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Dems Coddle Sen. Harry Reid After “Negro” Comment
Flopping Aces ^ | 01-10-10 | Mike's America

Posted on 01/10/2010 6:07:37 PM PST by Starman417

Contrast their embrace of Reid with the GOP effort led by President Bush to dump then Majority Leader Trent Lott!

I've often said that when it comes to scandals, the GOP likes to clean up the mess as quickly as possible (sometimes a bit too quickly). When it comes to Democrats, they like to leave the garbage in the living room and let it stink.

We're seeing another example of that with the Harry Reid scandal where the Senate Majority Leader spoke of then candidate Obama as appealing because he was "light skinned" and spoke "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Harry Reid did a quick round of phone calls apologizing to every African-American leader in sight, including President Obama who "accepted Harry’s apology without question."

As a warning that there is perhaps more to Reid's comment than a slip of the tongue we have the Senator's own words from 2002 after Lott was forced to resign:

Asked if the episode would serve as a warning to weigh his own words carefully, Reid said: "You play how you practice...If you tell ethnic jokes in the backroom, it's that much easier to say ethnic things publicly. I've always practiced how I play."
Contrast Reid's quickee apologies with the apology tour that Trent Lott undertook when he made a casual remark praising Strom Thurmond on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Lott apologized over and over and over and yet the perpetually offended grievance mongers in the Democrat Party refused to accept his apology. You would have thought Lott wanted to bring back the Jim Crow era of segregation which he clearly did not.

Lott was eventually driven from office by Senate Republicans with a big push from the White House. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer called Lott's remarks "offensive and repugnant." President Bush called Lott's comments "offensive" and "wrong."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 111th; negro; negrodialect; obama; racist; reid

1 posted on 01/10/2010 6:07:38 PM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Harry the magic gringo.


2 posted on 01/10/2010 6:10:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Starman417

The writer makes a big mistake:

He states Demorats like to let the scandal sit in the living room and stink!

The writer overlooks that like Garbage Men, that Smell is Perfume in the Nostrils of Demorats!! They laugh at the Republicans for pursuing this disgusting notion called Morals and Ethics!


3 posted on 01/10/2010 6:17:15 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Starman417

Birds of a feather. They all think alike.

And by the way, there is nothing ‘light skinned’ about Obamao.


4 posted on 01/10/2010 6:20:01 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Starman417
Again, we're letting the democrats set the agenda...

Don't worry about what they interpret this as, only what we actually heard...using the left's own standards, Harry Reid is a racist.

Refer to him as that; his title is no longer "senator", it's "Racist Harry Reid".

Let's reinterpret what he said; "Obama as appealing because he was "light skinned" and spoke "with no Negro dialect,"

OK, so Reid must mean that any "negro" who is not light-skinned and does speak with a "negro" dialect would be totally unappealing and unacceptable to be President.

Maybe it's just me, but that does sound a little racist when you turn it around.

He was "sorry for a poor choice of words"...would someone please tell me the correct choice of words for what he said...anybody....jump right in there....see...

It IS what it IS...Racist Reid has spoken.
5 posted on 01/10/2010 6:23:30 PM PST by FrankR (There will be no jobs until it is profitable for employers to hire people....PERIOD.)
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To: cripplecreek
Harry the magic gringo.

Oh that's goood.

6 posted on 01/10/2010 6:23:38 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Starman417

Funny how the commie ‘RATS close ranks and march in lock step every time one of their ilk puts on their hood and robe.


7 posted on 01/10/2010 6:25:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
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To: Starman417

DOUBLE STANDARD.


8 posted on 01/10/2010 6:25:49 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Obama outsourcing his "Reichstag Fire" to foreign Islamoterrorists now on or heading to US soil?)
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To: Starman417
Democrats, they like to leave the garbage in the living room and let it stink.

I'd go just a bit slightly furthur here. This applies to EVERYTHING they do, pun intended.

I refer to the mentality of the Bumpus's dogs in Christmas story. They would have no problem taking stinky dumps on the middle of the Parker's living room, and then running away thru the screen door. The Parker's get left holding the bag and having to clean up the mess, holding their noses all the while.

It seems that every big program that the 'rats pass goes eventually bankrupt and epitomizes failure. From the post office, to SS, Medicare, war on poverty, war on healthcare, war on private property, war on the constitution, ad infitem.

9 posted on 01/10/2010 6:26:34 PM PST by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: FrankR

I think it should be tied to the Clinton comment about Obama getting him coffee and the Biden comment about Obama being a black man who speaks well.

We aren’t going to drive Reid out nor do we really want to because of the coming election. Better to tie things together to create a common thread and remind people of it again and again.


