Rep. Doug Lamborn likened compromising with Obama to "touching a tar baby" on talk radio today. But he probably didn't mean to use the racially charged term in a racist way, right? There's no way he missed the lesson from John McCain's "tar baby" blunder, or Mitt Romney's "tar baby" blunder, or Tony Snow's "tar baby" blunder, right?
Given the famed political correctness of Lamborn's district in Colorado Springs—home of sexually repressed meth head pastors and family-focused homophobes—I'm guessing this is all a big misunderstanding. Lamborn probably meant to say was "touching a star, maybe" or "clutching bizarre rabies." Linguistic interpretation is in the ear of the beholder, so if you think this is a racist, then probably you are the racist, so there. [AM760 via @jbouie]