Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Pat Buchanan Downplays Calling President Obama "Boy"
"Pat Buchanan refused to apologize Wednesday for yet another racially-loaded statement, this time referring to the President as "your boy" to Al Sharpton.
"Some folks took what I said as some kind of a slur," Buchanan said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"None was meant, none was intended, none was delivered."
The night before, on an MSNBC show guest-hosted by the mouthy New York civil rights activist, Buchanan riled Sharpton during an argument about the politics of taxes.
"Your boy, Barack Obama, caved..." Buchanan started to say.
Sharpton reared back.
"My what?" he said. "My president, Barack Obama? What did you say?"
"He's your boy in the ring," Buchanan said, chuckling at Sharpton's anger.
"He's nobody's boy," Sharpton shot back. "He's your president, and he's our president, and that's what y'all don't get through your head."
The video quickly went viral, caroming around the Internet and prompting petitions demanding MSNBC, which pays Buchanan as an on-air political analyst, to fire Buchanan." - Read more via - Daily News