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What do you all think about the distribution of the Obama parody song distributed by Chip Saltzman?

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upintrees

Asked by upintrees at 7:15 AM on Dec. 29, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He made a parody using QUOTES people have said about Obama. Including newspapers, Biden, and other politicians.
    He didn't make anything up, only quoted words from Biden, the LA Times, etc.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • And, some hyper sensitive people are turning it into a race issue. Lighten Up!
    Bush was made fun of for being and old white man from Texas. Chris Rock had plenty to say about Bush being white. Why is it ok for Chris Rock? But not allowed to reverse the rolls?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • "It received it’s title from a Los Angeles Times column that suggested that then candidate Obama appealed to those who feel guilty about the nation’s great sin - the mistreatment of African-Americans."
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • "The CD also includes parodies about former presidential candidate John Edwards and the Reverend Jeremiah ‘KKKofA’ Wright, among other targets individuals. And most noteable of the parodies include: ‘John Edwards’ Poverty Tour,’ ‘Wright Place, Wrong Pastor,’ ‘Love Client #9,’ ‘Ivory and Ebony’ and ‘The Star Spanglish Banner.’"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • Ohh and it was written in 2007. But distributed to some members of the RNC by Saltzman.

    Would I want a copy? No. Do I think it is tasteless? Perhaps. But I also think that since most the lyrics are quotes used from the LA Times, Biden, and Rev Wright, you can't blame Saltzman. It's no different than what Sat Night Live has done in the past.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • It's always funny until you're the butt of a joke! Seriously, people need to lighten up! Maybe Obama can eliminate all of the Political Correctness we've had to endure as part of his "Hope and Change Package!"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:02 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • but we love SNL!..probably because they lean more left,in their humor??
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:34 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • I think a better question is why are only anonymous people willing to answer your question? if there is really nothing wrong with the song, would people hide when answering?
    a_leigh_d

    Answer by a_leigh_d at 8:36 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • I dont think it is the song itself that is as much as the issue as it is the fact that it was recently distributed to RNC committee members. Some members were so upset and shocked over this they chucked the CD in the trash. Of course Rush Limbaugh has the right to air this just like SNL has the right to do Sarah Palin parodies. This is a bit diff though.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:38 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • a leigh d

    Because politics is such a hotly contested subject, many of us post anonymously, not because of what we say, but because the good majority of us are conservatives, Republicans, or just don't like Obama, and would rather not get "hate mail" from those who think WE'RE the hate filled ones!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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