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Republican contest marred by Obama song (Barack the Magic Negro)
Guardian ^ | 12/29/2008 | Ewen MacAskill in

Posted on 12/29/2008 7:28:53 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

An offensive, racially tinged song entitled Barack the Magic Negro has become an issue in the battle for the leadership of the Republican party.

The song was included in a CD distributed by Chip Saltman, who is seeking to be elected the next party chairman.

Saltman, former campaign manager for Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who fought unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination this year, sent out the CD as a Christmas present to party members. It is a compilation of songs critical of liberals entitled We Hate the US.

He defended his move, saying that anyone listening to it would know it was intended to be light-hearted and satirical, and the row had been created by the liberal media.

But his main rival for the post, Mike Duncan, the present incumbent, issued a statement saying: "The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party. I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate, as it clearly does not move us in the right direction."

The song gained prominence last year when Rush Limbaugh, the rightwing radio show host, began airing it.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


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Offensive??

Puh-leaze!!!

Notice that Republicans are falling all over themselves to apologize for this song.

1 posted on 12/29/2008 7:28:53 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
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Huckabee Campaign Manager Gives Questionable Christmas Present MSNBC - 13 hours ago Former campaign manager for Governor Huckabee's presidential run is facing serious criticism about his Christmas gift choices. Chip Saltsman, now running ...

Racist "Barack the Magic Negro" song hurts GOP Kansas City Star, MO - 20 hours ago By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist The national GOP loses again with a new controversy over the "Barack the Magic Negro" song. ...

GOP Receives Obama Parody to Mixed Reviews New York Times, United States - Dec 27, 2008 By JASON DePARLE WASHINGTON To the issues that divide the Republican Party, there comes one more. Some Republicans find humor in the song Barack the ...

2 posted on 12/29/2008 7:29:16 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Title and lyrics by the Los Angeles Times .... and the media is “offended”? They should get over themselves in the worst possible way ...


3 posted on 12/29/2008 7:29:51 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d rather see Saltman than Duncan, but would really like to see other options.


4 posted on 12/29/2008 7:30:05 AM PST by Ingtar (For the first time in my adult life, I am NOT proud of America.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Once again, the Republicans are showing what pussies they are. The Republicans are disgusting.


5 posted on 12/29/2008 7:31:08 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The first time I heard of a magic negro was from the Dave Chappelle show where he played a magic negro who grants wishes.


6 posted on 12/29/2008 7:32:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Doesnt Rush have a song of the same title? How soon will he be blamed for this?


7 posted on 12/29/2008 7:33:26 AM PST by Long Island Pete (Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What they gonna do when they find out the chimpy they now have is much smarter than the chimpy they are going to get on January 20? Big let down.


8 posted on 12/29/2008 7:33:42 AM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Blah, blah blah...

It would appear the GOP has even less backbone than previously thought. Let’s just roll them into the Democrat party and quit pretending they are anything but what they are.


9 posted on 12/29/2008 7:33:47 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Long Island Pete

Oops, didnt read the last sentence.


10 posted on 12/29/2008 7:34:01 AM PST by Long Island Pete (Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yet the Democrats can call Bush a talking monkey and there is no problem. Blacks have been calling themselves Negroes for centuries but “talking monkey” is pure and simple dehumanization.


11 posted on 12/29/2008 7:35:29 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Long Island Pete

I presume this IS the Rush song.


12 posted on 12/29/2008 7:35:35 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“Barack the Magic Community Organizer” just doesn’t have that ring to it.
13 posted on 12/29/2008 7:35:36 AM PST by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: Tarpon

From Chimpy to Chumpy................


14 posted on 12/29/2008 7:36:06 AM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Mike Duncan, the present incumbent, issued a statement saying: "The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party
Mike, I have three words for you and they AIN'T -- Happy New Year.
(hint: 1st word is 'go')

ps: take your 'Big Tent' and go join a circus.

15 posted on 12/29/2008 7:36:44 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Repeating what a liberal says in a funny voice makes it racist apparently.


16 posted on 12/29/2008 7:37:29 AM PST by 24-7Freeper
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To: Responsibility2nd

I noticed some twit yesterday on yahoo news trying to make an issue of this.

Amazing.


17 posted on 12/29/2008 7:39:56 AM PST by sauropod (An expression of deep worry and concern failed to cross either of Zaphod's faces - hitchhiker's guid)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Obama “Magic Negro” moniker was coined by an LA times op-ed writer early last year. The song originated afterwards.

Of course the MSM will never let that little pearl of truth be know.


