Monday, December 29, 2008

Barack the Magic Negro?!?

Recently the RNC chair candidate Chip Saltsman sent out a CD with the song “Barack the Magic Negro” on it.

Saltsman’s Christmas message read as follows:

“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.”

Clearly this song is offensive on many levels, but in addition to the obvious offensiveness is the fact that the RNC chair thought that it was okay to send out to people as a part of his Christmas message. I mean seriously, "Barack the Magic Negro"? (click here for a little background on what the history of the term Magic Negro means) Could the song be more offensive in any way possible? And then to send it out with the implications that the only reason that Barack got elected is due to white guilt and that this song is just political satire with no racial implications? I mean WTF?

So my question for you, dear blog readers, is, do you think this is fair political satire? or does this song and its sending out cross the line?

Copy of the song

RNC defense of the song

Original LA Times article with the first use of the term about Obama


z said...

this guy couldn´t be a bigger idiot. (besides being racist) this news was all over cnn yesterday (which i watched courtesy of the airports i was in). but i suppose it is exposes the rnc... so that´s good.

Jubus LeFrubus said...

clear, blatant racism. however, there is no 'line.' (it's pretty standard fare for people like rush limbaugh.) while it is absurd that the RNC would defend the song, it's not illegal. mind-bogglingly offensive, but not illegal.