Republicans and the magical CD

December 29, 2008

Chip Saltsman is under fire from his rivals in the race to lead the Republican Party after sending supporters a disc with a controversial musical parody entitled “Barack the Magic Negro.”
 
Saltsman, who ran Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign, sent the CD to members of the Republican National Committee as part of a Christmas greeting.


 
Rivals are expressing outrage.
 
“The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party,” said RNC Chairman Mike Duncan, who is seeking re-election and is Saltsman’s chief rival. “I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate as it clearly does not move us in the right direction.”USA-POLITICS/
 
“In my opinion, this isn’t funny and it’s in bad taste,” Michigan Republican Party chairman Saul Anuzis, who also is seeking the RNC chairmanship, told The Hill.
 
The song, by conservative humorist Paul Shanklin and sung to the tune of “Puff the Magic Dragon,” has been around since 2007 and made waves when it was aired that year by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
 
In announcing his candidacy for the party leadership in early December, Saltsman said he wanted to make sure all U.S. voters knew “there is a home for them” in the Republican Party.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Mike Segar (Mike Duncan at Republican convention in September)

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Hey Republicans!

Please lick the bowl clean on your way down!

Make sure to get under the rim, too!

Keep up the race baiting and the immigrant bashing.

Then, nominate Sarah Palin for President in 2012.

Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Keep doin’ what you’re doin’.

You betcha!

Posted by Republican Disasters | Report as abusive

LMAO Anyone who still is a Republican after seeing what they have done to this country over the last 28 years is obtuse.

Posted by Truthseeker | Report as abusive

I have to admit I’m getting tired of seeing the Messiah, running around with his stupid baseball hat on backward. He’s not fit to deliver groceries much less run the free world.

Posted by kelsey | Report as abusive

Wow, if you represent what we have to look forward to in the next 2 to 4 years, then it will be a very bad for this country.

It always amazes me the party of “tolerance” isn’t very tolerant at all, as represented by the previous poster. Seems to me to be a hypocrite, the entire post is a hate filled venomous diatribe (ie a basher).

I hope the undecideds who voted in the last election are as happy and smug with their choice 4 years from now as they are today.

I would venture to guess there will be fighting within the democratic party and that the voting public will soon realize the mistake they made.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive

That’s a pretty high horse you’re sitting on TC, so high it seems to have affected your memory. You seem to have forgotten eight years of Republicans bashing, slandering and trying to discredit anyone who dissented or disagreed. Not to mention the nastiest presidential campaign in history, even nastier in the blogoshere. Mostly from right wing hacks like yourself.

Posted by Eric H | Report as abusive

every time things look bad for the republicans the dems shoot them selves in the foot. as the country becomes more secular progressive each year the republicans only hope to win, is that the dems defeat them selves.looking at the present dems leaders harry reed and pelosi,there is certainly room for optimism in the republican ranks.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive