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Barack the Magic Negro

The Meaning of Massachusetts: Obama, Fulfill Your Promises

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Some say the Massachusetts vote was a repudiation of the President, but that's not what the polling says -- it would be accurate, I think, to say that the vote was a vote against the status quo ...

Audra Shay and The New Ice Age of the Young Republicans

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The GOP appears to be unable to put the genie of religion-based social intolerance, and racism, back in the bottle by calling it out, and distancing themselves from it in unambiguous terms once and for all.

Michael Steele's (Many) Problems

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

While Steele is the lightening rod, the GOP's problems can't easily be fixed -- by anyone. He will likely be among the fall guys after the 2010 elections.

Rush, Race, and the Religious Right

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Balmer

I have come to the reluctant conclusion that one reason politically conservative evangelicals so adore Limbaugh is that he expresses the racism they feel but cannot allow themselves to articulate.

Fox Attacks "Black President" While Defending "Magic Negro"

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Casey Gane-McCalla

While Jay Z's lyrics have at times been violent and misogynist, it seems Barack Obama has had a very positive effect on Jay Z and he has turned to making uplifting music.

Blaxploitation, GOP Style

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Tthe GOP is stepping up efforts to stress diversity, but is resorting to a tried-and-true W. tactic: the promotion of compromised, disreputable individuals -- a kind of lemon diversity that only highlights their cynicism and contempt for the public.

Saltsman and Allen: Separated at Birth?

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

These two Southerners share a striking resemblance and a gift for race-based humor. But could they also share genes? Or alleles, at the very least?

That Old Blackwell 'Magic'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Ken Blackwell released a list "conservative luminaries" who endorse him as RNC Chair. It reads like a list of guest-stars from The Love Boat.

The GOP Must Denounce Limbaugh, The Rest Of Us Should Boycott Clear Channel

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

Barack the Magic Negro is hardly the most offensive thing that Limbaugh has said. It is high time for the Republican Party and the USA as a whole to reject and denounce Rush Limbaugh.

Fox News Airs "Magic Negro" Message On New Year's Broadcast

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATED: A response from Fox: Fox News VP of programming Suzanne Scott explains, "We received tens of thousands of text message submissions during our...

Chip "Barack The Magic Negro" Saltsman's RNC Campaign Ad

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

It's nice to see people being comfortable with who they are. Chip is inspiring Republicans around the country to stand up and say "We are white. We are racist. We are proud."

Iowa: One Year Later

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

What's with the media coverage of Sarah Palin's grandkid, and is Palin the new Paris Hilton? Is that an improvement?

Ken Blackwell, If Barack Obama is a Magic Negro, Then What Type of Negro Do They Think You Are?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

As an African American Republican, one of the irritations I have is with other Black Republicans who are apologists for racist actions and statements made by white Republican leaders.

Republicans: "Magic Negro" Song Good For RNC Candidate

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reports that RNC candidate Chip Saltsman's distribution of a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" hasn't killed his chances -- in fact, the s...

Chip Saltsman As Glenn Quagmire?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

No offense to Seth MacFarlane, love you! But Chip-eroo looks too much like your creation of sleaze.

Will Other GOP Officials Condemn the Magic Negro Ridicule?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If Saltsman felt that he could issue the CD and get away with it, it's because too many other Republicans have made offensive racial slips or digs in the past with little or no consequence.

MSNBC Anchor: I Wouldn't Find It "Funny" If Someone Called Me "Tamron Hall The Magic Negro Anchor Lady" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chip Saltsman stirred controversy when, in his campaign to be the next RNC chairman, he distributed copies of a song called "Barack the Magic Negro." ...

The GOP's White Supremacy

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.

My Response to the Mean-Spirited "Barack the Magic Negro"

Peter Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Yarrow

Taking a children's song and twisting it in such vulgar, mean-spirited way, is a slur to our entire country and our common agreement to move beyond racism.

RNC Candidate Distributes 'Barack The Magic Negro' Song

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** 12/27 4:45PM Reaction on the right to Saltsman's distribution of a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" in his quest to become the new ch...

RNC Issues Apology to Negroes

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

In the apology, the RNC ripped Saltsman's song, calling it "tone-deaf, unacceptable, and offensive to every negro in the country."