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Spokeswoman says Bachmann's 'tar baby' comment not racist

Michele Bachmann says President Obama is trying to divert attention from his poor choices by blaming high oil prices on other factors. But the Minnesota Congresswoman's choice of words raised some eyebrows. The phrase "tar baby" comes from the Uncle Remus stories and is considered derogatory by many African-Americans. Bachmann's spokeswoman says the use of the phrase had nothing to do with race.
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Michele Bachmann says President Obama is trying to divert attention from his poor choices by blaming high oil prices on other factors. But the Minnesota Congresswoman's choice of words raised some eyebrows. The phrase "tar baby" comes from the Uncle Remus stories and is considered derogatory by many African-Americans. Bachmann's spokeswoman says the use of the phrase had nothing to do with race.

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