White House defends invite to rapper Common

May 11, 2011 Full story: SavannahNow 272

Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House set off Republican critics before the artists had uttered a word.

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Knox

United States

#1 May 11, 2011
No, certainly doesn't welcome or like all races.

Probably reflects Reverend Wright and the Obama's views.

Just what this country needs more division. Obama doesn't unite, he divides.

NO to Obamas in 2012.

Since: Aug 07

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#2 May 11, 2011
Shaking head. I don't like rap, but I saw Common's performance on another station. Let's see, the rap he performed had a Christian message, and talked about how kids should strive and excel. It sounded positive. I'm sure he had to give a sample before he was invited. I find it interesting that most of the performers invited to the white house were white, and the only one, the only one, let me repeat, the ONLY ONE Fox News is yelling about is .........

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#6 May 11, 2011
jenny623 wrote:
Shaking head. I don't like rap, but I saw Common's performance on another station. Let's see, the rap he performed had a Christian message, and talked about how kids should strive and excel. It sounded positive. I'm sure he had to give a sample before he was invited. I find it interesting that most of the performers invited to the white house were white, and the only one, the only one, let me repeat, the ONLY ONE Fox News is yelling about is .........
The reports from Fox, MSNBC, CNN and other all say the same thing. Why signle out Fox? There have been negative and postive from all networks.
WH Commie Tool

Chicago, IL

#7 May 11, 2011
I heard that the WH invited alligators to sit at the head table.

After they eat the corrupt Kenyan subversive, will Michelle comment that it acted stupidly?

Or merely jet off for another mega-million dollar vacation, free of communist oppression at last? Along with her despicable criminal fraud.
LOL

Tampa, FL

#8 May 11, 2011
you can take the gorilla out of the ghetto...

but, you can't take the ghetto out of the gorilla....

“Dow hit 18,000 first time ever”

Since: Jun 07

Obama economics at work.

#9 May 11, 2011
Once again the racist network fox news looks to paint this President as “other”,“out of touch with regular America’”. If only the birth certificate was still an issue this silliness would go farther than it has, especially with how hard they’ve been pushing it. From Reverend Wright to Bill Ayers to Jay-Z to whomever the racist on fox news and right-wing radio can scare their gullible audience with.

Funny how the right is now in beyond desperate mode now that President Obama has killed Osama bin Laden and all the polls show that 85% of America now says he should be re-elected… LOL.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#10 May 11, 2011
Different Presidents have different taste in art and different favorite artists. 30 years ago the Reagans paraded the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope to the White House to perform. The Clintons hosted artists like James Taylor, Bob Dylan, and Fleetwood Mac.

Now President Obama continues the great American tradition of showcasing a wide variety of artists by hosting Common. Stop and think about it; another segment of Americans feel a little more pride and a little more ownership of our great country.

It's a tremendous thing, a great night for America.
I See you

Tampa, FL

#11 May 11, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Once again the racist network fox news looks to paint this President as “other”,“out of touch with regular America’”. If only the birth certificate was still an issue this silliness would go farther than it has, especially with how hard they’ve been pushing it. From Reverend Wright to Bill Ayers to Jay-Z to whomever the racist on fox news and right-wing radio can scare their gullible audience with.
Funny how the right is now in beyond desperate mode now that President Obama has killed Osama bin Laden and all the polls show that 85% of America now says he should be re-elected… LOL.
you are a racist.
TedsLiver

San Jose, CA

#12 May 11, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Once again the racist network fox news looks to paint this President as “other”,“out of touch with regular America’”. If only the birth certificate was still an issue this silliness would go farther than it has, especially with how hard they’ve been pushing it. From Reverend Wright to Bill Ayers to Jay-Z to whomever the racist on fox news and right-wing radio can scare their gullible audience with.
Funny how the right is now in beyond desperate mode now that President Obama has killed Osama bin Laden and all the polls show that 85% of America now says he should be re-elected… LOL.
. Funny coming from the fake marine racist.
Alabama

