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"Barack The Magic Negro" Fallout
Posted by: MichaelW on Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I really didn't want to comment on this whole kerfuffle, primarily because it's so ridiculous, but I find it incredibly interesting how the controversy has boiled over at the expense of simple facts.

For those who don't know, Chip Saltsman is vying for the RNC chair and distributed a 41-song CD to members whose votes he seeks. Among the songs was a parody of a March 2007 David Ehrenstein Op-Ed titled "Barack The Magic Negro" (the Op-Ed was called "Obama the Magic Negro"). Ehrenstein's article uses a cinematic convention known as the "Magical Negro" to contemplate Obama's bid for the Democratic Party nomination:
But it's clear that Obama also is running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination — the "Magic Negro."

The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. "He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist," reads the description on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Negro .

He's there to assuage white "guilt" (i.e., the minimal discomfort they feel) over the role of slavery and racial segregation in American history, while replacing stereotypes of a dangerous, highly sexualized black man with a benign figure for whom interracial sexual congress holds no interest.

As might be expected, this figure is chiefly cinematic — embodied by such noted performers as Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Scatman Crothers, Michael Clarke Duncan, Will Smith and, most recently, Don Cheadle. And that's not to mention a certain basketball player whose very nickname is "Magic."
Ehrenstein goes on to analyze the Obama's campaign in the context of charges that he is not "black enough":
The only mud that momentarily stuck was criticism (white and black alike) concerning Obama's alleged "inauthenticty," as compared to such sterling examples of "genuine" blackness as Al Sharpton and Snoop Dogg. Speaking as an African American whose last name has led to his racial "credentials" being challenged — often several times a day — I know how pesky this sort of thing can be.

Obama's fame right now has little to do with his political record or what he's written in his two (count 'em) books, or even what he's actually said in those stem-winders. It's the way he's said it that counts the most. It's his manner, which, as presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden ham-fistedly reminded us, is "articulate." His tone is always genial, his voice warm and unthreatening, and he hasn't called his opponents names (despite being baited by the media).

Like a comic-book superhero, Obama is there to help, out of the sheer goodness of a heart we need not know or understand. For as with all Magic Negroes, the less real he seems, the more desirable he becomes. If he were real, white America couldn't project all its fantasies of curative black benevolence on him.
Frankly, the Op-Ed was an interesting and informative look at how the Democratic community was receiving the young Senator's candidacy, and how "authenticity" played into his support.

Shortly after the piece appeared in the L.A. Times, Rush Limbaugh teed off on it:
The problem, Ehrenstein says, is he's not real. Al Sharpton's real, Snoop Dogg is real, but Barack Obama is not real. He's just there to assuage white guilt. In other words, the only reason Obama is anywhere is because whites are willing to support him because they feel so guilty over slavery. Now, before you reject this, Shelby Steele has written a great book about the whole concept of "White Guilt" and how it is allowing our society to become more and more passive about any number of transgressions that the country has made from its inception. Here's the close: "Like a comic-book superhero, Obama is there to help, out of the sheer goodness of a heart we need not know or understand. For as with all Magic Negroes, the less real he seems, the more desirable he becomes. If he were real, white America couldn't project all its fantasies of curative black benevolence on him."

So, those of you white people out there who are supporting Barack Obama, you are racists. That is the point that David Ehrenstein is making. You're attempting to assuage all of your white guilt by supporting Obama, is worthless, because you're just exhibiting racism because you know he's not a "real black." As Biden said, he's "clean," and "articulate." What else did he say? Good-looking, articulate, one of the first. But he's not real. This is more of the drivel and the bilge that we get from the Drive-By Media. In order to be a real black, you gotta be a Sharpton or you've gotta be a Snoop Dogg. You gotta be a Ludacris or something like that. Obama can't possibly fill this role because nobody knows anything about him and we don't want to know anything about him. The only thing that matters is he's black and he sounds good and it allows you white racists to assuage your guilt. There is white racism out there, much of it is on the left where the plantation mentality still resides.

