Appearing on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott used the racially charged word “tar-baby” in reference to Republican opposition to Obamacare. McDermott,
“[Republicans] got themselves stuck to this tar baby of trying to take it down, and they’re going to go into the election with their arms wrapped around the very same thing they said they didn’t want.”
Prior to using the term, McDermott expressed shock over why anyone would possibly oppose the broken health care law. The Congressman accused Republican of “trying to blame anything bad that happens on Obamacare.”
Ironically, after realizing his mistake, McDermott issued a press release in which he blamed his error on a Republican. McDermott immediately follows an apology for using the racial slur with a weak explanation as to why he chose to use the term. McDermott,
“In a discussion of the success of the Affordable Care Act, I was trying to invoke the recent controversy involving Virginia State Senator Frank Ruff and his use of this intolerable phrase in a baseless attack on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion. I used the phrase without that context and can completely understand if people found my use of this term to be offensive and unacceptable.”
Perhaps because they take their cue from the commander-and-chief, all Democrats seem capable of doing is blaming Republicans for “anything bad that happens.”
It is interesting to note that—although always so ready to point out instances of political incorrectness involving the GOP—Sharpton did not bat an eye at McDermott’s use of a racial slur.
Oh, the staggering hypocrisy of the left.
All this on the heels of Washington State Democrats accepting $65,000 from cult leader JK Knight, a known racist and bigot. Last week, a top Democrat justified the action by calling Knight a “good Democrat.”
You can see McDermott’s exchange with Sharpton here.