18 posted on 12/29/2008 7:42:09 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: mgc1122

19 posted on 12/29/2008 7:42:17 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Saltman, former campaign manager for Mike Huckabee, “

For this reason alone he should not be chairman of the RNC.

No doubt trying to pave the way for the huchster.

As conserning the song, play it often.


20 posted on 12/29/2008 7:44:39 AM PST by stockpirate (Obama's COLB issue, where's Rush, Laura, Sean, Mark, Malkin & Ann?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Can anyone post the lyrics please?


21 posted on 12/29/2008 7:45:07 AM PST by Neverforget01
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To: Responsibility2nd

6 months late (or so) on this .....


22 posted on 12/29/2008 7:45:37 AM 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: Responsibility2nd

The song was written by a liberal in praise of 0bama. Any re[ublican getting their knickers in twist is no conservative. Republicans have no need to take any blame for this crap.


23 posted on 12/29/2008 7:47:38 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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


24 posted on 12/29/2008 7:48:29 AM 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: Neverforget01

Is your google broken? Here you go:

Barack the Magic Negro Lyrics

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s not authentic like me.
Yeah, the guy from the L.A. paper
Said he makes guilty whites feel good
They’ll vote for him, and not for me
‘Cause he’s not from the hood.

See, real black men, like Snoop Dog,
Or me, or Farrakhan
Have talked the talk, and walked the walk.
Not come in late and won!

Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.
Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.

Some say Barack’s “articulate”
And bright and new and “clean.”
The media sure loves this guy,
A white interloper’s dream!
But, when you vote for president,
Watch out, and don’t be fooled!
Don’t vote the Magic Negro in –
‘Cause —

’Cause I won’t have nothing after all these years of sacrifice
And I won’t get justice. This is about justice. This isn’t about me, it’s about justice.
It’s about buffet. I don’t have no buffet and there won’t be any church contributions,
And there’ll be no cash in the collection plate.
There ain’t gonna be no cash money, no walkin’ around money, no phoning money.
Now, Barack going to come in here and ........


25 posted on 12/29/2008 7:49:04 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Searched for the song on youtube (owned by google). It’s been yanked. What a surprise.


26 posted on 12/29/2008 7:49:40 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

A friend of mine was the midmorning guy on WRKO. A Liberal white woman called up to protest his use of the word Negro. My friend is Black.


27 posted on 12/29/2008 7:50:25 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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


28 posted on 12/29/2008 7:51:02 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The song is straight from the collective Liberal mouth. . .Strange how they cannot get the genesis right on this; ever. . .


29 posted on 12/29/2008 7:52:52 AM PST by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! Thank You ~ U..S.A. Military~/)
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To: Responsibility2nd

30 posted on 12/29/2008 7:53:04 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: mgc1122
Title and lyrics by the Los Angeles Times .... and the media is “offended”? They should get over themselves in the worst possible way ...

The fact that they are offended is offensive! The 'song' was based on ACTUAL news reports and quotes by some of the beloved leadership of 'black America' who were railing against Barry - who they claim did not have enough black background for THEIR tastes. There was really not much parody to the song based on the facts as published by the MSM. I guess a mirror (or a well-focused microscope) does not suit them or the folks who were offended.

31 posted on 12/29/2008 7:55:31 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Oh, and say using Sara Palin's "shticks" on SNL, making fun of McCain's inability to use a computer on account of his tortures inflicted by the N. Viet Namese was simple fun?????

As Bill Bennett once stated "Politics ain't bean bag!"

BO is about to find out just how much "fun" it is to be be held up to ridicule by many for his speech patterns and grammar gaffs (remember "W" and all of the constant snarky remarks by the MSM and other "enlightened elites (including many in the RNC circles").

Just remember BO worshipers, what goes around comes around. Oh sure, maybe NOT within the ranks of the MSM and academia but talk radio and the Internet will take sheer delight in parodies, cartoons and continuous humor directed at "the Messi-uh!"

32 posted on 12/29/2008 7:56:37 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: massgopguy
A friend of mine was the midmorning guy on WRKO. A Liberal white woman called up to protest his use of the word Negro. My friend is Black.

Hmmm?

Wonder if this is she.


33 posted on 12/29/2008 7:56:45 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat. But they know what's best.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s supposed to be Al Sharpton singing it because he’s jealous of another black man getting to be President. Any media who doesn’t put THAT in context is a propaganda machine for the Democrat Party, who for decades was the party of segregation and the KKK.


34 posted on 12/29/2008 7:57:28 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Westlander
Barack the magic negro
35 posted on 12/29/2008 7:59:29 AM PST by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: stockpirate

The fact remains that Huckabee was more conservative than McCain, yet you probably voted for McCain. Stop the hypocrisy.


