Obama the Magic Negro

Apparently there is something wrong with being a hero figure and a black person.   I suppose that we will see many more of these kinds of articles until bigots finally find something that will stick in their contorted minds. Oh well.

Update 12/29/2008
In case you missed it, here is the track Rush Limbaugh giggled about on his show ...

Funny or Not ??



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Comments


Seth says
The "magic negro" piece rears its ugly head again.  This time because the Republican hierarchy is still circulating and apparently giggling about it.  Now i don't know if it is funny to most republicans or not, it wasn't funny to me, was it funny to you?   But it got me thinking ... is there a way to construct a joke such that if you laugh, you are an X, but if you don't you are not an X?  It seems to me that Ann Coulter comes pretty close where X = Right wing conservitive. 

So here is the challenge:  tell a joke that only racists will laugh at.  That way we will have a sure fire test for them.

Seth says
M 2008-12-29 12:04:26 6460
M 2008-12-29 12:03:39 6460
In that vein, I wonder if one could write a joke that only assholes would laugh at!
Still better, I wonder if I could write a comment that only assholes would read!
That might just end up being an universal joke ... everybody would laugh.

Mark de LA says
Now here is some racism for you! In spite of Blogo's disgrace & the senate's warning for him not to appoint a replacement for BHO, he plays the race card & the racist congressman warns the senate.


Seth says
choy 2008-12-30 13:42:46 6460
Now here is some racism for you! In spite of Blogo's disgrace & the senate's warning for him not to appoint a replacement for BHO, he plays the race card & the racist congressman warns the senate.


Well that's one way to look at it ... always lookin for racism under every rock.

Me, i think Drudge got the headline right this time.  It was just a move by Blago to make it harder for the Senate to reject his pick.

Mark de LA says
   I don't remember deleting anything on purpose. Fuck PC! OTOH, the song in context of Rush's program made a lot of sense in that he was using it to point out your side's racism vis-a-vis the LA Times. If you remember there was a question from the main line of the race industry as to whether BHO was "black enough" & whether he was "down for the struggle".  Here is where the song writer elaborates on his song.  It is also fascinating to examine the appointee who was rejected previously by the electorate.  Apparently Blogo wants to appoint someone that the people rejected before in an election who also creates monuments for his so-called accomplishments.
   You & the country will get over your racist sickness when you adopt 714.  You probably don't like it because racism gives you or your side an advantage of some kind in the race industry or your argumentation.  Those who do not like crisp, black & white clarity in an issue hang out in the sleazy world of wishy-washy looking for escape routes from having to face the issues headlong. 


Seth says
M 2008-12-30 18:34:46 6460
Well that's one way to look at it ... always lookin for racism under every rock.
                                        (that was you , dude, you wrote this item!)
Me, i think Drudge got the headline right this time.  It was just a move by Blago to make it harder for the Senate to reject his pick.
Both you & Blago exposed your racist thoughts.  There is nothing that says that a person of one race can't represent another race (except in racist minds!). See 714. There is nothing that says that Blago, who said he wasn't going to appoint a senator at one point isn't just grasping for straws to stay in office. It's not racist to reject the a senator thus appointed.  The question is whether the Supremes will validate the rejection.  I have heard arguments both pro & con. Basically, FOXnews thinks he won't be rejected because the taint doesn't pass to his appointee & it wasn't a tainted election. But, the funny thing is the taint of Blago was just for the situation of selling a senate appointment!  Go figure!

Well i don't buy your definition of racism.  Racism is extremely context sensitive.  It cannot be reduced to a black\white distinction like you have done in 714.  We have discussed that in the past.  Calling me, and other people, racist based upon what appears to me to be your personal definition is just a wast of your time. 

The article this item is about was written by an Africian American - it is a cultural piece mostly about literature - it is not by my accounts racist, although i do not subscribe to its conclusions for the reasons i gave in the body of this item.  The parody that Limbaugh played on his show was supposed to be funny - and probably was funny to some people - probably because it titillated their racism.  You deleted my initial reaction to your item about this, so we will never know what that was. Blago is just being a political animal.  The other black man at his  appointment ceremony did play the race card, but Blago had him there to support his political move.  Blogo's aim is pretty transparent to most observers - it is political theater at its worst, but not racism - i'm glad that Obama is riding above it.  That is all i have to say about this item.  For me this item is closed. Nothing more here ... move along.

Seth says
MR 2009-01-02 13:30:18 6460
BTW, it was stupid for the guy running for the chairmanship of the Republican party to circulate the Shanklin CD.  He is no Rush Limaugh, does not even have that audience or ability to provide the context for it.  He must have been assuming that he could grab Rush's 20 million radio audience by doing so.  Rush is Conservative first, not Republican - especially looking at those who are running the party now. 
BTW, the Republicans seem to be abandoning their principle for Democrat style populism.  Some day soon I will write a crisp piece on Populism -VS- Principles.

Well obviously the statement i bolded is not true because he sent it only to the party upper echelon - just the good old boys who were going to elect him chairman - school boys sniggering.  I'm looking forward to your crisp piece so i can write mine Pragmatism -VS- Principles

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