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December 27, 2008

RNC CHAIRMAN 'APPALLED' BY 'MAGIC NEGRO' CD.... Yesterday afternoon, The Hill was the first to report that Chip Saltsman distributed a CD containing "Barack the Magic Negro" as a Christmas greeting to members of the Republican National Committee. Saltsman, Mike Huckabee's former campaign manager and former chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, used the music as part of his campaign to lead the RNC.

Despite the controversy that ensued in response to Saltsman's offensive choice in music, Republican officials were noticeably silent about the issue. That changed this afternoon, nearly 24 hours after the news broke.

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.

Duncan, who has served the campaigns of five presidents dating back to Richard Nixon, is seeking reelection as the party's 60th chairman in a hotly contested race that includes Saltsman and several other viable candidates.

Duncan's statement, in its entirety, read: "The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party. I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate as it clearly does not move us in the right direction."

It's hard to pick the most obvious embarrassment for Republicans here. That the party's favorite right-wing blowhard (Rush Limbaugh) would promote such a song on his radio show? That a candidate for RNC chair would use the song as a Christmas gift? That the candidate for RNC chair would assume that Republican Party leaders would enjoy it?

That Mike Duncan would wait 22 hours before saying anything about this, only denouncing Saltsman -- a rival for his job -- after the Politico noted that party leaders had only offered "odd silence" in response to the story?

Or that Limbaugh began promoting the song in March, the party said nothing, and Republicans continued to appear on his show as if he were a respected conservative leader?

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Scratch and sniff - and it stinks. That's the pattern.

Posted by: Neil B ☺ on December 27, 2008 at 2:39 PM | PERMALINK

Or that Limbaugh began promoting the song in March, the party said nothing, and Republicans continued to appear on his show as if he were a respected conservative leader?

He IS a respected conservative leader. He's the base. He is what they've become.

Posted by: jayackroyd on December 27, 2008 at 2:43 PM | PERMALINK

"RNC CHAIRMAN 'APPALLED' BY 'MAGIC NEGRO' CD..."

Now, was he appalled as a sensitive, caring person, or is he APPALLED as Paul Henried was to Rick in Casablanca?

I go with the later.

Posted by: barkleyg on December 27, 2008 at 2:43 PM | PERMALINK

There's nothing surprising about the rightwingnuts stooping to this level. But as their power and numbers shrink the noise from the bottom tier gets louder.

Posted by: CDW on December 27, 2008 at 2:43 PM | PERMALINK

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/06/magazine/06Limbaugh-t.html

NYT Mag tongue bath for Rush.

One thing is certain: Limbaugh has been a partisan force for two decades. In 1994, he was so influential in the Republican Congressional landslide that the grateful winners made him an honorary member of the G.O.P. freshman class. He moved not only voters, but the party itself. “Rush talked about the ‘Contract With America’ before there was a ‘Contract With America,’ ” Karl Rove told me. “He helped set the agenda.”

Posted by: jayackroyd on December 27, 2008 at 2:46 PM | PERMALINK

Why are right wing attempts at humor so unbelievably bad and stale and flat? Do wingnuts just not have it in them to actually be funny or innovative?

Posted by: Paul on December 27, 2008 at 2:48 PM | PERMALINK

An acquaintance went to Montana before Christmas. The only radio she could get in the car was Rush Limbaugh and Fox.

It's amazing they have a Democratic Governor and Senator(s - hard to know how to count Baucus)

Sounds like we need a 'Radio Free Montana' - or is it 'Radio Free Heartland'? Rachel & Keith - warm up your microphones.

Posted by: D Pecan on December 27, 2008 at 2:49 PM | PERMALINK

Of course it's offensive. Of course it's racist. And of course it makes a mockery of the GOP's effort to reach out to minorities. But what else would you expect from the Kooks of Hazzard? The Republican Party has morphed into a primarily Southern rural populist movement, and this is just the latest example of its plantation mentality.

Posted by: Kuyper on December 27, 2008 at 2:53 PM | PERMALINK

Rush Limbaugh owns that party. He may not be one of the powers that set Republican policy, such as it is, but there is no other popular force that even approaches his influence.

