Skip to comments.Why Does Obama Get to Absolve Reid?
Posted on 01/10/2010 5:18:37 AM PST by Scanian
Harry Reids egregiously inappropriate comment from the 2008 campaign that Obama is a light-skinned African-American who lacked a Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one is causing quite a stir. But lets be clear: had any Republican said it, he or she would be chased from office by Monday. But Harry Reid is no Trent Lott and the standards are different for Democrats. (John McCormack points out that even Obama had a different standard in 2002.) In this case, Obama is trying to snuff out the controversy, declaring:
"Harry Reid called me today and apologized for an unfortunate comment reported today. I accepted Harrys apology without question because Ive known him for years, Ive seen the passionate leadership hes shown on issues of social justice and I know whats in his heart. As far as I am concerned, the book is closed."
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Because he is the MESSiah...the "WON" we have been waiting for. Case closed.
It wasn’t said with a Southern accent...that changes everything.
Only because the republicans allow it!
The msm decides.
Sounds about right to me, unless by “African-American” Reid was implying Obama was born in Kenya, ...even then there maybe some truth...
And another thing.....
I accepted Harrys apology without question because Ive known him for years
5 years is now a long time?
The media template is simple. Republicans are known to be white racists, so if a Republican said it the intent was malice. Democrats on the other hand are tolerant and compassionate people so there could never possibly me malice in their intent, even the times when they say “stupid” things like this. Democrats are thus exempt from criticism.
Expect the Just Brothers to make some token noise. It will be mild and it will fade very quickly. By Wednesday the incident will be forgotten.
the Dems usually circle the wagons with the person of question on the inside;
the Pubbies usually circle the wagon the person of question on the outside.
Just Brothers = Justice Brothers (Jesse & Al)
That is a stupid question. Reid said something nasty about then Senator Obama so of course he gets to accept the apology or not. President Obama has forgiven Reid (and some people say Obama is not Christian....:)
Remember Hillary’s attempted ‘accent’ when she was in Selma (IIRC).
And her ‘plantation’ remark, which was spoken with that same fake accent.
In Newspeak, saying that which is true is “nasty” and requires apology and forgiveness.
Other than his use of the politically incorrect word “Negro”, what Reid said was true.
Look at how Clarence Thomas was treated by the liberals. I think his oratory skills are much better than Obama’s. His voice is a rich baritone and he has something to say when he speaks. Obama delivers empty speeches and the liberals can't get enough.
Reid needs to find forgiveness with dark skinned blacks with more pronounced dialects, not Obama. He was basically saying Obama was more acceptable than other black men.
Because if Ole Dingy gets booted to the curb by the citizens of Nevada Obamacare goes down the tubes.
At least Biden thought he was clean.
The liberal defense of reid’s comments and obama’s hypocrisy will be that any one that speaks out against this is just putting politics before country.
JustUs Brothers. Nobody else is qualified
I think the “forgive & forget” stance from Obama is for public consumption only. I think he’s maneuvering behind the scenes. This is a payback. Reid is sinking in the polls, becoming more unpopular, and probably unelectable in NV. Didn’t he barely get re-elected last time? They’re feeding Reid to the fishes in order to support someone they feel is more electable. Obama is disappointed in Reid’s leadership (dictatorship) skills. I don’t believe for one minute that Obama has forgiven or forgotten.
Where is sharpton, jesse jackson, the black caucii??? They ought to cut Reid’s nuts off!
The "story" should have never been a story to begin with and NO apology was necessary. It was a comment made at a private affair to an old friend. Why the hell should he apologize. I'm sure Jesse Helms did not require an apology.
reid made his comments in 2008. Lott’s comments were reported on right away and he apologized within a week. The difference is, not many were willing to forgive Lott. Seems the media plays a part in this, too.
I want to cut his nuts off. Jesse Jackson
it’s easy. nobama is a racist (see 20 yr attendance at rev swright’s “church”). reid is a racist (see his comments). birds of a feather...
Did you see what ole Harry said? It's here on this page of the book.
Doesn’t matter a bit. Reid is still the nastiest person in Washington DC.
Well, because he’s like that ...”unless he wanted to have one” part to go away real quick.
Which, it already has in news reports from his most ardent msm supporters.
What’s funny is that Reid is apologizing profusely for the one TRUE thing I have ever heard him say!
According to Dirty Harry’s former mouthpiece who was just on FNC, he was merely being “inarticulate”, so let’s just get off the guy’s back, OK?
Actually, Reid was complimenting Obama--"light skin," "no dialect unless he wants one," and in doing so said something "nasty" about all dark-skinned with dialects African-Americans.
LOL...evil racist! Off with his head...Trent Lott the guy out of office...oh yeah, he’s a democRat...never mind.
Given the template and narrative that are followed the timing of an apology are irrelevant. If you are on the right side of the aisle and say anything that may be construed as politically incorrect the media will make sure that you are toast.
Jesse Helms STROM THURMOND did not require an apology
I always took it to be a play on words, as the "'just us'" brothers".
“Why Does Obama Get to Absolve Reid?”
Because if you say something about me behind my back that offends me, you’d better believe that I’m not going to care about others absolving you. You come and talk to me, the guy you wronged.
Because Democrats by definition are not racists so they have absolute immunity from any lapses in political correct speech.
Witness the absolution give to former Ku Klux Klan leader Robert Byrd for his “white nigger” remark.
(Conservatives even have a fear of repeating what the Dems say lest we be labeled racists. As I wrote the above I actually wondered if the FR mods will ban or limit me for simply quoting a racial remark from a Democrat.)
It’s more than a political double standard among the elite intellegentsia who control the media propaganda machine, it’s simply their religious conviction that the left can do no wrong.
What Obama said: “...he apologized for an unfortunate comment reported today...”.
What Obama meant: “...he apologized for a comment unfortunately reported today...”.
Doesn’t matter to Obama one bit that Ried is a nasty old elite minded overcompensating closet racist. He will use him to take down the country and take everyones freedom. Most of his agenda never was about race in the first place. Commies are just like that....they are users.
Actually I just heard on TV that not one Democratic Senator called for Trent Lott’s expulsion. Is that true. I tried to remember back years ago and can’t think of any Democrats doing that but can’t fully remember. I know that the Republicans threw him under the bus that is for sure.
Unprecedented, isn’t it?
Yet he sat in a “church” for 20 years and didn’t hear a thing, y’all.
Would someone (seriously) explain why this is supposed to be an insult? I honestly don't understand a lot of the things that are considered racist.
OMG-the horror of Hillary just never ends!
I remember that...wish I didn’t, but I do.
Amazing what they get away with vs. the rest of us.