Puff Goes Barack

Do you ever wonder how people in politics can stand themselves?
The chairman of the Republican National Committee on Saturday admonished one of his potential successors for giving members a CD featuring a song called "Barack the Magic Negro."
While it may have been stupid for someone who wants to head the RNC to go anywhere near the parody that made so much noise for Rush, does anyone believe that anyone is shocked or appalled by the thing?
"The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party," RNC Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan said in a statement. "I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate as it clearly does not move us in the right direction." Chip Saltsman, who is seeking the RNC chairmanship, sent committee members a 41-track CD by conservative comedian Paul Shanklin as part of his Christmas message to committee members. The CD includes the controversial song about President-elect Barack Obama.
Really, who cares?
The ditty originated on Rush Limbaugh's radio program in reference to a March 2007 opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times by David Ehrenstein headlined "Obama the 'Magic Negro.'" In the article, Ehrenstein argued that voting for Obama helped white voters alleviate guilt over racial wrongs in the past. Shanklin's parody is sung to the music of "Puff, the Magic Dragon."
Limbaugh has insisted that the song was a parody to prove a point about liberal white voters.
The media cares much more about race than Americans do, anyway. That was proven by the election of Barack.
The ditty originated on Rush Limbaugh's radio program in reference to a March 2007 opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times by David Ehrenstein headlined "Obama the 'Magic Negro.'" In the article, Ehrenstein argued that voting for Obama helped white voters alleviate guilt over racial wrongs in the past.