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Why Republicans could actually like Common: His pro-life lyrics
Why Republicans could actually like Common: His pro-life lyrics

Conservative groups are in an uproar over rapper Common's scheduled attendance at the White House's "Night of Poetry" event this week.  Sarah Palin, The Daily Caller and other right-of-center groups are criticizing a 2007 spoken word performance Common gave as allegedly threatening to police and President George W. Bush.   Nevermind that like most rappers, Common assumes a stage persona and is doing a form of acting while rapping (I seriously doubt a millionaire like Common is roaming the streets looking to shoot cops, as has been implied). His performance was about defending oneself against police brutality and the "burn a Bush" comment was both a...

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