April 14, 2008
Congressman Geoff Davis Calls Obama a "Boy"
UPDATE: Geoff Davis personally delivered a letter of apology to Senator Obama today. In the letter, he apologizes for his "poor choice of words."
My current hometown, Cincinnati, is just across the river from Northern Kentucky. The congressman on the other side of the river is Geoff Davis, a Hebron Republican. Rep. Davis was a speaker at Northern Kentucky Lincoln Day dinner. In his speech he compared Obama and his message for change to a "snake oil salesman". [SOURCE]
He said in his remarks at the GOP dinner that he also recently participated in a "highly classified, national security simulation" with Obama. "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."
It is remarkable to me that Geoff Davis feels comfortable enough to refer to a United States Senator as a "boy" in the public venue of a dinner speech. If white politicians feel comfortable with this type of verbiage in public ... is it unreasonable to think that the N-word very far behind in their conversations in private?