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So’s Your Mama! Outspoken conservative Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Calif) turned a few heads when, in remarks on the House floor, he compared Nelson Mandela to H. Rap Brown and Willie Horton .  

“But Rep. Major Owens (D-NY), a black Congressman from Brooklyn, was not amused at all by Dannemeyer’s comments and inserted into the Congressional Record a little rap he wrote to express his feelings. An excerpt follows:  

“‘Fascist go home!/For you the House chamber/Is nowhere to roam./Let’s put all Nazis to bed/Let’s make Hitler real dead./Go tell the headline hunting scavenger/That Willie Horton is more like his mama!'”

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