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WUSA (CBS): Congressman Doug Lamborn Calls President Obama 'Tar Baby' On Radio; Sends Apology Letter


August 2, 2011- A Congressman in Colorado has issued an apology for his "tar baby" statement he made about President Obama on a radio station.

Rep. Doug Lamborn was responding to comments on KHOW-AM Friday about whom voters would hold responsible for debt ceiling actions. Lamborn stated that he thought they would blame the President, adding, "Now I don't want to even have to be associated with him. It is like touching a tar baby and you get it - you're stuck, and you're part of the problem now."

The term "tar baby" is considered a racial epithet to many people, including some of our Facebook followers.

Rep. Doug Lamborn's website says the Colorado Republican sent an apology letter to President Obama.  Part of the website post says, "He regrets that he chose the phrase 'tar baby,' rather than the word 'quagmire.' The Congressman is confident that the President will accept his heartfelt apology."

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