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Elizabeth Colbert-Busch’s “Shaft” Ad

Who’s the black private dick That’s a sex machine to all the chicks? (Shaft) ya, damn right Who is the man that would risk his neck For his brother man? (Shaft) can you dig it? Who’s the cat that won’t cop out When there’s danger all about? (Shaft), right on…

Who’s the black private dick
That’s a sex machine to all the chicks?
(Shaft) ya, damn right

Who is the man that would risk his neck
For his brother man?
(Shaft) can you dig it?

Who’s the cat that won’t cop out
When there’s danger all about?
(Shaft), right on

They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
(Shut your mouth)
But I’m talkin’ ’bout Shaft
(Then we can dig it)

For you youngsters in our audience, those are lyrics from the Isaac Hayes-written theme song for Shaft, the 1971 “blaxploitation” classic starring Richard Roundtree as the inimitable bad motherfucker, John Shaft.

Why are we writing about Shaft today?

Because’s he’s referenced in a horribly condescending, borderline racist radio ad released by the campaign of Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

The ad accuses South Carolina Republicans of trying to disenfranchise black voters in South Carolina – which is an especially ironic charge in light of the allegations at the heart of the “Richland County Robbery” (in which black elected officials and a black elections manager did this).

Nonetheless …

“Somebody doesn’t want African Americans to vote – and it doesn’t take Shaft to figure out who,” the ad’s narrator states, with Isaac Hayes ripoff music bumpin’ in the background.

The ad then proceeds to bash former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, who is running against Colbert in the May 7 special election for the South Carolina first congressional district.

“He cut education, he cut job training, he cut health care,” the narrator states. “And then he took a hike on the people of South Carolina.”

Wait … didn’t Colbert-Busch just issue a press release accusing President Barack Obama of spending too much money? Why yes … yes she did. Now she’s bashing Sanford for cutting government? Which is it?

It’s also hilarious (to us) that the spot makes three mentions of “Tuesday May 7” as the day to vote – because Colbert-Busch’s camp obviously believe black people are stupid and need to be told the date of the election three times in a one-minute spot.

UPDATE: To listen to the spot, click on the icon below …

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54 comments

hoss April 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Didn’t take long for her campaign in SC 1 to come to a screeching end,did it?

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hoss April 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Didn’t take long for her campaign in SC 1 to come to a screeching end,did it?

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Hard to get blacks motivated on election day unless they can implement their Racism (like Obama and Alvin Greene)…So I hope this get them in the booths.
That said: I hope FITS’ Desperation and obsession shows Busch has a chance.

Maybe democrats crossed-over and voted for Sanford in the GOP primary, because they wanted him to beat…

I don’t know the data…but I also heard Busch does not care to debate…which could be a sign she’s the leader…
PS: I LMAO: FITS and Sanford called Voter ID a move to suppress minority voters…I bet these 2 Dumb@$$#$ wish they had not said that, now…

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Hard to get blacks motivated on election day unless they can implement their Racism (like Obama and Alvin Greene)…So I hope this get them in the booths.
That said: I hope FITS’ Desperation and obsession shows Busch has a chance.

Maybe democrats crossed-over and voted for Sanford in the GOP primary, because they wanted him to beat…

I don’t know the data…but I also heard Busch does not care to debate…which could be a sign she’s the leader…
PS: I LMAO: FITS and Sanford called Voter ID a move to suppress minority voters…I bet these 2 Dumb@$$#$ wish they had not said that, now…

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jimlewisowb April 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

“horribly condescending, borderline racist radio ad released by the campaign of Elizabeth Colbert-Busch”

On the surface seems totally out of character for such a Genteel Southern Lady such as Ms. Elizabeth

Would strongly urge fitsnews to look a little further into the wood pile for there is bound to be found lurking in there someone who unbeknownst to Ms. Elizabeth slithered out and committed this dastardly deed without her knowledge or permission

I have friends in Charleston who are reporting daily that when Ms. Elizabeth is spotted on the street that traffic comes to a standstill

Just yesterday another example of her popularity was displayed as she was walking down Meeting Street near Market when one of the Carriage Horses spotted Ms. Elizabeth. The horse broke free of the carriage abandoning the driver and riders and galloped up to Ms. Elizabeth to nuzzle her. Onlookers clapped, cheered and wept.

