Btw, it says so much about the brain-drain on the right that a legit contender for the GOP chairmanship is this clearly lacking in common sense and political savvy. I don't actually think the song is especially racist, but it is certainly is politically tone deaf to associate yourself and your party with it. As a democrat who's been loving the GOP's spectacular four year self-immolation, I heartily support your continuing support of winning positions like these.Comment Posted By Adam On 29.12.2008 @ 13:02
Trying to make case that this song is a parody of racial stereotypes is pretty lame. What's being parodied is old-school black politicians like Jackson and Sharpton and the sharp political contrast between them and BHO. Whether any of this rises to the level of outright racism or just standard-issue bad taste and stupidity (that the author here thinks it's "brilliant satire" says more about his intelligence than his opinion about its objectionability) is a matter for debate, I suppose, although in this case you do have to consider the source.
If I were a member of the party that has made 40 years of political hay out of the likes of the "southern strategy" and Willie Horton--the party that can't seem to fit more than, say, three minorities into their 10,000 person national convention--I would think twice before attempting humor that uses the word "negro" and minstrelry, "brilliant" satire or not.Comment Posted By Adam On 28.12.2008 @ 18:37
obama not just a socialist but he also a communist and i think that it sad that now we have a stalin in the white house reagan is rollin in his grave right now that communist as rule the U.S.Comment Posted By Adam On 14.11.2008 @ 15:35
Newt is an amazing speaker, with fantastic ideas about governence. Whether he would actually implement them is another story. But just listen/watch this debate from about 10 days ago: http://www.scribemedia.org/2007/03/03/lincoln-debate/Comment Posted By adam On 9.03.2007 @ 18:44
Rick: Agreed.Comment Posted By Adam On 28.06.2006 @ 13:13
As I mentioned in this post, it brought to mind a similar piece of legerdemain by California Democratic Congressman Phil Burton back in the redistricting scrums of 1980"
When I was in college in the late 1980's, I wrote a paper for my Political Science class about how harmful Burton's (and other Democrats in California) actions were to democracy. As a Reagan Republican, it appeared to be an effort to reverse the election and ensure that Republicans would be limited.
Now, I still feel the same. I don't celebrate Delay's actions any more than I did Burton's 25 years ago.
And, much like Delay proved that he could use the tactics that the Democrats taught him, the Democrats will benefit from this ruling as much as the Republicans and soon our districts will only be drawn for political convenience rather than shared geography and communities.Comment Posted By Adam On 28.06.2006 @ 12:22
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