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Barack the Magic Negro, Part II

Did you love “Barack the Magic Negro”? Good news! Republican National Committee chairman-candidate Chip Saltsman’s holiday CD included a similarly “funny” selection: “The Star Spanglish Banner.” Both songs were written by the same man, “satirist” Paul Shanklin, who is a frequent contributor to Rush Limbaugh’s radio program. Sam Stein at The Huffington Post writes, “Saltsman has contended that the whole thing was meant as a good-humored, albeit ill-conceived, joke. But it hits at the core of what observers inside and out of the GOP see as a major party problem: their incredible failure to win Hispanic votes in the 2008 election.”