36 posted on 12/29/2008 7:59:44 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: Responsibility2nd

quite frankly, if he can’t take it why is he running for office?


37 posted on 12/29/2008 8:01:03 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Westlander

Notice that that link came from a KOS site, and how lathered up they are?


38 posted on 12/29/2008 8:01:24 AM PST by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Cluelessness reigns over at the GOP I see.


39 posted on 12/29/2008 8:04:37 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Responsibility2nd

Let’s say the pubbies repudiate this song and condemn it in the strongest possible terms. And just what will that get them with black voters?

Absolutely NOTHING.


40 posted on 12/29/2008 8:04:54 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Resist the Obamination!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

that would explain the seminar caller on c-span’s washington journal.

People forget the “magic negro” is a concept pushed by the LA TIMES.

IOW a liberal paper’s liberal author came up with this.

Now republicans are in trouble because they agree with a liberal paper’s liberal author.

Nobody on the left is offended by calling Obama “the messiah”.


41 posted on 12/29/2008 8:05:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Great song. Isn’t that the platform this empty suit ran on. Glib promises he will say the word and the word will be law, peace, no more poor, etc., etc. What a load of crap. This jackass is like a 10 year old living in a dream world. Wait until he wakes up and see the damage the world is in. The RATS already destroyed most of the economy.


42 posted on 12/29/2008 8:06:09 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That title came from a quote by the liberla rag LA Times, didnt it?

Rush played it ad nauseum for over the past 6 months

time for the GOP to grow a set and ignore the nattering nabobs of negativism

but no, they will cower and quiver and plead mea culpas and throw each other under the bus

disgusting


43 posted on 12/29/2008 8:08:43 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Rebelbase
Below from the Black Commentator. http://www.blackcommentator.com/49/49_magic.html

Every one of the actors has to help a white guy find his soul or there won't be a happy ending. Bruce (Jim Carrey) won't get the girl. Neo (Keanu Reeves) won't become the next Messiah. And klutzy guy Peter (Steve Martin) won't get his groove on.

In movie circles, this figure is known as a "magic Negro," a term that dates back to the late 1950s, around the time Sidney Poitier sacrifices himself to save Tony Curtis in "The Defiant Ones." Spike Lee, who satirizes the stereotype in 2000's "Bamboozled," goes even further and denounces the stereotype as the "super-duper magical Negro."



" [Filmmakers] give the black character special powers and underlying mysticism," says Todd Boyd, author of "Am I Black Enough for You?" and co-writer of the 1999 film "The Wood." "This goes all the way back to 'Gone with the Wind.' Hattie McDaniel is the emotional center, but she is just a pawn. Pawns help white people figure out what's going wrong and fix it, like Whoopi Goldberg's psychic in 'Ghost.'"


44 posted on 12/29/2008 8:09:13 AM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: N. Theknow

Kwanza reminds me of the French Revolution’s attempt to replace christianity with the worship of the goddess of liberty.

The atheists did not succeed then either.

Given the popular culture commentary, it seems pretty clear judging from the comedy central left wing commedian nutjobs, kwanza is a humorous joke that writes itself.


45 posted on 12/29/2008 8:14:28 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: N. Theknow

I don’t know any black people that really celebrates this “holiday” and I know alot of black people.


46 posted on 12/29/2008 8:24:45 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!! I am no LEMMING!)
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To: brwnsuga

I know I don’t. I see it as a rip-off of Hanukkah.


47 posted on 12/29/2008 8:27:27 AM PST by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = Clinton's Third Term)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So, decades of fleecing Americans and spewing hate at great Americans and their accomplishments isn’t offensive-—BUT, making a humorous song poking fun at something a racist Democrat said IS offensive.

Pardon me if I don’t care.

Do ANY intelligent Americans still take seriously anything the Democrats say?


48 posted on 12/29/2008 8:34:34 AM PST by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: Long Island Pete

paul shanklin has that song.

It is the LA TImes, the MediaMatter organization is ALREADY pusing the MEME to blame rush.

For the Obama big brother organization, Rush is their own “goldberg” for the daily two minute hate.


49 posted on 12/29/2008 8:38:43 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Mike Duncan is an idiot and one of the reasons the Republicans lost in 2008.

The Republicans SHOULD be reaching out to minorities - and any other voters who embrace Republican philosophies. We most certainly should NOT be altering our philosophies to expand our party.

Democrat Lite will never sell as long as the real thing is out there.

Again, Duncan is an idiot.


50 posted on 12/29/2008 8:42:07 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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