Posted by: Boronx on December 27, 2008 at 3:01 PM | PERMALINK

The Republicans have a problem. They've let the wingnut blowhard industry (Rush, Hannity, O'Riely, Coulter, etc.) define what the base of the Republican party is. The wingnut blowhard industry is not invested in winning elections, rather they are invested in selling books and TV/radio ratings. So the more outrageous they are, the more they sell.

Republican politicians rode that horse (ass?) as long as they could and did well for a while. But now that they are losing elections, any attempt to broaden the party by moving to the center is a zero sum game since they lose as much (or more) on the right as the gain in the center.

Any attempt to rebuild the Republican Party is doomed to failure as long as they allow the wingnut blowhard industry to define the base.

Posted by: tomeck on December 27, 2008 at 3:07 PM | PERMALINK

"Why are right wing attempts at humor so unbelievably bad and stale and flat? Do wingnuts just not have it in them to actually be funny or innovative?"

Nah. They try, but the hatin' just keeps seeping on in and destroying whatever humor might have been present.

Posted by: OhNoNotAgain on December 27, 2008 at 3:09 PM | PERMALINK

Chip Saltsman, former chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. I believe there is a major toxic coal sludge spill in his state. Where is Pat Robertson to condemn him for bringing this disaster upon his state? I some circles it is called Karma. Get those non-union workers on the job. No need to provide health services to them. They are just happy to have steady work at the prevailing wage...probably minimum in TN.

You gets what you pays for!

peace,
st john

Posted by: st john on December 27, 2008 at 3:57 PM | PERMALINK

Equally appalling is that he wasn't appalled that it was racist and wrong in and of itself, just that it didn't move the party in the right direction. Appalling, indeed.

Posted by: SteveinVancouver on December 27, 2008 at 4:01 PM | PERMALINK

"Why are right wing attempts at humor so unbelievably bad and stale and flat? Do wingnuts just not have it in them to actually be funny or innovative?" Paul on December 27

I can think of one counter-example: P.J. O'Rourke

Course he's the only exception I can think of.

Posted by: smartalek on December 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM | PERMALINK

It's hard to pick the most obvious embarrassment for Republicans here

What makes you think they are embarrassed? Maybe annoyed for being called out, but embarrassed?

Now, was he appalled as a sensitive, caring person, or is he APPALLED as Paul Henried was to Rick in Casablanca?

barkleyg, I think you mean Claude Rains.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001647/

Posted by: martin on December 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM | PERMALINK

I'm sure he was also appalled when Palin supporters shouted "Kill him!" in reference to Barack Obama at her campaign rallies. The biased MSM just didn't report on it.

Posted by: Winknandanod on December 27, 2008 at 4:21 PM | PERMALINK

"It's hard to pick the most obvious embarrassment for Republicans here."

The Rush aspect isn't embarrassing. If they haven't been embarrassed by Rush yet, they aren't going to be by this.

That the RNC Chairman would assume Republican Party leaders would enjoy it? That's not embarrassing, that's an accurate reading.

That a candidate for RNC Chairman would send it out for Christmas? No, see above. It would be enjoyed by the same Republicans who laughed to call Hillary a bitch.

That Duncan would wait 22 hours to say anything about it? Bingo. Make him look incredibly politically stupid, and that's embarrassing to anyone seeking to run a political party.

Posted by: Cal Gal on December 27, 2008 at 4:35 PM | PERMALINK

I was very hopeful upon receiving the below commentary - thinking, maybe, just maybe our country is turning the corner. Then the news of a political figure thinking it was good taste to send a "Christmas" gift out with several inappropriate songs, songs that once again set our country back - appalling. I am not sure what is more offensive, the fact that the songs were created, that the cd was sent as a Christmas gift or that Saltsman is trying to defend both actions.

It is a shame that we still have ignorance in this country, it is a shame that some of our most ignorant Americans are in a position to make decisions for our country and quite another shame that we as Americans will again tolerate this as "just a joke" -- it is not a joke and no one should laugh!

