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Aretha Franklin

Obama Has Nothing But R-S-P-E-C-T For Her

3/7/2014 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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President Obama blew one of the most iconic signature lines in the history of music Thursday night ... as he paid homage to Aretha Franklin at The White House.

Obama touted Aretha's iconic song "RESPECT" by calling it "a rallying cry for African-Americans, women, and then everyone who felt marginalized."

Problem is ... he spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T wrong.

Whether you want to hear it or not, Obama got a pass that George W -- the Bush famous for malaprops -- would never have gotten. 

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By the way ... after the event -- which honored "women of soul" ... we asked Aretha if there will ever be another A-R-E-T-H-A.

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Thizz √$    

He better she's a legend

198 days ago
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Truth    

TRUE IS ARETHA IS A FAT ASS NARCISSITIC C*NT WHO CANT STAND OTHER CHICS ENCROACH IN HER SHADOW. BITCH IS ALL DIVA TO OTHER FEMALE SINGERS IN THE BIZ WHO ARE MORE $UCCE$$FUL THAN SHE. EVERY1 IN THE MUSIC BIZ KNOWS THIS. THE SAME BITCH WHO FAKED AN INJURY SO SHE DINT HAVE TO SHOW UP AT WHITNEY HOUSTON'S FUNERAL BUT THEN 3 HRS LATER DID AN ENTIRE CONCERT. NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN EVEN WROTE WHAT A C*NT SHE WAS TO HOUSTON DURING THEIR FIRST DUET BACK IN 1989. TONS OF STORIES FROM OTHER FEMALE SINGERS. OF COURSE THERE WILL BE NO OTHER ARETHA... WHAT OTHER FEMALE SINGER WEIGHS 400 LBS??? #TRUTH!!

198 days ago
3.

Intrigued    

You spelled "respect" wrong. Where is the other "e"?

198 days ago
4.

Mr. Mystery    

Wait. No, WAIT.
One of the greatest Gospel singers of all-time,
BOWING to the most Corrupt, Godless, and
DISASTROUS career-politicians in U.S. History?
FORMER Aretha Franklin fan.


King David Vs. Goliath
King Hezekiah Vs. 185,000 Assyrians (Fed-Cowards?)
King of Kings Christ Yehsua Vs. Death
The House, ALWAYS wins:
The Declaration of 2008
www.all4webs.com/q/f/love4yahweh
The Final Declaration
www.all4webs.com/x/w/all4yahweh
The 2013 Sentence
www.all4webs.com/f/o/king
His Royal Highness Prince Michael of
The House of David
www.Flickr.com/photos/72265268@N08

198 days ago
5.

click    

Can he spell Dufus?

how about anti-christ

198 days ago
6.

Jah36    

Unfortunately he doesn't have any R-S-P-E-C-T for America. Disgrace!

198 days ago
7.

KellyBFan    

obama has done too little to nothing at all in raising the lives of millions of poor african-americans, or even to combat racism ... he is good at continuing bush-era polices, like warmongering and breaking campaign promises like a typical sleazy politician ... this is called "obama rspect"

198 days ago
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KEEGAN    

JUST ANOTHER EDUCATED BLACK MAN. LMFAO #SMH

OBAMA IS THE BIGGEST TERRORIST,

198 days ago
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Flash    

There is no "marginalization" you idiot Mr. President. Never was. Any African American by now who 'feels' such is living in a self manifested mental lie. Slavery was abolished many years ago. You are, and have been, free to go. The problem is, some of you won't leave your own, self created, cages. You choose instead to rally hatred against those who aren't black, and blame them for your failure to embrace freedom and opportunities to advance.

198 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Aretha shouldn't wear fur

198 days ago
11.

JFO    

This from a man who thinks he reigns over 57 states ....

198 days ago
12.

H8Kardash    

Nobody said you needed to be smart to be president

198 days ago
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3Storms    

How very racist of her to feel like her and other black millionaires who got rich off of entertainment no working person would even consider to be a real job to play the race card and claim she's been "marginalized"

198 days ago
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@iAMTIMWILSON    

Somewhere, Dan Quayle is quietly whispering “Vindication. V-I-N-D-I-C-A-S-H-U-N.”

198 days ago
15.

AwkwardCherrios♡    

Obama did crack in high school what did u all expect

198 days ago
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