Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Republican CD with "Star Spanglish Banner" And "Barack the Magic Negro." Tracks

Our dear friend, C.I., is asking a very valid question and a request for action, (I added it at the foot of this post, it includes contacts info)

One of the top wigs in the RNC republicans put together a x-mas theme cd where they make fun of Obama in a song and another song about Hispanics, satire pieces taken from the rush limbaugh show. Okay, since yesterday there has been an uproar from the African American Media community denouncing it, rightfully so. The problem I have is that nobody has come up defending the part where they also make fun of Hispanics. So today Rick Sanchez CNN talked about such CD, so I thought good he is going to speak on behalf of Hispanics - So what does Rick Sanchez do??? well he asks two radio personalities to be his guest on covering this issue of the CD. One of the guests (by phone) was once again neil boortz! - what's wrong with Rich Sanchez? obviously he doesn't know about neil boortz and his hate speech against Hispanics!

Backtracking here a little: what was neil boortz comment with regards of the controversial cd? he said that it was a political stupid thing to do from the republicans, mind you they were only covering the part of the cd where it makes fun of Obama.
I am going to write to Rick Sanchez once again complaining about always asking the "expert" opinion of one of his "favorite" guests neil boortz, and I hope you will write and complaint to Rick Sanchez too. I like Rick Sanchez and I like Larry King, but it is obvious that they ignore the hateful anti-hispanic vitriol from neil boortz shows. I have sent them lots of emails but I think they never get read by them, still we should keep trying. I direct my petition to you because I know you and I are one of the few that really participate and take the calls to action seriously. Take care my friend

Here is more info on the subject C.I. is talking about, she is abosultely right, we are not raising our voices denouncing also the anti-immigrant track in the "comedy" CD distributed by Republican National Committee chairman candidate Chip Saltsman, yes, there is a controversy surrounding him, but it is not only him we should be holding accountable, the whole GOP is overflowing with racism, nativism, xenophobia, et al.

In his article Posted December 28, 2008 | 06:35 PM (EST), Paul Jenkins says:
The GOP's White Supremacy
All of this stupidity, and hatred, is a symptom of the larger problem for the Republican Party: it is utterly unrepresentative of America in the 21st century. Its Congressional representation is nearly uniformly white, and overwhelmingly male. So much so, in fact, that there is not one single African-American GOP member of Congress (out of 219 or 220); nor, for that matter, are there any black GOP Governors (out of 22). There are just four Republican Latinos in Congress, all Florida Cuban-Americans; one of them, Senator Mel Martinez, has announced his retirement. He is the only non-white or Hispanic GOP Senator.

Getting back to the CD, what I find the most offensive, is the Title of it "We Hate the USA", it feeds to the stereotype these people have been pinning on us, that we immigrants hate the United States and it makes us into "The Enemy"
(More articles on GOP's White Supremacy characters, ties and the danger they pose to the USA)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

"We Hate the USA" is the title of the CD that includes the song"Barack the Magic Negro." The CD was created and promoted by the Rush Limbaugh show. The song, Barack the Magic Negro, was performed by conservative satirist Paul Shanklin.

Parody of Star Spanglish Banner featuring audio from Paul Shanklin

Other song selections of the "We Hate the USA" CD include "The Star Spanglish Banner". The song has lyrics like this:

..cross the border we sailed
as the gringos were sleeping..
jose does that starspangled banner yet wave
hore de land of weak knees and we see no ones brave

I don't think you can buy the "We Hate the USA" CD somewhere. No store in the U.S. would probably sell it, unless of course there is a store that really hates the USA.

It appears that Rush Limbaugh picked on the article on the LA Times about this CD and even sung a few bars according to Media Matters for America who reported it on Tue, Mar 20, 2007 6:41pm ET.
This is the article that started it all: Obama the 'Magic Negro'
"The Illinois senator lends himself to white America's idealized, less-than-real black man."

By David Ehrenstein,
L.A.-based DAVID EHRENSTEIN writes about Hollywood and politics.
March 19, 2007
Latching onto L.A. Times op-ed, Limbaugh sings "Barack, The Magic Negro"

Listen to Clip of Limbaugh

On the March 19 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, host Rush Limbaugh highlighted a March 19 Los Angeles Times op-ed that described Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) as "running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination -- the 'Magic Negro'" -- a term used by critics of pop culture to describe certain benevolent African-American characters. Limbaugh stated: "The term 'Magic Negro' has been thrown into the political presidential race in the mix for 2008. And the term 'Magic Negro,' as applied to Barack Obama has been done by an L.A. Times columnist, David Ehrenstein." Limbaugh later asserted: "I'm going to keep referring to him as that because I want to make a bet that by the end of this week I will own that term," adding, "If I refer to Obama the rest of the day as the 'Magic Negro,' there will be a number of people in the drive-by media and on left-wing blogs who will credit me for coming up with it and ignore the L.A. Times did it, simply because they can't be critical of the L.A. Times, but they can, obviously, be critical of talk radio." Limbaugh continued to refer to Obama as the "Magic Negro" throughout the broadcast -- 27 times, to be exact -- and at one point sang "Barack, the Magic Negro" to the tune of "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Limbaugh defended his use of the song, stating, "Well, that's what we always do here. We do parodies and satires on the idiocy and phoniness of the left."

