President Obama To Hire Jay-Z For 2012 Campaign?

The New York Post reports Obama's camp may use Jay-Z to pull in the youth and minorities in 2012

With the next election quickly approaching in 2012, the Obama camp is strategizing for re-election. According to the New York Post's "Page Six" column, they are considering using Jay-Z to reach the youth and minority voters. 

"I can't believe you've finally heard the chatter about him replacing Larry Summers," Deputy White House Press Secretary William Burton told the Post. "In all seriousness, keep in mind he was pretty active during the 2008 election, so I don't think it'd surprise anyone that he would be involved again. But it's a little premature." 

The 2012 Presidential election will be held on November 6, 2012.

63 Comments

  • Richard Maye

    In light of the recent events that have been taking place in our country such rising gas prices due to wall st. speculation, the attack on the middle class by Wisconsin republicans, and the disenfranchisement of the vulnerable in the name of fiscal responsibility, I have realized that who we elect to office is extremely, EXTREMELY important. Making music is something I have been working on for many years and I think I can make a huge contribution by using my musical skills to support positive progressive change in this country. I don't mean to offend anyone with my political views but I am a democrat and I will support Barack Obama in 2012. If you also support Obama for re-election in 2012, I would encourage you to distribute this video link to as many people as you can. Sure it would benefit me because I made the song, but it could also benefit the nation by helping re-elect the same president who brought us the Affordable Care Act, withdrew the majority of our troops from Iraq and is not a puppet for the rich and powerful. If you're with me and you like the song, pass it along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlX2N4UwADU I would appreciate it and I think your president would too. -Richard Maye

  • Pierr F. Lherisson

    This tactical approach if it is well orchestrated might be a contributing factor that will help president Obama reelected. Future generations and history will rate him among the greatest if not the greatest American President. I saw that some misguided people on this blog who tired to blame him for the current problem he inherited from his predecessors such as: -> Iraq War -> Afghanistan war. -> Mistreatment of civilians and prisoners of war. -> The worst economic crisis since the depression. -> An unprecedented financial deficit. caused by his predecessor. -> Exorbitant cost for health care system and dangerous gap in its delivery system. -> Serious environmental concern. -> US Children fall behind the Asian,European in reading,mathematics,science etc.. etc. Thus,reform on those areas are badly needed. President Obama is trying to address and redress the above royal mess despite of machination and stiff opposition from his political opponents. Supporting Obama is tantamount to guarantee a better and brighter future for our youth and future generations.

    • the jigg

      blah blah blah...that shit was too long and extra smart ass words in there too?? fuck outta here!! damn baboonbama and all his negro/latino supporters too!!!

    • Anonymous

      you do know the democrats have been incharge since 2007 really when they got sworn in after the last mid-term. Under the democratic watch unemployment has gone to record levels. all the debt accumilated from Washington to Bush was tripled in the year and half Obama was in office. they managed to spend more money than the previous 43 president combined and have nothing to show for it. Incase you didnt know America was attacked in 2001 and that would be the cause of the wars. not just "hey lets start a war". the prisoner thing is of no concern to any president so it thats a moot point. these enviromental concerns have been proven to be false and there really as no such thing as human induced global warming. so that again that isnt anyones fault. Health care costs have SKYROCKETED since Obamacare has been approved and will continue to increase. So again there goes your theory on that one. this stiff opposition you're talking about is coming from within his own party. Again the Dems have been incharge of both houses since the 06 midterms, and all three houses since 08. Who do you think is going to have to pay for all of this wreckless spending the democrats are currently doing? not the old folks, its going to this younger generation who you say its supposedlly all benefitting.

    • Anonymous

      you keep believing that. the rest of us living in reality will elect a real president in 12

  • Anonymous

    Dems continue to mislead the public, but thats expected since every news outlet is in their back pocket.

