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The Pointer Sisters

Hey Obama, Where's Our

White House Invite?

10/6/2012 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

100612_pointer_launchThe Pointer Sisters are PISSED they never got an invite from President Obama to sing at the White House -- especially considering their hit song, "Yes We Can Can,  was a perfect match for his famous campaign slogan.

TMZ caught up to Anita Pointer at LAX Friday and she tells us she's hurt the Commander in Chief never banked on the opportunity to blend his famous election platform "Yes We Can" with their 1973 classic -- which happens to be about making the world a better place.

Anita tells us she even reached out to the White House to ask about performing the hit tune for the Prez -- but heard crickets back.

So the question is, will she vote for him after the snub? Is there hope she can still sing at the W.H. -- ya gotta watch and find out.

And, in case you forgot, here are the Pointer Sisters in all their glory ...


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The Pointer Sisters should be glad that they didn't get an invite to the White House, and that obama didn't use their song, because obama has made the world a worse place with his anti-America, New World Order policies and agenda.

715 days ago


someone call the waaaaahhhmbulance

715 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

Well I guess, NO you can't can't.
That's because Obama is a racist?!
Phishie from Philly

715 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

@Jan: Firstly, if those "Rich and Famous" Latino-Americans that you mentioned are not wise enough
to understand their TOKEN status with a Chicago-style Politician, then, and all.

Secondly, there is not a self-respecting Latino-American that would vote for the Pharaoh - AGAIN. After he used, then dissed, former-New Mexico Governor (and Latino-American) Bill Richardson, most Latino-Americans across the U.S. won't let the Campaigner-in-Chief fool them again. How much longer do you think Latino-
Americans will settle for Fourth-place in "America"? By the way: How many "American-born" Kenyans or Latter-Day Saints were on the Spanish/Basque led Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria?

Republican "Election"? "Democrat "Re-Election"?
The Almighty God SELECTION:

The House of David 20Twelve:
Hebrews Twelve;28-29 is HERE,
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Proverbs Twelve;7 is NOW,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm 2;012 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living Yahweh!

715 days ago

how lame    

I've never heard that song before today ... It is very funky, jive turkeys. I'm diggin it.

715 days ago


I'm with Anita on this one .... I'd like to see them play the White House at one of the big functions after Obama is re-elected (and he WILL be re-elected as he should be!). Too bad June won't be there to sing with them.

715 days ago


Who are they? Sorry having one hit song doesn't get you in the White House. Especially When no one but Harvey remembers your song.

715 days ago


If i am not mistaken the Presidents Sloagan if FORWARD not lets go to the past.

715 days ago


Yes, they should sing at the White House!!! Keep jump!!

715 days ago

your own luck    

Just because you sang a song 36 years ago and you are black, doesn't mean you get and invite to the White House. Anita needs a reality check.

715 days ago


Thank you so much for posting this awesome video.I always loved that song and the Pointer Sisters..Obama's loss Anita!!

715 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

@MadMan: One-hit? Do you listen to music often?
The Pointers Sisters made many great songs!

And, now a dedication, for the "White House"...
....The LEGENDARY Pointers Sisters...and FIRE!

715 days ago

Throwback kid    

Mitt Romney is a much nicer man than the narcissistic Obama, a man who is in love with himself and loves to be worshipped for doing nothing in almost 4 years as President. Maybe after Romney defeats Obama he will invite the Pointer Sisters to perform at the White House. Oprah helped Obama get elected, then when he had no more use for Oprah, Obama and his wife kicked her to the curb. You notice you hear nothing from Oprah trying to help him get re elected this time? The big O knows she got used by the Obama's

715 days ago


It's classless ghetto to beg to be invited to a party. P.S. Yeah, I don't expect any mature black woman is ever gonna vote for Mitt.

715 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

Just a note to all the people who say they never heard of the Pointer Sisters, or say that just because you had one hit doesn't make you a start:
Not counting records certified gold in other countries, the Pointer Sisters had.
5 - Gold Albums
1 - Platinum album
1 - 3X Platinum album
The Pointer Sisters also had three albums certified Platinum and 2 Albums certified Gold in Canada and the UK.
They had 26 singles in the top 100.
THey had 7 top ten hits.
The 31 songs on the US top 100 R&B singles charts.
They had 9 R&B top 10 hits.
Two of their songs hit #1 on the R&B charts
Between 1978 and 1985 they had nearly a dozen videos that got heavy play on MTV and VH1. (no exact figures given)
Perhaps you should at least do a cursory wikipedia search of a groups discography before you pass judgement. There were very few if any female groups who were bigger than the pointer sisters from the mid '70s to the mid '80s.
There, off my soapbox.

715 days ago
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