Skip to comments.GOP Congressman Apologizes for Calling Obama 'Boy' (that was quick)
Posted on 04/14/2008 2:06:55 PM PDT by pissant
ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: A Republican House member Monday sent a letter of apology to Sen. Barack Obama, after calling him "boy" and comparing him to a "snake oil salesman" in attacking his national security credentials at a weekend fund-raising dinner in Kentucky.
According to a Lexington Herald-Leader blog item, Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., said Saturday that he had recently participated in a "highly classified, national security simulation" with Obama, and said that exercise showed that Obama can't be trusted to make difficult decisions.
"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."
The Obama campaign slammed the comments.
"It's hard to tell what is more outrageous -- Representative Davis' condescending and personal attack, or his absurd and offensive claim that Barack Obama is not prepared to defend America," said Bill Burton, an Obama campaign spokesman.
The Obama campaign slammed the comments.
“It’s hard to tell what is more outrageous — Representative Davis’ condescending and personal attack, or his absurd and offensive claim that Barack Obama is not prepared to defend America,” said Bill Burton, an Obama campaign spokesman.
Davis and his office did not dispute the accuracy of the quote. In his letter to Obama, Davis, a former Army ranger first elected to Congress in 2004, wrote that he “used a poor choice of words when discussing the national security positions of the Presidential candidates.”
“My poor choice of words is regrettable and was in no way meant to impugn you or the your integrity,” Davis wrote. “I offer my sincere apology to you and ask for your forgiveness.”
According to a Davis spokesman, Davis hand-delivered the letter to Obama’s Senate office after returning to Washington on Monday.
Nice job, Davis. Put the spotlight on yourself. IDIOT!
When your enemy is destroying himself, get the hell out of the way.
Its TRUE though! That BOY’S finger does NOT need to be on the button.
The Obama camp is breathing a sigh of relief - Finally - Obama can stop answering real questions and go back to using good-old victimhood to garner support!!!
With the Revrum Wrong and all of the other racist BLT and comments, I couldn’t care less what the Congressman said. I’m sick and tired of backing up every time a black person squeals about racism. It is they who have cultivated an industry around fake harm and injury.
what happened to the non-apology apology: “I regret if anyone was offended?” or “I regret if my remarks offended anyone.” This is an actual apology.
My poor choice of words is regrettable..”
In other words, Davis “misspoke” and didn’t say it “as well as he should have.”
The Obama camp wants forgiveness for O’s blunder, let’s see them give an example of the behavior they themselves demand from others.
Well, I am a bitter small town, gun owning, Catholic that lives in PA and I must agree that this CLOWN shouldn’t be the next President.
Geoff “Bwooaaah!” Davis has a ring to it. We’ll just call him “Bwoah” (southern talk for “boy”) instead of Congressman.
The gaping silence afterward is of course Obama's plan to defend the United States while he waits to consult with the United Nations and give China veto powers over our every action...
He’ll be lucky to keep his job after the MSM gets done with him
My country has gone insane.
What is wrong with what he said? The boy IS a snake oil salesman. Age gives one a different definition of “boy and girl”. The word “boy” is not in and of itself a racist slur.
I know what you mean... Awhile back I had a student that said to me ,”You don’t like me because I’m Black”.
I said “ No, I DON’T LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOUR A LAZY JERK !!!
Never had a problem with him again
Words not to be used when describing Obama or anyone associated with Obama:
“his” middle name
white or black
typical black folk
I am sick to death of the perpetually offended and the wimps who can’t wait to apologize to them.
I knew this was coming.
...and for Gods sake please don't anyone call him uppity
Davis is my representative. I guess I’ll have to call the old man and tell him his comments didn’t bother me.
I say, I say, it was a joke, son, it was a joke!
Diversionary tactics, designed to distract from today’s RRR (Real Rezko Revelation):
Its TRUE though! That BOYS finger does NOT need to be on the button.
You can’t say the word monkey any more even in talking about one.
You can say boy even though in an older man’s eyes Obama is a boy.
You can use the word chocolate even if you are asking for a candy bar.
People are getting CRAZY. Life is too short for all this insanity.
I wish someone would ask him ‘Boy, did you get us nuked in that simulation or not?’
Our side seems to have adopted castration as the prime political prerequisite.
In one of my first jobs, I thought my name was “Tell that boy...”
You say tomAto, I say tomottoh....
Now, time for an apology from ALL the libs who have ever used the phrase “Good Old Boys”!
Words used to have actual meanings. “Boy” means an immature male during the years from birth to adulthood, e.g., “separate the men from the boys.” As far as real-life experience goes, Obama is really and truly immature. And “snake oil salesman” - yes, he actually is one of those.
Don’t you mean “boy, that was quick?” Oh, drat! Now I’ve gone and said it. I’m sorry. Never mind.
Better than "Tell that idiot...."
You can’t say “son” . . . what’s wrong with you???
“The candidate whose middle name shall never be mentioned, may also not be referred to as boy. Add that to the list of special political no-nos in this race”
Probably should throw the word “monkey” in there as well.
That leads to the addition of “monkey-boy” to the list ,,,and it goes on and on and on
Kinda like the Democratic primary season!
This includes the word “boy,” or even his own middle name “Hussein.”
Those things not racist or xenophobic are simply “insensitive and mean spirited.”
I’d say it wasn’t absurd at all to question whether Obama would defend this country.
I’m sure that I’ve heard him take the position that he wouldn’t use nuclear weapons in any case.
Well that didn’t take long did it? And of course Obama won’t apologize for anything! I sure wish Repubs would all grow a pair and stop acting so pathetic.
That's not your, or my, determination to make! It's a slur if anyone of color says it is. The rules have changed. Glad we could clear that up. </sarc>
Meanwhile a dhimmirat is still in the Senate after repeatedly saying N*R on television.
Time to separate the men from the young men................
BOY? You don’t say that about an AA person. I learned that when I was young. Slavery and all that.
There are certain words right wingers just can’t say regarding minorities. It’s okay if you’re a wacko liberal, but not if you’re on the right.
You can’t call a black man a boy, but you can call a cracker a boy.
You can’t say a black man likes chicken or watermelon.
You can’t say “those people” when the people happen to be minority, but you can say “typical white person” all day long.
Oh, good grief...Obama is young...The sentence is written to express that specifically....No apology needed...