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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Am I horrible for my mind immediately going to this:

    Your mind reverts to obscure MGM-like style cartoon drawings from the 1950s? And here I thought my mind was full of useless information....
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Funny how you did not mention the relevant definition provided at your link:



    While I am sure she meant it by the definition your provided, it is a painfully stupid thing for any politician to say.
    How is the definition I posted not relevant if we both agree that that's probably what she meant? I looked at a couple definitions and the primary definition was always something similar to what I posted. I don't think she should have used the term either, but, like with Rick Perry talking about the deficit being a "black cloud" and Newt calling Obama the food stamp president, it's starting to get a little ridiculous all the things conservative (would we even be talking about this if Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi said it?) politicians are just not allowed to say. Shoot, even Herman Cain took flak for saying the best way to beat Obama was with a Cain, obviously using a play in his name, but that didn't stop people claiming it was a racist comment.
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    How is the definition I posted not relevant if we both agree that that's probably what she meant? I looked at a couple definitions and the primary definition was always something similar to what I posted. I don't think she should have used the term either, but, like with Rick Perry talking about the deficit being a "black cloud" and Newt calling Obama the food stamp president, it's starting to get a little ridiculous all the things conservative (would we even be talking about this if Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi said it?) politicians are just not allowed to say. Shoot, even Herman Cain took flak for saying the best way to beat Obama was with a Cain, obviously using a play in his name, but that didn't stop people claiming it was a racist comment.
    The left looks for any hint of racism because it is an easy way to discredit their political opponents. The intellectual dishonesty of such an approach never stops them though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    How is the definition I posted not relevant if we both agree that that's probably what she meant? I looked at a couple definitions and the primary definition was always something similar to what I posted. I don't think she should have used the term either, but, like with Rick Perry talking about the deficit being a "black cloud" and Newt calling Obama the food stamp president, it's starting to get a little ridiculous all the things conservative (would we even be talking about this if Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi said it?) politicians are just not allowed to say. Shoot, even Herman Cain took flak for saying the best way to beat Obama was with a Cain, obviously using a play in his name, but that didn't stop people claiming it was a racist comment.
    Maybe the problem is Conservatives like to use words with racial overtones and then don't like it when it's pointed out?
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Maybe the problem is Conservatives like to use words with racial overtones and then don't like it when it's pointed out?
    Or maybe it is just that leftists like you see racial overtones where none exist. As you have demonstrated on this thread, it is easier to smear ones ideological opponents than it is to engage them in serious debate.

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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.
    Bachmann is terribly stupid or racist or both.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Or maybe it is just that leftists like you see racial overtones where none exist.
    You mean they see racial overtones when words with racial overtones are used? Well if you wish to pretend.
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You mean they see racial overtones when words with racial overtones are used? Well if you wish to pretend.
    You admitted earlier that you had never heard the word used before, now you are an expert on the racial overtones the words supposedly carry. To make matters worse you then engage in the most petty of partisan attacks by smearing all conservatives as racists because a single conservative uses a phrase that is viewed by mindless leftists as racist code words. That is pathetic by any standard.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    You admitted earlier that you had never heard the word used before,
    Yes, that doesn't mean the word doesn't have racial overtones. I've never heard the word "bluegum" either. Apparently it has racial overtones.

    now you are an expert on the racial overtones the words supposedly carry.
    1. Not an expert.
    2. It's not "supposedly" if the word actually carries it.

    To make matters worse you then engage in the most petty of partisan attacks by smearing all conservatives as racists
    Straw man.

    because a single conservative uses a phrase that is viewed by mindless leftists as racist code words. That is pathetic by any standard.
    The only thing pathetic here is your reverence to logical fallacies, straw mans and feigned outrage.
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    Re: Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The only thing pathetic here is your reverence to logical fallacies, straw mans and feigned outrage.
    Point out the logical fallacies, the straw men and the feigned outrage in my posts. If you need help defining those terms, let me know.

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