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Randy Newman Weighs In on Race and Presidency in New Song (I'm dreaming of a white president)
The New York Times' The Caucus ^ | September 18, 2012 | James C. McKinley, Jr.

Posted on 09/18/2012 1:44:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

You can always trust Randy Newman to talk about the elephant in the room. The award-winning songwriter, who supports President Obama, has weighed in on the role of race in the presidential election, releasing a satirical song on Tuesday poking fun at voters who long for the days when a white man was in the White House.

The song has the refrain “I’m dreaming of a white president” and is written from the point of the view of a voter who casts his ballot solely on the basis of race. Mr. Newman said in a press release he felt the passionate opposition to President Obama over issues that generally put the public to sleep – the budget deficit and health care policy, for instance – belie a deep strain of racism in the electorate.

“I think there are a lot of people who find it jarring to have a black man in the White House and they want him out,” Mr. Newman said. “They just can’t believe that there’s not a more qualified white man. You won’t get anyone, and I do mean anyone, to admit it.”

Mr. Newman, who is white, released the song as a free download on his Web site, but encouraged listeners to donate to the United Negro College Fund...

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; racecard; racism; romney
I'm sure he came up with the idea all on his own and was never in communication with Team Obama.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 1:44:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Songwriters got no reason to live”


2 posted on 09/18/2012 1:46:59 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“is written from the point of the view of a voter who casts his ballot solely on the basis of race”

Given roughly 95 percent of all blacks voted for Obama, I take it that he must be talking about them. On the other hand, perhaps not. I just cannot bring myself to listen to the noise.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 1:48:02 PM PDT by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>The song has the refrain “I’m dreaming of a white president” and is written from the point of the view of a voter who casts his ballot solely on the basis of race.<<

The only voters voting purely on race are Black voters (and still many democrats). If this was based on ability, obozo would poll 20% at best.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 1:48:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Randy Newman is still alive? I haven't heard of him since the ‘80s.
5 posted on 09/18/2012 1:48:46 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

White people got no reason to live.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 1:49:31 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You can always trust Randy Newman to talk about the elephant in the room.

Oh BS. It's only in the room because this idiot chooses to PUT it in the room. Pinko commie marxist libs are the only ones obsessed by race.

I liked his other song better....left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot
7 posted on 09/18/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Randy evidently has little knowledge of math.

Hey, H-woodboy, check what percentage of how many “racist” whities voted for the Obamadork, then check the percentage of non-racist blacks that voted for the idiot.

In any case, Randy, you are both a racist and an idiot.

Stick to music, you’re good at that.

Leave the other higher order brain functions to your superiors.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 1:51:58 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=voted+for+obama+because+he+is+black&oq=voted+for+obama+because+he+is+black&gs_l=hp.3..0i10l2j0i5i10l2.186130.186615.1.187008.4.4.0.0.0.2.216.745.0j3j1.4.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.Oai5g3Q6jHQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=fcff299af63d19f1&biw=1440&bih=737

About 172,000,000 results (0.43 seconds)


9 posted on 09/18/2012 1:51:58 PM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another starving artist? Next we’ll hear of a Mexican finger painter lending Obie his support. WHO CARES?


10 posted on 09/18/2012 1:52:26 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that no-talent idiot still alive?


11 posted on 09/18/2012 1:54:07 PM PDT by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only people worried about Obama’s race are liberals.

I hate Jimmy Carter, Jane Fonda, all the Kennedys, that queer from MA whose name I forget, John Kerry, Joe Biden, et al., no more or less than I hate Obama.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 2:06:28 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sure he came up with the idea all on his own and was never in communication with Team Obama.

I have no doubt that he did. These people all think alike. They cannot conceive that it is Democratic ideas which are brain dead stupid, there must be some OTHER reason why people would oppose a Democrat President, and it must be because he's BLACK!

As one wit once put it, "No, that's why you got hired. We're firing you because you're no D@mn good."

These people should have been listening to what we said about Clinton. (Or Jimmy Carter, for that matter.)

13 posted on 09/18/2012 2:06:42 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Da Coyote
Stick to music, you’re good at that.

Leave the other higher order brain functions to your superiors.

Did you ever notices how entertainers and people who play make believe for a living (actors) seem to think they know as much as people who actually produce things and work for a living?

14 posted on 09/18/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was in Barnes & Noble the day and there was a guy sipping coffee and working on his laptop to which he had put a sticker on the top and aligned it so that you could easily read it when it was open. It read, “I’m not racist. I hate Biden too.”.

But, my Tagline still says it best.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now, Randy is a mind reader. He knows why everyone votes the way they do. If you have such magical mind powers, then why don’t you just take control of my compu. BLUEUNICORN6 IS NOW UNDER MY CONTROL! HERE IS MY NEW SONG.....MUSKRAT SUZIE AND MUSKRAT SAM DO THE JITTERBUG DOWN IN MUSKRAT LAND.....I COULD HAVE WROTE THAT!.....TONY COULD HAVE BEEN MINE!.....OR AT LEAST THE CAPTAIN.....I LOVE LA.....I’M ALSO PRETTY FOND OF OXNARD....TRY MAKING A SONG OUT OF THAT.....WHAT RHYMES WITH OXNARD?.....ANYWAY.....I’M ASHAMED OF MY LATENT BIGOTRY.....MAYBE I’LL GO HAVE A WHITE RUSSIAN, ER, I MEAN, BLACK RUSSIAN.....I NOW RETURN YOU TO REDRACER5 OR WHATEVER HE CALLS HIMSELF.....Hello? What the heck just happened? I feel like I’ve been violated. I feel cheap and tawdry.....but then I always feel cheap and tawdry.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 2:18:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: A_Former_Democrat
The song has the refrain “I’m dreaming of a white president” and is written from the point of the view of a voter who casts his ballot solely on the basis of race.

