Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn sent an apology to President Obama for referring to him as a 'tar baby' because he wasn't aware that the term might be offensive to some. If this guy was 15, I'd cut him some slack, but the good Republican looks to be mid-40's at least. What a jerk. (Hope that isn't offensive to him.)
It's amazing that we have grown men and women in Congress and the Senate who use such nasty language when referring to each other — and worse, when addressing the president of our nation. It's inexcusable and inappropriate. We've lowered the bar on how we work with one another and refer to people who have different views than us, and it's a shame. Then we wonder why some of our children lack civility and use foul language in public — look at some of these role models.
Yes Mr. Lamborn, 'tar baby' is an offensive term to African Americans. You're a bright enough man to know better and you could have used a number of other words to get your point across. You chose a word that allowed you to blow off some steam and at the same time, we got a better look at your true colors. Hey, the amazing man at the helm of this country right now happens to be black. Deal with it.