Saturday, December 27, 2008


Hi, it's Steve. I'm still mostly out of Internet contact, but I was just checking in quickly and noticed that there was a story about John "Chip" Saltsman, a candidate for chair of the Republican National Committee:

Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan issued a statement Saturday distancing the party's leadership from one of the GOP’s best-known operatives, Chip Saltsman, who distributed a CD containing "Barack the Magic Negro" as part of his campaign to be elected chairman of the Republican National Committee next month.

... Saltsman sent Republican National Committee members, who will choose the next chairman, a CD by conservative political satirist Paul Shanklin, "We HATE the USA." It contains the controversial track, which was popular on conservative radio....

Oh, and:

...among the 41 tracks on the CD, there are other racist, barf-inducing tracks such as "The Star Spanglish Banner."

I just want to point out what Saltsman said in response to a questionnaire distributed to all the candidates for RNC chair by Morton Blackwell,

By action and deed, we must convince minority voters to trust the Republican Party again. We must take the members-only sign off the clubhouse door and throw out the welcome mat. The party of Abraham Lincoln can do no less.

You've made a helluva start, Chip.


(And now I'm heading back into vaction mode.)

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