I’m a bit delayed due to the holidays, but I suppose now is as good a time as any to impart my thoughts on Chip Saltsman’s idea of a chuckle. For those who don’t know (perhaps you have been buried under a Christmas tree with 3 pounds of fruitcake lodged in your bowels causing immobility), Saltsman is a candidate for Chairman of the Republican National Committee. For shits and giggles, Saltsman sent around a CD to his fellow GOP’ers this year, wishing them good tidings and cheer, a ticket to heaven, and a song entitled, “Barack the Magic Negro,” sung to the tune of “Puff the Magic Dragon.”
Amazingly enough, most of the rest of the GOP leadership is up in arms over this song. However, there are still quite a few in the party’s leadership decrying the outcry, stating that the song is merely a parody, and people need to get over it. So, today, I’d like to examine what constitutes as appropriate parody and what constitutes bigoted offensive bastardly behavior.
Appropriate Parody — (1) Tina Fey’s impression of Sarah Palin, highlighting her stupidity; (2) Justin Timberlake’s impression of Barry Gibs, highlighting the high pitch of his voice; (3) Weird Al.
Bigoted, Offensive, Bastardly Behavior — (1) making light of the Holocaust and/or Hitler; (2) making light of 9/11; (3) calling someone a “magic Negro.”
After being trounced in this year’s elections, you’d think that the GOP would get the hint that they need to, at the very least, hide the fact that the party’s leadership includes a hell of a lot of bigoted assholes. I’m not saying all the leadership — I’m sure there are plenty of GOP leaders who simply espouse the principles of small government etc. But Saltsman, a candidate for Chairman of the RNC, represents what millions have known about the GOP — all-inclusive my ass.
Actually, on second though, the GOP is quite inclusive. I mean, how the hell is the party supposed to thrive without taking advantage of those less fortunate and keeping them in a state of economic and social dependence such that the party can revert the country back to a state of slavery? Seriously. The country was better back then. Rich whites didn’t have to do anything except make sure that the poor blacks were appropriately controlled to prevent them from running amok. Yeah, super super inclusive.
To end this post, I have one thing to say to good ol’ Chip. And I’m not joking when I say this. This is not a parody. It’s not meant in good fun — Piss off.