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Harkin: Southern senator described Obama as ‘exotic’
The Hill ^ | 08/07/13 02:55 PM ET | By Daniel Strauss

Posted on 08/07/2013 4:27:00 PM PDT by onyx

President Obama was described as “exotic” by one senator from a Southern state during a closed-door meeting, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) claimed Wednesday.

Harkin said the remark was made at a private event attended by nearly the entire Senate on filibuster reform.

“I'm not naming any names, but one senator got up from a Southern state and said, ‘Well, you've got to understand that to my people down here, Obama seems like he's exotic,’ ” Harkin told the Des Moines Register’s editorial board on Wednesday. “That he's just exotic, he doesn't share our values.”

Harkin spoke in response to a question about polarization in Congress. He said the Congress hadn’t been this polarized since the Civil War.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 113th; exotic; harkin; harkiniowa; makesyousaywhat; obama; obamaexoctic
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Demonic-rat Southern Senators are few and far between.

Would Mary Landreiu use the word "exotic"?

1 posted on 08/07/2013 4:27:00 PM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

Harkin spoke in response to a question about polarization in Congress. He said the Congress hadn’t been this polarized since the Civil War.

Grab your pals and go look in the mirror, Tommy


2 posted on 08/07/2013 4:29:17 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: onyx

Onyx, Onyx, where’s the BarfAlert!


3 posted on 08/07/2013 4:29:24 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: onyx

Mary Landrieu would call him “exciting” or “hot”, but not “exotic”.


4 posted on 08/07/2013 4:29:25 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: onyx

Now “exotic” is a dog whistle? Or is it a code word?


5 posted on 08/07/2013 4:29:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: onyx

If it is a man, he is a homo. If it is a women, she has bad tastes.

lose/lose either way


6 posted on 08/07/2013 4:30:09 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: onyx

“Would Mary Landreiu use the word “exotic”?”

“Exotic” is a lot kinder than some of the words I’ve used to describe him.


7 posted on 08/07/2013 4:30:39 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Old Sarge

LOLOL.
I forgot.


8 posted on 08/07/2013 4:31:07 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Maybe the senator said “Quixotic” :)


9 posted on 08/07/2013 4:31:12 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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10 posted on 08/07/2013 4:31:51 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Harkin is an idiot.


11 posted on 08/07/2013 4:32:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SparkyBass

^5


12 posted on 08/07/2013 4:32:42 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

For sure.


13 posted on 08/07/2013 4:33:03 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Maybe Mark “kneepads” Warner (D-VA) said it.


14 posted on 08/07/2013 4:33:04 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: SparkyBass; onyx

Southron senator more than likely described him as “toxic”.


15 posted on 08/07/2013 4:33:16 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: SparkyBass

16 posted on 08/07/2013 4:33:26 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: onyx

Not only exotic, but erotic, psychotic, despotic, narcotic, ....


17 posted on 08/07/2013 4:33:31 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: onyx

“Exotic” means “foreign” or “strange.” Many Americans find Obama, with his Marxist/Third World socialist views to be exotic.


18 posted on 08/07/2013 4:35:10 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: ScottinVA
Maybe Mark “kneepads” Warner (D-VA) said it.

A definite, possibilitity.

Given that I'm in Mississsippi, I relate, "down here" to in the deep South and tend to think of y'all as being "up North"...lol.

19 posted on 08/07/2013 4:36:20 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Exotic?

Only if the word “exotic” is taken as a synonym for assh*le.


20 posted on 08/07/2013 4:36:40 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: beethovenfan

Right!


21 posted on 08/07/2013 4:37:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Fiji Hill

You’re right.


22 posted on 08/07/2013 4:37:50 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: beethovenfan
homoerotic

other rhyming words that he might have mistakenly heard...

aquatic, astronautic, chaotic, despotic, erotic, hypnotic, idiotic, narcotic, neurotic, patriotic, psychotic, quixotic, robotic, semiotic, symbiotic, antibiotic, unpatriotic

23 posted on 08/07/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: Jack Hammer

LOLOLOL.
I agree with that!


24 posted on 08/07/2013 4:38:15 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ScottinVA
My guess it would have been David Pryor from Arkansas.
25 posted on 08/07/2013 4:38:28 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: onyx
who's exotic?
26 posted on 08/07/2013 4:39:39 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: onyx

How about just calling a goddamn liar what he is.


27 posted on 08/07/2013 4:40:58 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: dontreadthis

Too black.


28 posted on 08/07/2013 4:42:04 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

a narcissistic, dangerous freak


29 posted on 08/07/2013 4:43:21 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: onyx

The only other RAT senators from the south who come to mind are Bill Nelson, Warner and Kaine.


30 posted on 08/07/2013 4:43:22 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: onyx

Had to be Linsey Graham!


31 posted on 08/07/2013 4:43:37 PM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: onedoug

32 posted on 08/07/2013 4:43:55 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: raybbr

LOL! BINGO! I think the odd of you being right are > 50%


33 posted on 08/07/2013 4:47:09 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: onyx

did they also say he was clean and articulate?


34 posted on 08/07/2013 4:47:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: onyx

Harkin is trying to say that his unnamed senate colleague is a racist, being from the south and all you know...


35 posted on 08/07/2013 4:52:02 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: onyx

“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer” - Hussein


36 posted on 08/07/2013 4:55:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: raybbr

LOL.


37 posted on 08/07/2013 4:56:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: clintonh8r
The only other RAT senators from the south who come to mind are Bill Nelson, Warner and Kaine.

That's the sum total.

38 posted on 08/07/2013 4:56:47 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BenLurkin
“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer” - Hussein

That's "exotic" (foreign) to ALL of us!

39 posted on 08/07/2013 4:57:56 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: dontreadthis

LOLOLOL.


40 posted on 08/07/2013 4:58:21 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Graham Crackers? He imagines the exotic one while acting vulgarly. Or so it seems.


41 posted on 08/07/2013 5:00:05 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: onyx

If “exotic” is a code word for lying commie then yes, he’s exotic.


42 posted on 08/07/2013 5:02:34 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dontreadthis

Closer.


43 posted on 08/07/2013 5:04:39 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onyx

Gosh, Southerners are so polite. My description of Obama would be unprintable.


44 posted on 08/07/2013 5:06:23 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

LOLOLOL. This Southern demonic-rat is “exotic” herself or himself.
There should not be such a thing!


45 posted on 08/07/2013 5:08:49 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
The reason some might describe Obama as "exotic", Senator Harkin, is that he isn't really one of us. "Us" as in Americans, don'cha see, Tom? If he'd spent his formative years in Denver, Tulsa or Chattanooga, it might be different. But he spent his formative years in Indonesia. So he ain't really too much like us Americans, just by his upbringing.

I'm surprised that this stark reality has escaped your notice. Are you stupid or something?
46 posted on 08/07/2013 5:17:49 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad

How about just plain “weird”? There are millions of genuinely Black men who have the shared experiences of playing Little League ball with white boys, or playing in the school band with them, or working after school with them at a local fast food place. This weird individual was in Indonesia and at an exclusive private school in HI. He never has been one of us.


47 posted on 08/07/2013 5:23:44 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: onyx

A-hole suits him a lot better than exotic.


48 posted on 08/07/2013 5:28:35 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Milton Miteybad

LOLOLOL.
You’re right.


49 posted on 08/07/2013 5:35:24 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Venturer

Of course.


50 posted on 08/07/2013 5:35:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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