Sen. Tom Harkin: GOP senator from southern state called Pres. Obama “exotic” during closed-door meeting

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Senator Tom Harkin has been busy lately. Earlier I posted: Iowa woman breaks down in tears at Harkin event supporting expansion of Social Security. Then he told the Des Moines Register that a GOP senator from a southern state referred to President Obama as "exotic" during a closed-door bipartisan meeting when they were trying to avoid more gridlock over changes to filibuster rules regarding executive branch nominees.

"Exotic," he said.

"Doesn't share our values," he said.

"My people," he said.

President Obama will forever be "the other" to small-minded ignorami.

I'm surprised he didn't call him "That one" and "darky." I'm sure "his people" have.

Via Roll Call:

“I’m not naming any names, but one senator got up from a southern state and said, ‘Well, you’ve got to understand that to my people down here, Obama seems like he’s exotic,’” the Iowa Democrat said. “That he’s just exotic, he doesn’t share our values.” [...]

Asked whether there were other periods in American history with partisan polarization like what Washington’s currently experiencing, Harkin said, “Sure – the Civil War,” the Register reported.

His "Civil War" reference couldn't have been more apt.

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