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?

10 comments:

Ms.Martin said...

Private? I'm willing to wager the N word will be used in public before it's all said and done!

SheCodes said...

Wow. The 'boy' comment is truly unacceptable.

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Regina said...

It is sad that the good ole boy network still continues to believe that derogatory statements are still socially accepted.

Villager said...

Ms. Martin, SheCodes and Regina - I added an update to the story a few moments ago. Turns out that Geoff Davis handcarried a letter of apology to Sen. Obama. I have a link to the letter in the original post now. What a moment it will be if/when Geoff Davis has to greet Obama as 'Mr. President'....

Mark said...

The GOP just handed the Obama camp a gift. And even more importantly, if Clinton doesn't jump on it as well, then she will be in a world of trouble with black voters should she get the nomination.

Villager said...

Mark - I saw very little of Geoff Davis' remarks being reported in the mainstream media. However, it tells us that we have definitely not overcome our issues with race relations in this country...

Ms.Martin said...

Mark

I think she's already in a world of trouble with the black community.

Her behavior has been disgraceful and I can't ever see myself supporting her.

msladydeborah said...

The Good Old Boys still live!

Boy? Please! What an insult!

Villager said...

Lady D - One difference in this case ... the good ol' boy ran with his tail between his legs to Obama's office the next day to apologize. That didn't happen back in the day...