Think Progress Reports: Saltsman out of the running for RNC chair

Think Progress has reported that Chip Saltsman is no longer in the running for the next chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC).  Yesterday, we reported on Saltsman’s offensive inclusion of a song called “The Star Spanglish Banner” in a controversial holiday CD that he sent to RNC members as a Christmas gift.  Think Progress explains:

CQ reports that Chip Saltsman — who became notorious for mailing out the “Barack the Magic Negro” CD as a Christmas present to friends — will not be on the ballot for chair of the Republican National Committee because he was “unable to cobble together the six supporters necessary for nomination. The deadline for Saltsman to come up with two nominators from each of three states was 5 p.m.” The remaining five candidates are current chairman Mike Duncan, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, former Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, South Carolina Chairman Katon Dawson, and Michigan Chairman Saul Anuzis.


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  • They just do not get it! The Star Spanglish Banner and Barack the Magic Negro CD’s make us realize why the GOP is becoming an isolated and declining political party. The GOP finds it hard to grasp that “white power” is a dying notion, although it sustained this country through many of our first 200 years. We now have too many “others” in the U.S. who do not see such parodies as funny or relevant. Although I do not support the Republican party, I do hope the the newly elected RNC Chairman Michael Steele will bring this neanderthal party into the twenty first century.