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Twitter snarks ‘Fight the power!’ remark shouted at Obama speech

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http://twitter.com/#!/Chris_Moody/status/226093554794131456

We know what a woman at senior center meant when she shouted “Fight the Power!” during a President Barack Obama campaign speech tonight in Florida. The 1989 rap song by the hip hop group Public Enemy alludes to black culture, the civil rights movement, and the music of James Brown.

The lyrics to the rap include the following pleasantries:

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant —- to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother—- him and John Wayne
Cause I’m Black and I’m proud
I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped

But that’s now how Twitter users took it. Snark ensued:

Oh, the irony of someone yelling "Fight the Power" at an Obama speech…so much #headdesk.

— Kevin Eder (@keder) July 19, 2012

Betty White? MT RT: @michellemalkin: Jane Fonda? RT @Chris_Moody: Old woman at just shouted "Fight the power!" during Obama speech.

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) July 19, 2012

Yoko Ono?? RT@Chris_Moody: Old woman at Florida senior center just shouted "Fight the power!" during Obama speech.”

— Kim Bladen (@kim_okeefe) July 19, 2012

Bill Maher! RT @Chris_Moody: Old woman at Florida senior center just shouted "Fight the power!" during Obama speech.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 19, 2012

Joe Walsh in drag? RT @DrewMTips: Betty White? RT @Chris_Moody: Old woman at just shouted "Fight the power!" during Obama speech.

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) July 20, 2012

Joy Behar! @michellemalkin RT @Chris_Moody : Old woman at Florida senior center just shouted "Fight the power!" during Obama speech.

— Barbara Ellis (@bellis1994) July 20, 2012

Chrissie Matthews !! @michellemalkin RT @Chris_Moody: Old woman at Florida senior center just shouted "Fight the power!" during Obama speech

— John D S (@USC2ndAmendment) July 20, 2012

Nancy Pelosi? RT: @michellemalkin @Chris_Moody Old woman at Florida senior center just shouted "Fight the power!" during Obama speech.

— 1 More Obama Victim (@PepeSnead) July 20, 2012

Does this mean Obama should be worried?

https://twitter.com/FirstTeamTommy/status/226107025845800960

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/19/twitter-responds-to-fight-the-power-remark-at-obama-speech/



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