Why is ?uestlove voting for Barack Obama?  Find out in this PSA, where ?uesto breaks down three vital reasons why he’ll be voting for Obama, and why he thinks it’s so important to get the Republican administration out of office.   Hear the issues that are important to Brother ?uestion, and then think about what issues matter to YOU.  At the end of the day, the most important thing is to get out and vote, and have your voice count.  If you haven’t yet registered, hit up Declare Yourself for easy-peasy instructions on how to get registered.

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  • ApeRedwood

    Although I agree with all of your shots at Billary, at this point we need to try bring her base into the camp and get them behind Obama. So we gotta play nice. You may have made this before she dropped out though. In terms of swing-state PA, we gotta focus on two things: getting out the vote in Philly, cause we all know a lot of folks still don’t bother; and two, making sure those Philly suburbs vote Obama.

  • JamesL1987

    I agree with your words, ?uest, but ApeRedwood’s got a point. We’ve gotta get all those die-hard Hillary supporters, the ones who are claiming they’d rather vote McCain than Obama, back into our camp. And criticizing the Clintons, after they’ve already left the race, is not the way to get that done.

  • FRANK FORD

    YO I AGREE WITH WHAT YOUR SAYING.BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE DONE IN PHILLY.6 YR SHOT @ HOUSE THIS WEEKEND NOBODY KNOWS NOTHING????????MLK DAY BOY SHOT IN GYM! FULL OF PEOPLE, NOBODY KNOWS NOTHING???????????? WHAT CAN OBAMA DO ABOUT DRIVING OUT OF STATE BUYING 10 GUYS! DRIVE BACK TO PHILLY AND SELL THEM???????????THATS A PROBLEM

  • Dr. B

    Amir, i tell you, i have a different type of respect for you always had and i think i have said this to you on various occassions. Keep your spirit shinning and lift up your brethrens and sistrens minds.
    peace and light
    Dr.B

  • jon.C

    u Obama-nuts should do a background check on this Hussien guy.

    http://underagedthinking.wordpress.com/2008/06/09/myspacecom-view-comments/

    watch and be enlightened… reasons NOT to vote for obama.

  • Malcolm X Style

    Yo, why do people think Obama can solve the problems ?uestlove is talking about? He is a Democrat, just like the sax playing cat. Democrats, just like republicans, always have and always will work in the interests of the rich. Check the track record. They’ve never done anything for the poor or Black folks without people dying in the streets first. Democrats defend and advance capitalism which is the exploitative system that got us struggling in the first place. For having Malcolm X on “The Tipping Point’s” album cover I would think you would rock with him, because he would never support a democrat or republican, even if they were Black. Because Obama, like all democrats and capitalism in general, does not fight for the interests of the majority of Black and working people. He’s all talk. The things he promises can even be accomplished under capitalism. Socialism is the only hope. So I suggest we all take a little from Malcolm and not be bamboozled or hoodwinked.

  • Rif Raf is thinking “JON C is an idiot”

    Disclaimer: I’m not doing this to change your mind, I’m more concerned with bashing your obvious lack of critical thinking skills.

    1. The first 2 minutes of your recant was founded on Barack Obama’s name being too ethnic.

    If “ethnic name = evil” then:
    What about Jeffrey a.k.a Jeffrey Dahlmer?
    OR Wayne circa unibomber?
    or Timothy circa Oklahoma bombings?
    or Andrew circa Andrew Jackson
    or Christopher circa Columbus?
    Or your name Jon/John circa John Smith of Jamestown? Y’know the guy who helped usher in 19 slaves and helped spread the pillaging of indigenous people in the Americas – perhaps sowing the seed of the most insidious parts of the cancer of inequality still affecting this country?

    2. The next “Fact” in the video was about his dad being *gasp* Muslim. His dad is Muslim. His mom is white. And…he’s a Christian. BTW, we live in a country founded on the principle of FREEDOM FROM RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION. THINK JONNY BOY…please use that noggin.

    3. The video states the old “he went to a madrassa” crap. Obama went to a madrassa that was SECULAR, meaning it was not specifically related to any religion, much less promoting jihadist theology. At best it could be compared to going to Catholic school…and granted Scalia and Clarence Thomas are products of that – that’s a generous insult.

    4. You/ the video states he has a “vague” voting record. Voting “present” doesn’t constitute a vague voting record – its often used in a similar fashion to voters “writing in” a candidate, often because alternatives and important pieces of legislation are written out of the final bill. Rather than lie and say you’re not present, you state your presence with no preference to uphold a bill that is incomplete or kill it in future sessions because you previously opposed it.

