Monday, December 29, 2008

And the Republicans Wonder Why Minorities Don't Support Them


Or, alternate title, the RNC tries to offend everyone. (cover of the album above)

For a party that claims they're attempting to reach out to minorities they sure have a funny way of showing it. Chip Saltsman, Huckabee's former campaign manager and candidate for the RNC chairpersonship, sent the above "parody" (depends on what you think is funny) music album to RNC members. Here's the track list:

Track Listings
1. Blazing Liberal -
Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
2. The Justice Brothers - Paul Shanklin,
3. We Hate the USA - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
4. Al Gore's Norwegian Moose Research - Paul Shanklin,
5. Hillary Clinton Dialect System - Paul Shanklin,
6. I Can Talk Like a Cola Miner's Daughter - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
7. Message from Kim Jung II - Paul Shanklin,
8. California Spanking Psa - Paul Shanklin,
9. Stand - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
10. Your Momma's So Fat - Paul Shanklin,
11. Obama - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
12.
Hillaryclinton.com - Paul Shanklin,
13. Down on the Farm with al Gore - Paul Shanklin,
14. Ball of Fire - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
15. Paul Shanklin Interview on C-Spam - Paul Shanklin,
16. David Ehrenstein's "Barack the Magic Negro" - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
17. Citizen McCain - Paul Shanklin,
18. John Edward's Poverty Tour - Paul Shanklin,
19. I Am Woman - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
20. Pelosi vs. Sheehan - Paul Shanklin,
21. Obama Apology - Paul Shanklin,
22. Wright Place, Wrong Pastor - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
23. Trent Lott - Paul Shanklin,
24. Osama Audio Translation - Paul Shanklin,
25. Mister Tan Marine Man - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
26. Bank of Amigo - Paul Shanklin,
27. The Party of Love - Paul Shanklin,
28. Love Client #9 - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
29. The Justice Brothers "Duke Lacrosse" - Paul Shanklin,
30. McCain and the Old Gray Lady - Paul Shanklin,
31. If You Don't Know Me by Now - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
32. Where Have All the Conservatives Gone? - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
33. The Justice Brothers "Broadcast Insurance" - Paul Shanklin,
34. U Can't Say That - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
35. Simplify Your Life - Paul Shanklin,
36. I Started a Joke - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul
37. Your Momma's Still Fat - Paul Shanklin,
38. 3 A.M. - Paul Shanklin,
39. Ivory and Ebony - Paul Shanklin,
Shanklin, Paul
40. Dr. Phil - Paul Shanklin,
41. The Star-Spanglish Banner - Paul Shanklin, Shanklin, Paul

It's the RNC members that will determine who the next chairperson of the RNC is. This album, and who sent it to who, has raised the ire of minority groups. Songs such as, "Barack the Magic Negro" and "The Star Spanglish Banner" haven't sat well with certain people. Surprise, surprise.

Two troubling things about what has transpired: 1) A candidate for the RNC chairpersonship would send it and 2) A candidate for the RNC chairpersonship thinks the RNC membership would like this album and help sway votes his way.

Again, for a party supposedly trying to build a more diverse party, they sure have a weird way of showing it. I wonder, how many minority RNC members thought this gift was funny? I also wonder, how many minority RNC members are there?