Republicans complain after rapper Common invited to White House poetry night

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tedd

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 11, 2011
CERTAINLY WILL FIT RIGHT IN - P.O.S.
Dan from Woodbury

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 11, 2011
Another perfect example of why nothing ever gets accomplished, we are too busy criticizing a poetry/music performance at the White House. Who cares? Solve some real problems instead of criticizing the opposing parties decisions on poetry night.

Why is this even a story/issue?

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republican

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 11, 2011
sarah palin! what a loser, she quit her job as governor of Alaska, just quit.
Iraq Vet-2

Upland, CA

#5 May 11, 2011
How in the world does a Black Liberation Army Activist/Gangsta Rapper get invited to the White House? He has called for the killing of President Bush, the killing of cops, the freedom for a cop killer living in Cuba, and he has called for Blacks to "rise up" and "carry guns". He is a student of the America Hating "Reverend" Jerimiah Wright who claims we brough 9-11 on ourselves. I mean really, this is the Office of the President of the United States. Don't these people have an ounce of dignity, of reverence for the sacred place in which they are now the caretakers? They continue to embarrass us and have no respect for the lofty office in which they reside.

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SPIN this

Willingboro, NJ

#6 May 11, 2011
Dan from Woodbury wrote:
Another perfect example of why nothing ever gets accomplished, we are too busy criticizing a poetry/music performance at the White House. Who cares? Solve some real problems instead of criticizing the opposing parties decisions on poetry night.
Why is this even a story/issue?
Excellent point considering H.W Bush invited Easy-E for a luncheon and Eazy-E made the most controversial record ever, even the FBI kept an eye on him..........but its cool for the GOP to do it I guess.
jw in the grove

Saint Paul, MN

#7 May 11, 2011
Dan from Woodbury wrote:
Another perfect example of why nothing ever gets accomplished, we are too busy criticizing a poetry/music performance at the White House. Who cares? Solve some real problems instead of criticizing the opposing parties decisions on poetry night.
Why is this even a story/issue?
busy white house, oprah must have been booked.

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#8 May 11, 2011
Iraq Vet-2 wrote:
How in the world does a Black Liberation Army Activist/Gangsta Rapper get invited to the White House? He has called for the killing of President Bush, the killing of cops, the freedom for a cop killer living in Cuba, and he has called for Blacks to "rise up" and "carry guns". He is a student of the America Hating "Reverend" Jerimiah Wright who claims we brough 9-11 on ourselves. I mean really, this is the Office of the President of the United States. Don't these people have an ounce of dignity, of reverence for the sacred place in which they are now the caretakers? They continue to embarrass us and have no respect for the lofty office in which they reside.
Can you imagine the uproar if they had invited Ted Nugent?
wtf

Plymouth, MN

#9 May 11, 2011
Anyone famous and Black WILL get an invite to the White House. While IMO that in itself isn't a problem, this one probably wasn't the best choice.
Mr uncommon

Minneapolis, MN

#10 May 11, 2011
Not to worry its common for these guys to go the way of the rest of the thugs but who is to judge.
huh

Anoka, MN

#12 May 11, 2011
Why ? He will be the most honest one there.

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#14 May 11, 2011
Freedom Lover wrote:
Maybe that black crapper is not only representative of urban black Americans but of black all over the world. Can anyone name a black-run country that has any semblence of order? I can't think of one.
The United States of America.
Freedom Lover

United States

#15 May 11, 2011
Jim Trebowski wrote:
<quoted text> The United States of America.
Well Jim, apparently you forgot to consider our urban cores. Would you care to try again?
Whatever

Boulder City, NV

#17 May 11, 2011
Dan from Woodbury wrote:
Another perfect example of why nothing ever gets accomplished, we are too busy criticizing a poetry/music performance at the White House. Who cares? Solve some real problems instead of criticizing the opposing parties decisions on poetry night.
Why is this even a story/issue?
Gee, Brainiac...

Let me fix your 'spelling' errors:

"Another perfect example of why nothing ever gets accomplished. They are too busy inviting gangster rappers to the White House, when they could be solving some real problems instead."

There. That's much more like it.

Now, let me ask you -- instead of complaining about Republicans' objection to an anti-cop rapper being invited to the White House 'poetry night', why aren't you complaining about WHITE HOUSE POETRY NIGHT?!?

Does our country benefit in any way from the Obamas hosting 'POETRY NIGHT'?!?

Please try to answer that. Try to convince me. I'd love to hear it.
Feed Me

Rockford, IL

#19 May 11, 2011
Dan from Woodbury wrote:
Another perfect example of why nothing ever gets accomplished, we are too busy criticizing a poetry/music performance at the White House. Who cares? Solve some real problems instead of criticizing the opposing parties decisions on poetry night.
Why is this even a story/issue?
And of course if he was from the KKK and a poetry/music performer it would still is the same. Double standards
Feed Me

Rockford, IL

#20 May 11, 2011
republican wrote:
sarah palin! what a loser, she quit her job as governor of Alaska, just quit.
MY-my-my are we intimidated by a women or do you think women are not as good as you?
Freedom Lover

United States

#21 May 11, 2011
Feed Me wrote:
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And of course if he was from the KKK and a poetry/music performer it would still is the same. Double standards
It's worse than that. One needn't be a member or even a sympasizer of any radical white supremist organization to be lynched by liberals. All it would take is one single claim that you were ever heard uttering the "N" word, or that you told a blue joke in reference to any group heralded by Affirmative Action.
Arch on larch

Minneapolis, MN

#22 May 11, 2011
Back in the 50's the kids from the Delta taught us kids how to do the first "RAP" It was called playin in the dozens" We would put in something about someones mama but never thought of using Cop killer and president burning, or calling for people to raise up in Arms.

And to think If we practiced we could all become Poet lauriets at the "Obama Club" Featuring "Outhouse poetry" SLAM AMERICA !
jeff

Iowa City, IA

#23 May 11, 2011
rap party in the white house!!! funny how it was bush's policies that led to bin ladens killing--obama has shut shut down the black sites, we will not see another high profile capture under him. I can't believe people like him support the "rights" of terrorists rather than doing everything that is possible to protect Americans. Obama benefits from the work of bush, ironic.
jeff

Iowa City, IA

#24 May 11, 2011
I am definitely not in Fort Madison, IA...get that checked out

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#25 May 11, 2011
Freedom Lover wrote:
<quoted text>Well Jim, apparently you forgot to consider our urban cores. Would you care to try again?
Many urban cores are just fine, besides, your question was about entire countries, not pockets of them.

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