He also rather presciently keyed in on the use of the "Magic Negro" term:
"Now, let me ask you a question. The term "magic negro" has been thrown into the political presidential race and the mix for 2008, and the term magic negro, as applied to Barack Obama, has been done by an LA Times columnist David Ehrenstein. Do you think, if I keep referring to Obama as "the magic negro" from this day on, I will eventually get the credit and/or heat for this? Magic negro. It is a term, and it's exactly as described here. Its purpose is to allow whites the guilt-free support. But in Barack's case, it's only because he isn't a "real black." The LA Times, by the way, is not first with these types of columns. The LA Times has two or three columns like this: "Is Barack Obama Black Enough?" And so forth. So there's a racist component out there on the editorial page of the LA Times that's obsessed with the race of Barack Obama — and as with all leftists, while they are obsessed with race, they're accusing everybody else of being racists.
Afterwards, a parody songwriter (Paul Shanlin) who does work for Limbaugh produced the song in question, which is sung to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon" and in the voice of Al Sharpton:
Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s not authentic like me.
Yeah, the guy from the L.A. paper
Said he makes guilty whites feel good
They’ll vote for him, and not for me
‘Cause he’s not from the hood.

See, real black men, like Snoop Dog,
Or me, or Farrakhan
Have talked the talk, and walked the walk.
Not come in late and won!

Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.
Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.

Some say Barack’s “articulate”
And bright and new and “clean.”
The media sure loves this guy,
A white interloper’s dream!
But, when you vote for president,
Watch out, and don’t be fooled!
Don’t vote the Magic Negro in –
‘Cause —

’Cause I won’t have nothing after all these years of sacrifice
And I won’t get justice. This is about justice. This isn’t about me, it’s about justice.
It’s about buffet. I don’t have no buffet and there won’t be any church contributions,
And there’ll be no cash in the collection plate.
There ain’t gonna be no cash money, no walkin’ around money, no phoning money.
Now, Barack going to come in here and ........
Note that song delivers almost verbatim exactly the same critiques as the Ehrenstein Op-Ed, and is specifically targeted at race-hustlers like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, as well as at the racist undertones in the left's contemplation of a Barack Obama candidacy. As Ehrenstein pointed out:
And what does the white man get out of the bargain? That's a question asked by John Guare in "Six Degrees of Separation," his brilliant retelling of the true saga of David Hampton — a young, personable gay con man who in the 1980s passed himself off as the son of none other than the real Sidney Poitier. Though he started small, using the ruse to get into Studio 54, Hampton discovered that countless gullible, well-heeled New Yorkers, vulnerable to the Magic Negro myth, were only too eager to believe in his baroque fantasy. (One of the few who wasn't fooled was Andy Warhol, who was astonished his underlings believed Hampton's whoppers. Clearly Warhol had no need for the accouterment of interracial "goodwill.")

But the same can't be said of most white Americans, whose desire for a noble, healing Negro hasn't faded. That's where Obama comes in: as Poitier's "real" fake son.
In short, Ehrenstein accuses whites supporting Obama of being racist for seeking to put the "right" kind of black man in a position of power merely to assuage their own guilt, and without actually doing anything for the black man. Limbaugh took the analysis and ran with it, and when Shanklin's friend Chip Saltsman included the infamous parody song on his Christmas gift to RNC members he ignited the current brouhaha.

With the history out of the way, let's first consider what Saltsman did:

Was it racist? No. It's simply absurd to conclude that a song parodying race-hustlers and liberal columnist accusations is racist, especially when the song indirectly defends Barack Obama from charges that he is not authentically black. Moreover, Saltsman didn't write the song, and the writer didn't really either since most of the content comes directly from Ehrenstein's piece.

Was Ehrenstein's Op-Ed racist? I sure don't think so, although it certainly does stereotype white people. It may not be a very good analysis, but it was informative nonetheless, and had some interesting points to make about white liberal voters.

Has the media and the leftosphere taken this story out of all sense of proportion and unfairly characterized Saltsman, Republicans and the song itself? Of course.

Was Saltsman wrong to include the song on his gift CD? Yes. Unequivocally. Even if there's nothing wrong with the song itself, and even if the media and leftosphere have been completely unfair, shouldn't Saltsman have anticipated the reaction? He's a former congressman, and has apparently been around politics for quite some time. Why didn't it occur to him that in the month immediately following a huge Democratic victory at the polls, when the Republican brand is at an all time low, that playing into the stereotypes that many have of the GOP (whether deserved or not) may have generally undesirable consequences? In a purely theoretical sense Saltsman should not have to defend himself in the least, and it is the unbearably intolerant left that should be held under the microscope in this controversy. But theory is meaningless when one is trying to resurrect a tarnished and battered image and he chooses a facially racial parody song as the vehicle to do so. In a word, that was just dumb.

