House Member Calls Obama "Boy"

News & Politics
Originally at Pam's House Blend

I have the urge to say something about "crackers," but I'll let it rest...let's just say that it's healthy for the political process to have Republicans show their true colors in such beautifully raw fashion. Two snaps to this utterance by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) as he paid tribute to the good old days of the Old South.
U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Hebron Republican, compared Obama and his message for change similar to a "snake oil salesman." He said in his remarks at the GOP dinner that he also recently participated in a "highly classified, national security simulation" with Obama.
"I'm going to tell you something: That boy's finger does not need to be on the button," Davis said. "He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country."
Davis was evidently nudged by someone who realized this was a bigot eruption of incredible proportions -- after all, the public use of "boy" to refer to black men has fallen out of public favor among the well-heeled race-baiting set in the GOP. He personally delivered a letter to Obama's office offering a CYA apology, saying it was a "poor choice of words." Yes, indeed. Oliver Willis:

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