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Dear President Tar Baby…

I visited Colorado Springs, but all I got was this lousy t-shirt: BIGOTDoes anyone know if Rep. Lamborn really sent an apology to President Obama for calling him a Tar Baby?
Has anyone seen it? Lamborn’s office issued a press release saying “the congressman is confident that the President will accept his heartfelt apology.” News headlines regurgitated the story sight unseen. The Denver Post quoted Lamborn: “I am sure that he will not take offense and he’ll be happy to accept my apology because he is a man of character.”
How do we know an apology was sent? Because Lamborn says so? That dork told us Obama was a Tar Baby, luckily someone showed skepticism about that. This reminds me of the old gag about the man who returns to his parked car to find a note on the windshield: “Sorry I dented your car. I’m writing you this note so people will think I’m leaving my contact info, but I’m not.”

Until Representative Lamborn issues a public apology, or until President Obama acknowledges Lamborn’s contrition for such a preposterous racist remark, how is this insult to everyone’s intelligence and sense of humanity supposed to be lessened?

To judge by the lack of sensitivity shown in Lamborn’s press release, composed for the public, there couldn’t have been much by way of empathy in a private letter to Obama. Alleged. Try to find it online. Every news article about the purported apology links back to Lamborn’s press release. On his Facebook page, Lamborn has a link called “my apology to President Obama” but it leads to the same PR blurb below. (emphasis mine)

Lamborn Issues President an Apology

Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) today sent a personal letter to President Barack Obama apologizing for using a term some find insensitive. 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. 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.

Saying “I told him I was sorry” never passed muster in primary school, especially a pronouncement that was 3/4 filled with more insult. A child who’d offended another was made to apologize to his face, out loud. Why is Colorado’s asinine little congressman being given a pass on a transgression that reflects so unbecomingly on his community?

In response to the local fallout, Lamborn’s office has acquiesced to holding a public forum on Friday August 19. It’s outside of town, go figure, in a church pre-filled with dumb bigots, to ensure Lamborn’s supporters can find him. What’s he going to say there? “My statement wasn’t racist.” “Amen!” “It’s not Obama’s being black that makes him untouchable.” “Amen!”

A BIGOT may represent Colorado Springs, but an IDIOT is unqualified.I don’t want to go — what is there to say to him? I don’t even want to meet Lamborn’s unrepentant eyes, much less sit in an audience and give the stupid creep the impression what he has to say deserves a listen.

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Comment from Brother Jonah   (IP:
Time: August 18, 2011, 8:12 am

“I’m sorry some people are insulted by degrading terms”

Comment from Brother Jonah   (IP:
Time: August 18, 2011, 8:21 am

Mayhaps it would be worthwhile to go and in the q&a session, ask if he intends to prosecute ex-President(s) Bush The Both for being accomplices to robbing a grave at a Military Cemetery.

Or, more in line with the budget crunch, if he intends to actually prosecute any of a long list of War Profiteers who have local offices.

If the stock market is up again today and tomorrow by the time he has his Lie-Fest, ask him if he’s going to blame Obama for the stock market rally.

Comment from PCMulkey   (IP:
Time: August 18, 2011, 10:22 am

Comment from Marie   (IP:
Time: August 18, 2011, 5:29 pm

Hilarious, PCM!

Comment from Brother Jonah   (IP:
Time: August 18, 2011, 10:42 pm

Here’s a novel idea… he should apologize to the White people first. I mean, who needs another one smelling up the reputation of European descendants?
And this one pretending to be educated. I mean, some of my relatives are real rednecks. I spent my childhood living trapped in a bad Jeff Foxworthy monologue. I got kicked out of a trailer park where most of the neighbors had gotten kicked out of Other trailer parks for being too rowdy.

I know the new standard of sideways racism is to attack Public Education, well, I did take advantage of having schools which I could attend no matter how poor our family was. And I have relatives who didn’t, my dad’s cousin dropped out at the end of 3rd grade. Said he “didn’t need no education to live in Cleburne”

His son and namesake did the same thing.
Even with all that, most of the white and half-white people I know would be purely shamed to allow the words “Tar Baby” to slide over their gums. Rather than try to bullshit somebody into saying it’s a “common usage” to mean something that sounds like he made it up on the spot.

Love begets more love, hatred and bigotry beget at the very least contempt. Trying to cover it with a layer of lies shows even more contempt, for the intelligence not only of Black people but especially for that of his fellow White people.

The bastard knows Black people aren’t stupid enough to buy into that, so who is he trying to fool? It’s like the Heritage Foundation on drugs.

Comment from Ed Billings   (IP:
Time: August 19, 2011, 11:26 am

OK Eric, you’ll get extra cookies and milk for that tshirt….I would love to wear that

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