Michelle Malkin Reports on the “Magic Negro” Brouhaha. (Short version, Chip Saltsman sent RNC members a gift CD that included Rush Limbaugh’s brilliant parody “Barack The Magic Negro.” Saltsman’s rivals for RNC chair took the opportunity to play the left-wing race card.)
As much as I am nauseated by the left’s reaction, the overreaction of some on the right is even more gag-worthy. Current RNC chair Mike Duncan professes to be “shocked” and “appalled.” Others are assailing Saltsman’s lack of “sensitivity” and “tone-deafness” in sending out a joke CD by his good friend Paul Shanklin. Still others argue that even though the parody is not racist and is totally defensible, it’s just too much work to defend it.
If that’s the kind of GOP “leadership” we’re in for the next four years, it’s going to a long, long four years.
This is emblematic of the problem, the GOP always concedes to the left instead of making the case for reason, common sense, and tolerance.
Instead of saying, “No way is this racist, the Democrats need to get a sense of humor,” the GOP just concedes. “Yeah, we’re racists, and we’re sorry about it.” So, they lose not only African American voters, but also the bloc of people who won’t vote for wimps.