  • blusty210

    f ur suggestions im a hispanic of the young generation and i voted 4 obama since he was for immigration and he came in on g bush hard times the bush recession so f u mccain sukuppers

  • BobDaBuilder

    Oh great....a baboon and a camel 2gether....? wonder what the animals will come up with next as the country goes to hell in a maybach on 20 inch rims! Bling Bling! I mean really guys...it is done!...jus like mike wacko jacko so eloquently put it....the mexicans hav jumped the fence and dammit we cant count em....i'm on some new shit i'm chucking my DEUCES UP!lol

  • Anonymous

    What I dont get is, how the majority of black people can still think he's doing a great job? Unemployment has skyrocketed under his watch, espescially black people being unemployed. and they still sit around sucking him off like they're dating or some shit. talking about drinking the kool-aid. even hispanics and ALL of the independents that supported him and got him into office are seeing whats really happening.

  • Mike Meraz

    Illuminati? 2012?

  • Anonymous

    Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!! Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!! Make sure you go vote Nov. 2 just in case them republicans try to make a couple ballots disapear. Keep the democrats in control of Congress. The republicans want the middle class to disappear. We'll be growing our own food cause thats all we will be able to afford with all our jobs being sent overseas for greater corporate profits. Vote democratic Nov. 2 to keep control of Congress Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!! Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!!!!!

  • Dont Matter

    yoo, none of that, this, who, what, or why matters..obama is a puppet, don't matter about anyones votes...its just a cover up to make it look easy. Everybody thought bush was over after 4 years, then u wake up the next morning he is still in office. Keep on voting so it actually looks real.

  • Anonymous

    Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!! Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!! Make sure you go vote Nov. 2 just in case them republicans try to make a couple ballots disapear. Keep the democrats in control of Congress. The republicans want the middle class to disappear. We'll be growing our own food cause thats all we will be able to afford with all our jobs being sent overseas for greater corporate profits. Vote democratic Nov. 2 to keep control of Congress Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!! Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!!!!

  • MPistol

    jeez, is this a cry for help or what??? can't nail down specifics, so ya gotta dazzle them with B.S. I expected nothing less whats really sad is, Barack thinks this helps?

    • Pip

      What are you talking about???? Everybody should be aware of the vote. That is all that Jay-Z is doing. McCain got Daddy Yankee and Barrack got Jay-Z. Yep! That sounds about right. lol Lames ass republicans. lol

  • Anonymous

    The Republicans motto is "IF YOUR NOT RICH SUCK A DICK OR DIE OF THIRST BITCH"!!!! (But they called Barrack the gangster politician)Wow!!! Talk about being out of touch with reality.

  • Anonymous

    The Republicans motto is "IF YOUR NOT RICH SUCK A DICK OR DIE OF THIRST BITCH"!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The Republicans motto is "If your not rich suck a dick or die of thirst bitch"

  • Anonymous

    IDKK dope Duce Rivas Presents "Brain Pollution" Episode 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEwG5BCujS4

  • CB

    Looks like I'll be done with Jay-Z. Fuck Obama! 3 trillion he spent in 2 years, where Bush including the war spent 500 billion in 8 years. You do the math & VOTE on the 2nd.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^ You do the research Clinton left a surplus with both houses being lead by republicans. the democrats are the reason the housing bubble burst and made everything worse. Repubs wanted to regulate it once it got to its peak, but the Dems wouldnt let them. who bailed out all those corporations, democrats. the Bush/dem stimulus program worked. the Obama/dems stimulus program failed. even democrats dont like obama any more. why do you think most dems dont want them to come campaign for him? except for the left coast which is expected. half of the country is suing the government to get out of the forced Obamacare. Democrats are so half-assed they couldnt even get the 2011 tax scale made before going on vacation for the year. Now most of you dont even pay taxes so it doesnt affect you. the dems came into power with one goal and that was Obamacare. they dont care about the pour as much as you claim the repubs dont. if they really did care they wouldve come out pushing jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs. Instead they force ANOTHER tax onto the people, yes Obamacare is a tax. it doesnt matter most of you people arent even going to vote anyways.

