One More Post For The A$$hole Category

It’s not about being PC.  It’s not about Racism.  It’s all about money. 

How else do you explain the firing of Imus but the retention of Limbaugh, who has a new theme song:

Barack, the Magic Negro?!

Yep, that’s the current state of affairs in America.  Get rid of the guy who gives millions to children of all races, and leave the real racist on the air. 

Sick. 

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18 thoughts on “One More Post For The A$$hole Category

  1. It’s fun how the song tries to pin it on the L.A. Times in an attempt to provide it some legitimacy, failing to note that it was in an opinion piece and that the term didn’t start with them. Oh Rush, if you lose your job, however will you afford your Oxycontin?

  2. To pick a nit, Jamie. Limbaugh first played this in mid-March (before the Imus meltdown, not after, as you and your link suggests). What’s with the delayed outrage by everyone?

  3. I can only speak for myself, personally, John. I don’t listen to his show, and I don’t know many folks who do. (I do live in Vermont, you know.) Trust me, had I known about this particular gem I’d have pointed it out vociferously at the time of the Imus Lynching.

  4. What I find amusing is that that song is nothing more than a compilation of things that have been said about Barack Obama by Democrats.

    But if anyone who isn’t says it, it’s “racist”.

    Like the Imus case, in which a white man was pilloried for saying something on one station that you could have heard repeatedly by sliding up or down the dial to the nearest hip-hop or rap station, “racism” has become, not what a person says or does, but who the person saying it is.

    Sort of like “homophobia”.

  5. I can’t smack Limbaugh upside the head so I tune him out. I realize this doesn’t alleviate the damage I feel he does, but at least I can spare myself his hate rants. Maybe he’ll O.D. I know – I’m cruel. I don’t care.

  6. Yes, but those 13 million listeners are not about to tell me anything about it. As far as conservative commuters are concerned, “what happens in the car, stays in the car” seems to be the motto of choice.

    And after being forced to listen to Michael Savage for the sake of carpool unity, I tend to agree with that approach. The less said about what I really think of the “Savage Nation”, the better.

    What’s far more interesting is what, why, and how the people in the information business (whose job it is to inform the rest of us) choose to report the news. What’s with attacking Don Imus to the point where he gets fired…while. at the same time. letting Rush Limbaugh off the hook?

  7. Simple answer, John; not even Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are stupid enough to scream “racism” over a song that merely repeats what they were saying in the first place.

    Nor is the MSM dumb enough to scream “racism” over a ditty that is nothing more than words that they already published from people that they support.

    John Aravosis, on the other hand…….

  8. Nor is the MSM dumb enough to scream “racism” over a ditty that is nothing more than words that they already published from people that they support.

    It may not be in the MSM’s own interest, but I wouldn’t call it “dumb” to cry racism over what is, to me, a clearly racist song.

  9. Again, Jamie, you’ll have to explain to me how a song that is made up primarily of quotations from people who supposedly are NOT racist and do NOT make racist statements magically becomes “racist”.

    It’s kind of like how “bitch” and “‘ho” are terms of love, endearment, and empowerment of women when shouted by rap artists, but not when parodied by white DJs.

  10. Who says what is as important as what’s being said.

    Yes, it does matter. And I would regard anyone who insists otherwise as very “suspect” themselves. Your job, your social status, your wealth, your gender, your race, your sexual orientation, your appearance, your religion, your education, your nationality, your regional association…it’s all information the audience will use to judge motivation, experience, and creditability.

    After all, if a disheveled panhandler in Manhattan told you he had nuclear weapons, you wouldn’t believe him would you? But if Iranian President Ahmedinejad or North Korean “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il told you that, you’d probably take them a little more seriously.

    Now, on the thorny matter of racial slurs…I doubt that anyone is truly ignorant of why I won’t refer to the n-word as anything other than “the n-word.” The historical use of that word is well known to anybody who has completed a middle school U.S. History class.

    Of course, I can say it. I have the vocal cords and am aware of its meaning. But I won’t out of respect and deference to others. So… I think some of us are being incredibly disingenuous when we say we: “don’t understand why blacks can say that word, but I can’t.”

    And I think I know why some folks keep on repeating this line over and over and over again. It’s very clever. Lets just put it this way (and Jamie will get this geeky reference): This is precisely what the Romulans would do.

  11. Again, Jamie, you’ll have to explain to me how a song that is made up primarily of quotations from people who supposedly are NOT racist and do NOT make racist statements magically becomes “racist”.

    That’s easy. I don’t accept your suppositions. We all know Sharpton uses race to bait arguments in his favor. (I also have never accepted “bitch” and “ho” as terms of love by rap “artists,” either.)

    Think of it this way: it doesn’t matter who makes the parts of a bomb, once it’s assembled it’s still a bomb, no matter what the intentions of those who made the parts. It’s those who do the final construction who bear the bulk of the responsibility.

    The song is blatently racist and any attempt to parse it as not is just vile. To accept the idea that it’s NOT racist, one must first be willing to accept all of those ridiculous notions you mentioned, NDT. That’s it’s “ok” for some to say one thing, but not for others.

    That’s not an idea I’m comfortable with.

    John makes a valid point about the “n-word,” but I still think it’s wrong for anyone to say it. Whites for the obvious reasons, blacks because it keeps the word in the public lexicon and thereby lends it strength that it would lose should it be allowed to fade into disuse. Context is irrelevant and distracts from the massive harm done by every use of the word.

    In fact, all of this reminds me of a segment of Hardball I saw last night with Chris Matthews. He was talking with Bill Maher about Sen. Fred Thompson’s potential presidential run, and something Maher said struck a wrong note with me. He said that there’s something “almost gay” about the way republicans are thronging toward Thompson’s candidacy, and I was offended by the way he used “gay,” even though I’m not quite certain exactly why I’m offended. Now, the word “gay” isn’t the same as “faggot,” doesn’t carry those connotations (like Ni**er does), yet when Maher used it he definitely had a pejorative tone. I’m sure his tone was intended toward republicans and not gays, but I don’t think that matters. He certainly didn’t buy it himself when Imus said that “context is important.” So I think Maher’s remarks bear further discussion somewhere. But I digress . . .

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  13. Of course, I can say it. I have the vocal cords and am aware of its meaning. But I won’t out of respect and deference to others.

    Neither would I, for the same reason.

    But that’s my decision. In regard to other peoples’ choices, It seems rather silly to play word police, especially when you can only “arrest” people who are of a specific skin color and political affiliation for saying a particular word.

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