Sunday, December 28, 2008

Obama, The Untouchable?


After 8 years of parodies and denigration of President Bush, what is all of this hubbub suddenly of a nearly two year old parody of Halfrican-American, B HO? Don’t liberals know the term “Magic Negro” was first coined by a Black Liberal reporter in a March 2007 LA Times article?

No outrage then, little outrage once Paul Shanklin parodied the term to the tune of “Puff The Magic Dragon.” But now, outrage even from spineless Republicans?

Parodies and mean-spirited cartoons of George W. Bush, Condoleeza Rice, even Colin Powell and Dick Cheney, not to mention Donald Rumsfeld, were written off as “political humor.”



But, Halfrican-American Obama is to be left alone?

Is he untouchable? If so, why?

Does being Halfrican-American grant him some special class unavailable to those who preceded him?

Or, is it his messianic status that grants him such untouchable class?

UPDATE 1: The Chair of the National Black Republican Association, Frances Rice, expresses her view on this feigned offense from the Democrats, Obama The Magic Negro

UPDATE 2: Paul Shanklin speaks on 'Barack The Magic Negro.'

5 comments:

Ms Calabaza said...

Lew,
personally I think the parody is infantile and I don't like it, but it's the usual much-ado about nothing. What they have done to Bush, Cheney and Condi Rice is ten-fold worse but no one cares to bring it up. We must be shamed or punished into censorship. That is what scares me.

allee said...

I agree with Ms. C - it's infantile... BUT... it's not so far off the mark, either. Yet it is making the rounds again, more harshly this time, blame shifted to another party having nothing to do with its creation...

It is satire, and KNOWN to be so. I remember reading about this before but DO NOT recall much of a peep from Camp Barry - the one being skewered - HE KNEW IT FOR WHAT IT WAS. Pols have been the subject of satire (rather ugly, too) since... well... ALWAYS.

It's amazing what you learn when you read - and you ALWAYS post something I learn from, Lew. I had no idea until reading that article (who better to gain knowledge from and have profound respect for an opinion from than a black WOMAN who rose through military ranks!) about the BHO endorsement of a former KKK pol, among other tidbits.

I have always been astounded by "those guys" screaming "racial equality" - in the same breath calling "House Negroes" (or wanting Obama's nuts) - for no reason other than some have achieved what THEY have demanded... Is it jealousy? Or knowledge that, while racism exists, it is not nearly as ugly as they would have us ALL believe and if they sit down and shut up, they might have to get an HONEST job instead of instigating even MORE hatred?

Rhubarb said...

I am working on a Puff the Magic Indian parody for Louisiana Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal. Can I count on you to publicize it?

Lew Waters said...

Allee and Ms Calabaza, of course it is infantile, much of modern politics is today. Paul Shanklin intended it to be provocative to get his point across.

Poking fun at our leaders is as American as apple pie, yet for some reason, we aren't supposed to poke fun at Democrats, especially homey.

Rhubarb, when Bobby Jindal is electd President and you have successfully aired your parody to 20 million listeners, come talk to me. I'll lower my usual fee just for you. ;-)

Agustin Farinas said...

Lew,
happy new year to you and your loved ones. May the new year find you healthier, happier and in better shape economically. Happy New year.
Auggie.