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GOP REP. LAMBORN: ASSOCIATING WITH OBAMA IS LIKE ‘TOUCHING A TAR BABY’

Ok, I’m not shocked any more at the vile, racist statements coming from the right-wing nutbags.  Here’s yet another example of the racist rhetoric being thrown around by these clowns…

Think Progress

Appearing on the Caplis and Silverman radio show last Friday, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) said, “Now I don’t even want to have to be associated with [Obama], it’s like touching a tar baby and you’re stuck, you’re part of the problem now. You can’t get away.”

The term “tar baby” is often considered a slur towards African Americans. Indeed, the term has such a derogatory history that the Oxford American dictionary revamped its definition to reflect the word’s racial undertones. If Lamborn wishes to cross-check, he should ask both then-Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — both of whom caught controversy for uttering the distasteful phrase.

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Ending The Afghan War Would Save Taxpayers 40,000 Times More Money Than Defunding NPR

There’s a school of thought that says the GOP doesn’t care about saving taxpayers money.  However, they are concerned about their party’s ideals and what they are against.    They are against any liberal agenda, period.   Jobs and saving taxpayers money are not on their agenda.

Think Progress

Today, two deficit-cutting bills will be voted on in the House of Representatives. One bill, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and fellow Republicans, would end all federal funding to National Public Radio (NPR). The other bill, sponsored by Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Walter Jones (R-NC) and being pushed largely by progressive Democrats, calls for setting a strict timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan that would mandate the end of combat operations in that country by the end of 2011.

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Additionally, as the National Priorities Project shows, ending the war could help free up money for countless domestic priorities, like hiring millions of teachers or funding health care for tens of millions of poor children. Here are just some of the alternatives that could be funded for the cost of one year of the Afghan war:

- Health Care For 55 Million Low Income Children

- 1.6 million Elementary School Teachers for One Year

- 1.9 million Firefighters for One Year

- 14.1 million Head Start Slots for Children for One Year

- 13.8 million Military Veterans Receiving VA Medical Care for One Year

- 1.6 million Police or Sheriff’s Patrol Officers for One Year

- 19.3 million Students receiving Pell Grants of $5550

- 13.6 million Scholarships for University Students for One Year

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PolitiQuotes – The Week In One-Liners

Politico

The week’s top ten quotes in American politics: 

“So it’s like a quasi-vegetable byproduct paste that you smear on your toast for breakfast. Sounds good, doesn’t it?” — President Barack Obama, ripping on Vegemite, a staple food down under, during an appearance with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. 

“She’s a 50-year-old adult bully, a has-been comedian.” — Sarah Palin, dinging comedian Kathy Griffin, who frequently targets the Palin family in jokes. 

“If they care at all about their children or grandchildren, and sometimes I doubt that – I think, you know, grandchildren now don’t write a thank-you for the Christmas presents, they’re walking on their pants with the cap on backwards listening to the enema man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg, and they don’t like them!” — Former Sen. Alan Simpson, discussing kids these days during a conversation about Social Security funds. 

“There are consequences to sin.” — Sen. John Ensign, being realistic about the fallout from his recent affair as he announced his retirement this week. 

“We sleep with the guns.” — Chuck Heath, father of Sarah Palin, telling BBC how he fears for the safety of his family. 

“I wouldn’t let that guy run a 7-Eleven, let alone a country.” — New York Times columnist David Brooks, expressing doubt about Newt Gingrich’s competency to serve as president.

“Her Excellency, Madam President… I love saying that.” — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, introducing the president of Kyrgyzstan at a State Department event. 

“Big Bird needs to be pushed out of the nest.” — Rep. Doug Lamborn, calling for an elimination of federal funding for public broadcasting. 

“I think they already know the color of my underwear.” — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, lamenting “the gratuitous minutiae and sexist questioning during her confirmation process.” 

“Taking fiscal advice from Jay Jacobs and state Democrats is like taking life advice from Charlie Sheen – It may get a lot of media attention but it will end up in disaster.” — Erie County Republican Committee Chairman Nick Langworthy, knocking the New York Democratic chairman.

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