How ever this stupid sideshow turns out really makes no difference to me. Politico is now reporting that the backlash may have actually increased Saltsman's chances of becoming the RNC chair rather than killed them altogether. I don't know if that's true or not, and I really don't care. Who wins the party's chairmanship is not my concern. However, if the next chairman is as tone deaf as Saltsman, then we had better get used to one-party rule for awhile. Perhaps a long while.
 
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Nice post. Looking forward to checking out your radio show.
 
Written By: A.D.
URL: http://www.reasoningright.com
It should be noted more clearly that David Ehrenstein is of mixed-race heritage (father a secular jew of Polish descent; mother an African-American). In other words, he’s black by the definition applied in the United States, and certainly as applied to Obama himself. So this is a case of considering a black man’s comments about Obama’s "Magic Negro" dynamic — which should give it more weight.

Second, I believe this has really taken off on the left and the MSM because of the use of the term "negro," which is now considered almost as insulting as the dreaded "n-word." "Negro" is seen as patronizing, and harkens back to segregation days, thus is out of bounds.

Silly, I know, but that’s the crux of it. And, as you say, though the song is completely innocent, it was tone-deaf to the nth degree for Saltsman not to realize that Republicans are not permitted to talk at all about race. Period. They are only to submit to the liberal take on all racial matters, quietly — all because of the myth that Republicans are inherently more racist than enlightened Democrats.
 
Written By: Jim Lakely
URL: http://infinitemonkeysblog.com/
Good post, Michael.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://newpaltzjournal.com
I was listening to NPR yesterday and this was being discussed. The guest expert said, among the usual conservative/Republican=racist remarks, that the word ’negro’ was offensive. I hope she informed the United Negro College Fund et al.
A mind is indeed a terrible thing to waste.
 
Written By: timactual
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The post could have been a lot shorter... let me summarize.
Was Saltsman wrong to include the song on his gift CD? Yes. Unequivocally.
 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic
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The post could have been a lot shorter
Yeah, but I wanted to make clear that Saltsman is ostensibly correct here: i.e. the song’s not racist. The reason he’s in the wrong is because there was simply no way he could possibly explain the controversy away given the stacked deck against him.
 
Written By: MichaelW
URL: http://qando.net
Was Saltsman politically wrong to include the song on his gift CD? Yes. Unequivocally
Fixed to reflect reality
 
Written By: shark
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Yeah, but I wanted to make clear that Saltsman is ostensibly correct here: i.e. the song’s not racist. The reason he’s in the wrong is because there was simply no way he could possibly explain the controversy away given the stacked deck against him.
MichaelW- Don’t you realize that Cap boiled it down to that one misleading line on purpose, so as to gloss over all that pesky context you cited?

 
Written By: shark
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Don’t you realize that Cap boiled it down to that one misleading line on purpose, so as to gloss over all that pesky context you cited?
Well that is the way that his sort does things isn’t it?
 
Written By: capt joe
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MichaelW- Don’t you realize that Cap boiled it down to that one misleading line on purpose, so as to gloss over all that pesky context you cited?
The background to this story is accurate, but it just provides cover, thin as it is, to even have any association with this parody.

This story does not exist in a vacuum, there is a history that must be reviewed in the context of this story.

Here’s a few items to add texture to why it was so ridiclously bad form to even contemplate association with this song on the basis of it’s title alone.
Republicans buy up souvenirs of Aunt Jemima Obama.

Like hotcakes, Republicans snapped up boxes of waffles with the image of Sen. Barack Obama portrayed as the racially stereotyped Aunt Jemima caricature. Attendees at the Values Voter Summit, a conservative political forum, couldn’t get enough of the $10-per-box Obama Waffles, until summit organizers decided to cut off sales, saying they didn’t realize “offensive material” was being offered. Reminiscent of the old Aunt Jemima pancake box, Obama is portrayed with bulging white eyes and big ruby-red lips; instead of the mammy rag, the Democratic presidential nominee’s head is wrapped in an Arab headdress, stoking the false rumor that he is a Muslim. (Obama is actually a Christian.) The back of the box shows Obama garbed in stereotypical Mexican dress, including a sombrero. Below that image is a recipe for “Open Border Fiesta Waffles,” which purportedly can serve “4 or more illegal aliens.” And, “while waiting for these zesty treats to invade your home, why not learn a foreign language?” the recipe suggests.
A booth at this weekend’s Texas Republican convention sold buttons asking, “If Obama Is President…Will We Still Call It The White House?”:


The company that makes the buttons boasts providing “Patriotic and Republican Products.” Another button they sell features a picture of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), with the phrase: “Life’s a b**ch, don’t vote for one.”
The T-shirts are being peddled by Marietta bar owner Mike Norman at his Mulligan’s Bar and Grill in Cobb County. They show a picture of Curious Georgie peeling a banana, with the words "Obama ’08" underneath.
Now I don’t think Republicans in general are any more racist than Democrats, maybe less, but when your party is the party of stopping welfare, stopping affirmative action, affirming "states rights", taxing the poor over the rich, all of which have sound non-racist foundations, you still need to tread a little more cautiously.

