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D.C. rapper blasts Reid on Redskins talk, reminds 3.65M followers of ‘negro dialect’ remark
Washington Times ^ | 05/24/2014 | Doulgas Ernst

Posted on 05/24/2014 11:07:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

D.C. rapper WaleWale told his 3.6 million Twitter followers Friday that Sen. Harry Reid’s recent comments on the Washington Redskins‘ name was just his way of bringing attention to himself.

Wale, whose real name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, said that Mr. Reid was “sketchy” since he once made comments about then-Sen. Barack Obama’s lack of “negro dialect” in the run-up to the 2008 election.

“Anybody been followin the Senator Reid Stuff?” the musician tweeted. “Senator Reid got a lot to say about other ppl bein racist . But I did a lil research . He sketchy. … Basically he [trying to] use racism to make a bigger name for his self.”

In 2010, the Senate majority leader told journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann that Mr. Obama could be successful in his election bid because he was a “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Mr. Reid later apologized for the remarks.

Wale, who also has a friendship with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, tweeted of Mr. Reid: “Same dude tht was talkin down on Obama bein a ‘light skinned’ with ‘negro dialect’ all the sudden is a crusader for what’s right in race.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; harryreid; nfl; racism; rapper; redskins

1 posted on 05/24/2014 11:07:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Reid is a racist. He should be booted from the Senate.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 11:09:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Dude that was like two years ago.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 11:10:38 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopalong Harry needs to stick to rustling cows and let Americans live their lives.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 11:12:33 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: SeekAndFind
...WaleWale told his 3.6 million Twitter followers

America's problem, right there in plain sight.
5 posted on 05/24/2014 11:13:19 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind

Another moron “entertainer” who thinks we care about what he has to say-———in poor English.

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6 posted on 05/24/2014 11:13:34 AM PDT by Mears
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To: SeekAndFind

Glen Toure got his ass handed to him today too.

‘Screw you’: Touré clobbered for foul idiocy about white privilege of Holocaust survivors

http://twitchy.com/2014/05/24/screw-you-toure-clobbered-for-foul-idiocy-about-white-privilege-of-holocaust-survivors/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


7 posted on 05/24/2014 11:14:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: windcliff

RE: Dude that was like two years ago.

Dude, slavery was like 150 years ago...


8 posted on 05/24/2014 11:14:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SoFloFreeper

If this kind of pushback continues, we’re going to be treated to a great show of democrats trying to ditch the “Conversation on race” they so badly wanted to have.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A rapper with common sense..I wonder if the left will go after him for saying the truth


10 posted on 05/24/2014 11:20:14 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SpaceBar

“...WaleWale told his 3.6 million Twitter followers

America’s problem, right there in plain sight”

I don’t have a problem with that. He could convince a 1/2 million people to vote Republican. Which would be the upper end of those on his twitter feed that could/would to vote.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 11:20:49 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Mears

Yeah but he went after Harry Reid so that’s a plus


12 posted on 05/24/2014 11:20:55 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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13 posted on 05/24/2014 11:30:02 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t some old white dude talking about what things are racist participating in “Race Appropriation”?


14 posted on 05/24/2014 11:39:20 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Basically he [trying to] use racism to make a bigger name for his self.

That goes for a whole lot of practitioners of "racial" identity politics besides Reid.

15 posted on 05/24/2014 11:54:50 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: DJ MacWoW
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16 posted on 05/24/2014 12:08:02 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48
LOLOL!!
17 posted on 05/24/2014 12:16:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: digger48
Btw, I just stole borrowed that. :-)
18 posted on 05/24/2014 12:16:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I hoped you would


19 posted on 05/24/2014 12:17:55 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s Office said Tuesday that 26 facilities are now being investigated nationwide, but our representatives (Senators) are too busy trying to rename the Washington Redskins after 80+ years to even care.

Of course, their media (owned and controlled by our elected Senators) is gives the renaming far more coverage, then they do for the situation of the VA Hospitals.

Where is Senator Patty Murray???


20 posted on 05/24/2014 12:39:14 PM PDT by remur389 (Buy American)
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To: SeekAndFind
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21 posted on 05/24/2014 12:45:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks SeekAndFind.
In 2010, the Senate majority leader told journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann that Mr. Obama could be successful in his election bid because he was a “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” ...Wale, who also has a friendship with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, tweeted of Mr. Reid: “Same dude tht was talkin down on Obama bein a ‘light skinned’ with ‘negro dialect’ all the sudden is a crusader for what’s right in race.

22 posted on 05/24/2014 1:18:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shut up ya stupid rapper, how dare you attack harry the BO. reid, an impeccable man of character who will tell you to take your ebonics and shove them.


23 posted on 05/24/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: All
WTF MOMENTS HILLARY TALKING BLACK
24 posted on 05/24/2014 4:51:31 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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