Not Even Trying to Hide Their Racism: Rep. Calls Obama ‘Tar Baby’

August 4, 2011  |  

(Rolling Out) — Another day, another United States congressman uses a racial epithet against President Obama. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is apologizing for using the derogatory term “tar baby” to refer to the difficulties of working with the president.  An apology is grossly insufficient to redress this egregious comment, says CNN contributor Roland Martin and television journalist Juan Williams.  On the 630 KHOW Capils and Silverman radio show, Lamborn said: “Even if some people say, ‘Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the ‘resident 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.”

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