All of this makes the accurate background of this story irrelvant, and the only relevant factor that it was just pure politically stupidity to get anywhere near this parody. And if someone is that politically tone deaf, why should anyone expect they are more in tune on matters non-political?
Well that is the way that his sort does things isn’t it?


Yes, ignoring the static and cutting to the heart of the matter is what my sort does.




 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic
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Well that is the way that his sort does things isn’t it?
Congratulations Captin, you have been promoted to "sort". Impressive. One day, you may even get promoted to "kind".

Not capt. joe, shark, MichaelW, Limbaugh, Saltsman, or even Ehrenstein knows Jack Sh!t about the "average liberal white voter". How can the "average liberal white voter" become bewitched by this Magical Negro when one could easily argue that it was the "average liberal white voter" that voted for Hillary Clinton during the primaries.

People vote how they do for many different reasons, they can be single issue voters, multiple issues voters, or no issues voters... race voters, racist voters... personality voters, dumbass voters and so on. And there are anecdotes abound, one I remember reading about not too long before the election was this white couple unrepentantly telling a reporter that they were "voting for the n*gger." - So what does that tell you about some kind of average? Nothing.

OMT,
Limbaugh, Ehrenstein, Spike Lee, and Saltsman are all idiots. And simply saying "I didn’t say it, they said it" doesn’t shield you from criticism.
Racism or no, bad taste is just bad taste.

Cheeers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Thing is — the original LA times article was about racism. The whole concept of the magic negro was about whites being scared of blacks and coming up with an alternative equally untrue stereotype to make them feel better about them.

The parody treats these stereotypes as if they are actual true depictions of people — exactly the racist behavior the article was chiding people about.

Also racism is kinda like b.o. If an enemy tells you you got it, then you can discount it, but if everyone says you stink, you stink. This parody stinks.
 
Written By: hmmm
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remember reading about not too long before the election was this white couple unrepentantly telling a reporter that they were "voting for the n*gger." - So what does that tell you about some kind of average?
I read a blog post by an Obama campaign volunteer in Western PA. He was canvassing with another campign volunteer and they were asking people if who they were going to vote for.

At one house, they knocked on the door and an older woman answered, they asked who she was planning on voting for in the upcoming general election. She yelled into the house, asking herr husband who they were going to vote for. The canvassers heard the response from outside; "We’re voting for the ni**er".

I am pretty sure these folks had not fallen prey to "white guilt". More likely Republican failure.
Congratulations Captin, you have been promoted to "sort". Impressive. One day, you may even get promoted to "kind".
My expectations of his kind are very, very low... and yet, he still never manages to exceed them.

 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic
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or in the upcoming general election. She yelled into the house, asking herr husband who they were going to vote for. The canvassers heard the response from outside; "We’re voting for the ni**er".

I am pretty sure these folks had not fallen prey to "white guilt". More likely Republican failure
As opposed to just f**king with a pollster, or even worse, a door to door campaign operative, which is almost a new national pastime.

Where’s yer nuance?
 
Written By: shark
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Pogue’s right. It is in bad taste. Unfortunately for me, I love jokes in bad taste.

These days "Negro" is almost an inherently funny word, like "schlong." Remember in ANIMAL HOUSE: "The Negroes have stolen our dates!" Or in BAD BOYS: "Don’t be alarmed—We’re Negroes!" "Barack the Magic Part-African-American" just doesn’t have the same zing.
 
Written By: Bilwick
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Congratulations Captin, you have been promoted to "sort". Impressive. One day, you may even get promoted to "kind".
You’ll have to work very hard for "ilk," though. It’s not awarded lightly.
 
Written By: Achillea
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MichaelW- Don’t you realize that Cap boiled it down to that one misleading line on purpose, so as to gloss over all that pesky context you cited?
I didn’t see it that way, shark. CS and I may disagree on most things, but I’ve never found him to be disingenuous. His recap of my post wasn’t unfair as far as I was concerned, but YMMV.

