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    Candidate For RNC Chair Sends Out CD With Song Called "Barack, The Magic Negro"

    RNC candidate Chip Saltsman’s Christmas greeting to committee members includes a music CD with lyrics from a song called “Barack the Magic Negro,” first played on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show.
    Saltsman, a personal friend of conservative satirist Paul Shanklin, sent a 41-track CD along with a note to national committee members.
    “I look forward to working together in the New Year,” Saltsman wrote. “Please enjoy the enclosed CD by my friend Paul Shanklin of the Rush Limbaugh Show.” The CD, called “We Hate the USA,” lampoons liberals with such songs as “John Edwards’ Poverty Tour,” “Wright place, wrong pastor,” “Love Client #9,” “Ivory and Ebony” and “The Star Spanglish banner.”
    Several of the track titles, including “Barack the Magic Negro,” are written in bold font.
    The song, which debuted on Limbaugh’s show in late March 2007, latches onto an opinion column in the Los Angeles Times of the same title. That column, penned by cultural critic David Ehrenstein, argued that Obama could serve as a balm to whites who felt guilty about past treatment of African Americans.
    Limbaugh first highlighted the column the day it ran, according to a contemporary report by Media Matters, the liberal watchdog agency. Media Matters reported Limbaugh repeated the phrase more than two dozen times the day the column ran.
    The following month, Shanklin debuted his version of the song, sung to the tune of “Puff the Magic Dragon” and performed in Shanklin’s impression of Al Sharpton.
    “See, real black men, like Snoop Dogg, or me, or Farrakhan, have talked the talk, and walked the walk, not come in late and won,” one verse in the song says.
    Saltsman said he meant nothing untoward by forwarding what amounts to a joke more at Ehrenstein’s expense than at Obama’s.
    “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,” Saltsman said.
    Republicans searching for ways to attack Obama have been hesitant to embrace any reference to his race. Limbaugh presciently predicted his allusion to the column nearly two years ago would win attention from left-leaning organizations that would suggest he was using Obama’s race against him.

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    Rush has been playing that song for over a year. It is funny as hell, and spot on in reference to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson's thought on Obama.

    YouTube - Barack the magic negro

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    The lampooning and insults towards Bush have been just as outrageous. If you can't take it, don't dish it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    The lampooning and insults towards Bush have been just as outrageous. If you can't take it, don't dish it out.
    An entire show was made to do just that.

    http://www.tv.com/lil-bush/show/72462/summary.html

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    I probably wouldn't vote for him strictly on the basis of a lack of judgement - Republicans don't need this type of publicity. It just seems like a dumb thing to do if you're running for any type of political job, or even a non-political job.

    Even so, Negro is still the proper term for blacks, like Caucasian is for whites. I haven't heard the song, but maybe "African-American" had too many syllables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    I haven't heard the song, but maybe "African-American" had too many syllables.
    Try singing "Barack the magic African-American lives in DC" to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon lives by the sea!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Try singing "Barack the magic African-American lives in DC" to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon lives by the sea!"
    I just listened to it - Yeah, for artistic reasons, Negro works better - And it is funny, but so is the idea that it would be a positive thing for an RNC Chairman to include in his campaign

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    Bush suffered having a major motion picture made about his assasination, while he was in office.

    Such a film about the president-elect would create an outrage of epic proportions.

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