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Obama Is a Terrorist says Lupe Fiasco

Yesterday, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco, in an interview with CBS’ What’s Trending with Shira Lazar, called President Obama a terrorist. Not just any terrorist, mind you, but the biggest one.

From Music Mix:

“To me,” Lupe began, “the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”

When asked who he’ll vote for come 2012, he echoed the sentiments of “Words I Never Said,” saying he doesn’t plan on participating in the voting process because he doesn’t believe he can fully support any candidate.

“No, I don’t vote,” he said. “I don’t get involved in politics. It’s meaningless. If I’m going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says, ‘Yeah, I stand for this person,’ then I have to take responsibility for everything he does cause that’s just who I am as a human being. So politicians aren’t going to do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”

Wait, so let us get this straight. Lupe is not a huge fan of current U.S. foreign policy. But voting — the process by which we decide whether the “terrorist” currently in office can continue to “bomb some village in the middle of nowhere” — is “meaningless”? So the message is, “Complain and criticize, and do … nothing?”

The lyrical version of his anti-establishment stance may sell records (in “Words I Never Said,” he says, “Limbaugh is a racist/Glenn Beck is a racist/Gaza Strip was getting bombed/Obama didn’t say s—/That’s why I ain’t vote for him/next one either/I’m a part of the problem/My problem is I’m peaceful”), but when it comes to speaking publicly about real-life decisions, we’re going to need Lupe to work on his logic.


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