(TEA PARTY) REPUBLICANS THE ENEMY AND TRAITORS TO AMERICA? by R.
Extremist (Tea Party) Republicans
are selfish, power hungry, hateful of the poor, disloyal to the
nation and its people, dishonest, avaricious, scornful of the
nation's history, the dignity of its institutions, its
standards of political morality, and its vision of advancement for
all the people. The Republicans love war as long as they and theirs
do not have to put on helmets and carry guns into the fighting. They
use lies to start wars that kill hundreds of thousands of innocents
and thousands of our own military service people. They love massive
war-time profits, unavailable to their rich masters if war is
Those Extremist Republicans hate the rest of us,
which they must, in order to pass away from themselves and onto us,
the financial burdens and losses their crimes, schemes and thefts
cause. They are prolific, incessant, and destructive liars. They are
blasphemers for they insist that their hateful and destructive deeds
are the work of God. They are apostates for they gleefully attack
the poor, the immigrants, the old and the sick, of whom God has
commanded all of us to be mindful.
There is no reasoning with them, for all their logic is built on
false premises. There is no appealing to them for honor's sake for
they have lost all sense of shame and have no honor, there is no
appealing to them for the nation's sake for that is what they hate
Extremist (Tea Party) Republicans are the enemy.
We will leave it up to the
reader to determine whether Doug Lamborn has made serious errors in
in judgment. Although Doug has supported a Fundamentalist
Conservative Christian position especially when it comes to Church
and State issues, it is apparent from the data collected, that his
ethics are not of the best kind, and the first amendment may be in
danger from his past and future actions.
We called Doug Lamborn's
office. A representative of his office when asked about Mr.
Lamborn's position on other religions beside Christianity, stated,
"Those that practice other religions are following Satan.
Those religions aren't real." What is a real religion, Mr.
Lamborn? What you have been practicing? Read the
following and remember: "By their Works may they be known."
This is a summary of information collected from several sources
about Doug Lamborn.
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Rep. Lamborn Apologizes
to Obama over 'Tar Baby' Reference
© 2011, The Gazette (Colorado
Excerpts from an article
By John Schroyer | McClatchy-Tribune News Service
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn sent an apology to the White House Monday
concerning a comment he made Friday during an interview with a
Denver radio station.
The Colorado Republican
said during the interview about Obama's budget policies that
being linked to President Barack Obama would be "like touching a
"I don't even want to have
to be associated with him. It's like touching a tar baby, and
you get it - you know, you're stuck, and you're part of the
problem now, and you can't get away," Lamborn said. "I don't
want that to happen to us (Republicans), but if it does, or not,
he'll still get - properly so - the blame, because his policies,
for four years, will have failed the American people."
Though "tar baby" is
defined in Merriam-Webster's dictionary as "something from which
it is nearly impossible to extricate oneself," it has also long
been recognized as a derogatory term for blacks.
Regardless of definition,
Lamborn is taking serious heat from several angles. Two local
black community leaders immediately condemned the congressman's
comments, and said he should know better.
Rosemary Harris Lytle,
president of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP, said the
connotations of the phrase "tar baby" are too well-known to make
Lamborn's use of it excusable.
"The world already views
(El Paso County) as ultra conservative, ultra right wing,
Tea-Party-loving, gay bashing, an epicenter of hate. With two
vitriolic words, our own Congressman again sealed our fate,"
Harris Lytle said.
president of the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, said the
congressman should be more conscious of the type of example he's
"I don't think you can just
toss that phrase out and not have it associated with the past,"
said Allen-Philips. "If Barack Obama was not African American,
would he have used the same terminology?"
In an email, Lamborn
spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen wrote, "Congressman Lamborn
regrets any misunderstanding. He simply meant to refer to a
sticky situation or quagmire."
Mortensen said neither
Lamborn's district nor Washington, D.C. offices had received any
complaint about the "tar baby" comment until Denver radio show
host David Sirota aired the interview clip Monday morning on
KKZN 760 AM.
Monday evening, Lamborn's
office sent a news release saying he had "sent a personal letter
to President Barack Obama apologizing for using a term some find
insensitive." The release said Lamborn is "confident that the
President will accept his heartfelt apology."
Earlier in the day, El Paso
County Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Ricker called for just
such an apology, saying the congressman's statement was not
"I am ashamed to call Doug
Lamborn the federal representative for my community," said
Ricker. "For all that we try to do to convince the nation that
our community is not a backwards, hateful, area, this foolish
man speaks before thinking because hebelieves that politically
he is invincible and invulnerable."
Ricker's comments were
immediately dismissed as "cheap political shots" by Eli Bremer,
chair of the El Paso County Republican Party. Bremer said
Lamborn's statement was being taken out of context, and was not
at all intended as a reference to Obama's skin color.
"It's disgraceful that
anyone would try and insinuate that he was being racist," said
Bremer. "I think there are people out there who believe it is a
racist term, but what's important is not how people construe it
but how it's intended. It's really unfair to take something
completely out of context and try to politically destroy them
because of it."
Lamborn isn't the only
politician to ever land in hot water by using those two words.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was lambasted in 2006
for using the phrase in reference to a construction project, and
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had to apologize in 2007, during
his presidential run, for using it in reference to divorces.
The interview took place on
the Caplis and Silverman radio show in Denver, on KHOW 630 AM.
