Congressman Doug Lamborn
August 2, 2011 by USA Post
. Speaking of the issue of debt ceiling, the representative Doug Lamborn, Colorado Republican, said during an interview with a Denver radio station Friday: “I do not even want to have to be associated with him is like touching a baby tar, and you get – you know, you get stuck, and you are part of the problem now, and you can not go. ”
Although the dictionary defines the term “tar baby” as “something that is almost impossible to get yourself”, but has also been considered a racial slur.
Monday night, Lamborn’s office said he had “sent a personal letter to Obama apologizing for using a term that some find it insensitive,” The Colorado Springs Gazette reported.
Rosemary Harris Lytle, president of the NAACP in Colorado Springs, said: “The world views [the area] as ultra-conservative, ultra-right, Tea-Party-loving, gay-bashing, an epicenter of hatred with two. Pungent words, our congressman again just sealed our fate. ”
“It is shameful that someone can try to insinuate that he was racist,” said Eli Bremer, president of El Paso County Republican Party. “… It is really unfair to take something totally out of context.”
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