EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Chip Saltsman Screws Up. Mike Duncan Overreacts.
To recap: Chip Saltsman sent out a CD of songs to RNC members for Christmas. One of the songs was “Barack the Magic Negro,” a parody featured on Rush Limbaugh.
Apparently Mike Duncan does not listen to Rush Limbaugh, nor do the members of the MSM, all of whom are piling on Saltsman.
As CNN notes
The song, set to the tune of the 1960s pop hit “Puff the Magic Dragon,” was first played on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in 2007. Its title was drawn from a Los Angeles Times column that suggested Obama appealed to those who feel guilty about the nation’s history of mistreatment of African-Americans.
The columnist, an African-American, came up with the term and Rush Limbaugh had Paul Shanklin sing it in Al Sharpton’s voice. In the twenty years of Rush Limbaugh’s show, I venture to say there has never been a funnier parody.
There is absolutely nothing racist about the song, but the race baiters of the world love to think there is. The added humor is that the song accurately captures the problems of the race baiters in American with Obama as President.
In any event, that Chip Saltsman did this shows poor judgment on his part. He should have known this would happen. This is a distraction from the RNC Chairman’s race coming on the heels of revelations that South Carolina GOP Chairman, and fellow contender, Katon Dawson belonged to an all white country club shortly before he decided to run for RNC Chairman.
The rest of the nation must rightly wonder who the hell these Southern white guys are running for RNC Chairman and what their problem is. Let’s face it, the song is really innocuous, but it’ll take forever to explain why. If perception is reality, and it is in cases like this, Saltsman has suffered a very significant self-inflicted wound.
One last note on this. Mike Duncan has seized on the issue to disqualify Saltsman. The issue really does help Duncan. Saltsman is not really a serious contender right now anyway. Duncan is, like it or not, the front runner. This only helps him. But, and this is a big but, Ducan’s response was
“I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate, as it clearly does not move us in the right direction.”
- This suggests he doesn’t keep up with Rush Limbaugh, which suggests he’s a bit disconnected from the roots of the party.
- “Shocked and appalled” needs to be taken off his copy-paste list as it is a bit overdone and overwrought for something like this.
- This clearly does not move the GOP in the right direction. It lets the media keep alive a narrative that is not true, but feeds a pre-existing media created perception.