The Denver Post:
Lamborn said through a spokesperson that he didn’t mean disrepect.
“Congressman Lamborn regrets any misunderstanding. He simply meant to refer to a sticky situation or quagmire.”
Yes, Right! What an accident.(NOT!) The Washington Post reports that Rep. Doug Lamborn is once again going to skip the State of the Union Address because he ‘disagrees’ with the policies of President Obama. In fact, he disagreed so much last August, before Obama’s Joint Session of Congress address, that he said he didn’t want to associate with President Obama. Specifically, he compared working with the president to “touching a tar baby.” (emphasis ours)
Supposedly, John Boehner encouraged everyone to attend. He needs to require it. Isn’t he the boss? Where is Eric Cantor? Isn’t he supposed to be helping the Speaker get everyone in line?
Lamborn’s comparison is totally unacceptable and he should resign. No one today is so stupid they do not realize that a comparison of that sort is racially offensive. No one. Americans should refuse to accept any such statement from Lamborn and he should be censured.
Meanwhile, other lawmakers will practice bipartisan seating. Kudos to those legislators who are willing to reach across the aisle. No Labels has prepared a list of Who’s sitting with Whom. We may disagree about policy without the rancor and the hate we are seeing out of some lawmakers. Lamborn must be pandering to his base. Obviously his base must be comprised of people *I* want nothing to do with . That is just very obvious “code.”