Satire is a powerful thing, but *some* people simply do not get it. I refer specifically to those promoting the “Barack the Magic Negro” song, but this is not a new development. A few years back there were a lot of Chelsea Clinton jokes flying around, trying to make political gain by ridiculing a (then) awkward teenage girl, which I might generously describe as cruel and shameful (let’s skip the less gracious descriptions).
To be fair, and I do try to be fair, it’s not just Republicans who do this. My point is that it gains Republicans nothing to be known as the Party of Cruelty and Shame. Come on Reps, you should not allow your party to be represented in this way, because you can be better than that. If you are really interested in reforming your party, you must be.