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    Thumbs down Candidate for RNC chair sends out CD with song called "Barack, The Magic Negro"

    (they're still at it)

    TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Candidate For RNC Chair Sends Out CD With Song Called "Barack, The Magic Negro"

    If one of the Republican Party's challenges is how to effectively oppose the first black president without coming off as racist, one of the candidates for RNC chair is hardly off to a good start -- he is now distributing a CD that includes a racially-charged song called "Barack, The Magic Negro."
    Chip Saltsman, the former campaign manager for Mike Huckabee, has distributed a goodie bag to committee members that includes a CD by Paul Shanklin, a writer of right-wing parody tunes who is often featured on Rush Limbaugh. The "Magic Negro" track, which first gathered controversy in the Spring of 2007, featured Shanklin portraying Al Sharpton as an Amos & Andy stereotype, ridiculing white liberals who support Obama.
    Saltsman defended the choice of the Shanklin CD, telling The Hill: "Paul Shanklin is a long-time friend, and I think that RNC members have the good humor and good sense to recognize that his songs for the Rush Limbaugh show are light-hearted political parodies."

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    ["Barack the Magic Negro" lyrics]
    SHANKLIN (Sharpton impersonator): Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
    The L.A. Times, they called him that
    ‘Cause he’s not authentic like me.
    Yeah, the guy from the L.A. paper
    Said he makes guilty whites feel good
    They’ll vote for him, and not for me
    ‘Cause he’s not from the hood.
    See, real black men, like Snoop Dog,
    Or me, or Farrakhan
    Have talked the talk, and walked the walk.
    Not come in late and won!
    [refrain] Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
    The L.A. Times, they called him that
    ‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.
    Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
    The L.A. Times, they called him that
    ‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.
    Some say Barack’s “articulate”
    And bright and new and “clean.”
    The media sure loves this guy,
    A white interloper’s dream!
    But, when you vote for president,
    Watch out, and don’t be fooled!
    Don’t vote the Magic Negro in –
    ‘Cause — ’cause I won’t have nothing after all these years of sacrifice
    And I won’t get justice. This is about justice. This isn’t about me, it’s about justice.
    It’s about buffet. I don’t have no buffet and there won’t be any church contributions,
    And there’ll be no cash in the collection plate.
    There ain’t gonna be no cash money, no walkin’ around money, no phoning money.
    Now, Barack going to come in here and –

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    I'm assuming it's to the tune of Puff the Magic Dragon.
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    Disgusting.

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    I forgot about this stupid song.

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    In VERY poor taste
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    Fucking idiot.
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    Magic Negro? Is this 1965?

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    Wtf??

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    The RNC have no sense of self-preservation anymore.
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    Ugly old racist white men.

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    Is this all they've (the GOP) got?

    'Cause seriously, if this is all they've got, they are devoid of ideas and inspiration.

    Dumb fucks.

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    And they wonder why nobody can find the humor in this BS!
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    Shanklin the pathetic racist
    is a bitter empty shell
    he'll get lots of laughs from Klansmen
    while they burn crosses in hell.

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    Finally, reaction from the Repugs--some are defending it, some are not. Blackwell, the main defender, is an African-American Republican who is pushing hard to become chair of the RNC.

    December 27, 2008
    Categories: RNC Chair
    Blackwell defends Saltsman

    Ken Blackwell, the former Ohio secretary of state who appears to be leading in the race to become the next chairman of the Republican National Committee, is defending a rival who distributed a CD containing a song called "Barack the Magic Negro," and dismissing criticism as a sign of media "hypersensitivity" to race.

    The rival, former Huckabee aide Chip Saltsman, came under fire today from the sitting Republican Party chairman, Mike Duncan, who said he was "shocked and appalled" by the move, Mike Allen reported.

    "Unfortunately, there is hypersensitivity in the press regarding matters of race. This is in large measure due to President-Elect Obama being the first African-American elected president," said Blackwell, who would be the first black RNC chairman, in a statement forwarded to Politico by an aide. "I don't think any of the concerns that have been expressed in the media about any of the other candidates for RNC chairman should disqualify them. When looked at in the proper context, these concerns are minimal. All of my competitors for this leadership post are fine people."

    The Republican Party is struggling to find support from non-white voters, and some of its leaders have called for a new sensitivity to race and racism, allegations of which have surfaced before in the insider-dominated contest to chair the GOP. Saltsman has defended the song as a "light-hearted" parody.

    Another candidate for the job, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis, condemned Saltsman's remarks, which he said in an email are "not my idea of appropriate humor."

    "In my opinion, this isn't funny and its in bad taste," he said. "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."

    UPDATE: One of the RNC's three black members writes an open letter to Saltsman:

    Racist actions and deeds have no place in the party. The lack of sensitivity in understanding the historical election we just had and the challenges this nation faces as we must bind our wounds as well as bring our people together requires that we set aside our biases and search out those constitutional principles inherent in our nation's foundings and our parties operation which must undergrid us as we move forward.
    Ben Smith's Blog: Blackwell defends Saltsman - Politico.com

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    "Unfortunately, there is hypersensitivity in the press regarding matters of race. This is in large measure due to President-Elect Obama being the first African-American elected president," said Blackwell, who would be the first black RNC chairman, in a statement forwarded to Politico by an aide.
    Hypersensitivity? Over a song called 'the magic negro.' Is he serious?

    I hope Blackwell enjoys his time at Uncle Tom's Cabin, because hell will freeze over before he's elected RNC chairman.

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