Ms. Elizabeth’s admirers are getting to be so numerous that the City of Charleston Police Chief has urged Ms. Elizabeth to limit her personal appearances so as to prevent commoners from being trampled

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Are you Sanford Groupies really that SCARED of Busch???.. I HOPE so…
It means the numbers ain’t too good for Sanford…PLEASE let him lose. It would make my month…

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jimlewisowb April 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Once again you know when to say the right thing at the right time
You are truly blessed

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Never mind…

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annefair April 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Aaaaaaah,Big T,sometimes I just love ya to pieces…….have to be honest and say it scares me,but it happens.

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I was asked to forward this message——

“Please excuse my show of affection, but I really thought she was Sarah Palin.”

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jimlewisowb April 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

“horribly condescending, borderline racist radio ad released by the campaign of Elizabeth Colbert-Busch”

On the surface seems totally out of character for such a Genteel Southern Lady such as Ms. Elizabeth

Would strongly urge fitsnews to look a little further into the wood pile for there is bound to be found lurking in there someone who unbeknownst to Ms. Elizabeth slithered out and committed this dastardly deed without her knowledge or permission

I have friends in Charleston who are reporting daily that when Ms. Elizabeth is spotted on the street that traffic comes to a standstill

Just yesterday another example of her popularity was displayed as she was walking down Meeting Street near Market when one of the Carriage Horses spotted Ms. Elizabeth. The horse broke free of the carriage abandoning the driver and riders and galloped up to Ms. Elizabeth to nuzzle her. Onlookers clapped, cheered and wept.

Ms. Elizabeth’s admirers are getting to be so numerous that the City of Charleston Police Chief has urged Ms. Elizabeth to limit her personal appearances so as to prevent commoners from being trampled

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Are you Sanford Groupies really that SCARED of Busch???.. I HOPE so…
It means the numbers ain’t too good for Sanford…PLEASE let him lose. It would make my month…

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jimlewisowb April 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Once again you know when to say the right thing at the right time
You are truly blessed

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Never mind…

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annefair April 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Aaaaaaah,Big T,sometimes I just love ya to pieces…….have to be honest and say it scares me,but it happens.

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I was asked to forward this message——

“Please excuse my show of affection, but I really thought she was Sarah Palin.”

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cuvinny April 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Republicans always try to prevent minorities from voting, this is known. What’s controversial about it?

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

If blacks did not vote in such RACIST patterns, and get caught cheating so much…Sanford would not be $#!**ing himself over it…especially when Sanford has a record of HATING everything that does not benefit him, personally, but he would pander to the Black Gestapo…

Hope this bites him in the @$$.

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cuvinny April 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Ahhh, so when minorities vote in their interest its racist then what is it called when the majority of white males vote for Pubs?

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm

They Need to VOTE FOR THEIR Country, you selfish Racist B@$t*rd…not HATE, BITTERNESS and Hand-outs…you are an Ungrateful Piece of $#!*…looking for something you refuse to earn…
If more people took responsibility and RAISED their Children, instead of looked for a Freebies, like your Sorry @$$…Our country would not be swirling down the toilet…I BLAME YOU!!!!!

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hoss April 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

That would be a FELONY (preventing minorities from voting) and a violation of the Voters Rights Act.If it is known and you have knowledge of such crimes you are required by law to report such. Give me the names of the individual preventing minorities from voting and I will do it for you. If not,SHUT THE HEck UP. Thanks.

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? April 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Lillian McBride?

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Voting Rights…Like the New Black Panthers, Right???

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lowcorider April 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Yeah, both of them. And they scare your cracker ass shitless. And for that I thank them.

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cuvinny April 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Republicans always try to prevent minorities from voting, this is known. What’s controversial about it?

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

If blacks did not vote in such RACIST patterns, and get caught cheating so much…Sanford would not be $#!**ing himself over it…especially when Sanford has a record of HATING everything that does not benefit him, personally, but he would pander to the Black Gestapo…

Hope this bites him in the @$$.

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cuvinny April 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Ahhh, so when minorities vote in their interest its racist then what is it called when the majority of white males vote for Pubs?

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm

They Need to VOTE FOR THEIR Country, you selfish Racist B@$t*rd…not HATE, BITTERNESS and Hand-outs…you are an Ungrateful Piece of $#!*…looking for something you refuse to earn…
If more people took responsibility and RAISED their Children, instead of looked for a Freebies, like your Sorry @$$…Our country would not be swirling down the toilet…I BLAME YOU!!!!!

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hoss April 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

That would be a FELONY (preventing minorities from voting) and a violation of the Voters Rights Act.If it is known and you have knowledge of such crimes you are required by law to report such. Give me the names of the individual preventing minorities from voting and I will do it for you. If not,SHUT THE HEck UP. Thanks.