    • Anonymous

      Stop lying Clinton left the country with a $3 trillion surplus and Bush left us with debt. SO DO THE MATH YOU DUMB ASS LIER. 3 trillion - 500 billion= debt Wow!!! thats some math right there The 3 trillion Stimulus was signed before Barrack got into office. REMEMBER ALL THOSE CORPORATIONS THAT WHERE STEALING PEOPLES 401K IN THE EARLY 02' 03' 04' AND HAD 60 YEAR OLD PEOPLE IN RETIREMENT GOING OUT AND LOOKING FOR JOBS. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT 8 YEARS OF THE REPUBLICANS BUTT FUCKING THE LITTLE MAN IS 8 YEAR TO MANY. Barrack didn't rape the taxpaying little man. He is the one trying to sew the country's ass back up but the wound was made to last 4 - 8 years. Bush Sr. did the same thing to before he left. Remember that Bush signing the Stimulus package because the economy fell in before Barrack came into office. That is because it happened over the last 8 years before Barrack came in.. The republicans robbed Iraq and America before they left but the Republicans called Barrack the gangster.

  • Anonymous

    What poor job did he do???? Barrack STABILIZED ALL OF BUSH'S BULLSHIT AS MUCH AS IT COULD BE FIXED BUT TIME WITHOUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE IS WHAT WILL REALLY FIX THE ECONOMY. The corporations and Wall-Street are Bush's friends so they don't want to see a good economy while Barrack is raising their taxes and lowering ours. Everybody knows that the economy that Bush left doesn't have a fix quick. It was setup to last as long as the Dems where in office as to help get them back in office. When Trillion dollar companies under certain corporation control put all the money in the pockets of a few CEO's and says the company went bankrupt so the government better give us some money or millions of blue collar workers will be laid off tomorrow. THAT IS CALLED STICKING A GUN TO THE GOVERNMENT'S HEAD. THAT SHIT HAD TO BE PLANNED FOR A LONG TIME!!! THE SHIT THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW IS WHAT THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION PLANNED TOO GET BACK IN OFFICE QUICKER. .

    • Anonymous

      Obama has raised EVERYONES taxes with this Obamacare. Why would corporations want to see the economy fail? that means they're not making money. Whos the one who bailed out wallstreet? Obama and most of that bailout money was given right back to the CEOs you're whining about. like guy already said, you clearly dont know what you're talking about.

    • anonymouslystupid

      Wow, You're an idiot. Taxes are going up in most places in America, for common people. ESPECIALLY young people. If Obama really wanted to help this country, he'd create jobs instead of posing on TV like Lindsey Lohan. Why don't him and his planet of the apes looking wife Michelle stop going on vacations every few weeks and get to work with the little time they have left. Obama has done NOTHING since he has gotten in office, If you don't believe that then you are a moron. And, If you actually read the newspaper, watched the news, or listened to informative radio you would have known at least some of this. You're just another brainwashed Obama puppet. You really think he cares about you guys? HA.. Wait and see if these animals get their way, you'll be even less recognized than before. These idiots in office now are taking rights, schooling, and money from hard working American CITIZENS and giving it to border jumping Mexicans, it's disgusting, and so is your ignorance, and willingness to sit in front of your computer and continuously defend a man you know nothing about.. Sad.

    • CB

      haha you have no clue wtf your talking about.

  • Heat-357

    It won't matter... after the poor job he did in the office noone with any common sense will vote for him...

    • Heat-357

      Wow how completely wrong you are!

    • Anonymous

      What poor job did he do???? Barrack STABILIZED ALL OF BUSH'S BULLSHIT AS MUCH AS IT COULD BE FIXED BUT TIME WITHOUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE IS WHAT WILL REALLY FIX THE ECONOMY. The corporations and Wall-Street are Bush's friends so they don't want to see a good economy while Barrack is raising their taxes and lowering ours. Everybody knows that the economy that Bush left doesn't have a fix quick. It was setup to last as long as the Dems where in office as to help get them back in office. When Trillion dollar companies under certain corporation control put all the money in the pockets of a few CEO's and says the company went bankrupt so the government better give us some money or millions of blue collar workers will be laid off tomorrow. THAT IS CALLED STICKING A GUN TO THE GOVERNMENT'S HEAD. THAT SHIT HAD TO BE PLANNED FOR A LONG TIME!!! THE SHIT THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW IS WHAT THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION PLANNED TOO GET BACK IN OFFICE QUICKER.

