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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:17 PM

So Marco Rubio has no problem with the "N" word.

There are some things I will not tolerate in my household, and that includes racial slurs whether or not they are in jest (with the only exception being historical context). But I guess Marco Rubio has no problem with it when it comes to musical tastes.


"FUN FACT: Rubio's fave rap songs of all-time are NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" ... Eminem's "Lose Yourself," and 'Pac's "Killuminati."



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Reply So Marco Rubio has no problem with the "N" word. (Original post)
RandySF Feb 2013 OP
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #1
Journeyman Feb 2013 #2
bamacrat Feb 2013 #3
RandySF Feb 2013 #10
bamacrat Feb 2013 #12
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Feb 2013 #4
Dpm12 Feb 2013 #5
BainsBane Feb 2013 #6
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #7
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #8
Skip Intro Feb 2013 #9
Cleita Feb 2013 #11

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:22 PM

1. Rubio is a joke. He's claiming to like that music because he thinks it makes him look cool

But really it makes him look like a doosh.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:40 PM

2. He might have listened to those tracks, though one suspects he'd relate better to. . .

The Offspring's "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)."

. . .the song ("Pretty Fly") ridicules a "wannabe gangsta" who is immersed in hip-hop culture not because he truly loves or understands it, but because it is trendy, makes him feel tough ("friends say he's tryin' too hard, and he's not quite hip/but in his own mind, he's the - he's the dopest trip") and makes it seem that he can get all the girls ("and all the girls say I'm pretty fly - for a white guy"). The song openly mocks the middle-class suburban youths who listen to rap music for this reason.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Fly_(for_a_White_Guy)

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:58 PM

3. Who cares what music he listens to?

Why does listening to rap make you a racist? Music is meant to be enjoyed by all not just those who look like those singing said music. To hear the "N" word, in a song performed by a black person, without recoiling in disgust and hatred does not mean you have no problem with it.

I can't stand Dave Matthews but that doesn't mean that I assume all who listen to him are ok with being a douche.

Also, Eminem doesn't say "the N word"...in any song.

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Response to bamacrat (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:41 PM

10. NWA

Stands for "N***ers With Attaitude".

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Response to RandySF (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:04 PM

12. And....

Kinda the point of the group. They came up from the projects of LA, Compton, Englewood, LBC before and during the riots. That word meant more to them than people who take offense to its use realize. Taking a slur against you and turning it around and being proud of it is something to be happy about, not slam them.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:02 PM

4. Hmm...ok

So Common uses the N-word in a lot of his songs, many of which are about social justice.

Should he have been invited to the White House? Should Barack Obama presumably be listening to his music? Should I as a white man be listening to his music? Should it be banned? Or is this just about Marco Rubio being a Republican and scoring points on him.

I find this a rather pointless discussion unless you want to broaden it.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:03 PM

5. I think

"Lose Yourself" by Eminem is a great song, IMHO

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:05 PM

6. How many Democrats do you think listen to that music?

How many Democrats do you think make that music?

There are many legitimate criticisms to be made of Rubio. Blaming him for language in music is not among them.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:06 PM

7. Hilarious to watch the party/base that called minorities who voted for Obama "racists"

Trot out their token to garner votes from minorities.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:09 PM

8. Can't stand Rubio as my Senator, but let's get real here.

Listening to songs with that word in it are not the same as actually using the word yourself.

When I read the post title, I actually thought he had gone on record in saying that N____r was not an offensive term.

Too many real criticisms of Rubio that need not be overshadowed by a fake one.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:16 PM

9. Are we going to paint the guy a racist because he listens to rap?

Are only certain people allowed to listen to certain types of music?

Why do we have to paint every one of our opponents and potential opponents as racist?

I already know the answer:

because it works.





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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:44 PM

11. I wonder if he'd like being called a beaner?

I wonder if there are any rap songs making references to beaners and if he'd like them?

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