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Will Saltsman's Mixed CD Scandal Help His Campaign?

Will Saltsman's Mixed CD Scandal Help His Campaign?

Former Tennessee GOP leader Chip Saltsman incited quite a controversy this holiday when, as part of his campaign to be the next RNC chairman, he gave out copies of a mixed CD including conservative satirist Paul Shanklin's track, "Barack the Magic Negro." The song, which is set to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon," originally aired on Rush Limbaugh's talk radio show and has been described as a parody, but Saltsman's gift isn't sitting well with the media and most of the public. Current RNC Chairman Mike Duncan, who is seeking another term, even issued a statement saying it is "shocking" and "appalling."

Meanwhile, experts say the move hasn't hampered Saltsman's bid at all — in fact, it might have helped it. The chairman of the Maine Republican Party went on record saying it was "no big deal." Today, Politico reports RNC chairmanship hopefuls Duncan and Saul Anuzis could have hurt their campaigns by chastising Saltsman. Do you think it will all blow over?
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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I am not a racist, and neither is my party.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
speaking in regards to the comments from Biden (and many other) saying that voting for Palin would be a step backwards for women. There were many other comments from other high ranking dems in regard to the fact that since she is a repub. she cannot possibly be for women's rights. The constant barrage of questioning or her ability to raise her family and hold the office of VP by high ranking dems. The comments from high ranking dems about Biden and how he as a single father remained in office and how devoted a father he was, but outright saying that Palin should think of her kids, and that she has a special needs child how could she(even with a husband) possibly take on that role. Those quotes were in back pages of the left leaning liberal news. Where as if a repub had made similar comments, it would have been front page.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
Ya i see my comment now.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
Ya i see my comment now.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
FyA I was flagged. I think mine appeared after a day.
stephley stephley 7 years
Oh no, others have been flagged.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
Ok, how come when ever i use the word "n.e.g.r.o" I get flagged but no one else does????
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
If an outsider were to look at the insults thrown @ Obama from GOP members they woould think the majority of the party is racist. That's just how it looks. Obama bucks, Obama waffles, Magic Negro, he's a muslim/terrorist, he's uppity, kill him, etc.
stephley stephley 7 years
Hainan - wtf??? What Democratic official made an anti-feminist remark, much less distributed a parody song, regarding Palin? To question her qualifications as a professional has nothing to do with her as a woman. How many women do the Democrats have in leadership roles throughout the Party compared to Republicans? How many Democrats had to resign from anti-woman clubs so they could run to be DNC chairperson? This isn't just people claiming Saltsman is an important person within the party - he ran an important national campaign for a party candidate and is a serious contender for the top party post - throw your hat into the chairman ring and see how much attention you get from the party, then blame it on the media. What possible pleasure would I get from Republicans being racist? I know the kind of pain that causes good people.
stephley stephley 7 years
Hainan - wtf???What Democratic official made an anti-feminist remark, much less distributed a parody song, regarding Palin? To question her qualifications as a professional has nothing to do with her as a woman.How many women do the Democrats have in leadership roles throughout the Party compared to Republicans? How many Democrats had to resign from anti-woman clubs so they could run to be DNC chairperson?This isn't just people claiming Saltsman is an important person within the party - he ran an important national campaign for a party candidate and is a serious contender for the top party post - throw your hat into the chairman ring and see how much attention you get from the party, then blame it on the media.What possible pleasure would I get from Republicans being racist? I know the kind of pain that causes good people.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
Mykie,You have no idea the depth of the Democratic Party, you know the "owners of hate", that seem to represent the more diverse nature of this country?
tiabia tiabia 7 years
Mykie, You have no idea the depth of the Democratic Party, you know the "owners of hate", that seem to represent the more diverse nature of this country?
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
It's not anti-feminist to choose not to support Sarah Palin. I doubt many of us who opposed the McCain/Palin ticket did so because she's a woman--it about her beliefs, her policies, and the platform of the campaign. In fact, expecting women to support a candidate, regardless of what she stands for, simply because she has a vagina, is what's sexist. Amen to Jillness. On Saltsandvinegarman, as I've said in another thread, I think it will help him stir the base up with outrage over the outrage about the song. But it certainly doesn't help the RNC's image.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
It's not anti-feminist to choose not to support Sarah Palin. I doubt many of us who opposed the McCain/Palin ticket did so because she's a woman--it about her beliefs, her policies, and the platform of the campaign. In fact, expecting women to support a candidate, regardless of what she stands for, simply because she has a vagina, is what's sexist.Amen to Jillness.On Saltsandvinegarman, as I've said in another thread, I think it will help him stir the base up with outrage over the outrage about the song. But it certainly doesn't help the RNC's image.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