Give me a break. That's exactly what 96% of the 'African-Americans' did. They voted for their race. Obama was put into office because of the white support he was given. The DNC had buttons saying "Once you vote black you never go back." Who are the real racists here?

I'm going to take the one Randy Newman CD that I own and smash it to smithereens. Randy Newman, you are a loser and YOU SUCK!

17 posted on 09/18/2012 2:24:35 PM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He sure has come a long way from bashing northern lib hypocrisy like he did in Rednecks.
18 posted on 09/18/2012 2:29:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The man has made a living on stupid.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 2:32:16 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another reminder, in case anyone has forgotten, that Obama voters are obsessed by race. Its how they see the world; for them its impossible to ignore race. They can’t do it so they assume no one can.

Of course, they are also socialists, die-hard socialists. So if the DNC candidate was white, they would still vote Dem. And if Allen West was the GOP candidate, they would still vote Dem. Socialism is their true religion, but its layered over with a generous coating of race obsession.

So, a note to any lurkers out there. If race and socialism are your religion, the DNC is your party. If you aren’t obsessed by race and you aren’t a socialist, then the GOP is probably your party. But be prepared for the endless accusations of racism on the part of the race-obsessed. Its who they are and its all they’ve got.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 2:59:22 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

"THAT'S RACIST!"

21 posted on 09/18/2012 7:58:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How come nobody ever calls these people out for their bigotry. What an ignorant hate filled piece of worthless trash. I didn't vote for Gore. I didn't vote for Kerry but now the only reason I don't vote for Obama is cause I'm a racist. This guy needs to get out more and quit painting with such a broad brush.
22 posted on 09/18/2012 8:37:42 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: DiogenesLamp
Did you ever notices how entertainers and people who play make believe for a living (actors) seem to think they know as much as people who actually produce things and work for a living?

That's because his audience is a bunch of political know-nothings who'd prefer to respond to emotion rather than details of political documents that are beyond their comprehension.

Mr. Newman said in a press release he felt the passionate opposition to President Obama over issues that generally put the public to sleep – the budget deficit and health care policy, for instance – belie a deep strain of racism in the electorate.

HIS public perhaps.

23 posted on 09/19/2012 6:38:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
HIS public perhaps.

Taxes and economics are boring to parasites that aren't paying them and aren't having to earn a living.

24 posted on 09/19/2012 6:52:28 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: marron
Of course, they are also socialists, die-hard socialists. So if the DNC candidate was white, they would still vote Dem. And if Allen West was the GOP candidate, they would still vote Dem. Socialism is their true religion, but its layered over with a generous coating of race obsession.

Identity politics only matter if you serve The Party.

If you are a black conservative, you are an Uncle Tom or an Aunt Jemmimah or a sex toy (such terms were used to slur members of the Bush administration, the Supreme Court, Congress, and talk radio hosts).

If you a conservative female, you are a c*nt, a b*tch, and deserve to be gang raped by Sandra Bernhard's "boys" (so she said). NOW will be silent over such misogynist attacks. A couple of homosexuals even hung Sarah Palin by a noose in effigy in the week leading up to the 2008 election.

If you are a Cuban born Republican who has a distaste for Communism, totalitarianism, redistribution, Marxism, and Socialism, then you are "antiHispanic".

Democrats do not like minorities or women. They like demographics they can push around and shame by calling "race traitors" if they step out of line.

25 posted on 09/19/2012 7:03:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: DiogenesLamp
Taxes and economics are boring to parasites that aren't paying them and aren't having to earn a living.

Well said. Taxes and economics are boring to parasites that aren't paying them and aren't having to earn a living.

26 posted on 09/19/2012 9:05:02 AM PDT by marron
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To: a fool in paradise

Well said. Out of the park.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 9:06:11 AM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well he’s got that wrong. Most of us were dreaming of an Allen West or Herman Cain presidency.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 9:09:04 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, There has been a song out for months that is a spoof of “play that funky music white boy” that has been virtually CENSORED across the interent and press that is written from the perspective of a black guy who voted for obama last time and regrets it and as the refrain goes...

“Next Time I’m Votin for the White Boy”...

Haven’t seen a headline about that one...


29 posted on 09/19/2012 9:11:44 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

That sounds like a funny parody but I searched every parameter I could think of and couldn’t find it.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 10:07:49 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

Some syndicated morning show in the south made it, I heard it this summer when down there and found it hysterical, it was up briefly on youtube before they pulled it...

Something and Bubba in the morning or something made it... but its been completely censored in terms of being on the internet.


31 posted on 09/19/2012 10:24:19 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

“Something and Bubba in the morning” was all I needed to find The Rick & Bubba Show and all of their websites. But the song has been thoroughly scrubbed from the net. Amazing! So much for free speech in 0bamaville.


32 posted on 09/19/2012 10:55:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

I think it was the John Boy and Billy show... but could be wrong..

Here is a yahoo question and answer on what happened to the song and why its not on the net...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120721220656AAxCfUK


33 posted on 09/19/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay
It can be downloaded from Torrentz but you have to be a member. I don't know if files from sites like that are safe or not.

next time i'm voting for the white boy john boy and billy

I'm surprised that no sites have it at all. Like LiveLeaks or something.

34 posted on 09/19/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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