After President Obama announced his plans to ask Congress to crack down on oil speculators who drive up the price of crude oil and leave us paying more at the pump, Congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann accused him of “waving a tar baby in the air.”
In an interview with Conservative blog, The Shark Tank, Rep. Bachmann said the President was trying to confuse voters about who was at fault for the high price of oil.
“This is just about waving a tar baby in the air and saying that something else is a problem,” she said. “I have never seen a more irresponsible president who is infantile in the way that he continually blames everyone else for his failure to first diagnose the problem and second to address the problem.”
Although the original meaning of ‘Tar Baby’ refers to a doll, its most common use is as a racial slur against black folks.
The isn’t the first crazy think Michelle Bachmann has said. Her presidential campaign took a nosedive after she suggested a link between childhood vaccines and mental retardation.