Georgia congressman defends "uppity" remark about Obamas

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The Republican Georgia Rep. doesn’t back down from his Thursday quote labeling the Obamas “uppity.”
Says in a statement: “I’ve never heard that term used in a racially derogatory sense. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of ‘uppity’ is ‘affecting an air of inflated self-esteem — snobbish.’”

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Randll Reese Besch - 9/10/2008

Such a liar he is. I am expecting a wink and a nudge to let me know he knows what he is saying isn't true.

Greg L, Reinders - 9/6/2008

The Congressman ignores the history of slavery,as the word is found frequently in primary sources writings of the slave owning community prior to, during and after the civil war. Perhaps he does not read history of those times.