Steph what about the absolute anti-feminism that Sarah Palin received from some of your party members.... does that mean that your party isn't for feminism? You are only seeing some of the things that go on within the Republican party. You have no idea the depth of the republican party. Honestly, we as lowly commoners have as little control on who is at the top of the republican party as we do who is the editor of the newspapers. You are a very smart girl, so pull up in your brain about the structure of political parties in America. It should tell you that since they are a loosely structured group with no real authority, people can just say they are the top people of the GOP and people will believe them. And even if we ostracized them, (as I can see if happening because I read a little deeper that sugar sites and huff po and attend local republican conferences) it doesn't matter because the main stream media keep saying that we aren't. You obviously don't get it. Go ahead and keep acting like we are accepting of racist behavior... Then several others who read this site will take away 1 thing... repubs are racist. And I think you like it that way.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
and a :notworthy: to Jillness!
tiabia tiabia 7 years
and a :notworthy: to Jillness!
em1282 em1282 7 years
I didn't see Nya call all Republicans racist. Maybe that's just me, but I didn't see it in her comment at all. It's kind of difficult to deny that there's something wrong with certain members of the GOP, though. I am sad that I've lost respect for Huckabee, though. Oh well, whatever floats your magic boat, I guess.
em1282 em1282 7 years
I didn't see Nya call all Republicans racist. Maybe that's just me, but I didn't see it in her comment at all. It's kind of difficult to deny that there's something wrong with certain members of the GOP, though. I am sad that I've lost respect for Huckabee, though. Oh well, whatever floats your magic boat, I guess.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
I have also read the comments and I do not thin Nya meant all Republicans. For some reason I think this will help his campaign and maybe bring his platform to the forefront. I thought when she said racist she meant- undave wink, wink Anyway, I think this CD is how Saltsman really feel. I really wish he would just own up to instead of side stepping and back peddling. I have and I know most people do, have respect for those who are true to their convictions and stand for what they believe in despite the odds. We really need to stop using the images of the Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, Pickaninnies, and Bucks. Because I have noticed a trend of people using these images, then when called out they lie about the reasoning behind it. Lying, saying you do not know these images are culture stereotypes, you have to be living under a rock for the past 100 years not to know. Like eating the watermelon, drinking Kool Aid while eating fried chicken. Yeah you may think its funny and say well I like fried chicken but we all know what the meaning of that stereotypes and who its generally used for.
kromine kromine 7 years
I have read nyaradzom's comment a few times and I do not believe she meant to equate all Republicans with racism. She only says that "racists are in the minority" and that Republicans fail to realize that, which is different. But of course she can speak for herself. There is no question in my mind that someone who puts out a cd like this, and anyone who defends him for it, is a racist. I hope this hurts his career and Huckabee's as well.
kromine kromine 7 years
I have read nyaradzom's comment a few times and I do not believe she meant to equate all Republicans with racism. She only says that "racists are in the minority" and that Republicans fail to realize that, which is different. But of course she can speak for herself. There is no question in my mind that someone who puts out a cd like this, and anyone who defends him for it, is a racist. I hope this hurts his career and Huckabee's as well.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Calling her "ridiculous" is silly, because she is right. She didn't say ALL Republicans are racist, but you have to acknowledge that members of this party have done things that are in fact racist. When it keeps happening over, and over, and over, and over, you have to address it. Otherwise you are embracing it. When Republican leaders poo poo examples of clear racism, and turn a blind eye to such disgraceful behavior, they are encouraging racism in their party. I am sorry, but you can't pull out the Abe Lincoln excuse. His actions apparently didn't inspire future generations of his party. I doubt that Abe would have agreed with GOP "Obamabucks" that have ribs, KFC, and watermelon on them. I doubt Abe Lincoln would have appreciated the GOP senator calling someone "macaca", or Focus on the Family selling Obama waffles. The list goes on and on. If you want your party to be successful in the future, I suggest you contact your GOP party representatives and let them know this type of thing is unacceptable to you.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Calling her "ridiculous" is silly, because she is right. She didn't say ALL Republicans are racist, but you have to acknowledge that members of this party have done things that are in fact racist. When it keeps happening over, and over, and over, and over, you have to address it. Otherwise you are embracing it. When Republican leaders poo poo examples of clear racism, and turn a blind eye to such disgraceful behavior, they are encouraging racism in their party. I am sorry, but you can't pull out the Abe Lincoln excuse. His actions apparently didn't inspire future generations of his party. I doubt that Abe would have agreed with GOP "Obamabucks" that have ribs, KFC, and watermelon on them. I doubt Abe Lincoln would have appreciated the GOP senator calling someone "macaca", or Focus on the Family selling Obama waffles. The list goes on and on. If you want your party to be successful in the future, I suggest you contact your GOP party representatives and let them know this type of thing is unacceptable to you.
Sugasuga29 Sugasuga29 7 years
First of all, nyaradzom2001, you are ridiculous. Republicans are racist?...interesting. Abe Lincoln was Republican, keep that in mind. I believe he did a little for a major minority group in this country.Secondly, I am pretty close to being as conservative as they come and I find this little ditty to be humiliating and disgraceful. I truly hope this hurts Saltsman's running.
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