Marco Rubio now quoting Jay-Z lyrics

Dissing rapper Pitbull as a purveyor of party music rather than message music was a good first step at establishing his hip-hop credentials, but is quoting Jay-Z a step too far? Sen. Marco Rubio likes message rappers, but Jay-Z’s message in 2012 was loud and clear: vote Obama.

Are we reading too much into Rubio’s tweet? Probably. But now that iPod playlists are fair game for fact-checking in campaigns, expect to hear more from both sides of the aisle.

You mean like when presidential candidate John Kerry said he was “fascinated by rap and hip hop“? That was funny.

  • BobHTX

    Marco Rubio, Gator fan. #NuffSaid

  • JimmyNeutron

    I am 42, white, and do not know a single rap song or even verse. Does this make me racist?

    • JustLikeAnimals

      No. Just makes you 42 and white. =)

    • $30736095

      Surely you’ve heard at least of Vanilla Ice?!! “Ice, Ice, baby…”, from the late 80s, lol. And he’s white so you still wouldn’t be a racist 😉

    • Clayton B

      ” the year is twenty sixteen, – my parties talent is lean…”
      ” about to loose it all, -the American dream…”
      ” got two choices ya’ll, -throw my hat in the ring, or hear the fat lady sing…”
      ” need to watch what I say -who I quote, ’cause the MSM bound to cut my throat…”
      ” while our country is imploding -I feel bad for you son…”
      ” I got 99 problems – my nomination is one…”

      Get your ish together Rubio.

      • JimmyNeutron

        You are awesome. Simply. Awesome.

      • lillymckim

        Excellent!

      • lillymckim

        Excellent!

      • GaryTheBrave

        Here’s your accompaniment.

        “Boop boobooboom pish, boop boobooboom pish, boop boobooboom pish.” (Repeat to end of “song.”)

      • GaryTheBrave

        Here’s your accompaniment.

        “Boop boobooboom pish, boop boobooboom pish, boop boobooboom pish.” (Repeat to end of “song.”)

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Do I like rap? Uhm……how ’bout, like, “rap it up and take it outta here?” Most of it is pure, unadulterated garbage. I admit, however, there are a few rap tunes with positive lyrics and messages to young people, but most of it is demeaning and degrading to women, promotes violence, plays into racial stereotypes, promotes the “gangsta” lifestyle, and is basically an insult to anyone’s musical intelligence.

    • Hiraghm

      For some reason, our society has decided that the culture to pursue into the future is the culture of the most vulgar, the most coarse, the most unsophisticated of every more’ possible. We’re not trying to refine ourselves into a more civilized society; we’re trying to revert to the most primitive, animalistic and unreasoning barbarism achievable.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        It’s “de-evolution.” A biological, sociological, intellectual race to the bottom.=)

  • michelle

    I wondered when jayz say the n word in his songs….who is he referring to? Is it Obama, or maybe Eric holder or just some other black person? When he uses the word ho or bitch is he referring to Michelle Obama or maybe susan rice or Valerie Jarrett or just a random black woman? Or any color of woman?

  • TheOriginalDonald

    but can he quote Lynyrd Skynyrd?

    SWEET HOME ALABAMA WHERE THE SKIES ARE SO BLUE…………

  • GaryTheBrave

    Most hip hop is monotone monotony.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1489524484 Rebecca Leigh Randolph

    Now I’ve got that song stuck in my head…..the GOP needs to stop over-analyzing stupid stuff like this!! You only feed the left with more reason to say this is the party of “old, white men”!! I’m 29 and have always been a conservative but there are times when I wish I wasn’t just because of the stereotypical views that so many in the party have about my generation and if I feel that way, I think y’all can imagine how hard it would be to persuade other young people to take interest in the party or in politics, in general!!

    • http://twitter.com/DisInLA Ryan

      Agreed! I’m a minority from L.A. and grew up to rap. Some of these comments make me feel unwelcome. I grew up in a Republican household and always vote conservatively – I always will. But if I keep seeing this kind of BS, then the party be damned!

    • http://twitter.com/DisInLA Ryan

      Agreed! I’m a minority from L.A. and grew up to rap. Some of these comments make me feel unwelcome. I grew up in a Republican household and always vote conservatively – I always will. But if I keep seeing this kind of BS, then the party be damned!

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    I like rap, but not Jay-Z. His songs are terrible.

  • TEXANONLY

    as a conservative , rubio has lost my vote, he is trash wanting to pander to blacks, rubio is trash

    • http://twitter.com/DisInLA Ryan

      Haha. You sound like a liberal trying to perpetuate a stereotype of us Republicans.

      • TEXANONLY

        and you are insane , I am not going to pander to the blacks, like rubio is doing, and it does not matter what the hell you think I am. I am a Texan first and could care less.

        • http://twitter.com/DisInLA Ryan

          If this were the 80s or 90s, I’d agree that he was pandering to black voters. But like it or not, hip hop and rap are part of the mainstream. That being the case, I see him “pandering” to younger voters.

          • http://twitter.com/redsoxunixgeek Smitty 

            Or you could see it for what it was.

            A Florida Gators Fan, supporting his team.

          • http://twitter.com/DisInLA Ryan

            That’s exactly all it was.All the talk of pandering got me revved up to keep using the word.

        • Penmar

          You are really starting to sound like a lib now, unless everyone listens to what you like or does it the way you like it or says it the way you want it said, it’s pandering. Only difference between you and the libs (basing my opinion on your statements) is that they use the word racist and you use the word pandering.

      • TEXANONLY

        and you are insane , I am not going to pander to the blacks, like rubio is doing, and it does not matter what the hell you think I am. I am a Texan first and could care less.

    • http://twitter.com/DisInLA Ryan

      Haha. You sound like a liberal trying to perpetuate a stereotype of us Republicans.

    • Penmar

      Maybe he just likes rap? I am 54 yrs old and white and I listen to rap and hip-hop, along with country, pop, alternative, classical and opera. Sometimes you it’s just because you like the stuff. And I am a conservative.

  • Marsh626

    White conservatives listening to and quoting rap[e] “music” …

    American decline in a nutshell…

    • http://twitter.com/DisInLA Ryan

      Isn’t that what your parents or grandparents said about your generation’s music? That’s just how it goes.

    • http://twitter.com/DisInLA Ryan

      Isn’t that what your parents or grandparents said about your generation’s music? That’s just how it goes.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    notice he DOESN’T quote Luther Campbell #THEU

  • lillymckim

    Good Grief.
    When Democrats aka the far left lose do they immediately say how can we become more conservative more Republican?

    No.

  • lillymckim

    Good Grief.
    When Democrats aka the far left lose do they immediately say how can we become more conservative more Republican?

    No.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.segundo.52 John Segundo

    Wow, my opinion of this guy, he has already jumped the shark. Another one of our brilliant “consultants” got to this fool and advised him that he needs to “get the culture” or something. That GQ interview where he kept saying “man”, this crap, it’s just so fake…I was ready to vote for this tool if he ran in 2016, but in the space of 2 weeks…damn