Rove: Obama Rapper Invitation Defies Logic

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:18 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Former presidential adviser Karl Rove says inviting a controversial rapper — whose songs have called for the death of President George W. Bush, praised killing of police officers, and contain misogynistic lyrics — to the White House for a poetry event is not exactly conducive to President Barack Obama’s recent calls for reviving national unity.
“Yes, let’s invite a misogynist to the White House, a guy who’s called for violence against police officers, and called for killing the former president of the United States George W. Bush —  
this will set a good tone for the country,” Rove sarcastically told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Tuesday.
“President Obama last week said he wanted to recapture that special moment we had after 9/11 — and here a week later, we have an example of how this White House can recapture that moment by inviting a thug to the White House — a man who calls for the death of Mr. Obama’s predecessor in office,” Rove said.
Rove noted that if  someone inside the White House who “had an ounce of sense” had vetted the lyrics of Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. — who goes by the name “Common” — they would have realized  “this is going to be offensive to the American people.”
“It’s going to be offensive in the moment that the president is trying to establish here — maybe we ought to think about somebody else to invite,” Rove said. “But no, they are inviting a guy who called — I repeat — for the previous president to be assassinated, for violence to be committed against police officers, and whose lyrics are sexually explicit and misogynist.
“This guy is a thug — and why they are inviting him to poetry night at the White House, speaks volumes about President Obama and this White House staff. Who is asleep at the vetting desk?” Rove continued. “What is . . . amazing is, literally, last week the president in a very eloquent moment, President Obama said, we need us a country to come together and, you know, reestablish the moment that we had after 9/11.
“Now, I was a little dubious about it because, first of all, he invited President [Bill] Clinton and President Bush to go with him to New York in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden and both of them demurred — and the White House leaked that they’ve invited them,” Rove said. “I mean, like they were trying to embarrass both President Clinton and President Bush. And then to do this, it is like rubbing salt in the wound.”

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