Stay Classy, Republicans – Parts 831 & 832

December 26th, 2008at 03:26pm Posted by Eli

First, Chip Saltsman shows himself to be a perfect fit for the RNC:

RNC candidate Chip Saltsman’s Christmas greeting to committee members includes a music CD with lyrics from a song called “Barack the Magic Negro,” first played on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show.

Saltsman, a personal friend of conservative satirist Paul Shanklin, sent a 41-track CD along with a note to national committee members.

“I look forward to working together in the New Year,” Saltsman wrote. “Please enjoy the enclosed CD by my friend Paul Shanklin of the Rush Limbaugh Show.”

The CD, called “We Hate the USA,” lampoons liberals with such songs as “John Edwards’ Poverty Tour,” “Wright place, wrong pastor,” “Love Client #9,” “Ivory and Ebony” and “The Star Spanglish banner.”


The following month, Shanklin debuted his version of the song, sung to the tune of “Puff the Magic Dragon” and performed in Shanklin’s impression of Al Sharpton.

“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,” one verse in the song says.

Saltsman said he meant nothing untoward by forwarding what amounts to a joke more at Ehrenstein’s expense than at Obama’s.

“Paul Shanklin is a long-time friend, and I think that RNC members have the good humor and good sense to recognize that his songs for the Rush Limbaugh show are light-hearted political parodies,” Saltsman said.

Because if there’s one phrase that leaps to my mind when I think of that good-natured teddy bear Rush Limbaugh, it’s “light-hearted political parodies.”  He’s just like a conservative Garrison Keillor or something.

Also: Way to go, Nebraska!

Nebraska Radio Network, Senator-elect Mike Johanns was caught on tape talking about working with “President-Elect Hussein”. Johanns didn’t even back up and correct himself.

If you go to the site and click on “Newscast” on the right-hand side, it should play right now. At about 00:34, in his comments, he states:

“I don’t necessarily disagree with President-elect Hussein….”

Over the Presidential election, many on the far-right used Barack Obama’s middle name in statements, while implying he was a terrorist and trying to instill fear or disdain. They’d use it to make fun of him as well. As a result, some supporters on the left used Obama’s middle name in their own names as statements of support.

One can be sure that Mike Johanns’ use of the name “Hussein” is not a statement of support for the new President. Rather, it is a slip-up of the type of talk that clearly goes on behind closed doors when the press isn’t there, and he can let his guard down. And it’s a clear indication of the REAL Mike Johanns.

Oh yeah, that’s right charming, that is.  I’m surprised he didn’t call him “Democrat President-elect Hussein.”  It’s disgusting enough when right-wing bloggers and radio cranks like Limbaugh say crap like that, but a high-ranking elected official?  Wow.  Nice party ya got there, guys.

UPDATE: Oops, never mind about that second part.  Apparently, Johanns actually said “is saying” and not “Hussein.”

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