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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."

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Caputa

Greer is nothing but a big, fat, over-indulgent, prima donna who lives a life of nouveau riche luxury on the party's dime. I hope he gets the boot in January.

dingaling

Greer is right on this one, Good move Chairman!!

rant

It looks like the RNC has a cogenital problem with the insensitivity gene inherited from Earl Butz and James Watt. During the 1976 presidential campaign Butz made a racially offensive joke to Pat Boone which was overheard by a reporter from Rolling Stone. The ensuing controversy caused Butz to resign his post as Secretary of Agriculture. Watt made an offensive remark about cripples but kept his job.
Given the Republicans close ties to business it would not be surprising to see them solict a large donation from a laundry detergent manufacturer showing how their detergent makes their white sheets and hoods much whiter. Was it Einstein who stated that the definition of insanity is the continued repetition of the same behvior with the expectation of different results? These fools sem to be incapable of learning.

Cynical Idealist

It's just more from Jim "I'll jump on any train to keep people from focusing on my failure to lead or asking for an audit" Greer.....

Abe Lincoln

Greer is a hypocrite on this one. I can at least respect Saltsman for making fun openly but Greer lacks the backbone to hold a conversation with any black who has an IQ over 69. So while Saltsman is open and honest about his statements I can appreciate, I take issue with a closeted racist like Greer to try to publicly humiliate someone when he displays this sort of behavior behind closed doors. If it were a race between only Greer and Saltsman I would pick Saltsman over a closeted racist like Greer anytime.

Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz

OH, WE CAN'T MAKE FUN OF BLACKS? THE BLACK COMMUNITY LAPS UP HATEFUL, VIOLENT MOVIES, VIDEOS, SONGS, AND POLLUTES AND DEMEANS WESTERN CULTURE, BUT MAKING FUN OF A BLACK, OR HALF BLACK, A MULATTO IF YOU WANT TO BE ACCURATE, IS "TERRIBLE" "INSENSITIVE"? INSENSITIVE? TRY TO HAVE A MINUTE OF PEACE AND QUIET WITHOUT SWEAR WORDS OR PUSHING AND SHOVING ON THE PUBLIC BUSES THAT GO THRU BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS (THE NUMBER 1 IS THE WORST EXAMPLE) OR MCDONALDS IN THE MORNING BY THE BROWARD TERMINAL OR EVEN IN THE TERMINAL! "INSENSITIVE"

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