"The Republican Party paid a steep price for race-baiting in the presidential campaign," said the New York Times on Wednesday. "We thought after all that ó and, oh yes, losing the election ó everyone in the Republican Party leadership would have figured out that race-baiting alienates young, minority and all reasonable voters. Clearly, not everyone has."
"Barack the Magic Negro," which was first played on Limbaugh's radio show in March 2007, mocks Obama as being the perfect candidate for white liberals because he is not a "real" black man.
The following video was captured by ThinkProgress on Jan. 1, 2009.