Puff the Magic Negro !!!???

BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I just heard on CNN that someone made a song about Obama called Puff the Magic Negro.
I couldn't make out all the words, but it sounded ignorant to me.
Anyone know more about this?
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Boomygrrl wrote: »
    I just heard on CNN that someone made a song about Obama called Puff the Magic Negro.
    I couldn't make out all the words, but it sounded ignorant to me.
    Anyone know more about this?

    Does it have to do with his prior admission to smoking weed, or the fact that he smokes? Sounds ignorant, as you said.

    eta: nope, it doesn't. The song's on line - it's called Barack the Magic Negro, and it mocks Obama and Al Sharpton with the usual nonsense about Obama not being really Black. It originated on Limbaugh's show, of course.
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  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What in the hell? That pisses me off. Do these stupid people not have better things to do?
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Ah...that Rush Limbaugh and his fans, and that GOP leader guy...are so f*cking classy. I hope they never change (that way Obama will have a second term. :))
  • .patience..patience. Posts: 537Registered Users
    Ah...that Rush Limbaugh and his fans, and that GOP leader guy...are so f*cking classy. I hope they never change (that way Obama will have a second term. :))

    i like the way you think! :thumright:
  • Hermoineâ„¢Hermoineâ„¢ Banned Posts: 93Banned Users
    Ah...that Rush Limbaugh and his fans, and that GOP leader guy...are so f*cking classy. I hope they never change (that way Obama will have a second term. :))


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  • A_la_Nap-turalA_la_Nap-tural Posts: 409Registered Users
    .patience. wrote: »
    Ah...that Rush Limbaugh and his fans, and that GOP leader guy...are so f*cking classy. I hope they never change (that way Obama will have a second term. :))

    i like the way you think! :thumright:

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  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Good point!
    That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

    I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.
    :blob8:

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  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    And the RNC wonders why they have problems broadening their base. Why anyone but old white men are a part of this party is beyond me.
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    eche428 wrote: »
    And the RNC wonders why they have problems broadening their base. Why anyone but old white men are a part of this party is beyond me.

    That's EXACTLY what I always wonder.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    eche428 wrote: »
    And the RNC wonders why they have problems broadening their base. Why anyone but old white men are a part of this party is beyond me.

    You mean they have members who aren't? As Obama said, for them the old boys' club is called a staff meeting....
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    The song originated on Rush Limbaugh's show I think. Shows his influence on the RNC leadership, huh? I think it also mocks something about Asian Americans and makes a comment about Spanglish.
  • natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
    I think we're in for a very eye-opening year as the racism that has always been there but has been "quiet" is going to show its ugly self to the public. It breaks my heart.
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    The parody song has been in existence since the Spring of 2007 and was written and is performed by Paul Shanklin, who does all the parodies on the Rush Limbaugh program.

    Obama the 'Magic Negro' is a term coined by LA Times columnist David Ehrenstein who pennned the article in March of 2007, linked here:

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

    The song features Shanklin impersonating the Reverend Al Sharpton singing the lyrics through a bullhorn. It's primarily a comment on the media-whoring ways of the good Reverend and how he likely feels that Barack Obama has stolen his spotlight.

    I'm not here to comment on the tastefulness or appropriateness of the parody in question, just passing on some facts as I know them.
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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
    You beat me to it. Funny how everyone has automatically assumed that the whole thing originated with Rush and what do you know? The originator is a black columnist at the LA Times...but nothing was said at the time and it didn't make any news.
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    susancnw wrote: »
    You beat me to it. Funny how everyone has automatically assumed that the whole thing originated with Rush and what do you know? The originator is a black columnist at the LA Times...but nothing was said at the time and it didn't make any news.


    The title came from an LA Times article; the song came from Rush's guy. Either way, it made news. It's been floating around for close to a year. The problem in this case is that a person wanting to lead the Republican party chose include parodies as a part of his campaign.
  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
    Yeah, it was a stupid choice and poor taste. I happen to like most song parodies...I think it takes a lot of imagination to take a song that already might have a following/fixture in people's minds and give it a tweak.

    Weird Al did a few that I honestly can't hear the original song w/o singing his lyrics.... Nirvana (we're jumping and we're screaming and we don't know what we're singing), Yoda, My, My, this here Anakin Guy...Cletus Judd for country songs....Breathe is hysterical and his takes on Shania Twain's stuff is great...Great Day to Be a Guy.
    My son wears combat boots (and a parachute). So does my son-in-law.
    The older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness. Thomas Sowell.
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  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Posts: 2,904Registered Users
    susancnw wrote: »
    Yeah, it was a stupid choice and poor taste. I happen to like most song parodies...I think it takes a lot of imagination to take a song that already might have a following/fixture in people's minds and give it a tweak.

    Weird Al did a few that I honestly can't hear the original song w/o singing his lyrics.... Nirvana (we're jumping and we're screaming and we don't know what we're singing), Yoda, My, My, this here Anakin Guy...Cletus Judd for country songs....Breathe is hysterical and his takes on Shania Twain's stuff is great...Great Day to Be a Guy.

    Umm, I don't really think that any of those are in the same realm as the aforementioned song.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    susancnw wrote: »
    You beat me to it. Funny how everyone has automatically assumed that the whole thing originated with Rush and what do you know? The originator is a black columnist at the LA Times...but nothing was said at the time and it didn't make any news.

    You see what you want to see, believe that which supports what you already believe.

    We all do this. But you seem to suffer from a much more advanced case.

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