I should add that the "texture" added by the Capt. is exactly why I think Saltsman is in the wrong here: i.e. he should have known that the preconception of Republicans precludes any potentially racial comments from being taken seriously. The GOP may not come to that reputation fairly (at least, no more so than Democrats, or Americans in general) but the knowledge of how it would be received should have counseled against including the song on the compilation Saltsman sent out. As a general rule, if a Republican has to explain the "joke" then it won’t be accepted in the spirit or form that it was meant.
You’ll have to work very hard for "ilk," though. It’s not awarded lightly.
Well, that I agree with.
 
Written By: MichaelW
URL: http://qando.net
Yes, ignoring the static and cutting to the heart of the matter is what my sort does.
humph, more like ignoring argument and going straight to ad hominem. The standard lefist argument is to call someone a racist, makes it easier not to actually debate. I was going out of my way to insult you ;)
At one house, they knocked on the door and an older woman answered, they asked who she was planning on voting for in the upcoming general election. She yelled into the house, asking herr husband who they were going to vote for. The canvassers heard the response from outside; "We’re voting for the ni**er".
And you believe in urban legends too, how very special for you.
You’ll have to work very hard for "ilk," though. It’s not awarded lightly.
Well, that I agree with.
Well, he will just have to try harder. :)


 
Written By: capt joe
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And you believe in urban legends too, how very special for you.
It’s not like the story is that they knocked on Bigfoot’s door. It’s not only entirely plausible, but I had a similar experience firsthand. An OLD friend of my brother’s (and by old I mean this man is in his 80’s) uses the term ni**er as a descriptor for black people. We have tried to tell him that even though that term was given the "big societal okay" when he was much younger, things have changed. The guy was leaning for Obama, and called him a ni**er. In the end, my brother scared him into voting for McCain (socialist blah, blah). It’s the same story, just not as neatly wrapped as the canvasser story, and the racist ended up voting for the Republican.
The GOP may not come to that reputation fairly (at least, no more so than Democrats, or Americans in general) but the knowledge of how it would be received should have counseled against including the song on the compilation Saltsman sent out.
That’s exactly the message I was trying to get across. I made it clear that I don’t think Republicans are racist, but they have some baggage. The Democrats cast off their racist baggage when they began supporting civil rights, welfare, affirmative action, motor voter, etc. So not to say that there are not racist Democrats, there ARE, maybe more than Republicans (I don’t know), but any Republicans clueless enough not to know they are carrying this baggage may not be too racist to run the party, but do you really think they are bright enough?

But hey, it’s your call, it’s your party, choose the guy with the political savvy of Leona Helmsly.
As opposed to just f**king with a pollster, or even worse, a door to door campaign operative, which is almost a new national pastime.
That must explain why the pre-election polling was dead-on-balls-accurate (it’s an industry term) because everyone was fuc*ing with the pollsters.

Here’s the real urban legend, it’s the one where that suggests that Republicans never respond to pollsters, even exit pollsters. Sounds like shades of that here. This must be the new meme, same as the old meme.
humph, more like ignoring argument and going straight to ad hominem.
Not only did I not go straight to the ad hominem, I never went to the ad hominem. I did not attack the man, I agreed with the point MW made that it was stupid to include the song, and after all the backstory that no one is ever going to hear, that’s all that will be left, that this was a stupid move.

Ad hominem would be if I argued that whatever the case is with this particular situation, the MAN IS STUPID and you base your conclusion on my assertion that he is stupid. I never did that. The argument was more like this...

The thing that was done was a stupid move.
THE MAN did that something stupid.
Does this kind of move give you reason to believe that THE MAN is qualified for the position he seeks?


 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic
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But hey, it’s your call, it’s your party, choose the guy with the political savvy of Leona Helmsly.
my party?? none of them are my party :)
It’s not like the story is that they knocked on Bigfoot’s door.
I heard that story often enough in the sphere for it to be an urban legend since everyone was repeating it as having happened to a friend of theirs. In other words, all that was missing was the Morgan Fairchild at the end of it.
The Democrats cast off their racist baggage when they began supporting civil rights
You mean since the 60’s when they were filibustering civil rights and being members of the klan?
 