El Paso, TX

#13 May 11, 2011
ah-so wrote:
more proof that odumba & michelle are pure RACISTS!
So where you idiots when Bush invited the rapper EZ-E to the White House??? You people are so pathetic until it's almost funny. Look in your mirror and you will find the true racist dumb ass
Alabama

El Paso, TX

#14 May 11, 2011
And by the way, if Common is so terrible, why was Fox news praising him on their show 6 months ago.
typical idiots
Disaster At Large

Stouffville, Canada

#15 May 11, 2011
What did we expect from a fraud?

http://www.westernjournalism.com/susan-daniel ...

Send around and get others to do same. New information from certified PI on Obama's stolen SSN used as a Senator. This comes as no surprise since Bill Ayers wrote in his own book that he was an SSN identity fraud specialist. It's widely known that he ghost wrote Obama's memoirs. Ghost writing of memoirs is common in Hollywood. The media won't vet him, officials won't vet him, they are afraid of being attacked like Trump. But we can send the truth around and let voters decide in 2012 if they want to take another chance on a disaster like Obama.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#16 May 11, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Once again the racist network fox news looks to paint this President as “other”,“out of touch with regular America’”. If only the birth certificate was still an issue this silliness would go farther than it has, especially with how hard they’ve been pushing it. From Reverend Wright to Bill Ayers to Jay-Z to whomever the racist on fox news and right-wing radio can scare their gullible audience with.
Funny how the right is now in beyond desperate mode now that President Obama has killed Osama bin Laden and all the polls show that 85% of America now says he should be re-elected… LOL.
85%!!! A little stretch of the propaganda there, meathead!

And your sources for that preposterous claim??????? One fkn poll (AP) says 60% and you go apeshit! Patty, I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/05/po...
Joe

Orlando, FL

#17 May 11, 2011
This guy isn't a poet, he's a urban rapper which isnt' poetry. You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.
The Obama's have set an an all time low for our national standards. Young children are being taught this is talent and real poetry? The reality is that it's street gutter talk, and it's being portrayed as something of value which it isn't.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#18 May 11, 2011
I see Fox news sent their fans to this forum to keep the attacks going. Some of us aren't falling for it. Fox News was praising Common six months ago, and now because the white house invites him, he's a racist. Which is it Fox? He's only a good rapper when Fox News is praising him?
Joe

Orlando, FL

#19 May 11, 2011
Alabama wrote:
<quoted text>So where you idiots when Bush invited the rapper EZ-E to the White House??? You people are so pathetic until it's almost funny. Look in your mirror and you will find the true racist dumb ass
No, that would be someone like you who obviously thinks this guy is mainstream.

Since: Aug 07

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#20 May 11, 2011
You're wrong. Fox News was praising Common six months ago. The other networks showed this.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
The reports from Fox, MSNBC, CNN and other all say the same thing. Why signle out Fox? There have been negative and postive from all networks.
Joe

Orlando, FL

#21 May 11, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Once again the racist network fox news looks to paint this President as “other”,“out of touch with regular America’”. If only the birth certificate was still an issue this silliness would go farther than it has, especially with how hard they’ve been pushing it. From Reverend Wright to Bill Ayers to Jay-Z to whomever the racist on fox news and right-wing radio can scare their gullible audience with.
Funny how the right is now in beyond desperate mode now that President Obama has killed Osama bin Laden and all the polls show that 85% of America now says he should be re-elected… LOL.
He doesn't share any my values,........none. I can't wait to vote him out.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#22 May 11, 2011
Help yourself, vote away. The more people see the hyposcrisy of Fox News, the more we're vote also. How can they praise this rapper six months ago, and now act like they hate him.
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
He doesn't share any my values,........none. I can't wait to vote him out.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#23 May 11, 2011
Link of Common being praised on Fox News.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201105100018...

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