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Cafferty On Romney And "Tar Baby"

What is wrong with these people? Tony Snow used the same phrase also. Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, apologised for his use of the word "tar

tsr_romney-tarbaby.jpg What is wrong with these people? Tony Snow used the same phrase also. Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, apologised for his use of the word "tar baby," which prompted a response from Cafferty.
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Cafferty: It's comforting to look at guys like Romney and the "tar baby" remark and know that we have such a high quality stable of candidates ready to take over the nation's highest office. What the hell is he thinking-"tar baby?" I mean come on...

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney apologizes for calling the embattled Big Dig construction project a "tar baby" during an Iowa fundraiser,---
Romney said, "The best thing politically would be to stay as far away from that tar baby as I can."

Black political leaders consider "tar baby" a racial epithet, and were outraged by his use of the term. The phrase comes from 19th century Uncle Remus stories in which a doll made of tar traps Br'er Rabbit. It has been used to describe a sticky mess. It has also been used as an offensive term for a black person.

Larry Jones, a black Republican and civil rights activist, says, "Tar baby is a totally inappropriate phrase in the 21st century."

He adds, "He thinks he's presidential timber... But all he's shown us is arrogance."

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