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Michael Steele Chosen As First Black National RNC Chairman

The Republic National Committee elects former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele as their national chairman.

“This is the dawn of a new party moving in a new direction with strength and conviction,” Steele declared after being chosen over four other candidates, including former President George W. Bush’s GOP chief, who bowed out declaring, “Obviously the winds of change are blowing.”

Steele, who was also the first black candidate elected to statewide office in Maryland in 2002, replaces Mike Duncan who was the former RNC Chairman.

While Blindie thinks this is an effort to catch up to the Democratic party, which nominated and successfully electing the nation’s first black president, it is still an accomplishment to be applauded and a step in the right direction considering Tennessee GOP Chairman Chip Saltsman gifted committee members with a CD that contained the offensive song “Barack the Magic Negro,” last Christmas and defended it as “political satire.”


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ObamaNation: ‘Barack The Magic Negro’ Song Regifted To RNC Members

Tennessee Republican Chip Saltsman has sent CDs containing the offensive song “Barack the Magic Negro” to Republican National Committee members for Christmas and defends the gifts as merely “political satire.”

The song which originally aired on The Rush Limbaugh Show back in 2007, is a parody of the 1963 Peter, Paul and Mary tune “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Written and sung by Limbaugh Show‘s Paul Shankin in an Al Sharpton impersonation, the tune takes aim at the President-elect by claiming Obama appeals to “guilty” white voters and is black but not “authentically.”

“See, real black men, like Snoop Dogg, or me, or Farrakhan, have talked the talk, and walked the walk, not come in late and won,” a verse in the song goes.

Shankin latched onto the “magic negro” term after the bi-racial L.A. Times critic David Ehrenstein used the term in an opinion column.

Other songs on the CD include: “John Edwards’ Poverty Tour,” “Wright place, wrong pastor,” “Love Client #9,” “Ivory and Ebony” and “The Star Spanglish Banner.”

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GIMME FIVE: Sarah Palin’s Most Quotable Moments at the RNC

Full of sass and armed with a string of one-liners, John McCain’s running mate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a surprisingly impressive speech at the Republican National Convention–that was actually entertaining in its outrageousness!

Blindie counts down the Top Five most cringe-worthy quotes from her big moment under the Republican sun:

1. Comparing her experience to Barack Obama, Palin says, “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities.”

2. Palin compares Obama and McCain: “In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.”

3. Of McCain, she urges, “Take the maverick out of the Senate. Put him in the White House.”

4. Getting tough on Obama, Palin says, “It’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform–not even in the state Senate!”

5. Further attacking Obama: “The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of ‘personal discovery.'”


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