Yet another piece of proof that all politicians are scumbags! How can anyone defend one party or the other when crud like this goes on? And this isn't just a Republican thing, I'm quite certain the Dems do it too.
All the stupid arguing that goes on in this forum, and it's in defense of these idiots... good gawd.
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Right Giz , just stupid considering his position and all. After all we know that only black comedians can say the N-word and get away with it. , hows that for equality in the freedom of speech ?
carp, do you understand what "freedom of speech" means? it has to do with how the government responds to speech. it has nothing to do with your ability or my ability to frown upon or criticize what someone else is saying. you're getting at political correctness; not freedom of speech. you can use the N-word all you want in your comedy, carp. good luck being considered funny.
Limbaugh began playing "Barack The Magic Negro" on his show back in March after the LA TImes printed an opinion piece by movie critic David Ehrenstein who likened the "postmodern folk cultural" term to Obama in reference to blacks portrayed in films that serve to ease the burden of "white guilt".
All of it was too juicy for Limbaugh and his fanatics ... they could now openly deride Obama as "The Magic Negro" (repeatedly) while pointing the finger of blame at "the liberal LA Times". Limbaugh shamelessly promoted this parody of The Magic Negro "black dialect" stereotype saying it's because "the Liberal LA TImes" said Al Sharpton was pissed that Obama was becoming the nation's favorite son to wash away "white guilt".
Please also note that Limbaugh is one of few shows broadcast worldwide to out troops overseas. I always wondered how our African-American troops in Afgahnistan or Iraq reacted when they heard this throughout the entire campaign.
Obama had the good sense to laugh it off and not draw any more attention to it. Unfortunately, RNC Chair hopeful Satzman had no sense at all to take the low-road and try to promote himself by continuing the race-tinged juvenile tactics of Limbaugh. Sure, Saltzman can laugh and call the President-elect "the Magic Negro"... because, you know, the liberal LA Times did.
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YouTube has the song, take a listen. This is what the controversy is about.
You know, I don't need to listen to it. The title alone is enough to inform me of its value as comedy. F**k it. F**k the guy who wrote it. F**k the guys who broadcast it. And F**k the horse they rode in on.
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