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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:22 AM

Corporate McPravda never mentions this anymore.

Yet, someone states the truth about a rich lady never working a day in her life and the talking heads make out like it's the end of the world.

What were two Republicans thinking, calling Obama 'tar baby' and 'boy'?

Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado and commentator Pat Buchanan, a former candidate for president, both apologized Wednesday for using racially charged terms to refer to Obama.

By Patrik Jonsson,
Staff writer / The Christian Science Monitor / August 3, 2011

ATLANTA -- The specter of two national Republican figures apologizing for calling President Obama, the first African-American president, alternately a "tar baby" and "boy" gave new fuel to speculation on the left that underneath much of the criticism of the president and his policies lurks the shadow of racism.

Last week, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) of Colorado, on a Denver talk radio show, said, “Even if some people say, ‘Well, the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the president 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.”

The term tar baby comes from the 19th-century Uncle Remus stories, where B'rer Fox uses a doll made of a lump of tar to trap B'rer Rabbit, who gets more stuck the more he pummels and kicks the tar baby. In more recent parlance, tar baby is widely considered racial slur.

Other Republicans, including Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, have in recent years apologized for using the phrase "tar baby," although in reference to various government policies and projects, not a black man.



Gee. Wonder if these turds' apologies were ever heard by anyone? Maybe if someone in the national press corpse actually were brave enough to stand up to hold these neoconfederate racist turdballs' feet to the fire, things might be different today. Of this I am certain, if we had a national press corps with INTEGRITY, more good people would be alive today.

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Reply Corporate McPravda never mentions this anymore. (Original post)
Octafish Apr 2012 OP
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #1
Octafish Apr 2012 #4
OnyxCollie Apr 2012 #2
Octafish Apr 2012 #5
OnyxCollie Apr 2012 #9
abelenkpe Apr 2012 #3
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #6
Uncle Joe Apr 2012 #7
EFerrari Apr 2012 #8

Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:33 AM

2. Equivalency only occurs

when Republicans get called out on their behavior. Then its a mad rush to dig up any quip by a liberal/Democrat that puts Republicans in a well-deserving bad light.

"See? They do it, too! Why aren't you going after them?"

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:17 PM

5. Power. Money. Power. Money. We the People are on the bottom.

Please forgive me if I've sent this your way, before, Onyx_Collie:

It's a media blast from the past, the "Lies Of Our Times" online archive:

http://www.liesofourtimes.org /

This magazine published for only a few years in the early 1990s.

Their goal was to correct the record fouled by The New York Times and the rest of Corporate McPravda.

What LOOT also did in that short time is chronicle the treasons of the BFEE.

Please download the issues as PDFs and pass them around to all who give a damn.

More than a few bits from royalties, the owners want the Truth to spread.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:11 PM

9. No apologies necessary, Octafish.

It's always good to refresh my memory.

Thanks for the link. BTW, BIG thanks for the Michael Parenti link. I'm using some of his Ideology & Conspiracy lecture in my thesis.

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:21 PM

6. Good to hear from you

many new posters on DU these days sound as if they would benefit from a periodic inoculation from your archives!!

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Response to Octafish (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:41 PM

7. I would make two major points.

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1. The substantive truth about the rich lady was spoken but it was politically adverse to Democratic interests as it made Corporate McPravda's job of muddying the waters re: women's issues and where the parties stand on that all the easier.

2. The speaker telling the truth about the rich lady works for Corporate McPravda, perhaps that's just a coincidence but Corporate McPravda was/is loath to make that distinction.

Thanks for the thread, Octafish.

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