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Congressman Calls President Obama A “Tar Baby”

Submitted by on August 2, 2011 – 1:35 pmOne Comment
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Hmm. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), we don’t believe you, you need more people.

According to CNN, Lamborn had some choice words last week during the political debate over the debt ceiling:

Even if some people say, well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that, they will hold the President responsible,” said Lamborn said Friday during an interview on a Denver radio station. “Now I don’t want to even have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get, you get it, you know… you are stuck and you are part of the problem now and you can’t get away.”

The term “tar baby” is a reference to 19th-century Uncle Remus stories about Br’er Rabbit but has taken on a negative connotation towards African-Americans.

Lamborn spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen said the comments were a misunderstanding and he apologizes. “Congressman Lamborn regrets any misunderstanding. He simply meant to refer to a sticky situation or quagmire,” she said. Mortensen also said Lamborn has sent an apology letter to President Obama.

The White House has not given any comment on Rep. Lamborn’s  remarks.

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