Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Salt of Tennessee

Embarassing... to say the least...
Chip Saltsman sent RNC members the parody CD "We Hate the USA" for Christmas, which includes the controversial tune "Barack the Magic Negro." He defended his decision Friday, telling CNN the song was clearly intended as a joke.

"I think most people recognize political satire when they see it," Saltsman told CNN. "I think RNC members understand that."

Saltsman, a former chair of the Tennessee Republican Party, was a top advisor to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and managed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign.

He is one of several candidates running to replace Duncan in the closely contested race to lead the Republican Party.

"The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party," RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said in a statement reported Saturday afternoon by Politico.

"I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate, as it clearly does not move us in the right direction."
Actually, I doubt that the TN GOP would find any of this inappropriate. I believe the only reason they're in favor of the 1st Amendment is so they can express their racism openly!

I'm guessing burning crosses or nooses would also be good political satire...