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Obama Invites Anti-Cop Rapper to White House

Obama Invites Anti-Cop Rapper to White House

US First Lady Michelle Obama walks down Cross Hall as she arrives to host a Mother's Day event for military connected mothers, grandmothers, and spouses in the White House in Washington, DC, May 6, 2011.

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May 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., more commonly known as the rapper “Common”, was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama among other poets to celebrate American poetry and prose on Wednesday, May 11, thedailycaller.com reports.

Lynn’s divisive lyrics about gun violence, shooting police, and even for burning the president (who at the time was George W. Bush), make him a controversial choice for the White House. “Burn a Bush cos for peace he no push no button,” he raps on a YouTube video with more than 800,000 views.

He is also a known supporter of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, according to the examiner.com. Abu-Jamal was a member of the Black Panther Party, and was sentenced in 1981 for killing a Philadelphia police officer.

Coincidentally, President Obama and the rapper/poet Lynn are members of Trinity United Church of Christ, reports the New Hampshire Journal. Additionally, Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 came under fire when the church’s Reverend Jeremiah Wright made several charged sermons in support of Obama.

“Several of Wright’s sermons caused a firestorm of controversy during the 2008 presidential campaign due to their caustic, racially charged, anti-American tones. One sermon in particular caused Obama a severe headache – the one in which he blamed America for Osama bin Laden’s terrorist attacks. ‘America’s chickens are coming home to roost,’ he said.” – New Hampshire Journal

At the time, Obama defended and then rejected Wright, whereas Lynn came to the reverend’s defense.

Lynn also named his daughter after Assata Shakur, another Black Panther party member. In 1977, Shakur was found guilty of first-degree murder and fled to Cuba after escaping prison, reports the New Hampshire Journal.

At the White House event, Lynn and other artists will participate in an afternoon workshop educating children.

The AP reports that other artists invited to attend are Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann, and Jill Scott.


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    amsgator

    over 3 years ago

    126 Comments

    god help us all if this guy is educating children

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    mjones0089

    over 3 years ago

    408 Comments

    WOW

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    bill9823

    over 3 years ago

    2116 Comments

    I am without words. Very unhappy!!!!!!!!!!

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    Fredder

    over 3 years ago

    190 Comments

    I gave a thumbs down, but I will keep my comments to myself.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    The low life who invited this low life is every bit as disgusting as the low life he invited.Agreed,I am not one bit surprised he conducts himself like less of a President each day.

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    esu

    over 3 years ago

    498 Comments

    Personally Im not surprised after seeing some of the people this president has associated with in the past.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    So now we invite common thugs into the white house. I shudder to think what other characters may be invited.

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    1Tinman

    over 3 years ago

    616 Comments

    I don't watch mainstream media anymore but I would be willing to bet this won't get any coverage. At some point, you would think that even liberal journalists would start reporting some of these obsurdities. Inviting this idiot to "educate" children is akin to having a child molester move in to your home amd letting him babysit your children... a recipe for disaster.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Are they going to share a beer?

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Figures. I dont blame President Bush for not appearing with obama at ground zero.

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    tootall2041

    over 3 years ago

    80 Comments

    WOW! What a huge shock...

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    gerper

    over 3 years ago

    16 Comments

    Promoting violence and shooting police now get you invited to the White house is this the change Obama was speaking of when trying to get elected. To top it off the pos gets to spread his ideals to young children!!

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    Mrbdguard

    over 3 years ago

    4614 Comments

    The president maybe American born but he is no American.

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Makes me sick.

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    ksphatcop

    over 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    THUMBS DOWN

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