One of the Republican Party's best-known operatives is under fire for distributing a CD containing the spoof song "Barack the Magic Negro" as part of a campaign to be elected chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Chip Saltsman, 40, sent out a mailing to RNC members that contained a CD of political songs by conservative satirist Paul Shanklin. Saltsman was Mike Huckabee's campaign manager during the former Arkansas governor's 2008 run for president, but is now facing the condemnation of his party.

The 41-track CD, called "We Hate the USA," contained other songs slamming liberal targets, "Wright Place, Wrong Pastor," "Love Client #9" and "The Star Spanglish Banner."

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1,012 hits 4.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think Chip Saltsman, who gave gifts of CDs containing songs like 'Barack the Magic Negro' and 'The Star Spanglish Banner,' should be kicked out of the Republican National Committee?
One of the Republican Party's best-known operatives is under fire for distributing a CD containing the spoof song "Barack the Magic Negro" as part of a campaign to be elected chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Chip Saltsman, 40, sent out a mailing to RNC members that contained a CD of political songs by conservative satirist Paul Shanklin. Saltsman was Mike Huckabee's campaign manager during the former Arkansas governor's 2008 run for president, but is now facing the condemnation of his party.

The 41-track CD, called "We Hate the USA," contained other songs slamming liberal targets, "Wright Place, Wrong Pastor," "Love Client #9" and "The Star Spanglish Banner."

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13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/28/08 - 12:41:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
dude om my god yes, that is so disrespectful!
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/28/08 - 1:08:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Do you think Chip Saltsman's gift of CDs containing songs like 'Barack the Magic Negro' and 'The Star Spanglish Banner' should be kicked out of the Republican National Committee?"

How exactly would you kick a CD out of the Republican party? How would a CD join the party to begin with?


OHHH, you mean the GUY!

Nah, as far as I can see, he's pretty much in line with conservative ideals. Why kick him out?
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/28/08 - 1:53:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it's fair to assume that 'conservative ideals' include quasi-racism. But thank you for fixing the question, I posted this super late last night. Must have been tired!
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/28/08 - 2:06:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well on the conservative ideals thing, I was half-kidding - I know plenty of conservatives who think this was in EXTREMELY poor taste (my own parents being two examples).
BUT, all this stuff pretty much came from the Rush Limbaugh show (Paul Shanklin does all of Rush's parodies), and Rush is held up by quite a lot of people as this beacon of conservatism. He's not some fringe kook like Hal Turner or something - based on his listenership, there are LOTS of people out there who agree with him. And ostensibly, not many of them call in to complain about the Shanklin parodies, since he's been running them for years, and continues to do so.
So yes, in a way, it DOES somewhat fall in line with the conservative wing of the GOP.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/28/08 - 6:33:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, the Republican party needs to distance itself from far right-wing racists. People like this guy give the Republican party a bad name.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/28/08 - 11:26:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 12/28/08 - 2:06:38 PM birdsong4j wrote:
BUT, all this stuff pretty much came from the Rush Limbaugh show (Paul Shanklin does all of Rush's parodies), and Rush is held up by quite a lot of people as this beacon of conservatism.


That's true ... somehow I don't see it being on Rush's show as being quite as offensive. I used to really like Rush Limbaugh, and I still agree with him on some things. The songs I've heard about Monica Lewinsky or Ted Kennedy on his show are pretty much the same, just with race taken out. I guess I'm struggling with liking a good joke and thinking this one man was being more racist than Rush was being. Rush Limbaugh is absolutely not racist.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/28/08 - 11:33:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 12/28/08 - 11:26:07 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
I guess I'm struggling with liking a good joke and thinking this one man was being more racist than Rush was being. Rush Limbaugh is absolutely not racist.


If this guy is racist, so is Rush Limbaugh. It's EXACTLY the same songs.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/28/08 - 11:40:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
True. But I think it depends on the intent and what they feel in their hearts. Deep down, I don't believe Rush Limbaugh is racist for a second because I've listened to him and read many of his books and have seen no evidence of that. I can't say I know anything about this other guy though, but it seems many took offense.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/29/08 - 10:01:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
thats crazy
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/14/09 - 5:28:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, that is vile racist garbage. Hail Obama.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/14/09 - 5:32:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ignoring the racist part of all of this, is it possible to be kicked out for being an idiot? Because he's definitely that for thinking the CDs were a good idea.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/14/09 - 5:38:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds funny to me. Where can I hear these songs?
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/14/09 - 5:39:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/14/09 - 5:32:18 PM pepperdrinks wrote:
Ignoring the racist part of all of this, is it possible to be kicked out for being an idiot? Because he's definitely that for thinking the CDs were a good idea.


What made them such a bad idea? As Bird pointed out, the songs are staples on the Rush Limbaugh show. Why would anyone think that they wouldn't be popular with Rush's target audience?

13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/14/09 - 5:47:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
As far as public relations nightmares go, there's a difference between a conservative talk radio comedian playing these songs for his audience and a political operative using them as part of a campaign for an important position within the RNC. The CDs were unprofessional.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/15/09 - 1:45:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
This guy is an assclown.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/15/09 - 1:55:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I may disagree with him but he represents a demographic that has as much right to representation in government as anyone else.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/15/09 - 10:38:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
The condition the republican party is in right now, it would be a more appropriate punishment to force him to STAY.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/20/09 - 6:38:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, there are parodies of everything.



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