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"Magic Negro" Could Help GOP Song Pusher

12/31/2008 2:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Republican bigwig who sent out that "Barack the Magic Negro" song could end up being magically helped by the snafu -- and get his wish, the chairmanship of the RNC.

Chip Saltzman, who's taken plenty of flak from conservatives and liberals alike for sending out copies of a "Puff the Magic Dragon" spoof, is getting support from a slew of the GOP hotshots he needs to attract because of the mess, says Politico. An Alabama Republican says, "He was doing everyone a favor by giving us a gift."

A couple days ago, Peter Yarrow, the guy who co-wrote "Puff," didn't think it was such a gift.

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sarah    

I just want to say to al, the idiot out there saying 'it is history, the first black predisint" That barrock is not black damn ii!!!!
he is biracial yes but not black, not African American, biracial, yes, black NO!

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KMW    

God, I hate being from Alabama...so ashamed.

2069 days ago
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Matt    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Luke Warmwater    

I love the way Al Sharpton sings through his bullhorn....

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xcalibur    

Re: #1. Ohh that reminds me.. like Tiger Woods profits on his black side but rarely says anything about his filipino mom's side of the family. *rolls eyes*

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OBAMABIDEN 08!!    

#1 HE IS AFRICAN AMERICAN!!!! HE HAS SAID IT REPEATEDLY. THAT IS HOW HE WANTS TO BE RECOGNIZED SO WHY CAN'T SOME PEOPLE ACCEPT THAT? YES, HIS MOTHER WAS WHITE BUT HE CALLS HIMSELF AFRICAN AMERICAN. I DON'T REALLY SEE WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS BUT IT SEEMS THE PEOPLE ON HERE REFUSE TO SEE HIM AS HE IS. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF YOU WERE LATINO BUT SOMEONE KEPT INSISTING THAT YOU ARE ASIAN?
PLEASE LET IT GO. HE IS WHAT HE IS AND THAT IS OUR SOON TO BE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

2069 days ago
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Trazadone    

"is getting support from a slew of the GOP hotshots". Of course he is. This is why the Republicans recently lost. They have not changed their racist, sexist ideology while the rest of the world has matured. This guy represents everything that is wrong with modern Republicans, he's just dispicable. Hey Republicans, don't change your Bronze Age mentality at all, that will ensure that the Democrats will remain in power for a long time. Thank you for screwing things up so badly George Bush. Thank you for being such an idiot, Sara Palin. It's because of people like you that your party took massive hits and the Democrats finally have th opportunity to restore order and respect to the U.S. I bet in 4 years when we're all better off the Republicans will say that George Bush is responsible.

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Jake    

I think this song is just great and truly fitting description of both the man himself, and the liberal nut case who first called him the "magic Negro" in California. This is a fitting beginning to one of the worst presidents we ever have had inflicted upon us by the liberal nut cases. In fact the very first truly racist elections America has held. Hypocrisy was king in this election and will remain the keynote of Bammies tenure. Historical, maybe, but after the truth of the elections and lack of candor by the black candidate about his past associations and true beliefs, WE have been HAD. We start by having the ONE declare himself clean in the Chicago fiasco. NOT believable. NO ONE can even think that Bammie was not interested in who became Illinois senator. NO ONE can believe that Bammie did not want HIS MAN in that Senate seat. NO ONE. IT IS NOT BELIEVABLE.

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Ooooo Noooo!    

1. I just want to say to all, the idiots out there saying 'it is history, the first black predisint" That Barrock is not Black damn ii!!!!

That is exactly what the parity song is all about, Blacks who were opposed to Obama early in the primary elections because he wasn't "Black enough" meaning he was bi-racial, raised by Whites, lived a white life growing up, Ivy League schools, the whole 9-yards. None of his ancestors were slaves in the South. It was a BLACK newspaper reported who called Obama "the magic Negro" because he didn't scare White people. The song is a put-down of the media and so called Balck leaders who attacked Obama.

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iloverock&roll    

This is why the Republican party is finished. The only people who have interest in the GOP are the very old and out of touch people that are full of hate. Thankfuly the party that was looking to the least of American society, those banking on the "joe six packs" of the world failed. You guys get to sing all the nasty little songs you want at your sad little rallies, while the enlightened and open minded run the country.
Be careful not to kill one another off through too much inbreeding.
:)

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Kate    

This from a man who wants to head the RNC. Even though the song was offensive and stupid I see a bigger problem in this case. Yes there is a portion of the party who finds nothing wrong with being racist and putting out crap like this, THe Republicans know they need to have more minorities and a bigger tent to win future elections. Cow tow to the base all you want but don't expect to win any national elections anytime soon.

2069 days ago
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What    

He is half black and half white.... you can't claim one race over the other or that is racist!!!!!!! You are what you are!

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Truth is stranger than fiction    

Nuts…just nuts. It’s antics like these that are driving Republicans, like myself, from the GOP. My wife and I have had it, and are going to re-register as Independents. It’s ignorance, remarkable bad taste, and polarization like this that are killing the Republican Party.

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OBAMABIDEN 08!!    

#10 WHO ARE YOU TO SET RULES ON RACE IN AMERICA? NO ONE DIED AND GAVE TWO SQUATS ON WHAT YOU THINK!!! EVERYONE IS SPITTING THIS RACIST BULL SO HE CALLS HIMSELF AFRICAN AMERICAN AND HE'S RACIST? COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN YOU SEE HIM, YOU DO NOT SEE THE WHITE IN HIM. HE HAS A BLACK WIFE, BLACK CHILDREN AND HAS BEEN LIVING AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIFE FOR OVER 45 YEARS SO JUST LET IT GO. IT'S OKAY TO ACCEPT HIM AS HE IS AND YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY. THIS SHOULD SHOW THE WORLD THAT THE US HAS MADE SOME PROGRESS.

2068 days ago
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Laffn Bear    

So........Bigotry and racism are alive and well in Alabama..........and the GOP.
No surprise on either count.
The Republican party has been known for a long time as the party that espouses the return to the "good 'ol days."
They deserve Alabama.

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