Monday, December 29, 2008

Barack the Magic Negro


Republicans still don't get it.
Ever since Chip Saltsman, a candidate for Republican National Committee chairman, circulated a CD with a parody on it called "Barack the Magic Negro," Republicans, pundits and more Republicans have been debating whether Saltsman's move was racist, racially insensitive, dumb or just a good ole boy's idea of clean fun.
I'll just say it was stupid, even though "Barack the Magic Negro" was coined by David Ehrenstein, a (very left) (Hillary-loving) writer for the LA Times. Yeah, the RNC could waste time pointing out that it was a leftist who first painted Obama as a "magic negro." That's besides the point. The real point is this: The RNC is void of ideas to get this country moving again and like their DNC counterparts they are dilly-dallying on irrelevant nonsense that serves as nothing but preaching to the choir while alienating everyone else.

Frankly, both parties are off to a lousy start. But like I've said before, poo floats to the top and this is what we get.

Hey RNC, you want some issues that will gain traction with voters? Here are some:
  • Eliminate Congressional pensions.
  • Index all public sector retiree and medical insurance benefits to what the public (i.e., us bill payers) sector gets.
  • Eliminate a range of stupid and inefficient government mandates. Start with boutique gasoline and ethanol subsidies.
There are three ideas right there to get you started. Quit wasting our time with the veiled racist crap, even if a lib dem came up with the idea. Come up with practical solutions instead of confirming the belief that the RNC consists of nothing more than obese and stupid middle-aged white men.

6 comments:

Bob D Caterino said...

How about if we say, "Barack, the Magic Massiah"? When all is said and done, Obama is only a politician, they all went to the same school and all took smoke and mirrors 101.

Lou Minatti said...

How about if we say, "Barack, the Magic Massiah"?

I'd rather hear the RNC say, "We differ with the DNC on points ABC and if elected in 2010 we will enact XYZ." I don't give a shit about Obama's skin color and for the RNC to even bring it up is stupid.

The Contract With America worked because most voters understood the ideas and agreed with them. (The fact that Donk leaders at the time were thoroughly corrupt certainly helped.) Republicans went along with the Contract initially, but started reverting to their former stupid selves (primarily due to the idiot Tom Delay) within 2 years. The RNC needs a new Contract, this time an iron clad one.

Hazel said...

Republicans most recently have not been closely associated with common sense.
How do you command and give respect to and receive respect from nations around the world when a political party seeks to belittle the President of the most "powerful" nation on earth,for the color of his skin?
How does that endear America to other nations?
Never forget, they don't come in the night with a burning cross and wearing dunce hats anymore, but their intent and name remain the same. They are of the domestic variety.

Lou Minatti said...

How do you command and give respect to and receive respect from nations around the world when a political party seeks to belittle the President of the most "powerful" nation on earth,for the color of his skin?

The fact that you say an entire political party does this proves that you are a very dishonest person.

How does that endear America to other nations?

I am not sure why you are asking this because after looking around the world it should be obvious that America, despite its problems, is perhaps the least racist country on Earth.

Never forget, they don't come in the night with a burning cross and wearing dunce hats anymore, but their intent and name remain the same. They are of the domestic variety.

Cross burners have always been Democrats. I think we have moved beyond that for the most part, except for some backwards parts of Michigan and Ohio, and the odd Democrat senator or two. Is "Sheets" Byrd still using the N word like he was just a few years ago?

tesla said...

I would like to see congressional term limits. Guys like Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd have been in the senate for 45+ years. After decades with that much power in your hands you are going to get corrupted no matter how pure you are at the start. The pork masters are the guys who keep getting reelected.

Term limits wouldn't be a panacea but I think the flow of crap out of Washington would slow down.

Anonymous said...

I'm not really sure that freedom is compatible with either party getting this country moving again.

anon in f'wood