10 posted on 01/10/2010 6:27:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Starman417
There was some Dem apologist on fox news saying that it's true a Republican would be tarred and feathered for making the same comment, but it was OK for Reid because he has a good voting record on minority issues. I guess it's the Senator Byrd defense...
11 posted on 01/10/2010 6:28:29 PM PST by apillar
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To: Starman417
It's really quite simple.

The media can make a mountain out of a molehill (Lott, George Allen, etc) or a molehill out of a mountain (Reid, Clinton/Lewinsky). They can create pressure or not. Here they are choosing "not".

12 posted on 01/10/2010 6:29:19 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (There's a reason the oath talks about defending the country from enemies both "foreign AND domestic")
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To: cripplecreek

Lives in DeeCee


13 posted on 01/10/2010 6:29:29 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Starman417

Its only a diversion from the stupid crap they’ve been doing and are about to do.


14 posted on 01/10/2010 6:30:50 PM PST by Racer1
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To: Starman417
Maybe he and Byrd should restart the
Komunist
Kaucasian
Kaucus

It is a dimocrapit organization after all.

15 posted on 01/10/2010 6:37:10 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
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To: Starman417

i smell a rush magic negro song intro to tomoorrws show


16 posted on 01/10/2010 6:47:11 PM PST by remaxagnt (`)
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To: Starman417

Reid explained this morning that he would have apologized to Rev. Jesse Jackson, except “I can’t understand his dialect.”


17 posted on 01/10/2010 6:48:57 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Starman417
Harry is burnt toast...

...and the smell will last for years.

18 posted on 01/10/2010 6:57:57 PM PST by jaz.357 ("If the present tries to sit in judgment on the past, it will lose the future." W.Churchill)
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To: Starman417
Trent Lott didn't say one word about race or skin color or any person or group of persons. It was entirely guilt by association fabricated by the mind readers of the left. For that Sen. 0bama said that the GOP should run him out.

Now 0bama has no problem with suggestions that only a light-skinned black who doesn't speak in ebonics is acceptable to Americans. 0bama doesn't seem to relate very well to American blacks.

19 posted on 01/10/2010 7:04:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s good.

Harry the magic gringo
Lives in DC
He promises a world of hope
Yet craps on you and me!

Harry the magic gringo
Is a liar and a clown
Let’s run this bastard out of town
Cause he’ll tear this nation down.


20 posted on 01/10/2010 7:09:51 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: Starman417
What will we see next? All shades 15 and above need not apply.
21 posted on 01/10/2010 7:19:51 PM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: TigersEye
Democrats To African Americans: Your Degree Of *Blackness* Determines Our Fortune
22 posted on 01/10/2010 7:26:43 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Starman417
RE: Reid and the news. (60 Minutes ignores Reid, continues monotonous attacks Palin.)

I'd Rather it wasn't true but the Truth is Blairing, if you trust the state controlled American media (SCAM) to report the news you're going to get Cooked.

23 posted on 01/10/2010 7:35:52 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Starman417
I predict Dirty Harry will do the same thing as Countrywide Chris Dodd and end up dropping out of the race.

That's not necessarily good news for the GOP, since he was damaged and beatable. Same with Dodd.

It would have been nice if this were an October Suprise...

24 posted on 01/10/2010 8:15:51 PM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: smoothsailing

Right on right on right on!


25 posted on 01/10/2010 8:31:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: Starman417

I hope Black Americans of the Democrat persuasion realize that the Democrat party leaders all hold these disturbing thoughts.


26 posted on 01/10/2010 9:03:21 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Copenhagen Climate Summit; Shovel Ready)
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To: Starman417


STOP IT, REPUBLICANS!! LEAVE HARRRRRRRY ALONNNNNE!! HE'S HELPIIINNNG YOOOOUUUUU!!
27 posted on 01/11/2010 7:38:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (America has been dead for a while; It's interesting to watch the cadaver cool.)
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To: Starman417

If you have not figured it out by now, the double standard of sexism and racism is the radical stragety plan of “hanging your opponent with his own standards and morals.” Democrats game Republicans with the race and sex witch hunts they run. Republicans fall for it every time and axe the Dem’s target, ie Trent Lott. Disgusting.


28 posted on 01/11/2010 9:07:36 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Starman417

Well of courseracists always stick together! I hear they even have a club called the KKK, Sen Byrd used to be a leader in his younger days!


29 posted on 01/11/2010 11:02:21 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Mike Darancette

They’ll make excuses for them as long as the “redistribution” (something for nothing) keeps happening.


30 posted on 01/11/2010 11:05:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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