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RNC chairman condemns controversial Obama song (Oh Please! Get a grip RINOs)
cnn ^ | 12/27/2008 | cnn

Posted on 12/27/2008 3:23:42 PM PST by tobyhill

The chairman of the Republican National Committee said he was "appalled" by a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" on a CD distributed by one of his political rivals.

"The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party," RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said in a statement reported Saturday afternoon by Politico.

"I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate, as it clearly does not move us in the right direction."

Chip Saltsman sent RNC members the parody CD "We Hate the USA" for Christmas, which includes the controversial tune. He defended his decision Friday, telling CNN the song was clearly intended as a joke.

"I think most people recognize political satire when they see it," Saltsman told CNN. "I think RNC members understand that."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: comedy; humor; magicnegro; parody; rnc; rush; shanklin; talkradio
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1 posted on 12/27/2008 3:23:43 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Based on the LA Times op/ed by David Ehrenstein.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-ehrenstein19mar19,0,5335087.story?coll=la-opinion-center


2 posted on 12/27/2008 3:25:13 PM PST by Carling (After the post-election GOP attacks against Gov. Palin, I am sad to say I am leaving the party..)
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To: Carling
Of all the names and parodies the traitorous Rats did about President Bush, the RINOs need to just STFU.
4 posted on 12/27/2008 3:27:36 PM PST by tobyhill (No Honeymoon For Obama.)
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To: tobyhill

The GOP should just disband. It is a failed party. Need to start a new party called the “Conservative” party. No one who’s not a conservative will want to associate with it.


5 posted on 12/27/2008 3:27:43 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: tobyhill

If the chairman of the RNC doesn’t know that song is quoting an LA Times article, he does not deserve to BE the RNC chairman.

One more reason to not give another penny to the RNC, unless they nominate Sarah someday, of course!


6 posted on 12/27/2008 3:28:13 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: tobyhill
Paul said yesterday on our radio that there was nothing to apologize for.
7 posted on 12/27/2008 3:28:51 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: tobyhill

It’s nice to know that Duncan is really in touch with the base.


8 posted on 12/27/2008 3:29:25 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: tobyhill

This is why this guy shouldn’t be the RNC chairman.

The song is a parody based off an article written in the Los Angeles Times. How long has Rush been playing that song on his show? And this guy is just NOW condemning it?

Don’t go away mad, Mr. Duncan, just go away!


9 posted on 12/27/2008 3:29:36 PM PST by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = Clinton's Third Term)
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To: Brilliant
I'm embarrassed for Conservative Republicans having had the RINOs destroy everything we believe in.
10 posted on 12/27/2008 3:30:05 PM PST by tobyhill (No Honeymoon For Obama.)
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To: tobyhill
Rush/Shanklin parodies are the best.

The latest best feature Bawney Fwank and der Slickmeister.

Sing along now . . .

11 posted on 12/27/2008 3:30:20 PM PST by Jacquerie (Islam is a barbaric political system in religious drag.)
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To: tobyhill
Well at least now I know who to blame for the screw ups last election. That's one way to flush them out so they can speak in public.

The RNC, the media and the magic Negro needs to seriously need to get over themselves.

12 posted on 12/27/2008 3:30:33 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: tobyhill

You would think 2008 was a wake-up call that Mike Duncan hasn’t a clue about what the GOP needs to do and so should kindly keep his mouth shut.


13 posted on 12/27/2008 3:31:10 PM PST by eclecticEel (In short, I want Obama given the same respect and deference that Democrats have given George Bush)
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To: tobyhill

I dig ‘Barack the Magic Nego’. Wouldn’t mind if Rush played it 24/7. But Chip Saltsman is just another insider airhead country club RINO.


14 posted on 12/27/2008 3:31:55 PM PST by exist
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To: tobyhill
I don't believe it! The CNN article did a good job of telling the whole story.

CNN has a real journalist working there! A real journalist! All these years and now..

Hey! Everybody.. CNN has a real journalist working there! Look! look! Hey! Everybody . . . .

16 posted on 12/27/2008 3:32:42 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Brilliant
Brilliant: You may not be so brilliant after all. I keep seeing this repeated over and over on this thread. If it were only that simple, that we could pick and choose whomever we want to welcome into our political party.

Again, I'm going to ask: How are you ever going to get sufficient numbers to win an election?

I don't think those who advocate getting rid of someone they consider not pure enough, do not think through their position.

Is this position of the chairman stupid? Yup. It shows his ignorance of the origination of the phrase. Ignore it.