On Political Salsa, Tim A. Chavez has a take on the song about Obama, albeit he doesn't mention the anti-hispanic song contained also in the CD, his 'conclusion' is interesting.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Saltsman should be ashamed of himself for passing along stupid CD as gift to his GOP buddies
Tennessee Republican mover and shaker Chip Saltsman has made a real ass out of himself by sending out a stupid Rush Limbaugh-originated song about "Barack the Magic Negro" to his GOP buddies with equally closed minds as a Christmas gift.

WSMV Channel 4 reports that Saltsman told CNN that the CD was simply political satire and intended to be a joke. Saltsman wants to be chairman of the Republican National Committee. And with the poor showing that the party's presidential candidate had among African-Americans and Hispanics on Nov. 4, Saltsman would be the perfect chairman to continue the alienation of this nation's people of color from the Grand Old Party.

Saltsman should have listened to GOP statesman Colin Powell, who recently and courageously spoke out and said his party needed to distance itself from the extremists such as Limbaugh if it would add to its ranks of supporters.

Saltsman, however, with his stupid act shows he would continue to distance the party from African-Americans and Hispanics, dooming the GOP to more election days defeats of massive proportions. The joke is on him.

Republican leaders -- including Dr. Bill Frist of Nashville -- would do their party well by distancing themselves from Saltsman, who has shot himself in the foot while making an ass of himself.

Many members of the Republican Party, are wringing their hands on how to deal with this gaffe, such as this entry in a post at The New Republicans,

Saltsman, RNC Chair candidate, fails to use his best judgment,

Submitted by Steven Lee on Friday, 26 December 2008

Today Chip Saltsman, candidate for RNC chair, defended himself after sending out a CD to committee members for Christmas, which included a song titled “Barack the Magic Negro.” He said the CD was a joke.

“I think most people recognize political satire when they see it,” said

Without knowing Saltsman personally, I am dismayed by his actions. It is sad when a national candidate fails to use his best judgment. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.” For Saltsman, his poor judgment and insensitivity does not reflect the promise of his opening remarks when he announced his bid for RNC chair. Saltsman announced his bid for RNC chair by saying that he wanted to welcome new members into the Republican party: “I’m going to make sure that the Republican party is a place where there’s a home for them.”

Barack the Magic Negro lyrics

Saturday, December 27, 2008
The "Barack the Magic Negro" song was first played on Rush Limbaugh's popular radio show. That was around mid-2007. The song was based on the Peter, Paul, and Mary hit song "Puff, the Magic Dragon." The "Barack the Magic Negro" buzz could have died down, until RNC candidate Chip Saltsman 'remixes' it by sending a Christmas greeting to RNC committee members that includes a music CD with lyrics from the song. If you haven't seen the video yet, it is after the jump. "Barack the Magic Negro" lyrics is also after the jump.

Here are the lyrics which explain themselves:

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.

(repeat Refrain)

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... (music stops, Sharpton rants, music returns)

(background vocalists repeat refrain & finish song)


Please join me and Send the following complaint (or your own) to Rick Sanchez and to Larry King:

According to the FBI, Hate crimes against Latinos have alarmingly increased! In Nazi's Germany, a Genocide started with a propaganda of hate, we see the same thing happening in the USA - it was all legal then, as it is legal now. Just about every month we hear on the news about another innocent hard-working-Latino-family-man that tragically dies due to the savage, cowardly and xenophobic acts of young-white-men; and many more cases go unreported! The culprit of the problem is the T.V. and Radio MEDIA that have allowed Xenophobic and ignorant shock-jocks like Neil Boortz, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs (and Michael Savage) to spew their personal hateful and racist agendas through the airwaves.

This letter is to CORPORATE CNN / Rick Sanchez and Larry King: you used to be some of the very few respectable journalists that had stayed away from the anti-Latino-immigration hysteria. "Used to" until you disgraced your shows and your reputations by having the DISGUSTING, HATEFUL and RACIST of Neil Boortz as a guest in your shows! - Here is an excerpt of one of his many extremely racist and offensive anti-Latino comments in his radio show:

During the June 21, 2007 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, host Neal Boortz offered a suggestion: "When we defeat this illegal alien amnesty bill, and when we yank out the welcome mat, and they all start going back to Mexico, as a going away gift let's all give them a box of nuclear waste." Boortz continued:
"Give 'em a little bag of nuclear waste as your lovely parting gift. AMF, which means 'Adios, my friend.' Send them all back across the border to Mexico. Tell 'em it's a tortilla warmer. ... And you'll be able to find them at night too, because they'll glow." -
To listen to audio and read transcripts of this and other outrageously racist and demeaning comments by Neal Bootz, click:

During the June 28, 2007 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, host Glenn Beck commented on a mock ad depicting a "giant refinery" that produces "Mexinol," which, according to the ad, is a fuel made from the bodies of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Beck read from the ad: "At Evil Conservative Industries, we know four things for certain. The country needs cheap, alternative fuel source. Two, the human body is 18 percent carbon. Three, carbons can be turned into hydrocarbons. Four, we have a buttload of illegal aliens in our country."
To listen to audio and read transcripts of outrageously racist and demeaning comments by Glenn Beck:

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