Four days after news broke that the former Tennessee GOP chairman had sent a CD that included a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro" to the RNC members he is courting, some of those officials are rallying around the embattled Saltsman,
Alabama Republican committeeman Paul Reynolds said the fact the Saltsman sent him a CD with the song on it "didn't bother me one bit."
What do you do with that? 'The Magic Negro' might be funny on an elementary school playground so the fact that it plays to these people tells you something about their intellectual capacity. If you don't get that it carries much farther than being tone deaf about race, you're missing the picture. That kind of stupidity is not limited to a single issue. It involves all kinds of magical thinking, Santa and Easter Bunny stuff. It is where you get supply side economics, it is where you get Iraq, it is where you get torture, it is where... cripes, sound fundamentals.
I'm an idiot, elect me? There's a real campaign theme. Think it'll work with Republicans? Bets?