by William Teach | August 8, 2013 9:00 am
Harkin’s apparently attempting to earn his race card, despite being whiter than 2 week old floater (if that’s too gross, just think whiter than cotton), along with pumping up the liberal base
(Des Moines Register) U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin provided some behind-the-scenes insight into the partisan animosity that continues to follow Barack Obama in his second term as president.
Harkin, a Democrat, met Wednesday morning with the Des Moines Register’s editorial board. Responding to a question from a columnist about why Republicans seemed determined to see Obama fail, he described a scene from the closed-door meeting among senators that took place last month in the Old Senate Chambers.
During that July 15 meeting — which concerned filibuster rules and included no press and no staff — one senator suggested his constituents still couldn’t identify with Obama.
“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 thought for a second and he said — ‘like he’s exotic.’”
A spokeswoman for Harkin declined to offer further detail on the exchange, noting that it occurred in a closed-door meeting with only senators present.
He’s not naming names, we’re just supposed to take his word for it that this actually occurred. And his spokeswoman won’t give further details, because it was behind closed doors, even though Tom was giddy enough to throw out this supposed racist tidbit, which is giving liberals, like at The Political Carnival, The Raw Story, comments in the story and at The Daily Caller, the race-baiting vapors
We kind of laughed at that — what’s that mean? Exotic? That he’s just exotic, that he doesn’t share our values and that kind of thing. It was kind of a strange comment.
Let’s see: born in Hawaii, father Kenyan, raised partially in Indonesia, then in Hawaii, and now is a guy who shares few values with roughly half the country, a half which Obama continuously demonizes and denigrates. I’m pretty sure no liberal actually gets to that paragraph before going off in moonbat rage.
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