Colorado Senate Candidate: “Tell Those Tea Party Dumbasses to Stop Asking About Birth Certificates”
Colorado Republican Ken Buck is apologizing for disapraging remarks caught on tape last month:
Insurgent Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck is apologizing for a degrading remark he made about the Tea Party movement last month that was caught on tape by a Democratic tracker.
The Denver Post and 9News is expected to report Sunday night that Buck referred to the members of the Tea Party as “dumbasses” after a campaign event in Crowley, Colo. last month.
“Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I’m on the camera? God, what am I supposed to do?” Buck says on the tape, according to his campaign.
Buck campaign spokesman Owen Loftus told POLITICO that the candidate spent Sunday explaining and apologizing for the remark in interviews with the state’s two dominant news outlets.
“Ken points out he does gets frustrated at times with those individuals pushing those issues. He shouldn’t have cussed. He regrets the remark. He was venting his frustration to a Democratic tracker and he shouldn’t of,” said Loftus.
Frankly, I’m not sure what it is that Buck thinks he needs to apologize for. Is it now de rigueur in the Colorado Tea Party that even the birthers have to be taken seriously ?