Straight No Chaser: ‘Magic’ Negroes??

By Desi Cortez
Updated: December 31, 2008

DENVER — Birds of a feather…flock together.

That was one of my grandfather’s grand lines, I heard it a million times, along with a list of other adages growing up. It had merit in 1968, just as it does today.

That’s why it burns my ass when I hear Rush Limbaugh brag about how he was hanging, kickin’ it with some NFL owner, in his private suit watching a game….

Is this racist bastard a friend, a buddy to….how many NFL aristocrats? Just how popular is this guy in NFL owners circles…?

Let’s-cut-to-the-race; Rush, the Pied-Piper for the angry, paranoid, insecure White dude, who when he held in contempt McNabb’s star-status on ESPN’s Countdown Show many moons ago, was merely speaking the minds of millions of White NFL fans.

His studios produced a song a few months ago called “Barack: The Magic Negro”, an insulting, belittling, stereotypically racist parody, which slaps black folks in the face. Today it’s now being endorsed by the guy seeking the Grand Pooh-Pah seat of the Republican Party.

Dig this….. I ripped it directly from the AP Wire, so there won’t be any goddamn question s about it.

WASHINGTON (The Chocolate City) – The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Saturday he was “shocked and appalled” that one of his potential successors had sent committee members a CD this Christmas featuring a 2007 song called “Barack the Magic Negro.”

In the wake of RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan’s admonishment, former Tennessee GOP leader Chip Saltsman said that party leaders should stand up to criticism over sending out the song on a CD.

He earlier defended the song as one of several “lighthearted political parodies” that have aired on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. Saltsman, who managed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign, is seeking the RNC chairmanship.

Ain’t that a ….

So, how many NFL owners have this CD? Just how popular is this CD set. Does Rush give them away to his buddies? How many team presidents and head coaches groove to it?

I’m well aware it’s none of my blinking business…. but I’m still asking the question, and I want an answer. I think as a lifelong fan of the league, who’s financially supported the league, and as a guy who has thousands read this column, which translates into nothing more than being apart of that small segment of the population which acts as the eyes and ears of John Q. Public, La’ Jermaine Q. Public, Jose Q. Public, you know… all the little people, the unwashed masses, who are regarded as dumbasses – these elitist rednecks insult everyday…..and I want to know exactly how far down their noses they look at Black folks.

I’m entitled to know how many plantation owners, at the end of the game, see their players in such a negative light.

Talk about thinking lowly of a people…this song is it.

Here, don’t take my word, check out the actual words to Barack the Magic Negro, the stuff a dad would write for his kids “Show&Tell Day”…. if he were a Klansman.

And, of course it’s sung in Uncle Remus “Song of the South” style

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.The L.A. Times, they called him that ‘Cause he’s not authentic like me.

Yeah, the guy from the L.A. paper Said he makes guilty whites feel good They’ll vote for him, and not for me ‘Cause he’s not from the hood.

See, real black men, like Snoop Dog, Or me, or Farrakhan Have talked the talk, and walked the walk.

Not come in late and won!

Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.

The L.A. Times, they called him that ‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.

Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.

The L.A. Times, they called him that ‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.

Some say Barack’s “articulate” And bright and new and “clean.”

The media sure loves this guy, A white interloper’s dream!

But, when you vote for president, Watch out, and don’t be fooled!

Don’t vote the Magic Negro in – ‘Cause —

‘Cause I won’t have nothing after all these years of sacrifice And I won’t get justice. This is about justice. This isn’t about me, it’s about justice.

It’s about buffet. I don’t have no buffet and there won’t be any church contributions, And there’ll be no cash in the collection plate.

There ain’t gonna be no cash money, no walkin’ around money, no phoning money.

Now, Barack going to come in here and ……..

It’s hard to imagine it’s not “Barack the magic Nigger” behind scores of America’s closed doors….

