’t wait for what I’m sure will be an avalanche of indepth MSM articles on Obama’s school days.
Thanks, good memories!
Having scum against you is now bad?
When someone can tell me who Obama’s father really was,
When someone can tell me what country Obama was born in,
When someone can tell me what Muslim prayers Obama learned by heart in Indonesia and prays with daily,
When someone can tell me what kind of dog(s), how many and where, Obama ate,
When someone can tell me what status student Obama applied for at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, and who/what/where paid for his education,
When someone can tell me exactly why Obama has a SSAN from Connecticut which is also the number of a dead man,
When someone can show me a Selective Service draft card and provide some comment from ANYONE at the controlling draft board having ANY recollection of him AT ALL,
When someone can show me one effing report card, transcript, thesis or even a hall pass from ANY school or university he EVER attended,
When someone can tell me what passports he’s been issued and used before he became a fraudulent president,
Then I am ready to look at and consider something Mitt Romney did half a century ago.
So this is what politics has become; a reference by a white rapper becomes an attack piece. Well, at least mothers are not breastfeeding 3 year olds on the cover of Time Magazine..
Has anyone ever seen one of these?
No doubt Obama spent most of his life in da hoodz on the hard streets Hawaii?
One day a street punk from da hoodz and the next day a Harvard lawyer and finally President.
Man America really sucks!
Ol Ice has “Flip This House” type show on one of the DIY networks..
Wonder what Eminem rhymes with “Punahou.”
Uhh, you might want to sit down...
The PALINIZATION of Romney has begun...
It doesn’t matter what is true or not, just thow a bunch of crap out there, using your willing allies in the largely-gay run media, and hope enough of it sticks with the Sheeple to create a negative impression.
And you wonder WHY Gay Marriage was so mportant to Obama, right now??
Well, that certainly disqualifies him for president, doesn’t it?
Barack Hussein Obama never attended public school.
If the media thinks playing up Mitt’s prep school is going to win Obama points in the class war, they are misleading the public.
Barry’s kids don’t even go to public school.
I assume this is some movie glorifying vile gangsta rappers? Haven't seen it, and would rather pipe raw sewage into my living room than crap like that.
The WaPo article is a hit piece similar to the CBS “fake but accurate” TANG story directed against Bush. Turns out that the source was an Obama staffer, and the family of the so-called victim says it is factually inaccurate.
What’s Eminem doing these days? Romney is running for President of the United States.
You mean Romney ain’t cool and he can’t be the Preezy of the Steezy?
The kid who was supposedly “bullied” by Romney has been dead for several years. I had read that his family denounced the story as “factually incorrect” and “to further a political agenda”. I had not heard an Obama staffer was the source for the story. Do you know who the staffer is? What is his name?
Eminem is the one who made the video back in 2004 portraying Cheney suffering a heart attack when a bunch of thugs march on the White House.
However "8 Mile" is historically the border between "White" Oakland and Macomb Counties, and Black Detroit during the 80's and 90's.
I wonder if he'll bring that up tomorrow in his address to Liberty University students.
Doesn’t say the name, but Weekly Standard blog states that the WaPo now admits that one of the sources was a 2008 Obama staffer:
“He’s not John Kerry.”
You mean John “Can I git me a huntin’ license heyah?” Kerry?
You mean John “Jeeves, I should enjoy a peanut butter & jelly sandwich now” Kerry?
You mean John “I betrayed my brothers in arms and 30 years later I want to pose as a war hero” Kerry?
I once again salute the Swift Boat Vets for saving this country from 4-8 years of this deceitful, treasonous phony as president.
They couldn’t save us from Obama, but at least they saved us from Kerry. Another America-hater imho.
I remember that and it still makes me loll.