In her latest Fox News appearance Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of palling around with cop killers because of Common’s poetry reading at the White House.
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Palin was FNC’s On The Record With Greta Van Susterin (minus BFF Greta) when she was asked for her reaction to Common at the White House and she said,
It’s just — it’s too easy. You know, the White House’s judgment on inviting someone who would glorify cop killing during Police Memorial Week, of all times, you know, the judgment, it’s just so lacking of class and decency and all that’s good about America with an invite like this. And you know, it’s just so easy to assume that they’re just inviting someone like me or somebody else to ask, “Come on, Barack Obama, who are you palling around with now?”
This rapper — we thought that we were to be united under the leader of the free world, Barack Obama, in tamping down racism and inciting violence and cop killing, certainly, and killing a former president. All those things that this rapper has glorified and really is known for, it just certainly reflects a lack of judgment on the White House’s part.
And I’m saying this not a proponent of stifling any kind of free speech. I am obviously a proponent of free speech. I’m not anti-rap. In fact, like Bret Baier, I know the lyrics to “Rapper’s Delight,” too. But I am saying just common decency in the White House — wouldn’t we like to see a reflection of all that is wonderful and great, a shining city on a hill that the White House is supposed to be, with events inside of that house that reflect the patriotism and the decency and the influence of America.
Palin claimed that Common’s appearance was an insult to Police Memorial Week,
Right, and the founders of our country certainly had envisioned a White House which eventually had been built, a White House to symbolize those things that we want to help influence the rest of the world to want to emulate. And again, an invite like this, of all weeks out of the year, Police Memorial Week, an invite like this kind of erodes some of that decency that we want to reflect for the rest of the world.
Even this rapper’s view on interracial relationships — you know, that it’s not a good thing to have people coming together from different races – – that’s just an odd thing to embrace. And of all the wonderful talent that’s out there all over the country, why a rapper who would glorify a sense of racism and all those things that I’ve already named, with the inciting the violence and the cop killing — why of all people to invite — why put him on a pedestal in the White House?
This coming from Sarah Palin who quoted avowed racist Westbrook Pegler during her 2008 vice presidential nomination acceptance speech when she said, “We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity.”
Pegler bemoaned that would be Franklin Roosevelt assassin Giuseppe Zangara, “hit the wrong man.” As Robert F. Kennedy was contemplating a run for the presidency, Pegler said in 1965 that he hoped, “Some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow flies.”
Obama is now a danger to America because he invited a poet/rapper to the White House, but a year and half ago Fox News was praising this very same poet/rapper:
Common has never killed a police officer, but Sarah Palin has been directly influenced by a racist and fascist who advocated political assassination. Palin showed her lack of class and decency way back in 2008, but it took a few more years until her desire to incite and inspire violence was clear to everyone.
Sarah Palin who have YOU been palling around with?
Sarah Palin is still living in 2008. She is trying to use the fake Common controversy to stir up fear of President Obama. It isn’t a coincidence as Obama poll numbers have gone up, the right wing media has embraced a new smear campaign against him. In all honesty, this isn’t anything new. It is more of the same old Obama is un-American propaganda that America has been subjected to since 2007.
Rapper’s Delight was released in 1979, and I think it is long past time for Sarah Palin to start singing a new tune because her current one is played out.