Skip to comments.HARRY REID SHOULD NOT ONLY RESIGN
Posted on 01/12/2010 8:16:03 PM PST by NaturalBornConservative
It is my opinion that Harry Reid should not only resign his post as Majority leader, Harry Reid should resign from the U.S. Senate. Harry Reid should be driven to the outskirts of town and booted out on his ass. Hell, Harry Reid should be exiled from the United States of America.
How dare you judge people by the color of their skin. How dare you judge people because their dialect differs from yours. How dare you Harry Reid. I have lost all respect for Democrat party, for watered down Republicans, and for so called Civil Rights Activists. All of you who practically broke your necks racing to the support of a true racist are a joke. You're not Civil Rights Activists, you're ass kissers. You know who and what you are.
And if you think I am writing this in defense of Barack Obama, you're sadly mistaken. As far as I'm concerned Obama can pack his bags and go serve coffee to Reid in exile. You sir are nothing but a coward.
I AM SCREAMING. I AM MAD AS HELL. I WANT THIS MAN OUT, AND I WANT HIM OUT NOW.
#1 - To call these really benign comments racist is weird
#2 -(And the one that really matters) - Good grief, who is nutty enough to want him to resign? We need him to stay in office so we can defeat him, because that looks pretty easy. Do we really want him to resign and have to face someone else? NO!
How dark is dark skinned Black and are we supposed to now have 2 groups of Blacks, Black and Light Black? Do we now take paint samples w/us?
Pray for America’s Freedom
No way Harry said "Negro" ~ it had an "N" in it, and a "g" and an "r" ~
The people coming out to cover for Harry are what are known in the trade as "Uncle Toms".
I’m not sure how to judge this... are you light skinned or dark skinned? Cuz apparently the leftists have decided to make that distinction by defending Harry Reid.
Which is odd because even Rod Blago says he is blacker than Obama. But if I go by Reid said then Blago-being blacker than Obama- is a dark skinned negro and not as preferable... so this is confusing now.
So poverty (if owning a laundry mat and being lower middle class is poverty) is also black? My dad grew up picking cotton, the whole family did it. Those huge sacks full would be a dime for the picker, apparently.
Did I hear Rush play a click from the Hillary campaign of Andrew Young declare her black too? Because being a woman is a drawback and therefor women are black?
See, that is also confusing. If women are black because they were held back in history, would they be light skinned or dark skinned black?
I am just going to have to give up on trying to understand where the Democrats are coming from. I am going to have to just go with the conservative position to treat everyone the same.
Much less complicated that way.
Lets assume he used “negro”.
He still makes the distinction that light skin is better.
Thats the racist thing.
What do you imagine the Democrats were up to then?
It is not “racist” to note the obvious fact that Obama is light-skinned and that this probably helped him in the election. Reid is a scumbag but he shouldn’t resign over this. Down the road, some conservatives are going to regret their eagerness to become PC thought police in this case.
I don’t think a Dimocrat can be racist, the big D gives them immunity. They don’t have to walk the walk, they just have to pretend that they care.
Clinton- a few years ago he would be getting us coffee
Andrew Young - Hillary is black too
Blago - I’m blacker than Barack Obama
Its an epidemic
Why would conservatives regret this? Because a real conservative would never say something like that
Resign from the Senate? IDIOCY!
He needs to be soundly defeated in November.
I disagree. It’s not racist to say talk about other people’s reactions. He didn’t endorse them, he was stating what is a reality, at least among some voters.
Reid made a far more offensive statement when he said the war in Iraq “is lost”, while American soldiers were fighting and dying in the field. That was vile and inexcusable, and he should have resigned over it, but it didn’t get a tenth the controversey as this relatively trival comment.
We want Reid to stay and get his a*s kicked in November.
Dodd will quit and he would have lost in a slam dunk if he had stayed.
And the assertion that he can turn the “dialect” on and off as it suits him - clearly a criticism of his “authentic blackness”. If he had wanted to illustrate what a phony Øbozo is he could have easily done so without involving race.
I’m with you.
That the leader of the DNC (the Dem’s Michael Steele equivalent — don’t know his name), Obama and other lefty apologists excuse Reid’s remarks by saying that “he was just complimenting Obama” makes my head explode!
So, Reid was praising him for his light skin? Middle-American dialect? Do they really mean to say that “light skin” is superior to “dark skin”? Anything other than an Indiana Anchorman dialect is inferior?
