Monday, December 29, 2008

"Barack the Magic Negro"

I wasn't initially appalled when I got word of this piece in the NY Times a couple of days ago. After all the garbage that was slung on the campaign trail by the McPalin consortium, this sort of radical, racist horseshit was par for the course from conservative extremists. I was, however, absolutely flabbergasted that the GOP would give this racist bullshit mixed reviews.

It's unfathomable to me, now almost a decade into the 21st century, that this despicable act is not unanimously condemned by all. "Barack the Magic Negro" (sung to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon") was distributed by Chip Saltsman, a candidate for GOP party chairman from Tennessee. The offensive jingle was of course broadcast on Rush "Is a Big Fat Idiot" Limbaugh's radio show.

Speaking to The Hill newspaper on Friday, Saltsman described it as a “light-hearted” gift that would be received in “good humor” by members of the Republican National Committee.

Thankfully, more than a couple of important party handfulls---Newt Gingrich and RNC party chairman Mike Duncan among them---have condemned the parody, declaring themselves shocked and appalled. However, on Saturday, black candidate for RNC chairman, J. Kenneth Blackwell (a former Ohio secretary of state) dismissed the hoopla as “hypersensitivity.”

“All competitors for this leadership position are fine people,” he wrote in an e-mail message.

Are they now? I bet they brush their teeth with Darkie Toothpaste and get served breakfast by Mamie The House Negro every morning before they head out to that sacred institution on the Hill to pass their legislative, racist nonsense.

For a party that had huge losses this year among minority voters, this ought to be the last, revolting straw that brings down the house. But fine, call me a humourless twit. I can get down with the best of the cockroaches and play that game too. I move for a counter-version titled "God The Magik Cracka" sung/rapped by Chuck D. from Public Enemy. That ought to take care of all GOP-ers and evangelicals alike, and ensure all-out, Bible-thumping riots throughout this great virtuous land of ours.


Verdant Earl said...

No "hypersensitivity" involved at all. This shit is appalling.

If they wanted to poke fun at him they could have done "Barack the Magic Liberal" and no one would be complaining. It wouldn't be funny either, but no one would complain.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how these fucking rats can get away with this. It's beyond anything I can process...

Jeffinseatown said...

I am neither a Negro, nor do I have any magical powers. That said, I think this shows exactly how out of touch with "today" those nut jobs are and exactly how much they had to bite their lips during the campaign to keep race out of their platform. Enjoy the sour grapes GOP!

Jasper Palmer said...

This type of shit doesn't even surprise me anymore, but it does make me lament the ban on assault weapons a little bit.

Seriously, I hope that now Obama will get the memo that there are just some people you cannot "bring together."

Jeffrey J. Sparks said...

God the magik cracka! Hahahahahah!