Dealing with Obama is like touching a tar baby

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Doug Lamborn, Colorado Congressman, Refers To Obama Dealings As Being Stuck To A ‘Tar Baby'

Congressman Doug Lamborn, U.S. Representative for Colorado, was recently on the 630 KHOW Capils and Silverman radio show discussing President Obama, the President’s economic policies, and the debt ceiling deals being debated. Lamborn used a controversial phrase to describe working with the President:

Even if some people say, ‘Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the President responsible. Now, I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get it, you’re stuck, and you’re a part of the problem now and you can’t get away. I don’t want that to happen to us, but if it does or not, he’ll still get, properly so, the blame because his policies for four years will have failed the American people.
Listen to the entire clip courtesy of David Sirota from AM 760 here.
[video=youtube;URAAfREIRGA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URAAfREIRGA[/video]

The term "tar baby," with origins that stretch back to an 1881 Uncle Remus story from writer Joel Chandler Harris, can be used to imply that a situation is difficult to solve. But in more recent history, the term has developed more derogatory connotations related to describing African Americans.

In 2006, TIME magazine discussed the usage of the term "tar baby" when Mitt Romney issued an apology for his use of the term -- Romney claimed he merely wanted to describe “a sticky situation.” However, Oxford American Dictionary Editor-in-Chief Erin McKean told TIME that “what’s really important is not etymologically what it means, but the effect it has.” McKean noted that Oxford American would note that "tar baby" can have derogatory connotations in newer editions.

ColoradoPols points out that although the exact meaning of the word can be debated, most politicians would be smart to avoid the term as it can clearly be interpreted as highly “racially insensitive.”

In 2010, the National Journal ranked Doug Lamborn the “most conservative” member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Lamborn has voted to the right of 96 percent of his colleagues on economic issues, 93 percent on social issues, and 76 percent on foreign policy issues, according to The Huffington Post.

Lamborn was downright thrilled by the ranking. In an interview with the Colorado Springs Gazette, he said: "I’ve been called a lot of things over the years while serving in public office, but to be called the most conservative member of Congress is a distinct honor."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/01/doug-lamborn-colorado-con_n_915382.html
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Sand in the Obambies vaginas in 3 2 1.........
 

CousinDave

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can't say anything these days without someone crying racism

nothing but a bunch of crybaby *******
 

Plunkies

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Isn't the article itself more racist than the audio which has no racial context at all?
 

gleet

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He should have called him Tinkerbell.

 

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Majority Leader John Boehner was asked to explain congressman Lamborn's statement but his spokesman declined, saying the House leader "didn't want to be associated with a taffy baby."
 

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Majority Leader John Boehner was asked to explain congressman Lamborn's statement but his spokesman declined, saying the House leader "didn't want to be associated with a taffy baby."

I'm pretty sure Cantor is the Majority Leader not Boehner
 

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Foghorn Lamborn's gonna have a fun time trying to live this down.
 

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In 2006, TIME magazine discussed the usage of the term "tar baby" when Mitt Romney issued an apology for his use of the term -- Romney claimed he merely wanted to describe “a sticky situation.” However, Oxford American Dictionary Editor-in-Chief Erin McKean told TIME that “what’s really important is not etymologically what it means, but the effect it has.” McKean noted that Oxford American would note that "tar baby" can have derogatory connotations in newer editions.
This is the fucking problem. What this guy basically said is "it doesn't matter if people are too stupid to know the real meaning of the word, we should cater to the idiots who take things the wrong way". It's just like the big uproar over the word "niggardly", which has nothing to do with racism, but retards who don't know the definition got a politician in a bunch of trouble and bad press.
 

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We're really a bunch of fucking pussies when we have to worry about hurting the feelings of the poor little President of the United fucking States.
 

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can't say anything these days without someone crying racism
Nope. It's a sad time we live in. Good thing my grand father is dead.
They'd want to throw him in jail for the shit he used to say and he really
wasn't a racist man. He just knew ******* were only good for playing sports. ;)
 

CougarHunter

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Who the fuck would want to touch a tar baby anyway? They get Jheri curl all over everything!
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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Rep. Lamborn was just taking the word back.



Of course he followed it up hoping that Joe Lieberman won't put a sheeny curse on him and Herman Cain won't attack him with a Nig-ger Knife.
 

TheDrip

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He also went on to say that the US is ****** rich.