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Mitt Romney's prep school is the one Eminem mocked in '8 Mile'
MSN ^ | May 11, 2012 | Tim Molloy

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: eminem; romney
Actually, like almost everything in the media, the article gets it wrong. Eminem wasn't knocking Cranbrook. He was saying that the other rapper who pretended to be a Detroit gangsta from the streets was really a rich kid who attended an exclusive private school. Eminem was saying the other rapper was a phony. Eminem wasn't commenting on the quality of a Cranbrook education. If anything he was saying the other rapper was fortunate because he was able to go there.

They tried to turn it into an attack on Romney. The article is dishonest.

1 posted on 05/11/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

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.”


2 posted on 05/11/2012 1:48:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

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 :)


3 posted on 05/11/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: SparkyBass

Here you go...Classic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpnxdszPIe8

My understanding is that after this aired, Ice’s career immediately tanked, it was so devastating to his image.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 1:52:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

pure racist crap.
not intended at you, but why accept black racism as fine????????????????


5 posted on 05/11/2012 1:55:05 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: detective

I just can’t wait for what I’m sure will be an avalanche of indepth MSM articles on Obama’s school days.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 1:56:29 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: dfwgator

Thanks, good memories!


7 posted on 05/11/2012 1:56:45 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: detective

Having scum against you is now bad?


8 posted on 05/11/2012 1:58:00 PM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: detective

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.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 2:01:35 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: detective

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..


10 posted on 05/11/2012 2:01:45 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: detective
astute rap nerds

Has anyone ever seen one of these?

11 posted on 05/11/2012 2:02:55 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: detective

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!


12 posted on 05/11/2012 2:03:06 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: dfwgator

Ol Ice has “Flip This House” type show on one of the DIY networks..


13 posted on 05/11/2012 2:03:13 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: detective

Wonder what Eminem rhymes with “Punahou.”


14 posted on 05/11/2012 2:11:59 PM PDT by x
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To: cardinal4
Well, at least mothers are not breastfeeding 3 year olds on the cover of Time Magazine..

Uhh, you might want to sit down...

15 posted on 05/11/2012 2:13:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: detective; All

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??


16 posted on 05/11/2012 2:14:06 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: detective

Well, that certainly disqualifies him for president, doesn’t it?


17 posted on 05/11/2012 2:14:54 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: detective

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.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 2:27:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: detective
Eminem's 2002 "8 Mile"

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.

19 posted on 05/11/2012 2:35:52 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: detective

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.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 2:43:16 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: detective

What’s Eminem doing these days? Romney is running for President of the United States.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 2:47:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: detective

You mean Romney ain’t cool and he can’t be the Preezy of the Steezy?


22 posted on 05/11/2012 2:48:01 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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23 posted on 05/11/2012 2:59:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Brilliant
“Turns out that the source was an Obama staffer, and the family of the so-called victim says it is factually inaccurate.”

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?

24 posted on 05/11/2012 3:04:02 PM PDT by detective
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To: tcrlaf
The PALINIZATION of Romney has begun...

With Mitty running around saying he supports gay couples adopting children, it ain't gonna be hard.
25 posted on 05/11/2012 3:07:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: detective
FYI, Rep. John Conyers' children attend(ed) Cranbrook. I found this when I Googled it to confirm my recollections:
"John Conyers, if we may quote convicted felon Monica Conyers, needs to control his own house. According to Finley, (of the Detroit News) it’s not appropriate for a guy bribing the wife of House Judiciary Chairman to pay for said Chairman’s children’s tuition at Cranbrook."
26 posted on 05/11/2012 3:18:26 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

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.


27 posted on 05/11/2012 3:35:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Haven't seen the movie since I don't like rap.

However "8 Mile" is historically the border between "White" Oakland and Macomb Counties, and Black Detroit during the 80's and 90's.

28 posted on 05/11/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: detective
It's a stupid attack. Romney is a rich businessman and a son of a rich businessman who sent him to Cranbrook. If Romney tried to portray himself as a working class guy, this would be an issue, but as much as he's an etch a sketch, he's never claimed to be anything but a rich businessman in this case. (although he didn't inherit his money). He's not John Kerry.
29 posted on 05/11/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: cripplecreek
"With Mitty running around saying he supports gay couples adopting children, it ain't gonna be hard."

I wonder if he'll bring that up tomorrow in his address to Liberty University students.

30 posted on 05/11/2012 4:23:26 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: detective

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:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/washington-post-changes-romney-bullying-story-without-issuing-correction_644360.html


31 posted on 05/11/2012 4:38:29 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Darren McCarty

“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.


32 posted on 05/11/2012 4:47:08 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: dfwgator; stylecouncilor

I remember that and it still makes me loll.


33 posted on 05/11/2012 7:41:03 PM PDT by windcliff
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