There is another scandal involving the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He referred to Barack Obama as ‘light-skinned’ with ‘no Negro dialect’. The comment was made in connection with Reid being excited at the prospect of the democratic party running a Black man for President. He apparently thought only ‘light-skinned’ men with ‘no Negro dialect’ could get White people to vote for him. I think he managed to insult the entire Black and White races in the United States. Read about it below and see Greta Perry’s video on the Harry Reid, Obama comment.
Harry Reid has embarrassed himself, the democratic party the people of Nevada and the people of the United States once again. This time it was more than just his run-of-the-mill insulting and demeaning comments, like the time he said that the people who visit the Capital ’smell’. Or the time he likened opposition to his health care plan to slavery. This time he made what can only be called racist remarks about the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
A book about the 2008 Obama campaign, ‘Game Change’ written by Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin and New York magazine’s John Heilemann is creating a proverbial political storm in Washington, D.C. The book airs the dirty-laundry of many in Obama’s inner political circles during his campaign for the Presidency. Among the revelations in the book (and there are many) is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was anxious for Obama to run for president because he’s ‘light-skinned’ and ‘doesn’t have a Negro dialect unless he wants to’. WHAT!?!?!?!
Needless to say, Reid apologized for his ‘unfortunate choice of words’ and Obama immediate accepted his apology in much the same way that he accepted Vice President Joe Biden’s quick apology when he said it was just wonderful that the democrats had a ‘clean and articulate’ African-American to run for President. Speaking of ‘unfortunate choice of words’.
The thing is, why haven’t we gotten past racial politics. Obama ran for President on the grounds that he’d be a post-racial president. It seems that just the opposite has happened. In New Orleans there’s a big to-do over whether or not they will elect a white or black mayor. The same thing happened in Atlanta last November when a white candidate came within a hairs-breath of winning the election for Mayor of Atlanta. You see, it’s all about race, it’s not about Martin Luther King’s dream of that one day people would ‘not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character’.
The party of the KluKluxKlan, segregation and slavery, otherwise known as the democratic party, continues to make their decisions about elections, appointments and honors based on race. Let’s see, we need a Latina now, can we find one that we can find a position for? Remember Clinton’s ‘Rainbow Coalition’? It’s ALL about race, whatever happened to ‘content of character’ and qualifications. Bush’s administration had more ethnic diversity in higher levels of government than any other administration before him. No one made a big deal out of it. The press didn’t seem to notice it. They weren’t there because they were of any particular race or ethnicity. They were there because they fit the bill, had the qualifications and could do the job.
That is what post-racial means. NOT what is happening now.
GOP Chairman Michael Steele is calling for Harry Reid to step down because of his offensive remarks. The media is wanting to sweep it under the carpet, like they did with Joe Biden’s remarks and Democratic Senator Robert Byrd’s KKK background. Should Reid step down? Should it just be forgotten? Are the people of Nevada going to keep re-electing this man?
What are your thoughts on this?
Everybody’s talking about this, here’s some comments from around the world wide web:
Outside the Beltway – Harry Reid Racist Obama Comments, Sagging Polls
Atlas Shrugs – Lt. Colonel Allen West Responds to Reid’s Ugly Racism
Another Black Conservative – Harry Reid will pay no price for his Negro comment
Patterico Pontifications – Harry Reid’s History of Racial Posturing
Flopping Aces – Dems Coddle Sen. Harry Reid After “Negro” Comment
Rhymes with Right – Will Harry Reid Be Held To The Same Racism Standard As Republicans? (You must see the picture he has of Reid! HA!)
Watch the video below, our own Greta Perry has some thoughts of wisdom about the Harry Reid, Obama: ‘Light-Skinned’ with ‘No Negro Dialect’ comment. Check it out below and tell us what you think.
Harry Reid, ‘Light-Skinned’ with ‘No Negro Dialect’ Comment – Video