As you've no doubt heard, State Dem party chair Mike Tate is outraged (outraged!) by the satire/parody video "EBT," insisting that it is "racist on its face," even though it was created by a black female artist.  He is so worked up by its offensiveness that he has launched a campaign to get me fired for playing segments on the air.

Oddly enough, we don’t recall any similar reaction after Tate’s friend Sly Sylvester called former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice an "Aunt Jemima." In fact, both Tate and his spokesman Graeme Zielinski, as well as other elected Democrats, continued to be regular guests on the show.

But let’s leave that aside for a moment and ask a more pertinent question: What exactly are the Democrats' standards? And is Chapter Jackson – a young black woman – being held to different ones than artists with a more "progressive" bent?

On Friday, for example,  after the Journal Sentinel’s Dan Bice watched the video for the first time, he wrote me that he found it "pretty crude stuff:  'All you have to do is f***, 9 months later you're getting the big bucks.’ Maybe I'm a stick in the mud, but that's not very good parody to me. "

Yeah, that’s crude stuff. But have the critics been watching and/or listening to much rap lately? This would include the stylings of President Obama’s new friend, Jay-Z.

Just last year, at a rally for the president’s campaign, Jay-Z used Mitt Romney’s name in the place of the word "bitch" and Obama’s supporters cheered the word-change.

Not enough?

How about this:

Here are lyrics of the president's new BFF’s song "Nigga What Nigga Who." (LANGUAGE WARNING)


Uh-huh uh-huh, gi-gi gi-geyeah

Roc-a-Fella y'all, uh-huh uh-huh, Jigga

Timbaland shit, 98 BEYOTCH

Say what, say what? Uh-huh uh-huh, follow me beotch


Nigga what, nigga who?

Nigga what, nigga who?

Switcha flow, getcha dough

Can't fuck with this Roc-a-Fella shit doe

Switcha flow, getcha dough

Can't fuck with this Roc-a-Fella shit doe


[Jay-Z] --> first four lines overlap the section above

Can't fuck with me

They ain't ready yet

Uh-huh uh-huh

Yeah, yeah

Motherfuckers wanna act loco, hit em wit, numerous

Shots with the fo'-fo'

Faggots wanna talk to po-po's, smoke em like cocoa

Fuck rap, coke by the boatload

Fuck dat, on the run-by, gun high, one eye closed

Left holes through some guy clothes

Stop your bullshit, Glock with the full clip

Motherfuckers better duck when the fool spit

One shot could make a nigga do a full flip

See the nigga layin shocked when the fool hit

Oh hey ma, how you, know niggas wanna buy you

But see me I wanna _Fuck for Free_ like Akinyele

Take this ride, make you feel it inside your belly

If it's tight get the K-Y Jelly

All night get you wide up inside the telly

Side to side, til you say Jay-Z you're too much for me


Chorus: Jay-Z (with Amil)

(Nigga what?) Make you think you can fuck with me

(Nigga who?) Recognize girl, Jay to the Z

*repeat 3X*

(Nigga what?) Make you think you can fuck with me

(Nigga who?) Recognize bitch, Jay to the motherfuckin Z


Got a condo with nuttin but condoms in it

The same place where the rhymes is invented

So all I do is rap and sex, imagine how I stroke

See how I was flowin on my last cassette?

Rapid-fire like I'm blastin a Tec, never jam though

Never get hot, never run out of ammo

Niggas hatin and shit cause I slayed your bitch

You know your favorite, I know it made you sick

And now you're, actin raw but you never had war

Don't know how to carry your ho, wanna marry your ho

Now she's mad at me, cause Your Majesty

Just happened to be, a pimp - what a tragedy

She wanted, us to end, cause I fucked her friends

She gave me one more chance and I fucked her again

I seen her tears as she busted in, I said, "Shit

There's a draft, shut the door bitch and come on in!"

 Racial stereotypes anyone? Vulgar language? The celebration of black on black violence? The n-word (repeatedly)? Calling women bitches? 

The president was so shocked, appalled and offended that he invited Jay-Z and his wife to the White House.

So Chapter, who ridicules food stamps, is a racist, but this is acceptable? What are the Democrats' standards of taste on racial issues? Or do they have any at all?