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? April 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Lillian McBride?

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BigT April 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Voting Rights…Like the New Black Panthers, Right???

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Lowcorider April 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Yeah, both of them. And they scare your cracker ass shitless. And for that I thank them.

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

My favorite line from Shaft is still — “It’s my duty to take care of that booty.”

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shifty henry April 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

My favorite line from Shaft is still — “It’s my duty to take care of that booty.”

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Smirks April 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

No link to the audio of the ad? Come on, man. We have to hear this one.

EDIT: Well here’s a link that has it.

http://charleston.patch.com/articles/sanford-campaign-racial-overtones-in-colbert-busch-ad-unfortunate

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cuvinny April 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Not seeing why pubs are upset other then they don’t like being called out with the truth.

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Smirks April 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

No link to the audio of the ad? Come on, man. We have to hear this one.

EDIT: Well here’s a link that has it.

http://charleston.patch.com/articles/sanford-campaign-racial-overtones-in-colbert-busch-ad-unfortunate

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cuvinny April 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Not seeing why pubs are upset other then they don’t like being called out with the truth.

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lowcorider April 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Truth is a hell of a drug.

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Lowcorider April 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Truth is a hell of a drug.

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Ho hum April 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Brother Stephen must have had some input on this ad. Maybe thought it was camp. Doesn’t really ruffle any feathers IMO; hits all the predictable big bad meanie republican shortcomings for her base.

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Ho hum April 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Brother Stephen must have had some input on this ad. Maybe thought it was camp. Doesn’t really ruffle any feathers IMO; hits all the predictable big bad meanie republican shortcomings for her base.

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danman1213 April 12, 2013 at 1:34 am

The black panthers sure did a good job of voter intimidation without prosecution. The only reason the libs and Dems are making a fuss about voter ID is it make it harder to cheat. Why anyone would not support a voter ID. What don’t you need ID for ?. I can’t wait to hear the disenfranchised next gripe.

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Dan April 12, 2013 at 1:34 am

The black panthers sure did a good job of voter intimidation without prosecution. The only reason the libs and Dems are making a fuss about voter ID is it make it harder to cheat. Why anyone would not support a voter ID. What don’t you need ID for ?. I can’t wait to hear the disenfranchised next gripe.

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Darth April 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

Voter suppression belongs to the Democrat’s KKK and the “slave-crackers” and “slave-breakers” in the SEIU and New Black Panthers drag. Shameless in winning at any price are our Dems.

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Darth April 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

Voter suppression belongs to the Democrat’s KKK and the “slave-crackers” and “slave-breakers” in the SEIU and New Black Panthers drag. Shameless in winning at any price are our Dems.

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Okay April 12, 2013 at 10:39 am

How about a rebuttal ad that gives a quick 30 second history of the Democratic Party on civil rights and voting rights for minorities.

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Okay April 12, 2013 at 10:39 am

How about a rebuttal ad that gives a quick 30 second history of the Democratic Party on civil rights and voting rights for minorities.

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CatherineMcCaw April 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Fitsnews, if you think that radio spot is “borderline racist” you had better not read some of the comments your article has attracted. And how is it more condescending than any other political ad, or any other ad, for that matter?

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CatherineMcCaw April 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Fitsnews, if you think that radio spot is “borderline racist” you had better not read some of the comments your article has attracted. And how is it more condescending than any other political ad, or any other ad, for that matter?

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Mums the word April 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Little wonder that the current ex-Mrs Mark Sanford has decided to keep it classy and NOT endorse either candidate. In recent years, she would know better than anyone what it was like to be shafted by the Republican challenger.

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Mums the word April 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Little wonder that the current ex-Mrs Mark Sanford has decided to keep it classy and NOT endorse either candidate. In recent years, she would know better than anyone what it was like to be shafted by the Republican challenger.

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SenseLikeChaps April 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

“It’s also hilarious (to us) that the spot makes three mentions of
“Tuesday May 7? as the day to vote – because Colbert-Busch’s camp
obviously believe black people are stupid and need to be told the date
of the election three times in a one-minute spot.”

Does is cancel out the 4 or 5 calls they get telling them to come vote on Wed May 8th?

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SenseLikeChaps April 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

“It’s also hilarious (to us) that the spot makes three mentions of
“Tuesday May 7? as the day to vote – because Colbert-Busch’s camp
obviously believe black people are stupid and need to be told the date
of the election three times in a one-minute spot.”

Does is cancel out the 4 or 5 calls they get telling them to come vote on Wed May 8th?

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