COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A group of Democrats and civil-rights activists planned to visit the Colorado Springs office of Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn Monday to express outrage over his recent comparison of the president to a “tar baby.”

The Colorado Springs Branch NAACP and the El Paso County Ministerial Union have signed a letter expressing “outrage” at Lamborn’s remark last month on a talk radio show. Lamborn said that being associated with President Barack Obama was “like touching a, a tar baby.”

Lamborn later apologized. Lamborn says he meant the term to mean a sticky situation, though the term “tar baby” has at times been used as a racially denigrating term.

A release from the El Paso County Democratic Party said the letter would be delivered at 10 a.m.

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  1. Donna says:

    I’m not really surprised that such an ignorant statement would come out of Doug Lamborn. The right wing in the country has no use for people who don’t look or sound like them and is intolerant of anybody who is different. They have permeated the country with hatefullness and bigotry against others and these are the people who claim to be true Christians!

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