Conservatives Don’t Want Common At The WH So It Must Be Racism

The worst insult my grandmother ever leveled at someone was to call him/her "common." Common is "common."

Update! Update! Newsday, are you kidding me Newsday? What planet are you based on? Newsday posted the information on this story and claimed people are upset because of a comment Common made about Bush in his lyrics. Oh, sure, right, it has nothing to do with the fact that he writes awful poetry that demeans women and glorifies cop killers. Robert Frost would be so jealous.

This is what the propaganda from Newsday said: “…But it was the inclusion of Grammy Award-winning rapper (editor’s not: shows you what a joke those awards are) and actor Common that set off Republican complaints.(editor’s note: Republican? Are they the only ones who care about obscene and violent lyrics being fed to the children? I hope that’s not true). Common is known for rhymes that tend to be socially and politically conscious.” (Newsday, May 12, 2011, p.A47)

Newsday is so off the charts ridiculous. Socially conscious? How’s this as a socially conscious representation – from his poem,
“Sum Shit I wrote,”
At any rate, brothers gain interest because I loaned them microphones
They couldn’t house the shit so they had to rent to own
It’s like that, coming from the go rapper
I wanna bone Jada Pinkett and that hoe Patra
So keep on, and you don’t, now come on
Ah keep on, and you don’t

or this –
Bitches welcome back Common with the “Oooh oooh ooh”
And this is how I wreck it, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
This is how I wreck it, do doo doo do doo (I personally don’t know a woman worth her salt who would want any part of his doo doo doo because he’s an arrogant misogynist).

Here we go, how’s this for politically conscious – from “My City,”
Hunted by police for display in state built cages
Come out to make minimum wages
Plus with a disease thats contagious
It is fucking outrageous

Common, formerly known as Common Sense (I’m glad he realized that was an inappropriate name), is Lonnie Rashid Lynn. He named his daughter Omoye Assata Lynn, her middle name after the cop murderess, Assata Shakur (Johanne Chesimard). He is a friend of Jeremiah Wright’s which does say something about him. He is a gangsta rapper, which to the media elite, means he is socially and politically conscious. Leave me unconscious if this is what consciousness brings us.

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You knew it was going to happen, right?  Conservatives don’t want a rapper who writes  misogynist, pro-cop killer lyrics invited to the White House. And, do you know why? Well, because they are RACISTS of course. It couldn’t be the fact that our tax dollars shouldn’t go to promote misguided dopes who can’t write decent poetry and present poor role models.

As an example of what is being said – Hannity has Common (said rapper) in his sights because he’s black. NewsHounds (a demented site you can google on your own) claims that Common is the last black man in his (Hannity) sights even though he (Hannity) invited a white supremacist to his show (Hannity hated the views of the supremacist btw but let’s not let facts interfere with a nasty story).

Common, an upper middle class kid (not from the hood, definitely not), who is a friend of the famed (or infamous as you prefer) Jeremiah Wright, was invited to the White House. The occasion – First lady Michelle Obama’s poetry and prose event to “showcase the impact of poetry on American culture.” I guess he was invited because he is such a fine role model. His lyrics are vulgar; praise the killing of cops; and they demean women.

The White House claims they didn’t realize and don’t know who Johanne Chesimard is. Does this worry anyone besides me as I consider that these are the same people in charge of our security?

The following are a few samples of Common’s idea of poetry (it sure has changed since Bryon and Keats I’ll tell you).

This is his tribute to the vicious murderess of state troopers, Assata Shakur aka Johanne Chesimard:

the Spirit of God.
In the Spirit of the Ancestors.
In the Spirit of the Black Panthers.
In the Spirit of Assata Shakur.
We make this movement towards freedom
for all those who have been oppressed, and all those in the struggle.
Yeah. yo, check it-

This is a lovely way he referred to himself and women:

Cha cha cha, who knows where the mouth goes
Yeah nigga, I’m fly, so keep your fucking mouth closed
Ralph goes “Rasheed” and I be saying “Boo!”
Bitches welcome back Common with the “Oooh oooh ooh”
And this is how I wreck it, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
This is how I wreck it, do doo doo do doo

In fairness, Common’s defenders say his lyrics are metaphorical and in the tradition of socially conscious rap. The Grammy winner (he won a Grammy for this dribble?) has worked on the children’s program “Sesame Street,” hosted the national Christmas tree lighting and is known for his work in promoting poetry with children. So he has his good points. I wonder about his role modeling capability though.