While the media continues to blow on the embers of this story to keep the flames burning - I will take this opportunity to post a very well written commentary from one of our educators:

This is a lengthy article, but it is well worth the read. The author is a white man (in the event it is not obvious). I believe it is a blessing to know that men such as him are out there and as concerned as many of us are.

YOU MUST READ THIS LETTER WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN THE MACON TELEGRAPH YESTERDAY. IT WAS WRITTEN BY A PROFESSOR AT MACON STATE UNIV.GA http://univ.ga/.........SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS

When Are WE Going to Get Over It?

For much of the last forty years, ever since America "fixed" its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties. Often we have heard whites ask, "When are African Americans finally going to get over it? Now I want to ask "When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with skin color?

Recent reports that "Election Spurs 'Hundreds' of Race Threats, Crimes" should frighten and infuriate every one of us. Having grown up in "Bombingham," Alabama in the 1960s, I remember overhearing an avalanche of comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Eventually, as you may recall, in all three cases, someone decided to do more than "talk the talk." Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.

We white people have controlled political life in the disunited colonies and United States for some 400 years on this continent. Conservative whites have been in power 28 of the last 40 years. Even during the eight Clinton years, conservatives in Congress blocked most of his agenda and pulled him to the right. Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes. Criticize them, yes. Call for their impeachment, perhaps. But there were no bounties on their heads. And even when someone did try to kill Ronald Reagan, the perpetrator was non-political mental case who wanted merely to impress Jody Foster.


But elect a liberal who happens to be black and we're back in the sixties again. At this point in our history, we should be proud that we've proven what conservatives are always saying-that in America anything is possible, EVEN electing a black man as president. But instead we now hear that schoolchildren from Maine to California are talking about wanting to "assassinate Obama."


Fighting the urge to throw up, I can only ask, "How long?" How long before we white people realize we can't make our nation, much less the whole world, look like us? How long until we white people can-once and for all-get over this hell-conceived preoccupation with skin color? How long until we white people get over the demonic conviction that white skin makes us superior? How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being demoted to the status of equality with non-whites? How long before we get over our expectations that we should be at the head of the line merely because of our white skin? How long until we white people end our silence and call out our peers when they share the latest racist jokes in the privacy of our white-only conversations? I believe in free speech, but how long until we white people start making racist loudmouths as socially uncomfortable as we do flag burners? How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do? How long before we starting "living out the true meaning" of our creeds, both civil and religious, that all men and women are created equal and that "red and yellow, black and white" all are precious in God's sight?


Until this past November 4, I didn't believe this country would ever elect an African American to the presidency. I still don't believe I'll live long enough to see us white people get over our racism problem. But here's my three-point plan:


First, everyday that Barack Obama lives in the White House that Black Slaves Built I'm going to pray that God (and the Secret Service) will protect him and his family from us white people.


Second, I'm going to report to the FBI any white person I overhear saying, in seriousness or in jest, anything of a threatening nature about President Obama

Posted by: A. Graham on December 27, 2008 at 4:42 PM | PERMALINK

Thanks, SteveinVancouver.

"I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate as it clearly does not move us in the right direction."

He isn't shocked that it is disgusting and offensive and racist. He's shocked b/c it isn't smart tactics. If they could figure out a way to send this in a dog-whistle to the solid South, he'd have no complaint. And you can bet the Reps be fine tuning these racist appeals in the months ahead.

Posted by: WSP on December 27, 2008 at 4:47 PM | PERMALINK

How the magic negro destroyed the Republican party

What Kuyper at 2:53 PM: The Republican Party has morphed into a primarily Southern rural populist movement, and this is just the latest example of its plantation mentality.

Exactly. The election of Barack has chased them into this corner. They've got no way forward and no way out. Because basically they've got no substantial ideas with which to argue with. Rather, the 20-30% dead-enders at the core of the GOP will actually try to market racism. That's the only fuel they carry. That's the only fire they can light...

