Dust up in the GOP after a candidate for the RNC chairmanship sends out a CD with a song named "Barack The Magic Negro" (sung to the tune of the classic "Puff The Magic Dragon").
Amazingly, some in the Grand Ole Party defend the ditty.
Ken Blackwell -- one of two African-American candidates for party chairman -- agreed with Saltsman's assessment, defending him in a weekend statement.
"Unfortunately, there is hypersensitivity in the press regarding matters of race," said Blackwell -- who, if elected, would be the first black chairman of the RNC. "This is in large measure due to President-elect Obama being the first African-American elected president. (CNN)
Is it "satire"? Sure.
Does Saltsman have a "right" to distribute this? Of course he does
But it is without a doubt racist, offensive, and divisive. Just what the Republicans want in their leader, eh?
I will not post the song here,in fact YouTube has pulled their video, but if you want to listen yourself, you can find a link here
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