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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:33 PM

Congressman who called Pres. Obama 'tarbaby' wants us to know he's skipping SOTU

01/23/12 04:01 PM ET

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) will skip the State of the Union address Tuesday night in what he describes as a protest of President Barack Obama's policies, the congressman's office said Monday.

Mortenson is the first GOP member to announce that he's skipping the speech. The last time the president addressed a joint session of Congress - September of last year - multiple Republicans opted out, with some choosing instead to watch the NFL's kickoff game or live-tweet the address from their offices.

Lamborn created controversy last summer when he said that being associated with the president would be akin to "touching a tar baby . . . "I donít even want to have to be associated with him,Ē Lamborn had said, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. ďItís like touching a tar baby, and you get it ó you know, youíre stuck, and youíre part of the problem now, and you canít get away.Ē

. . . his office emphasized that Lamborn was not skipping the address as part of a larger protest movement or trying to coordinate his absence with any other members. (They probably refused to touch him)

read: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/205853-gop-rep-to-skip-state-of-the-union-as-protest

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Reply Congressman who called Pres. Obama 'tarbaby' wants us to know he's skipping SOTU (Original post)
bigtree Jan 2012 OP
gateley Jan 2012 #1
lsewpershad Jan 2012 #11
spanone Jan 2012 #2
orpupilofnature57 Jan 2012 #4
Old and In the Way Jan 2012 #3
abelenkpe Jan 2012 #5
Major Hogwash Jan 2012 #7
LeftinOH Jan 2012 #6
Botany Jan 2012 #13
Blacksheep214 Jan 2012 #8
pacalo Jan 2012 #9
Skittles Jan 2012 #10
Thinkingabout Jan 2012 #12
Marnie Jan 2012 #14
Scurrilous Jan 2012 #15
KatyaR Jan 2012 #16

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:35 PM

1. Like anybody gives a fuck. nt

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:43 PM

11. I know for sure

I don't.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:35 PM

2. racists are elected to congress way too often

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:42 PM

4. A systemic problem that still Plauges us.

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:41 PM

3. I blame the voters for putting clowns like this in office. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:44 PM

5. Does anyone else find it disturbing that people are more comfortable

outing themselves as hateful racist fuckwads lately?

I blame unmonitored comments sections attached to every news site and blog. If a site claims to not tolerate racist or bigoted speech then why is it that almost none of them are on top of that stuff? Honestly someone should sue those sites every time a bigoted comment goes un-deleted for even one minute.

edited for spelling...

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:55 PM

7. The Hill blog regularly reports what crackpots in Congress say.

That's their job.

Lamborn should have been tarred and feathered and run out on a rail for saying that about President Obama last year.
As for the comments made on such blogs, they are what they are, cesspools for anonymous racists to spew their venom on the internet.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:48 PM

6. Lamborn: A teabagging, lizard lipped a**hole...

That he represents the largely wingnut city of Colorado Springs is no surprise

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:04 PM

13. Colorado's Dist. 5



home of mega churches and bigots



White & Doughy .... what a surprise

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:56 PM

8. Of coursr he's white!

 

You shame us all you prick!

RESIGN!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:34 PM

9. It's his night to wash all those filthy white sheets.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:39 PM

10. what a coward

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:59 PM

12. Isn't it scary these are our "smart ones"

Dumb is forever and they are being elected by the dumb ones. If he worked for me he would be fired.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:29 PM

14. It must be tough to face the prospect of listenting to a tar baby who has 20 or 30 more IQ points

 

than you do.

Much better if he can't be an adult and sit still for an hour, to head for the play ground.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:52 PM

15. Alas.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 09:27 PM

16. Then why did the asshat run for office?

My advice to him is renounce your citizenship and immediately get on the first plan to Argentina*, you'll probably be MUCH happier there....

(*no insult was meant to the beautiful country of Argentina--hopefully you get my drift....)

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