As crazy as it seems, one of the reasons I threw everything I had into Barack's candidacy is precisely because of this effect. The GOP cannot win a racial argument in the 21st century. They are doomed to be driven out of hiding and stepped on like cockroaches.

So keep your boots on boys and girls...
And work on your quads...
You are going to see plenty of instances of this in the days ahead.

Posted by: koreyel on December 27, 2008 at 4:50 PM | PERMALINK

SteveinVancouver and others caught it: the regret is strictly political, nothing more. And Saltsman: anybody else think he resembles George 'Macaca' Allen? Are these people stamped out of a mold?

Posted by: Ripley on December 27, 2008 at 5:14 PM | PERMALINK

Saltsman's gift is not funny even though he claims, "It was a joke." Furthermore the Republican's silence is deafening. Their tolerance is inexcusable.

Democrats are winning based on the strength of their ideas. Republicans are losing because they believe political ideology trumps governance. By clinging to an outdated ideological certitude republicans fail to see the practicality in seeking reasonable and beneficial outcomes for everyone concerned.

Having chased away moderates, independents and some of their own party members, one would assume, the GOP would realize the party needs to modernize, but are either unwilling or do not know how.

If republicans want to stay relevant they cannot continue to be tolerant of bigotry and/or remain ensconced in ideological certitude.

Rebuking Saltsman's "joke" might be a good place to start.

Posted by: serena1313 on December 27, 2008 at 5:20 PM | PERMALINK

This is the Republicans' way of staying classy to the end...

why are these people even being taken seriously any more?

Posted by: dejah on December 27, 2008 at 5:24 PM | PERMALINK

I have not heard the actual song - does it use the melody from "Puff the Magic Dragon"? If it does, it seems to me the rights holder to the song has recourse to legal action.

Posted by: Roddy McCorley on December 27, 2008 at 5:35 PM | PERMALINK

"Are these people stamped out of a mold?" Ripley on December 27

All white people look alike to me.

"why are these people even being taken seriously any more?" dejah on December 27

Could it be because the people and entities that they represent own well over half of the country's wealth, which includes complete control of the mass media? SASQ (ht atrios).

Posted by: smartalek on December 27, 2008 at 5:37 PM | PERMALINK

"If it does, it seems to me the rights holder to the song has recourse to legal action." Roddy McCorley on December 27

IANAL, but I think parodistic use is covered as "fair use."

Posted by: smartalek on December 27, 2008 at 5:42 PM | PERMALINK

"It's hard to pick the most obvious embarrassment for Republicans here."

Yes it is. But in order to pick, one has to assume that there is embarrassment to be felt. I don't think the Repugs are embarrassed at all by this.

Posted by: sb on December 27, 2008 at 6:20 PM | PERMALINK

It's hard to pick the most obvious embarrassment for Republicans here.

After the last eight years, do you think that anything can embarrass republicans? When the majority of them still approve of Shrub?

Posted by: Econobuzz on December 27, 2008 at 6:25 PM | PERMALINK

They are the monster they created. They cultivated racists, fanatics, bigots, hypocrites and ignorance. The only viable change is for them to become democrats...which many conservatives have already done (DINOs and Blue Dawgs) otherwise it's change to what? They are the monster they created and all they really want is power...not change...just power. Invaded by Paliens...that's their demise.

Posted by: joey on December 27, 2008 at 6:27 PM | PERMALINK

@ barkleyg

Yeah, but if he's going for the Claude Rains Memorial Gambling Awareness Award, he could make a much stronger showing. He could have preceded the denunciation with praise for Wiley Drake, after all.

@ sb, Econobuzz

Oh, I'm sure they're embarrassed. They're embarrassed that Mike Duncan would denounce such wholesome conservative values as racism and crappy music.

Posted by: RyRy Cooter on December 27, 2008 at 6:57 PM | PERMALINK

"Rush the Racist Nitwit-Oh" lived by the....

Posted by: The Oracle on December 27, 2008 at 6:58 PM | PERMALINK

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-ehrenstein19mar19,0,5335087.story

None of you idiots know why the satire was written because you're close minded bigots toward those who disagree with you.

