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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Stupid politician of the day #2. But at least he doesn't hold office.

    Haley Barbour called President Barack Obama’s policies “tar babies” on a post-election conference call for clients of his lobbying firm, two sources familiar with the call told POLITICO.

    The former Mississippi governor made the remark as he was taking questions from 100 or more clients of the BGR Group during an hourlong call on Thursday morning. According to a person on the call, Barbour was noting how rare it is for Americans to elect a president from the same party as a commander-in-chief leaving office after two terms.

    “And then he said there is no one who will run for president who will endorse Obama’s issues, because Obama’s issues are ‘tar babies.’”


    Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama?s policies ?tar babies? - James Hohmann and Kenneth P. Vogel - POLITICO

    This part really got me.

    “If someone takes offense, I regret it. But, again, neither the context nor the connotation was intended to offend,” wrote Barbour

    WTF is with these idiots and their half hearted apologies? "If someone takes offense, I regret it"? How about "That was an inappropriate comment and I regret making it.", Haley.

    Politicians run their mouths without thinking.
    "Tar Babies" couldn't be more appropriate, or funny. It isn't Barbour who needs to apologise, it's Obama.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ogVlL9SXg

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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It's a polarizing term - he knows it being from the South. Uncle Remus and Song of the South have been determined to be racist - you self identify as a progressive.... you didn't know this? I even learned this morning on MSNBC that the term "whistling Dixie" is a racist term by progressive standards.
    I don't care about the allegedly hurt feelings of democrats who pander to blacks on silly issues and then ignore them once the election is over and the legislation starts coming. Diversity involves people who are diverse. Only a democratic apologists would offer your ignorance. Brer Rabbit is an AFRICAN folk tale, not an African-American folk tale, a white folk tale, a Disney folk tale or anything other than one that was brought to the US by slaves from Africa.

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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    Tar babies?!?!?!?

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    That's hilarious!


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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    I don't care about the allegedly hurt feelings of democrats who pander to blacks on silly issues and then ignore them once the election is over and the legislation starts coming. Diversity involves people who are diverse. Only a democratic apologists would offer your ignorance. Brer Rabbit is an AFRICAN folk tale, not an African-American folk tale, a white folk tale, a Disney folk tale or anything other than one that was brought to the US by slaves from Africa.
    Clearly you are out of touch with your political party. I'm simply regurgitating what progressives have stated is socially acceptable. Clearly anyone using such terms as "tar babies" is a racist..... you disagree? How about the "N" word - also okay or is that also a democratic apologist position?
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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    I am sick to death of this PC crap. Tar baby means something and in this case the word was used correctly. Comparing this to Rangel saying cracker is apples oranges.
    Definition of TAR BABY


    : something from which it is nearly impossible to extricate oneself


    Origin of TAR BABY

    from the tar baby that trapped Brer Rabbit in an Uncle Remus story by Joel Chandler Harris
    First Known Use: circa 1910
    Tar baby - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Your conclusions are wrong. "Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby" used to be a popular folktale in the south. This is not about racism but culture.
    Right.

    Because the folks who are going to get offended by this probably have the intellectual wherewithal to research the etymology of the phrase "tar baby" and conclude, "You know what? This rich, white, southern, conservative lobbyist is on point using this quasi-racist term correctly in this case. Let's give him a pass."

    Bottom line is the guy might be right, but he's still tone deaf.

    The Republican Party isn't going to earn any friends among a growing minority electorate when its "star players" consistently piss all over that electorate.

    This isn't about "being right". It's about winning national elections.
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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    What we have here is a failure to communicate... The term tar baby was appiled to Obama policies that other demorats tried to claim that they no longer support, often after they voted for and/or previously offered support for them. There is no sane person that missed the large numbers of demorat congressional candidates, while running in 2014, using all manner of excuses for not wanting to be associated with Obama's position on issues and policy.

    I Did Not Know the Term “Tar Baby” is Racist | From the Desert to the Sea...
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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    Right.

    Because the folks who are going to get offended by this probably have the intellectual wherewithal to research the etymology of the phrase "tar baby" and conclude, "You know what? This rich, white, southern, conservative lobbyist is on point using this quasi-racist term correctly in this case. Let's give him a pass."

    Bottom line is the guy might be right, but he's still tone deaf.

    The Republican Party isn't going to earn any friends among a growing minority electorate when its "star players" consistently piss all over that electorate.

    This isn't about "being right". It's about winning national elections.

    That is why the democrats go nuts putting anything they think will inflame their white-guilt suffering academics and reactionary blacks into faux outrage. When your policies fail, scream about the other side being racists. What is next? Do we ban slave songs too? Your hymnal will be a lot thinner if you purge society of African culture under the Orwellian logic of not wanting to offend blacks who wouldn't be offended if MSNBC didn't tell them they should be offended.

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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    God, people in America are such wimps and desperate in their need to be offended.

    The term tar baby has been used tens of thousands of times to describe a "sticky situation". The Oxford American Dictionary defines tar baby as "a difficult problem, that is only aggravated by attempts to solve it."

    Thankfully, I've got far better things to spend my time on in life than getting falsely offended over nothing.
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    Re: Haley Barbour apologizes after calling Obama’s policies ‘tar babies’

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    That is why the democrats go nuts putting anything they think will inflame their white-guilt suffering academics and reactionary blacks into faux outrage.
    As Bert Lance said, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    We're not talking about civics or ethics or morality here.

    We're talking about politics.

    The Democrats have their black rage and the Republicans have their white fear.

    All is fair...
    “Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
    For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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