  • Anonymous

    So lets see what kind of handout program they'll come up with next. How about for anyone making less than $25,000 the governemt just gives you that money? no need to work anymore you get a guaranteed $25,000 a year.

    • Anonymous

      Black slaves built this country for free and then when he where done you threw us to the back of the bus and told your Anglo Saxon Neanderthal immigrant relatives about those streets of gold that the slaves had just got through painting. So how do you figure that we are the free loaders again??? Take your deceitful forked tongue else where you Anglo Saxon Neanderthal serpent.

  • Anonymous

    Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!! Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!! Make sure you go vote Nov. 2 just in case them republicans try to make a couple ballots disapear. Keep the democrats in control of Congress. The republicans want the middle class to disappear. We'll be growing our own food cause thats all we will be able to afford with all our jobs being sent overseas for greater corporate profits. Vote democratic Nov. 2 to keep control of Congress Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!! Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!!!

  • Atl2Trill

    Jay-Z doesn't give a shit about helping others. Jigga is being used as a pawn for a bigger agenda.

    • Anonymous

      exactlly. the people who can really do something are the rich. and taxing them or giving tax breaks isnt going to help. they need to be giving their money directly to a school district or church or whatever. of course they're not going to though. theyd rather sit around and bitch about things not getting better.

  • Anonymous

    The Republicans always leave the country in debt so the Dems can't get their legislations and agenda passed. The Republicans always leave the Dems a mess and the Dems always leave the country with a surplus. Didn't Bush rob the country of all its money on his way out and another country for all it's oil but now they blame the black guy thats been in their for two years. Yeah right. The republicans meant to leave a mess. They do it every time right before the country kicks them out on power. The Dems like to leave $3 trillion surplus. So what happened to that $3 trillion surplus that Clinton left the republicans????

  • Anonymous

    I bet NObama isnt even the democrat nominee in two years. I bet they jump ship to hillary and put her on the ballot.

  • Guccimane4preZ

    My name is gucci and i love jello/ yellow, black, Amarillo, sugar, watermelon pebbles/ BUR BUR...vote for me to be the prez/ BUR BUR...increaze da deficit///

  • Det. Truth

    People Ima be honest w/ yall, its truly sad to see so many negative comments from our generation about a 'Hip-Hop' celebrity being involved in politics. Its not like it isn't common for celebrities to help out w/ elections. Country & Pop artist do it all the time! We need to support this as much as possible. This shows that our hip-hop culture is being acknowledged as being significant. I don't know if anybody remembers but this guy performed at the INAUGURAL BALL! that was huge for HIP-HOP! Now there talking about letting him work for the campaign, we need that! I bet no one was critical when Jay did all those FREE concerts around the country for voter registration in 08!! I know because I was at the one in DETROIT and it was wild! SO stop w/ the coonery, just be happy our culture is being noticed. Because for a long time we wasn't even considered credible or important. Now WE have to build on that & take it to the NEXT LEVEL!

    • Det. Truth

      I find it funny that you somehow think that the uneducated youth went out & VOTED. Check the numbers before you attempt to make an argument when you clearly have no basis, or logic behind your ideas...lol...the numbers didn't jump significantly at all. They just made it appear that way. What I am saying is, US as a generation need to get up & have a voice and embrace any attempt by the government to reach out. The same type of tactics were used to get us the rights that we have now! Go read a history book dude. MLK was considered a pawn by lots of people in the community. But his efforts w/ the help of a few other SELLOUTS/PAWNS got us where we are now! Be real w/ yourself dude...you comming at me w/ this random ass rant that has no legitamcy is the problem w/ our generation now. STOP THE HATE & EMBRACE RT!

    • Anonymous

      You're just another sheep falling for their ploy. it has absolutely nothing to do with hiphop in anyway what so ever. the Dems are thinking, no one is liking us currently and the only reason we won in 08 was because we got a bunch of uneducated youth who dont know the topics to vote. Lets get some pop icon to feed them some more kool-aid and have them go blindly vote for us again. its the ignorant fools like you that dont realize they're just being played.

