U.S. representative apologizes for 'tar baby' comment
August 2nd, 2011
01:00 PM ET
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U.S. representative apologizes for 'tar baby' comment

Washington (CNN) - A member of Congress has apologized after saying that being associated with President Barack Obama would be similar to touching a "tar baby."

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, sent a letter to Obama "apologizing for using a term some find insensitive," he said in a statement Monday.


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soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. dd

    Should be ashamed...

    August 2, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. steve

    the racist should not be in a position to "represent" anyone, he should resign immediately.

    August 2, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. SecedingfromTexas

    Doug Lamborn-member of Michelle Bachmann's Tea Party caucus.
    So, this is the garbage that you want in Washington. You just saw how they will take America to the brink for nothing.
    That was no apology.

    August 2, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. 60's survivor

    Yeah right!! Uh huh. Just more code talking.

    August 2, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    How can this guy disrespect the PRESIDENT like that

    August 2, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. Lisa P

    Forget the coded racial slurs; he should have apologized for his shoddy economics and partisan game playing. Neither President Obama nor his economic policies got us into this mess, and playing a stupid game of political "cooties" does nothing to help get us out.

    Come to think of it, Rep. Lamborn should have apologized to the whole country while he was at it.

    August 2, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. WTF?

    Apology is accepted. We need more civility not only in DC but, all over America.

    August 2, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
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