17 posted on 12/27/2008 3:32:44 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: tobyhill

Republican Party please go away.

Former Republican


18 posted on 12/27/2008 3:33:14 PM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: tobyhill

I wonder what he thinks of “Banking Queen”......


19 posted on 12/27/2008 3:33:25 PM PST by clintonh8r (For the first time in my life I'm ashamed of my country.)
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To: TheConservativeParty
The RNC will not be the ones nominating Sarah. Although it seems to be on a course to prevent us from nominating her.
20 posted on 12/27/2008 3:33:57 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: tobyhill; freekitty; SouthTexas; justiceseeker93; Piquaboy; BossLady; ladyvet; rodguy911; ...

Anyone have an RNC telephone number we can all call with our response to this BS??


21 posted on 12/27/2008 3:34:25 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: tobyhill

Nothing like being 6 months late.... One would wonder how the “O’Bummer” won...


22 posted on 12/27/2008 3:34:38 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

1-800-2KI-CKME


23 posted on 12/27/2008 3:36:04 PM PST by clintonh8r (For the first time in my life I'm ashamed of my country.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Republican National Committee
310 First Street
Washington, D. C. 20003
p/202.863.8500 | f/202.863.8820 | e/info@gop.com


24 posted on 12/27/2008 3:37:06 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: tobyhill

The Republican Party has been taken over by the “reach across the aisle and let Nancy and Company break your arm” RINO’s. If the RNC has to become the DNC and us have essentially a one-party system - count me out.

This bunch of McCain RINO’s can’t read the tea leaves right. . can’t see what is right before their eyes. If Governor Palin hadn’t run and Lieberman had run (again) as V.P., McCain would have enjoyed a blood letting - which now, I almost wish he had.


25 posted on 12/27/2008 3:38:41 PM PST by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT!!!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

These idiots have no spine nor any sense of humor. We have to get them out of there.


26 posted on 12/27/2008 3:38:51 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Thank you so much. I intend to call next week. Please join me in sending them a few choice words on their lack of gonads, spine, and no guts.


28 posted on 12/27/2008 3:41:39 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: tobyhill

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2154910/posts?page=51#51


29 posted on 12/27/2008 3:41:58 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("Every free act transcends matter, which is why any form of materialism is anti-liberty" - Gagdad)
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To: Baynative
Doin' a heck of a job there Mikey!"

Stupid schwanz.

30 posted on 12/27/2008 3:42:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: tobyhill

Comrade Obama!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l46t_nrySg4


31 posted on 12/27/2008 3:43:27 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: freekitty

I am sending my Mike Duncan fundraising envelope back empty that costs them and sends a message.


32 posted on 12/27/2008 3:44:32 PM PST by omega4179 (Ramos and Compean)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
How are you ever going to get sufficient numbers to win an election?

By appealing to the people who want to vote for Conservatives but have been run off by the Leftward tilt to the Party. These are the same folk that elected Reagan and both Bushes, though they have been dwindling over time as a result of the lack of difference in the Parties.

33 posted on 12/27/2008 3:45:55 PM PST by Ingtar (For the first time in my adult life, I am NOT proud of America.)
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To: tobyhill

You have got to be kidding me.


34 posted on 12/27/2008 3:46:08 PM PST by The Anti-One (So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
I don't think those who advocate getting rid of someone they consider not pure enough, do not think through their position.

No one's advocating getting rid of someone bcause they're "not pure enough." We're advocating getting rid of the people who don't subscribe to what should be the common core beliefs of the Republican Party. There is room for disagreement, but not on the core principles. That's why they're called core principles.

Look at Democrats. They all believe in more government spending--their internal debates are on how to spend more, not whether or not to spend more. Republican internal debates are no longer about how to reduce the size of government, they're about whether or not we should even bother trying.

The RINOs have to go. Ideologically they are in line with Democrats, and they prefer working with Democrats more than they do with Republicans. They should go become Democrats.

Us Republicans who are still conservative will then get to work doing what Reagan did: convincing people that we are correct.
35 posted on 12/27/2008 3:46:20 PM PST by Terpfen (Ain't over yet, folks. Those 2004 Senate gains are up for grabs in 2 years.)
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To: F15Eagle

Where was all the outrage when Sarah was being called “White Trash” and a “Nazi sympathizer.” The RNC never came to her defense but they are outraged by this song, give me a break!! I actually heard idiots say that “hockey mom” was a code word for white, it’s a song, get over it, it’s no big deal. This is why the RNC is in so much trouble, they are scared to insult anyone on the left, yet the left insult us everyday and nothing is done


36 posted on 12/27/2008 3:46:21 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tobyhill
I read the whole article, including the long whine of Peter Yarrow, author of "Puff, the Magic Dragon," for Peter, Paul and Mary. While quoting Yarrow's outrage, somehow the reporter failed to mention that Yarrow's moral compass included a conviction of sexual abuse against a 14-year-old girl.

