Saturday, December 27, 2008

"Puff" Blowback

I mentioned yesterday that Chip Saltsman, a candidate to be the new chair of the Republican National Committee, sent out a CD that contained, among other things, a song called "Barack, The Magic Negro."

Some responses:

In my opinion, this isn't funny and it's in bad taste. (source)

I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate ... (source)

This is so inappropriate that it should disqualify any Republican National Committee candidate who would use it. (source)

Oversensitive, speech-suppressing, overly PC humorless Libruls!!!1!

Actually, the above come from top Republicans Saul Anuzis (Michigan GOP chair), Mike Duncan (current national GOP chair), and Newt Gingrich.


bjkeefe said...

I wish I could be sure that these guys were sincere, and not just reacting to what they perceive as a PR problem, and/or using this to jockey for the same job that Saltsman wants, but I'll take what I can get.

ArtSparker said...

I'm not shocked that somebody has so much time on their hands that they can compose this little number and record it, or that it is in poor taste...what always surprises me about this is sort of thing that people don't realize that they aren't just talking to the room, and that they are just shooting themselves right in the foot ...unless the perpetrator is in a continuous state of inebriation.