Republican Congressman Calls Obama "Boy"

Congressman Geoff Davis (R – Ky) was at one of these fundraisers where fat cats get together and bash Democrats who the open their wallets for the party. Since it was Kentucky, Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning were there. They talked up the war and probably the greatness of President Bush.

Davis got up and said his piece, comparing Obama to a snake-oil salesman. Then he went a step further. “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.”

As you can imagine, the Obama camp was not too happy with this characterization. Who would be? Every American should stand up and say we aren’t going to tolerate this kind of racist language any more. Bill Burton, an Obama spokesman said:

“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. Geoff Davis may hide behind offensive tough talk, but he has marched in lock-step with Bush-McCain policies that have devastated our national security while Barack Obama has stood up against a misguided war in Iraq and worked with respected Republicans like Dick Lugar and Chuck Hagel to secure loose weapons and nuclear materials from terrorists.”

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