He served time, and was later pardoned by President Jimmy Carter. Some standard of conduct.

Congressman Billybob

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37 posted on 12/27/2008 3:47:46 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (Latest book: www.AmericasOwnersManual.com)
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To: Brilliant

“The GOP should just disband. It is a failed party. Need to start a new party called the ‘Conservative’ party. No one who’s not a conservative will want to associate with it.”

Yup.


38 posted on 12/27/2008 3:48:54 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: tobyhill

time to recycle the Bull Moose party.


39 posted on 12/27/2008 3:50:21 PM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Brilliant

I so agree! There isn’t much difference between the Democratic Party and the current Republican Party. We need a true conservative party.


40 posted on 12/27/2008 3:50:57 PM PST by nobama08
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To: tobyhill
I am shocked and appalled

Me too! Dammit, I'm gonna spend all of 2009 being shocked and appalled.

41 posted on 12/27/2008 3:53:47 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Where was all the outrage when Sarah was being called “White Trash” and a “Nazi sympathizer.” The RNC never came to her defense but they are outraged by this song, give me a break!!”

Good point. The GOP power base are all starting to sound like John McCain. And we’d better start paying attention.


42 posted on 12/27/2008 3:53:55 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: tobyhill; ExTexasRedhead; ml/nj; Yaelle; goldstategop; montag813; Clintonfatigued; jazusamo; ...
Wimpishness such as this is exactly why Mr. Duncan is on his way out at the RNC!

When the MSM questioned him about Paul Shanklin's music, he merely should have said "no comment, this is not a RNC product" and left it at that.

Apparently, one of the gift recipients didn't like the Shanklin album and leaked the story about the Salsman gift to the MSM. Whoever did the leaking should be forced out together with Duncan.

43 posted on 12/27/2008 3:55:07 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: tobyhill
The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party," RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said...

The 2008 (and 2006) election was a wake-up call for the Republicans to stop trying to out-pander the Dems. That's where they went wrong, and this clown Duncan seems to have no clue, and seems to think we need to just pander more and pander harder. Until they party gets back to appealing to all potential voters on the same basis, it'll continue to have damaging internal fights and continue to lose elections.

As long as we hear talk of appealing to groups, and bringing in new categories of people, we'll know the party is becoming even weaker instead of stronger.

44 posted on 12/27/2008 3:58:29 PM PST by Will88
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To: tobyhill

Uh, Mr. Chairman...can we parody “Chocolate City” by Parliament instead? Or maybe “Jigga What Jigga Who” by Jay-Z? Or how about...well, just about anything by Eazy-E and/or NWA? Because I’m all about the community outreach.


45 posted on 12/27/2008 3:59:28 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: nobama08

That’s what both the Dems and Repubs fear most....a popular third party.

I believe both sides put forth efforts to keep things as a 2-party system... and could even explain the massive efforts to criticize Sarah Palin. She would make a great third party candidate with a great chance of winning.


46 posted on 12/27/2008 4:03:45 PM PST by Cedar
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To: tobyhill

If this the first time this idiot has heard this song, then he hasn’t been listening to Rush. Furthermore, if he wasn’t listening to Rush, no wonder we lost so many seats. Rush gave good advice that should have been followed


47 posted on 12/27/2008 4:04:11 PM PST by supermop
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To: Carling; All
Thanks for the link.

From the (liberal-left) LA Times...

Obama the 'Magic Negro'
The Illinois senator lends himself to white America's idealized, less-than-real black man
By David Ehrenstein, March 19, 2007
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-ehrenstein19mar19,0,5335087.story?coll=la-opinion-center

48 posted on 12/27/2008 4:05:19 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Cedar

I think it will happen eventually but it will take a lot of money. Unfortunately, it’s always about the money. Sarah Palin would be a great leader, though.


49 posted on 12/27/2008 4:05:43 PM PST by nobama08
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To: tobyhill
Forget a third party.

We need a second one....

50 posted on 12/27/2008 4:06:11 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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