Lamborn's office (VIDEO)
Just hours after supporters of
the liberal group Moveon.org crammed into U.S. Rep. Doug
Lamborn’s district office Tuesday to protest his use of “tar
baby” on a Denver radio show last week, Lamborn made a return
appearance on the same show to defend himself.
Tuesday morning, Lamborn district
office manager Daniel Nordberg fielded questions from 20 angry
protesters, several of whom blasted the congressman and said he
needs to be “educated” on civil rights and race relations. “Tar
baby” a character in the nineteenth-century Uncle Remus stories
about Bre’er Rabbit and Bre’er Fox, and has long been considered
a racial slur against African Americans.
“He has to be an idiot, to
use a word like that,” one man yelled.
A woman said their new
nickname for the congressman is “Representative Lame-brain.”
Another woman said
pointedly to Nordberg, “I would like to see him go into a black
community, dressed as a black man, with blackface on, and live
for a month, so he can understand a different point of view.”
When Nordberg told the
group Lamborn had already issued a statement apologizing for his
remarks, several in the crowd said they didn’t believe him.
“Let’s throw him in the
briar patch!” one man yelled, to the amusement of the crowd.
Lamborn late Monday sent a
letter of apology to Obama. The White House has not commented on
Later in the day, Lamborn
told Denver radio show host Craig Silverman and his guest host
Bob Beauprez that he wasn’t aware “tar baby” was a racial slur.
“I’ve never heard that term
used derogatorily,” Lamborn said on the show. “Maybe the guy who
started this, he’s been around racists a lot and had a deprived
Though Lamborn admitted
using the term was “clumsy,” he insisted his comments were
misinterpreted. Rather, he said he was criticizing Obama’s
economic policies, and had used “tar baby” as a simile to
explain that Republicans don’t want to risk being found guilty
by association by aligning themselves with the president.
“A lot of people have
overreacted or are trying to stir things up,” he said. “If
there’s reasonable people, they’ll know this was totally
unintentional on my part.”
Lamborn added that he
admires the president “personally,” and what he’s accomplished
for race relations in America.
“We’re all made in the
image of God, and all of us are deserving of the same respect.
That’s how I try to live my life,” said Lamborn.
Either way, the congressman
now has an official Democratic opponent for next year’s
election. And he’s black.
Bob Evans, a part-time
history professor at Colorado College, showed up to the rally,
protest sign in hand. He said Lamborn’s use of “tar baby” is
“This is not who we want to
represent us. This is not the real El Paso County,” Evans said
Colorado Springs local
couple complaining that U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn left two threatening
voice mails after they wrote a letter criticizing his fundraising.
Jonathan Bartha and Anna Bartha told The Denver Post that Lamborn
said there would be "consequences" if they did not withdraw their
"We felt very threatened and intimidated, and quite frankly,
scared," Anna Bartha said. "It was just not anything we would ever
anticipate an elected official would pursue or a way that an elected
official would conduct himself."
The Post reported that when
asked whether his messages were threatening, Lamborn said: "No, that
is ridiculous. My hope, I failed, but I had hoped to meet with them
privately and confidentially because lying is a serious matter."
Asked what he meant by consequences, Lamborn said: "When someone
tells a lie, it just has bad consequences."
No comment was
available from the couple Sunday. A person who answered the phone
listed in their name said they did not live there.
no immediate response to a message left at Lamborn's Washington
The Barthas' letter to The Woodmen Edition
criticized Lamborn for accepting $1,500 in campaign contributions
from the gambling industry. Federal records confirm the donations
were accepted, but Lamborn said he returned them. He did not say
when, and The Post said there is no federal record of them being
Lamborn's voice mails urged the couple as
"brothers and sisters in Christ" and implored them to call him back
to discuss their "blatantly false" letter.
is employed by Focus on the Family. His wife, a board member of
Falcon School District 49, worked for two months as a scheduler for
candidate Jeff Crank during a bitter, six-way Republican primary
race for the 5th Congressional District seat.
written an open letter to the chairman of the GOP in El Paso County,
Greg Garcia, asking him to investigate the letter.
Text Of Jonathan And Ann Bartha's
Letter, Which Appeared In The Woodmen Edition, August 24, 2010:
conservative Republicans and believe in the individual freedoms
granted to us by our Founding Fathers. However, there are moral
limits that caring individuals can embrace without sacrificing the
value of personal fiscal responsibility.
Recently, we have
discovered that earlier this year 5th District Congressman Doug
Lamborn accepted a $1,000 campaign contribution from International
Game Technology PAC. IGT is one of the largest manufacturers of
gambling equipment in the world. Last summer, Congressman Lamborn
also accepted a $500 campaign contribution from the operator of
Bronco Billy's casino of Cripple Creek.
As a congressman who
ran of a platform of fiscal responsibility and traditional family
values, we're hard pressed to understand why he has accepted money
from an industry that tears at the social fabric of our country.
Congressman Lamborn also showed a lack of discretion earlier this
legislative session when he voted against Sen. Wayne Allard's
(R-Colo.) bill to stiffen penalties against the practice of dog
fighting. (He was the only member of the Colorado delegation to do
so.) This bill passed by an overwhelming margin and has been signed
into law by President Bush.
Evidence of assertions in our