Attack Ehrenstein, he's a fellow lib progressive and seemingly he's offended all of you, although you're too stupid to know it and you have no principals except doing whatever is required to gain power so it doesn't matter anyway.

Posted by: Easyliving1 on December 27, 2008 at 7:21 PM | PERMALINK

SteveinVancouver and WSP have noted what most struck me about the statement-- not that it is intrinsically offensive to promote such garbage, but that it doesn't help them hoodwink African-Americans-- and not my use of the ideal verb!

It's like those non-apologies where people say, "I'm sorry if anyone was offended," which means, "I'm not one bit sorry for what I did, only sorry that YOU did not appreciate it. Stupid you."

For a party with a shrinking base in almost every demographic except those dying of old age, for a county where white people are about to become less than a majority, it doesn't even matter anymore that the curve of history bends toward justice; simple demographics will handle that.

And then the quotation of relevance will not be that of Rev. King, but Thomas Jefferson, who said, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."

Pretty clearly what's going to happen is that the pig party of war, fear, and treason is about to become a footnote like the Know Nothings or the Anti-Masonic Party, relegated to the margins, and the Dums will split into relatively liberal and comparatively conservative wings.

Both the new parties will be reality-based and perhaps even both Keynsian and pro-union. Unlike God's Own Perps, neither will have to campaign on a platform devoid of ideas or based entirely on antagonizing and demonizing those who have a different approach to the same goals.

For that matter, the two new parties won't even have separate goals because unlike the two parties that dominate now, it won't just be the Dums who put America ahead of partisan advantage or base their entire strategy on greed and entitlement rather than a passionate and thoughtful desire to implement a vision that is based on actual facts, not delusions, superstitions, or ginned up scandals that take time and attention away from the "fierce urgency" of the sliding edge of Now.

And if the good Lord's willing and the seas don't rise I, hope the Lord tarries because I want to last long enough to see these S.O.B.s smeared from hell to eternity for the mindless Moloch, the hideous Hydra they have become, and to see every filthy fiber of Alphabetical Betrayal, Corruption, Dishonesty, Evil, Filth, Greed, Hatred, and all the rest rooted out.

It would take some mighty Hercules to accomplish the necessary catalogue of labors, and it may not be possible, but cleaning out the Augean stable that was the late, unlamented remnant of the party of Abe, TR, and Ike would at least be a start.

Then again, so long as the Guardians Of Pelf have nothing to offer in their defense but more of the same, perhaps the task can be accomplished with some ease because the foul stench itself may be enough to divert the river of public opinion from its course and wash away this infestation of idiocy with all the enthusiasm of a twister in a trailer park.

And on that happy thought, I end this random walk, pausing only to call attention once again to SteveinVancouver and WSP and their penetrating insight into the heart of Republican darkness as represented once again by RNC Chairman Mike Duncan's odious opinion.

Posted by: tomm on December 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM | PERMALINK

But in order to pick, one has to assume that there is embarrassment to be felt.

Damn straight!

Why should anyone be denigrated for openly supporting their racial brethren?

Posted by: Klegal Byrd on December 27, 2008 at 8:43 PM | PERMALINK

Why is it that no republican political or religious "leaders" spoken out on this?

McCain, Mitt, Rudy, George W. Bush, Boner are all silent.

And now that we know that Blackwell has no problem with this song, I'm waiting for Shelby Steele, Juan Williams, and that ilk to tell us that this was just a little fun making.

Posted by: Sammy on December 27, 2008 at 9:11 PM | PERMALINK

This is an excellent way for the GOP to lose every minority vote there is in the country.

I would have to link the GOP to the Nazi-Hitler movement. Here's why,

After 9-11, a large number of Middle Eastern looking males were detained & locked up in this country.

Virginia's Allen called an Indian (Asian) campaign staff member "Macaca"

This election, Clinton originally had Nazi-like supporters - GOP picked it up from there.

GOP went after the GLBT community.

