RNC Chair Candidate Distributes 'Barack the Magic Negro' as His Christmas Greeting
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Last year, Rush Limbaugh came under intense criticism for repeatedly airing a parody song called "Barack the Magic Negro" by conservative satirist Paul Shanklin. The song, which dealt with Obama's popularity amongst white voters, was widely attacked as being racist. Doing an Al Sharpton impersonation, Shanklin sings the song to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon." Limbaugh, however, tried to defend it as "creative" and "funny." Listen to the song here:
The Hill reports that for his Christmas greeting this year, RNC chair candidate Chip Saltsman sent out a CD of the "Barack the Magic Negro" song. Saltsman's Christmas message:
Amanda Terkel is Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Deputy Editor for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.