They say, they being the Kansas City Star, and those folks over at ESPN, who once hired this racist bastard, (no it ain’t changed, Limbaugh’s a racist bastard in this paragraph…just like he was up there) they report Rush has his elitist eye on purchasing the St. Louis Rams.

Perhaps he’s interested in owning some other team, whose to say?

Nonetheless, whose to argue the NFL owners’ cartel will accept Rush, embrace him with open arms…. in spite of this kind of crap.

The sharp and blunt point of this piece-of-my-little-mind; We, as Black fans ought to do more than simply take note of this. This racist bastard should never be allowed to own an NFL team without a league-wide walkout, work stoppage, fan boycott.

No more NFL bed sheets and underwear for your 7 year old.

There’s no other answer, then Black Power, to quell this type of bold in your face, I own you nigger, whether you like it or not ….” BS. Yes, game-day in the NFL without Black players to kick around….

Easily recall ESPN gave Rush a prime seat, they accepted the racist bastard until he quickly went too far, forcing, leaving no choice than to jettison him.

This fat-cat has friendships within the NFL country club, and I’m sorry, that speaks World Book Encyclopedia volumes about….birds of a feather flocking around together….

You know, when I think about it, I really don’t have any qualms about using words like plantation to describe NFL teams, because, at the end of the day, that’s what they are, sure these gladiators are well paid.

But when all the cheese is added up, the players are but pawns, who, if lucky, at completion of their performance, can hopefully walk away with a slice of a gigantic New York Cheese Cake.

And you know, as I ponder it all, I don’t feel bad about depicting the established sports press as ….non-empathetic, passively aggressive, if not outright hostile towards today’s Afro-American athlete because ….they are.

Clearly they’re not apart of the so-called liberal press, instead they’re you’re typical anti-everything, against everybody -18 to 108 year old White guy, who listens to Rush, nod’s his block in concurrence with him on most social/political and economical issues.

Hey, there is a mind set, a mentality which is on display when you read some reporters alleged neutral story. And there’s no debate about the columnist and talking heads – these cats span the Right side of the spectrum; from disliking Blacks to hating them.

From Bonds and O.J. to Vick – the zeal, the contempt, the pleasure, the satisfaction which can be easily recognized peculating out of the sports media industry, is alarming.

The disdain for Black QBs. The minimizing of the woeful number of Black head coaches in the league. The “turning on McNabb;” once Donovan spoke the truth about the endless critiques which emanate from the desk of frustrated, one time jocks who got cut….lost their starting job to a black man, and since then, they’ve had a chip on their shoulder the size of a football – these cats have been on him like Lester “the molester” Hayes.

Even all the bitching and moaning about on-field celebrations is rooted in ramming WASP culture and social standards down the throats of Black men, who have redefined your sport, right in front of our very eyes…..

Why-oh-why do we have to pretend this “act right boy…. stand like me, talk like me” attitude does not exist? It’s akin to forcing the Jackson 5 to sing and dance like the Osmond Brothers.

During Week 16, for the very first time – I hear about the Vikings QB, Tavaris Jackson’s wife, and the pregnancy complications she was enduring doing the beginning of this season, and the pressure it put on the young soon to be father.

It’s the first I heard of it. Go flippin’ figure. Why? Because there’s no human aspect or angel regarding Black players, because obviously, in a significant portion of the press….we’re not humans.

We’re all pimps and hustlers like Snoop, cartoon characters playing at life.

No one knew McNabb’s wife was experiencing difficulties with the birth of their twins leading up to and through the time No. 5 was benched…. because Oscar Madison the sports writer…didn’t see that as an issue.

I wonder if NFL plantation hierarchy considered the impact that has on …a man. Wasn’t that the phrase painted on the signs the sanitation workers bore during their strike which attracted Dr. King…to his finale confrontation….

I AM A MAN!!!!

I question how many owners, coaches, players and fans consider Black players as … men? But still the Question remains, is Rush Limbaugh a reflection of NFL ownership?

Is he welcome in most mansions, breaking bread with all of them but the elder Rooney?