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Pat Buchanan: No Slur Was Intended Nor Made When Referring To ‘Your Boy’ Obama

Just as one fire involving a MSNBC contributor and their description of President Obama is finally put out, might a new one be starting? Today on Morning Joe, Mark Halperin returned to the show after his suspension for calling Obama a “dick.” Yet moments after Halperin completed his analysis of the debt deal, it was Pat Buchanan‘s turn to address his fresh controversy.

Last night we questioned the terminology used by Buchanan in a debate with Al Sharpton, and Buchanan didn’t waste any time attempting to set the record straight:

“Let me clarify something that happened last night on the Al Sharpton show, a very spirited discussion. 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. . . . 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.”

It’s likely this will be all Buchanan says regarding the incident, and seems like a sufficient enough explanation. Discussing winners and losers, and how Obama was Sharpton’s “boy in the ring,” Buchanan’s potential offense (unlike Halperin’s) was in the heat of the moment, unintentional and probably requires a leap to make it truly offensive. Yet with Buchanan and Halperin as frequent Morning Joe guests, and the show’s loose format, it will be interesting to see if both men in the future refrain from even hinting at a name for Obama other than “President.”

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