Chip Saltsman, former campaign manager of presidential aspirant Gov. Mike Huckabee, is seeking the headship of the RNC. Saltsman sent out a racist Christmas CD to RNC committee members, I assume to garner their support. On the playlist is "The Star Spanglish Banner" and the Limbaugh-approved song, "Barack the Magic Negro."
Ta-Nehisi Coates' take:
Get it? Negroes!! Spanglish!! No?? Clearly your [sic] too PC. Seriously, where do people get this idea that the GOP is racist? It really is one of the great mysteries of our time. Oh well. Saltsman's got my vote. Even if he doesn't [sic] believes I shouldn't have one. He's still got it.Adds Josh Marshall:
... it really does seem like the RNC chairmanship race is down to a straight-up match between the black candidates and the racist candidates.Baby Jesus wept.