Lupe Fiasco drops some truth:
“Limbaugh is a racist/ Glenn Beck is a racist/Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say sh*t/That’s why I didn’t vote for him/Next one either/ I’m a part of the problem/ My problem is I’m peaceful/ And I believe in the people.”
While the couplet sounds nice, claiming that the reason he didn’t vote for Barack Obama is because Israel was bombing the living daylights out of the people in Gaza, and Obama didn’t say anything about it.
What Lupe Fiasco is referring to is Operation Cast Lead, which commenced at the very end of 2008, right after Christmas, and ended, rather conveniently for Obama, right before the inauguration, at the end of January ’09.
It was suggested, on the kind of sites where I get my news, that this was done on purpose, so that Obama would have an excuse not to say shit about it, because he wasn’t quite president yet, and it would be imprudent for him to start playing president until he was officially inaugurated, and George W. Bush was probably down in Texas somewhere getting a head start on all of the drinking he planned to do once he wasn’t under such strict media scrutiny.