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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    "tar baby" is hardly a common term, precisely because it has loaded racial overtones. Frankly, I call bull**** on any excuses that it wasn't meant racially.
    I'll have to admit, I've never heard the term used in any context. I thought it was something like tar and feathering. You're very unlikely to find any Republican who will agree with you though. Apparently, if Obama says Trayvon could look like his son - it's racial and he hates white people. If Michele Bachman uses an obscure term with racial overtones, we'll find every definition we can in order to distance her from using racially charged terms.
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    This is how a dog whistle works, the phrase is one that can be interpreted blandly

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    This is how a dog whistle works, the phrase is one that can be interpreted blandly
    The only thing that will make Republicans believe that their leaders really do use dog whistles regularly is if one of their leaders just gives up all pretence and starts calling Obama an uppity nigger. Fat chance of that happening so we'll just have to settle for threads angry that the Head Negro in Charge got his dirty feet all over the president's desk.
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    "Tar baby" is not a racist term. It is a legitimate reference to American-- by way of African American-- folklore. If anything, it indicates that she's more multicultural than she lets on.
    She is dumb as a brick .. educated at an unaccredited law school and thinks the president controls the oil busines.

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    "tar baby" is hardly a common term, precisely because it has loaded racial overtones. Frankly, I call bull**** on any excuses that it wasn't meant racially.
    The war in Afghanistan is a "tar baby"... Look at the story from Uncle Remus.

    Tar baby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Tar-Baby is a character in the second of the Uncle Remus stories; it is a doll made of tar and turpentine used to entrap Br'er Rabbit. The more that Br'er Rabbit fights the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he becomes. In modern usage according to Random House, "tar baby" refers to any "sticky situation" that is only aggravated by additional contact.

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    "queer" means odd or strange.

    So what is your point? That anyone who uses the word queer to describe an odd or strange situation is really using anti-gay code language?

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices - Spokesperson insists remark had 'nothing to do with race'

    Oh, Michele...I know you probably didn't mean anything racist, but could you just think about terminology before speaking? Just once in a while?
    If she said this or not...shes an idiot imho...perfect example why im against the teaparty...they support whackers like this

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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    "queer" means odd or strange.


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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    If I were a politician, I would be using the term "tar baby" all the time. Not, because i'm a racist, but because I love the fact that it bothers the left so much.

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