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Rep. Trey Radel Says Rap Song 'Fight the Power' Reflects 'Conservative Message' (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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According to Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL), Public Enemy's classic 1989 rap song 'Fight the Power' stands for a "conservative message" and opposing President Obama.

That is false, obviously.

The landmark rap tune attacked conservative icon John Wayne and the power structures that existed in 1989 when President George H.W. Bush was in office.

During an interview with The Grio, Public Enemy's Chuck D. supported President Obama’s endorsement of same sex marriage:

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A police officer saw a young black couple drive by and pulled them over. What he did next left them stunned:

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A police officer saw a young black couple drive by and pulled them over. What he did next left them stunned:

 I think [President Obama’s] move on gay marriage was inevitable and necessary. It’s not a political move. Eventually, society has to say it right. We can’t deprive someone else of their freedom.”

Rep. Radel told NowThisNews.com: “[Fight the Power] is a song that came out really, if you really get down to it, in many ways reflects the conservative message of having a heavy-handed federal government of a party where…Chuck D and I may disagree on certain philosophies of government, but I think at the end of the day, and this is where I take my love of hip-hop music, of where you can see there have been issues with heavy-handed law enforcement, like the Department of Justice like we see now with the AP, or heavy-handed government in and of itself.”

When it comes to "heavy-handed law enforcement," Rep. Radel failed to mention that it was President George W. Bush who started warrantless wiretapping on Americans, approved waterboarding torture and signed the Patriot Act, much of which was struck down by the courts for violating civil rights.

When asked about impeaching President Obama, Rep. Radel has said that “all options should be on the table” because Obama has appointed Czars (just as President Bush did) and has signed executive orders (just as President Bush did), as noted by Shark-Tank.net.

Sources: The Grio, NowThisNews.com, Shark-Tank.net