Can Coburn Be Serious About His Obama Remarks?

The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart addresses Republican Sen. Tom Coburn's remarks that President Obama received "advantages" as an African-American man.

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Sen. Tom Coburn (Getty)

Jonathan Capehart, in the Washington Post opinion blog, writes about statements Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) made to a reporter when asked if President Obama was trying to destroy the country.

Take a gander at what Coburn said when Tulsa World reporter Randy Krehbiel asked him whether he thought Obama was trying to destroy the country:

"No, I don't ... He's a very bright man. But think about his life. And think about what he was exposed to and what he saw in America. He's only relating what his experience in life was ... His intent isn't to destroy. It's to create dependency because it worked so well for him. I don't say that critically. Look at people for what they are. Don't assume ulterior motives. I don't think he doesn't love our country. I think he does."

As I said on Last Word last night, Coburn needs to put out a list of these programs that provide "tremendous benefit" to black men. There are millions who would love to know ...

... But I must point something out to folks who equate collecting public assistance and "dependency" with being black. When Obama was a child, his mother did collect food stamps. His white mother ...

Read Jonathan Capehart's entire blog entry at the Washington Post.

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