Posted by | August 1, 2011 15:43 | Filed under: Top Stories

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by TheRiverWanders

While weighing in on the debt deal, Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) used the term “tarbaby” to refer to President Obama while on a Denver radio show. The clip is here (h/t to Jamelle Bouie, @jbouie on Twitter, and at www.prospect.org).  Bouie says he followed up regarding the comment and subsequently issued this tweet:  “I called the congressman’s office and his communications director confirmed the quote, but didn’t offer a response.”

Lamborn is pictured presenting a Congressional proclamation to Biblica (an organization which translates and distributes Christian Bibles around the world) recognizing its 200th year of operation.  Lamborn has some other familiarity with radio issues:  he’d like NPR defunded. Perhaps he’d have a more difficult time there  getting away, unchallenged, with racist, derogatory comments.

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. ~ Ben Franklin

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By: TheRiverWanders

Independent parent, aspiring author and generally good egg with an occasional foul temper whose deepest curiosities lie in psychology, law, government, history, equal rights, animal rights and child development. Progressive. Allergic to stupid.