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Greer: RNC candidate's CD selection "racially-insulting"

Florida GOP chair Jim Greer is hailing the Republican National Committee chairman candidates who have denounced candidate Chip Saltsman for distributing what Greer called a "racially-insulting song" -- a ditty titled, "Barack the Magic Negro."

"As the GOP Chairman in one of our nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse states, I am especially disappointed by the inappropriate words and actions we’ve seen over the past few days," said Greer, who once said to be in the running in the post. "I am proud of those party leaders who have stood up in firm opposition to this type of behavior.

"In Florida we have worked hard to reach out to ALL citizens to promote the Republican Party’s principles and values while ensuring that our commitment to African Americans, Hispanics, and other minority communities is sincere and credible. Actions such as the distribution of this CD, regardless of intent, only serves to promote divisiveness and distracts us from our common goal of building our party.

""Today, the GOP has an unprecedented opportunity to embrace change and inclusion, and we are either going to welcome this opportunity fully or watch it slip through our fingers. We can only achieve success if Republican leaders reject racial or any other acts that divide us and instead embrace what unites us as a nation."