RNC Rivals Discuss Racial Song
Would-Be Chairman Who Sent CD With Parody Blames Media
By Michael D. Shear
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 28, 2008; Page A05
Republicans who are vying to lead the national party offered a mix of reactions yesterday to the decision by one candidate for the job to mail out a music CD including the song "Barack the Magic Negro."
Chip Saltsman defended his actions, telling the Hill newspaper that the song -- and others on the CD, which was mailed to party members -- was nothing more than a lighthearted parody. But his rivals in the contest to chair the Republican National Committee said it carried an inaccurate message about what the GOP stands for.
"In my opinion, this isn't funny and it's in bad taste," said Michigan GOP chairman Saul Anuzis. "Just as important, anything that paints the GOP as being motivated in our criticism of President-elect Obama by anything other than a difference in philosophy does a disservice to our party."
Here is a case of stupid, and stupider.
Anyone who knows anything about this song would not make these idiotic comments about it. Perhaps this is why the “Good Old Party” - which should perhaps be renamed the “GOSP” (put ‘stupid’ in there) - can’t win an election.
“Barack the Magic Negro” is based on a comment by a Los Angeles Times writer who was trying to say that Obama was a not ‘truly’ black man who could make white voters feel comfortable. This alleged quality, according to this writer, is what makes Barack ‘magic.’
This song pokes fun at this claim, and those who make this claim. The paraody song is funny, and all these self-righteous Republican idiots apparently have no idea what the song is really all about. They have simply seen the title, turned tail, and run as fast as possible from what they stupidly think is some kind of racial slur.
But nobody ever said Republicans are the sharpest boys on the political block these days.