Written By: capt joe
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You mean since the 60’s when they were filibustering civil rights and being members of the klan?
That’s exactly what I mean, when the national Democratic Party turned on the Southern Democrats and began supporting civil rights. You know, that moment in history when Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and said, "We have lost the South for a generation,". The period immediately prior to Republicans using such catchy phrases as "states rights". That period just prior to Prominent Southern segregationist Democrats switching parties to become Republicans.

Yes, that’s what I mean. That’s when Democrats started to set their racist baggage on the curb.

Some Republican bellhop picked it up at the curb and has carried it ever since.

As I have said before, there are solid logical, non-racist arguments for every Republican policy that some regard as racist, but it doesn’t change the fact that this is the baggage they carry.





 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic
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I was reading the Onion today and they made fun of This American Life - saying it was basically devoted to upper middle class liberal stuff. Sort of like Stuff White People Like, too. Why is this funny enough for the Onion? Because there is a major grain of truth to it.

There are most definitely a boatload of middle class to rich liberals who voted for Obama partially based on this MN concept. It may even just be sub-conscious for most or rationalized away, but its definitely there.

But then the left-leaning commenters come storming in with their one supposed anecdote from Appalachia and we’re supposed to say "alright, I guess Obama voters are all racist hill billy’s and the Prius-driving Fair Trade latte sippers in Marin County all voted for McCain. sorry."

And again, if we took a poll of young people about which party opposed civil rights, it would come back with 90% saying the GOP did. Because the media helps this along wherever possible. Jesus, I had an online argument where several Dems claimed that Huey Long was a Republican, you know, because he was almost fascist, ergo... LOL.


 
Written By: Harun
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Oh, wait, Captain Sarcastic is now going to say the GOP picked up the Fascist vote in Louisiana too, right?

Meanwhile, since Jesse Jackson said "Hymietown" can we claim that the Democrats have acted as the bellhop picking up the anti-semite vote?
 
Written By: Harun
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The thing that was done was a stupid move.
THE MAN did that something stupid.
Does this kind of move give you reason to believe that THE MAN is qualified for the position he seeks?
Are we talking about Obama spending one day a week at lectures given by a racist - again?
 
Written By: Phil
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There are most definitely a boatload of middle class to rich liberals who voted for Obama partially based on this MN concept. It may even just be sub-conscious for most or rationalized away, but its definitely there.
Definitely there, huh?
Harun, you don’t know sh!t from Shinola about why people vote the way they do.

It isn’t like there is some kind of polling out there anyone like Harun or Rush could rely on. I love it how, though not having any real evidence, people can pull this garbage out of their ass and put it on a pedestal like its made of stone.

Why don’t you try it though, the poll I mean. Go up to people you know who voted for Obama and ask them, "Excuse me, did you vote for Obama because he is a magic negro and you feel guilty about being white?" If they didn’t think you were an idiot before you asked that question, they definitely will after.

Cheers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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That’s exactly what I mean, when the national Democratic Party turned on the Southern Democrats and began supporting civil rights.
Some democrats seem not to have gotten that message yet. Keep spreading it.
Meanwhile, since Jesse Jackson said "Hymietown" can we claim that the Democrats have acted as the bellhop picking up the anti-semite vote?
Hey Harun, Jesse is black so he can’t be racist. At least that is how it goes. One young Chinese woman proudly assured me that only white people are capable of racism. :)
 
Written By: capt joe
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Some democrats seem not to have gotten that message yet. Keep spreading it.
You make this soooo easy.

I never said that Democrats were less racist than Republicans, in fact, they may be more racist, I don’t really know. But as a party, Democrats don’t carry the baggage Republicans do as a result of the Southern strategy, as well as opposition to most minority friendly policies.

The Democratic Party shed this baggage, so when individual Democrats exhibit racist behavior, it’s on their individual shoulders. Whereas when Republicans exhibit racist behavior, it’s collated with the policy stances, and the racism is assigned to the entire party.

It’s not terribly complicated.

Note: I also stated that every position that the Republicans hold that are not minority friendly have a sound logical foundation, and I agree with a number of them. The point is that when you hold these positions, you have to accept that you must tread much more carefully than your opponents.

It’s not fair, but hey, what is?
 
Written By: CaptinSarcastic
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You know, I wrote a whole essay on that jerk David Ehrenstein who happens also to be bi-racial like Obama. It was his LA Times article that started the whole thing.

 
Written By: Derrick Mathis
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Here’s the link to the David Ehrenstein post:

http://unclefatlips.com/top-feature/will-the-real-magical-negro-please-shut-up/
 
Written By: Derrick Mathis
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