Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The more things change, the more they stay the same...



So there's this guy, that I'm sure you've already of, named Chip Saltsman and he's running to be chairman of the Republican National Committee. So as a Christmas gift to members, he thought it would be a great idea to send out a CD with songs like “The Star-Spanglish Banner", "Wright Place, Wrong Pastor", and of course, "Barack the Magic Negro". He defends it, calling it satire. Leave satire to comedians like Steve Colbert, Rush Limbaugh (he's a comedian, right?), and John Stewart. Did this guy honestly think this was a good idea? Did he not think he would catch flack for this? These are serious times in America and we need serious people on both sides of the aisle to get to work. I'm not one to say what the RNC needs to do to remain a valuable part of the system, but this is definitely not it. This makes them all look like fools, especially if they pick this guy. I get it, he's sad that Barack Obama is president, and maybe a little stunned that a predominately white country would elect a black man, but the election was nearly 2 months ago, get over it. You are only hurting yourself and your party.

3 comments:

Jen said...

Didn't some boob do something like this last year? Seems to me these guys are so used to living in a bubble that they just don't have a clue. Don't they realize this is the age of the internet? If I made a cd like that there would be flack and I am a nobody.

Texas Wanderer said...

Every day there is yet another public embarrassment that explains why the republican party is no longer viable in this country. After these last eight years it still blows my mind that anyone can still say they are a republican without holding their head in shame or smirking.

The only reason I hope the party doesn't totally implode is knowing that nowhere in the near future will they be able to come close to destroying this country again.

Yet I will not rest easy until our new government is sworn in. It was not by chance that Israel is in all out attack in Gaza, backed by the Bush administration, obviously in the hopes of something horrible happening in retaliation which would give them the opportunity to declare they are not giving up power.

Rod Williams said...

I agree and made much the same comment on my blog. To see the video and read my comments follow this link http://adisgruntledrepublican.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-magic-negro.html