Case in point, loud mouth conservative commentator/critic Pat Buchanan was being interviewed by Sharpton about the Bush tax cuts when he got a little too comfortable and referred to President Obama to the Rev as “your boy.”
Uh oh, it was on a crackin’
“And let me tell you, your boy, Barack Obama, caved in on it in 2010 and he’ll cave in on it again,” Buchannan said.
“My what? My president Barack Obama? What did you say?” a fiery Sharpton inquired.
“He’s your boy in the ring, he’s your fighter,” Buchanan responded.
“He’s nobody’s boy,” Sharpton thundered back. “He’s your president and he’s our president. And that’s what y’all have got to get through your head.”
And check out Rev checks him at the end:
Fast forward to today’s “Morning Joe” where Buchanan sought to clarify his comments:
“I was asked who was the big losers in these battles and the big winners, and I said one of the big losers, using boxing terminology, was ‘your boy,’ and I meant the president of the United States,” he said. “Rev. Sharpton said my boy is the president of the United States and he’s doing a rope-a-dope in the Ali fashion and he’s going to finish off your crowd. Now this was taken, some folks took what I said as some kind of slur. None was meant, none was intended, none was delivered, for the record.”