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Monday, December 29, 2008

It's so funny I forgot to laugh

Almost lost in the hustle and bustle of the long holiday is this fine example of the Republican Party learning its lessons about what worked and didn't work in 2008.

The fact that "satirist" Paul Shanklin's fare was welcome on Rush Limbaugh's program is about all you need to know about "Barack the Magic Negro."
The song is sung to the tune of “Puff the Magic Dragon” by a character meant to be Al Sharpton, the civil rights advocate and sometime politician. In it, the Sharpton character criticizes Mr. Obama for being insufficiently black, and mocks his white supporters for embracing him to assuage guilty feelings about racial injustice. It was distributed as part of a collection of Mr. Shanklin’s parodies.
Well at least it isn't so subtle that you need to guess.

In that vein, I would suggest a few other "songs," starting with "George the Clueless Rich Boy." I will leave it to Shanklin and his fans to pen the Joe Lieberman "parody."

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Blogger Life On Planet Patricia said...

Jib Jab it ain't.


December 30, 2008 10:44 AM  

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