  • STFU

    Good luck NObama, you done fucked up on your popularity these past 2 years. Jay-Z just continue to make good music.

    • Anonymous

      The Republicans always leave the country in debt so the Dems can't get their legislations and agenda passed. The Republicans always leave the Dems a mess and the Dems always leave the country with a surplus.

  • Anonymous

    Didn't Bush rob the country of all its money on his way out and another country for all it's oil but now they blame the black guy thats been in their for two years. Yeah right. The republicans meant to leave a mess. They do it every time right before the country kicks them out on power. The Dems like to leave $3 trillion surplus. So what happened to that $3 trillion surplus that Clinton left the republicans????

    • Anonymous

      Wall-Street got the go ahead to set the country up while Bush was in office. Wall-Street set the taxpayers up so if the stimulus package wasn't passed we would have lost more than we did. Wall-Street basically got back all the money that they payed in taxes for the last 8 years. That was their last gift from Bush.

    • Anonymous

      Umm you do know that surplus was made bcause of a a democratic president with both houses being republican right? Umm you do know it was the democrats that didnt want to stop the housing boom even though knew it was going to burst and send the country into an even bigger hole? Umm you do know its the democrats that have been incharge of both houses since 08 and have made things even worse since Obama came into office. Umm you do know it was the democrats who passed a huge stimulus plan that failed misseribly?

  • beatsbynonsense

    If that doesnt make it official that Jayz is part of these elite secret societys then I dont know what else he has to do. Democrats/Republicans are all the same evil...Look at the companies supporting their campaigns and not the politician those companies put there. http://www.youtube.com/nonsense913

  • Anonymous

    Blacks are terrible leaders,,,,, Look at the stats

    • Anonymous

      Didn't Bush rob the country of all its money on his way out and another country for all it's oil but now they blame the black guy thats been in their for two years. Yeah right. The republicans meant to leave a mess. They do it every time right before the country kicks them out on power. The Dems like to leave $3 trillion surplus. So what happened to that $3 trillion surplus that Clinton left the republicans?????

    • Grizzle

      Shove those "stats" up your ass.

    • Anonymous

      its fucked up but true. I know alot of people in the army, very high ups not just enlisted grunts. and they've all told me that things somehow just ran smoother and worked out best when the white guy was incharge. and this was told to me by mostly black and hispanic soldiers. check the stats, thats a great way to put it.

  • Anonymous

    Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!! Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!! Make sure you go vote Nov. 2 just in case them republicans try to make a couple ballots disapear. Keep the democrats in control of Congress. The republicans want the middle class to disappear. We'll be growing our own food cause thats all we will be able to afford with all our jobs being sent overseas for greater corporate profits. Vote democratic Nov. 2 to keep control of Congress Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!! Back On My Buck Shit Vol.2 Oct.31 (Halloween) Let's Go!!!!!!

  • the realness

    youth and minorities c'mon people jay z aint giving back shit. Jay z got so much money and you dont see him giving back to the urban schools which is the only way out to avail one self out the hood if you can't ball or rap. Like when has jay spoke for our feelings, just check his new material he aint saying shit for us he forgot all about us. However do vote for obama cause thse republicans are crooks.

    • Anonymous

      its the truth. The Dems have been incharge of both houses for 4 years, fact. therefore dems really have been incharge for 4 years. this is simple 4th grade social studies, everyone should know that.

    • Anonymous

      stop asking stupid questions, obama has been in office for only 2 yrs now. your only trying to mislead people

    • Anonymous

      What have the democrats done for anyone the past 4 years? they've increased everyones taxes, put our country in an even deeper debt than the repubs have, weakened our own defenses, made it easier for illegals and terrorists to enter our country, and forced everyone to have to buy healthcare. its been proven the democrat leadership has no idea what to do to turn things around.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Dems sounding extremly desperate that they have to do this 2 years before the election and a year and half before the campaigns even begin. It isnt going to make any difference. Obama has fucked so many things up a muppet would get more votes than him in 2012.

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