7 Days To The Magic Negro

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barack_inaugurationWhen we heard this phrase coined with respect to Obama, we immediately tried to get the URL magicnegro.com, but it was already taken, to our dismay.

Nonetheless, we felt this was a classic designation for our new President elect. His election and fund raising did indeed seem almost magic. A virtual unknown and inexperienced black man defeated many seasoned veterans in his quest to become the 44th President of the US. He raised the most money in history, and by a wide margin. He thrived on the Internet and became a hero of such websites as Digg.com, HuffingtonPost.com and even Youtube even though the vast majority of people worshiping him knew nearly nothing about him politically.  His central popularity arose from three primary assets.  He is a great orator, he can promise the moon and people believe it, and he isn’t Bush.

“The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by…sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. “He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist,” from Wikipedia.

Hollywood writer David Ehrenstein associated the phrase “Magic Negro” with Barack Obama March 2007 Los Angeles Times piece: “Like a comic-book superhero, Obama is there to help, out of the sheer goodness of a heart we need not know or understand. For as with all Magic Negroes, the less real he seems, the more desirable he becomes.”

It is not any surprise that the left acts offended by such comments. Some right wingers like Rush Limbaugh have gleefully played with the phrase with articles like this tune.

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If you cannot laugh at this even if you voted for Obama, you have a serious problem with your sense of humor. We have to admit, one must have a sense of humor in Politics, but liberals were quite offended when people found humor in the phrase “Magic Negro”. To which we say, in the famous words of Mick Jagger, “I’ve always said, you can’t take a joke, it’s too … bad.”

Liberals got all riled when Chip Saltsman gifted a CD containing the song “Barack the Magic Negro”. The media was quite critical of anyone poking fun at their Democratic icon.  To which we exclaim, grow up.

Reflecting on what has happened since the election, however, one may actually consider Obama to be indeed magic. He has done absolutely nothing yet, and already gasoline prices have collapsed 60-70%! Despite Real Estate still being in the dumper, the economy has shown some signs of life! And the false association of Bush with all possible problems we have faced in America has created an optimism about Obama’s Presidency possibly never seen in America.  Could it all be magic?  Certainly,  it could not be a Bush policy that worked.

We don’t know if Obama can live up to all the hype, and indeed his policies are taking dramatic shifts as he nears inauguration, but we are certain of one thing. With all the campaign promises Obama made, he had better be one “Magic Negro”.

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7 Responses to "7 Days To The Magic Negro"

  1. Cracker   January 19, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Ya all should forget agout the negro. nothing majik bout him except white fools have voted for Obama. Long Live Ignorance!

  2. from huffpo   January 19, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    LOL! You are crazy! Funniest thing all day!

  3. rad randy   January 28, 2009 at 8:18 am

    keep telling yourself you’re not racist

  4. Peachlicious   January 28, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I have heard some racist crap before, but his BS takes the cake. How the F**K to you think being sarcastically labeled ‘The Magic Negro’ can be considered complimentary, that just goes beyond the borders of ignorance. Hey I know, let’s call Palin, ‘The Hyped Up Trailer Park Trash’ or McCain, ‘The Ole Wrinkled Up Redneck’. Hey, we can go on, since you think the labels are so funny.

  5. outsidelookingin   January 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I am surprised to see comments from anyone thinking this was a racist article. I read it completely as a play on the liberal cry of racism whenever Obama was criticized for anything.

    Those same cry baby liberals made continual sexist comments against Palin and her family.

    The liberals demonstrated they are bigots when convenient or fun and defensive about it only when it serves them.

  6. mattie   January 29, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    What a hateful group of people, and I pray that GOD doe’s not PUNISH us with a TORNADO or a EARTHQUAKE for our WICKEDNESS, for the WRATH of GOD is held back, for a SEASON, but trust me, the more the REPUBLICAN’S, fight against the work, that GOD has given the PRESIDENT to do, he will surely begin to RAGE, and I pray that he will have MERCY! and BARACK doe’s not have MAGIC, but what he has is COMPASSION, and that’s, what draw’s HUMAN BEING’S to him, and that’s why he is the PRESIDENT, and may GOD BLESS and PROSPER the labor of the PRESIDENT.

  7. outsidelookingin   January 29, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Mattie…

    You must love Christmas, because that is when even fruitcakes (like you) are considered a gift.

    If God were to strike anyone down, it would be Obama for supporting terrorist nations like Iran and radical organizations like ACORN.

    As far as hateful, I thought the magic negro song was hysterical. You must be one of those liberal mares, the ones that ride only with blinders on. The liberal only bus is at HUffingtonPost.com. You apparently find their lies and hatred quite appealing.


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