That was a wingnut republiclown politician (they sure love that word) allowing his color arousal (thanks for that word, Francis) to kick in....publicly. If it's one thing that some folks in A-merry-ca hate it is for their "color arousal" to kick in publicly.
Poor O, so now he is a "tar-baby". Lord have mercy, can you imagine if he was one of us full blooded Negroes? (The man's mama is white and he is still a "Tar Baby"!) What's blacker than tar? Oil baby, maybe?
Let me stop, this isn't funny. And I know I know, the PC police should just leave the poor man alone, because we all know that he is not a racist. How could he be? Isn't he an elected politician in our great republic?
OK, so let's say, for argument sake, that he is not. Couldn't he be more sensitive about his choice of words given the fact that we do happen to have a president who is closer to tar than cement, and we know that some of us sensitive Negroes--- and whites with a conscience---- might be offended? I think he is a college educated man with some smarts, you would think he would know better.
But sometimes, you know, you just can't hold in your
"Lamborn was attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the president's policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces," said the statement from Lamborn's office.
"He regrets that he chose the phrase 'tar baby,' rather than the word 'quagmire.' The congressman is confident that the president will accept his heartfelt apology."
Of course he will. That Obama guy is such a gentleman. He always takes the high road.
Anywhoo, Mr. Lamborn is not alone; it seems that someone else allowed his color arousal to kick in on national television:
"If Lamborn’s comments have created a bit of a political morass, MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan also found himself in a sticky political situation about race.
Buchanan appeared on his cable network’s “Morning Joe,” program Wednesday to explain his remarks the night before when he referred to Obama as “your boy” during a discussion with the Rev. Al Sharpton.
The pair, an opposite sides of the ideological road, were discussing Obama's actions when Buchanan, a conservative who has tried to win the GOP’s presidential nomination, told Sharpton that “your boy,” Obama, had caved during negotiations.
“My what?” Sharpton asked. “My president, Barack Obama? What did you say?”
Buchanan, using a boxing analogy, replied that Obama was “your boy in the ring.”
“He's nobody's boy,” Sharpton said. “He's your president, he's my president, and that's what you have to get through your head.”
Buchanan took note on Wednesday.
“Some folks took what I said as some kind of a slur,” Buchanan said. “None was meant, none was intended, none was delivered.” [Article]
We know that "none was intended", Pat. We never say these types of things.....publicly.