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.