Sunday, January 10, 2010

Harry Reid: Socialist Racist Hypocrite

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and, his words, "light-skinned" African American and "Negro" dialect-free Barack Obama.

``There is this standard where the Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own. But if it comes from anyone else, it's racism.''
~ Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele on reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) referred to then-Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a "light-skinned" African-American who spoke without a "Negro dialect," unless he "wanted to have one."

G.O.P Chairman Pressures Reid on Obama Remarks

Published: January 10, 2010
Michael Steele, the Republican Party chairman, called Sunday for Harry Reid to step down as U.S. Senate majority leader in the wake of revelations of Mr. Reid’s remarks in 2008 about Barack Obama’s skin color and dialect.

A new book about the 2008 campaign quotes Mr. Reid as predicting that Mr. Obama could become the country’s first black president because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” On Saturday, the senator issued a public statement apologizing for the remark. He also expressed his regret for the comment in a phone call to Mr. Obama, who accepted his apology. But Mr. Steele, who is black, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that an apology was not enough and “there has to be a consequence” for “anachronistic language that hearkens backs to the 1950’s and 1960’s.” Asked by the moderator, David Gregory, whether that consequence should be Mr. Reid’s resignation as majority leader, Mr. Steele said, “I believe it is.”

The statement suggested that Republicans would not let the controversy pass quietly, while Democrats, from Mr. Obama himself to the Rev. Al Sharpton, worked to put the matter to rest.

“There’s a big double standard here,” Mr. Steele said. “When Democrats get caught saying racist things, you know an apology is enough.” He recalled that Trent Lott had stepped down as Republic majority leader in 2002 after making a racially tinged remark. Had a similar statement been made by Mitch McConell, the Senate minority leader, Democrats would be calling for his head, he said. Mr. Steele made many of the same statements on “Fox News Sunday.”

As if any further proof of the rampant racism that infects the Democrat Party at the highest levels was needed. Speaking of hypocrisy, it looks like Al Sharpton will give his bullhorn a break on this one.

Silent: the "Reverend" Al Sharpton's bullhorn

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