    Tell me what’s “vague” about him (co)sponsoring 150 bills since 2005 on ALL the issues that matter?
    ————————————————
    30 bills on Energy Efficiency, Environment and Climate Change
    41 bills on health care and public health
    14 bills on consumer protection/labor
    13 bills on the needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces
    12 bills on Congressional Ethics and Accountability
    10 bills on Foreign Policy
    9 bills on Voting and Election Transparency
    7 bills on Education
    6 bills on Hurricane Katrina Relief (6),
    4 bills on Homeland Security (4 bills), and
    4 bills on discrimination

    Do your research Jon – watching a video on the “internets” isn’t research. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/2/21/164117/783

    5. You’re complaining about 1 Obama supporter that also supports Guevera. Yet no mention of the leagues of McCain supporters who probably worship at the alter of Hagee. WAKE UP! This country has the face of Andrew “round the Engines/Indians up and kill em” Jackson on its currency and you complain about Ernesto Che Guevera? This country tried multiple times to kill Castro as it has already killed leaders in Iran (democractically elected official), Congo (Lumumba), etc. Yet I don’t hear shit from you on that.

    6. Wearing flag pins made in china doesn’t mean you’re a patriot. In fact A LOT of people don’t wear flag pins ALL the time.

    7. Obama wasn’t refusing to place his hand on his heart during the nat’l anthem. . . that was the “Star Spangled Banner”. Jon, do you even know the difference between the National Anthem and the Star Spangled banner? In the video the singer audibly say the phrase “were so galantly streaming”. That doesn’t occur anywhere in the national anthem.

    Jon, its getting late and you’re seeming dumber by the minute as I recant each of these “points” in the video you referenced as “information”

    Might wanna try this thing called “reading” for a change.
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/11/obama-says-flag.html
    Ooops i forgot, “change” isn’t your cup o’ tea

  • ApeRedwood

    Malcolm X Style:

    I fully understand what you’re saying, but the fact is that whoever is in the WH can greatly affect our lives: whether you or your children or your tax dollars are shipped overseas to fight in a useless war; whether you or your family can afford to get medical care; whether your children get a proper education or not; whether we will live in an increasingly polluted, warmer, deadlier environment or not. A vote for Obama is a step in the right direction, a vote for McCain is a step in the wrong direction.

  • PHILLY247

    I HAVE A HARD TIME TAKEN YOU SERIOUS AMIR!WHAT HAVE U DONE FOR PHILLY ???????????? YOU MAKE MUSIC AND SHOULDN’T ME STOP GOING TO JAIL??? WHAT IS THE OBAMA GOING TO DO 4 US???? CRIME IN PHILLY DO YOU REALLY CARE? IT’S FUNNY NOTHING ABOUT THE COPS GETTING KILLED ON YOUR SITE AND THE KIDS GETTING KILLED? WE ALL HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AND ACT ON THIS! JOBS FOR US? THE MEXICANS ARE TAKING OVER THE CITY

  • infms421

    yo rif raf, the star spangled banner is the national anthem. maybe you are thinking of the pledge of allegiance.

  • black mikado

    right on!!! Obama may not be the best candidate, personally I think Ron Paul is the most revolutionary and well versed in economies and laws, but Obama is the best their is to choose from. Oh yeah and as a bonus the brother digs hip hop and got a wicked jump shot, ya dig!!!!

  • Rif Raf @ infms421:

    You are right…thanks for the correction folk. What I buried in all of that was its NOT a tradition that people must or always put their hand on their heart during national anthem, some do – some don’t. Conservatives push this non-sense like ‘lapel-gate’ and ‘michelle-gate’ to lay claim Barack “isn’t American enough” via misinformation by saying he doesn’t put his hand over his heart during the pledge of allegiance. People can easily confuse the two and be misled by more jingoism.

    I stopped putting my hand on my heart since 7th grade once I began to comprehend the hypocrisy. Until the leadership of this country at least attempts to uphold the ideals this country systemically undermines domestically and abroad, “I will not apologize” and ain’t holding my breath (or heart) to spare someones feelings about a fairytale picture of our country’s history or present. I still believe in those words and act accordingly – but a superficial gesture that’s only relevant during the “magical tune” or uninspired moment of repetition of mantra that people have been literally conditioned to repeat since grade school? Nah, pass.

  • Rhymin ape

    obama is not helping no one except the state of america and the illuminati