December 30, 2008

By All Means, Go Ahead and Do It, GOP

From a Politico story on this ridiculous "Magic Negro" flap:

The controversy surrounding a comedy CD distributed by Republican National Committee chair candidate Chip Saltsman has not torpedoed his bid and might have inadvertently helped it.

Four days after news broke that the former Tennessee GOP chairman had sent a CD that included a song titled “Barack the Magic Negro” to the RNC members he is courting, some of those officials are rallying around the embattled Saltsman, with a few questioning whether the national media and his opponents are piling on.

It's almost 2009. A black man has been elected president of the United States. A candidate for the chairmanship of the opposite party not only thought it funny to include a song calling him a "Negro" on a CD, but thought the Republican National Committee would like it too. And... he was right. If that doesn't tell you about the difference between the two parties these days, I don't know what is.

I know, I know, it's a backlash against "political correctness." But someone showing up in Congress in a Klan hood would be politically incorrect too- and also very, very wrong.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 30, 2008 10:48 AM

And the Republicans wonder why minorities don't vote for them. This man is a total schmuck and has no business leading a national party!

Posted by: ev at December 30, 2008 02:26 PM
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