What are they thinking? This is a melting pot. You have white-latino, asian-white, black-white, black-latino, Arab, Persian, Armenian, native American, Italian-white, Cuban-white, Cuban-Puerto Ricans, Jewish-Cuban.....

When you look at Rick Sanchez (from CNN), Cuban American, for the most part, some would think he was white. when Mariah Carey first came on the scene, people didn't know what race she was, there are latinos from Mexico City Mexico that look white, blonde hair - blue eyes -

The point I'm trying to make, the GOP makes these stupid comments, it's just that you never know who you will be talking to, just like you never know who has family members of a different race.

Posted by: annjell on December 27, 2008 at 10:28 PM | PERMALINK

i>None of you idiots know why the satire was written because you're close minded bigots toward those who disagree with you.

Uh, no, we know perfectly well why the satire was written: because Saltsman was too stupid to realize that when David Ehrenstein wrote about WHITE liberals thinking of Obama as a movie-style "Magic Negro," Ehrenstein really did mean WHITE liberals. Instead, Saltsman decided that Ehrenstein must have really meant black liberals even though Ehrenstein said WHITE liberals.

Of course, that's what you have to claim if you're trying to defend Saltsman. The rest of us know what's going on when Saltsman takes Ehrenstein's slam against WHITE liberals and paints blackface on top of it.

Attack Ehrenstein, he's a fellow lib progressive and seemingly he's offended all of you, although you're too stupid to know it and you have no principals except doing whatever is required to gain power so it doesn't matter anyway.

Since you're apparently too stupid to read your own link and see that Ehrenstein was writing about WHITE liberals and not Al Sharpton, I don't think you can really get on your high horse here.

And it's "principles" not "principals," unless you're trying to claim that we've run all of our elementary school administrators out of town and therefore we have no principals.

Posted by: Mnemosyne on December 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM | PERMALINK

Or that Ken Blackwell, another RNC chairman candidate, saw nothing wrong with that Holiday greeting.

Posted by: Pat Tchou on December 28, 2008 at 7:57 AM | PERMALINK

Thanks, easyliving1. It's always hilarious when a dumb guy tries to accuse others of stupidity.

You have a noted satirist who pens an essay mocking the idea that white liberals are only voting for Obama to assuage their white guilt. To seriously argue the point would be an insult, not only to white liberals who voted for Obama because of his qualifications, his reputation, his message or merely that he's the Democratic candidate color be damned. It's also an insult to all those white liberals who nonetheless had the AUDACITY in the primaries to vote for Clinton or Edwards or Kucinich or anyone else they thought was a better candidate. Nonetheless, it's satire.

That Limbaugh would then be stupid enough to not "get it" and get into a pissing match with said satirist over who could be more racist, when the satirist wasn't trying to BE racist in the first place, is hilariously sad.

That someone else would then take the next step of fleshing out Limbaugh's concept into a song parody, changing the tone so it come from an angry black man upset that he is NOT considered a magic negro like Barack supposedly is, is even more hilariously sad.Taking a satire of racism turned into actual racism and making it even more racist

And that Saltsman wants to help shape the GOP's message for the next 4 to 8 years sees nothing wrong with distributing a piece of racism - and that thunderdolts like YOU then use the original piece of satire as a way of explaining away the racism - just proves how out of touch and moronic the GOP can be.

Reminds me of 1984, when Reagan, running for re-election, tried to co-opt Bruce Springsteen's message of being proud to be "Born in the USA," until the Boss himself had to explain what the song is really about and how asinine it would be for the President to brag about its message without noting the irony. Republicans don't do "Nuance" or "irony" in comedy. They save it for naming bills, like the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, No Child left Behind, etc.

Please continue to lecture us as to how the world really works, easy "dice" living 1.

Posted by: slappy magoo on December 28, 2008 at 9:29 AM | PERMALINK

So many of you people are really awesome. The one good thing about this cursed song is that thousands of wonderful people have spoken out here, on Huffington, on so many other posts. Huffington is almost up to 3000. Thank you, thank you, for this outpouring of opposition to racism and to the people who engender and promote it!

Posted by: jsutton on December 28, 2008 at 7:41 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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