The fallout from this is worse than Reid’s original, disgraceful sin. Anyone who excuses Reid is also racist.
i understand your desire to be rid of dingy harry, however i think he needs to stay right where he is doing what he is doing until the election in Nov. see i believe that oblabo and reid and pelosi are quite efficiently destroying the democrat party and the progressive movement. they are exposing both for what they truly are: pond scum sucking bottom feeders who love communism and want it for all except the political class. even die-hard dems (jacksonian democrats) who just pull the lever for whoever has a D after their name are starting to realize that the people in charge of that party are not true old style democrats but pure elitist communists who hate america and want to destroy it. so i say let harry and nancy and barky carry on. they think they know what is best for everyone and they are too stupid to see that everyone knows they are too corrupt and out of touch to be trusted. the democrat party will not recover from this unholy trinity.
I don’t want him to resign. I want him beaten into mulch in ten months and “Daschled” from power and shamed into private life. He’s already down 20 points in the polls, I want that gap widened. Harry Reid’s dwindling popularity will sink Harry Reid.
**It is my opinion that Harry Reid should not only resign his post as Majority leader, Harry Reid should resign from the U.S. Senate.**
RE :”And why aren’t Republicans screaming for his resignation?”
Screaming? Give me a break. As if this is some big principle. The current meltdown of the democrats is going great. Reid will lose in November. What is this whining?
It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator (Thurmond) for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do..."- Barack Hussein Obama (2002)
The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.
Yeah. Dodd resigns and he avoids prosecution and jailtime for screwing the American taxpayers in plain view.
With all due respect, I have to disagree. Im going to use an MMA anology here. When your opponent is rocked, then you pounce and go for the finish. You take your opponent out when the opportunity to do so presents itself. If you let your opponent hang on and linger, then he may recover and take you out. What doesnt kill you makes you stronger, as they say.
If the GOP cannot win a senate seat in Nevada in this political climate, then what does that say about the GOP?
I just want to illustrate my point about taking your opponent out when you have the chance a bit further.
Using another sports analogy, because this is a competition after all, I will go with football.
When a team employs the zone defense to protect a lead, it essentially allows the other team to gain as many yards as it wants, but the goal is to prevent the touchdown. However, once the opposing team gets into the red zone, their chance of scoring that TD are very high.
There is no telling how close an election versus Harry Reid would be, or what shady tactics the democrats WILL employ, or how many votes they will find in various car trunks AFTER the election. Do we even know for a 100% certainty that an election will occur in 2010? What if illegal aliens are given the right to vote between now and then?
When you have the opportunity to take your opponent out, then you take your opponent out!
When you play not to lose, then, generally speaking, you do not win.
This game is for keeps.
"He had no alternative... 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." - Harry Lyings**theel Reid (2002)
The media is giving Reid a pass because after all, these comments about negro folks' dialects were made in private, y'see.
Governor Eyebrow, Tim Kaine (Dirtbag, Va.) .
Reid’s biggest sin is being a Dumbocrat. This gaffe shouldn’t even be on the radar except for the hypocrisy of the Dumbocrats.
Dumbocrats will give blacks goodies. Republicans will give blacks respect. Guess which one blacks almost all go for?
Not that blacks don’t have their own heapin’ helpin’ of hypocrisy, too. Just listen to educated folks of a darker hue, who should really know better, ribbing each other with the moniker “ni**er” and worse.
no no no, we want him to stay, spend the time, energy, and money required to run for re-election, eat all that rubber chicken and run himself ragged campaigning, then suffer the agony of defeat at the polls next Nov.
No easy outs for Rats like Harry.
Obama at Selma, Alabama (2007):
"So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don't tell me Im not coming home to Selma, Alabama."
From Barack's Selma speech:
...something happened back here in Selma, Alabama. Something happened in Birmingham that sent out what Bobby Kennedy called, Ripples of hope all around the world. Something happened when a bunch of women decided they were going to walk instead of ride the bus after a long day of doing somebody else's laundry, looking after somebody else's children. When men who had PhDs decided that's enough and were going to stand up for our dignity. That sent a shout across oceans so that my grandfather began to imagine something different for his son. His son, who grew up herding goats in a small village in Africa could suddenly set his sights a little higher and believe that maybe a black man in this world had a chance.- Barack Obama - March 2007
What happened in Selma, Alabama and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation. It worried folks in the White House who said, You know, we're battling Communism. How are we going to win hearts and minds all across the world? If right here in our own country, John, we're not observing the ideals set fort in our Constitution, we might be accused of being hypocrites. So the Kennedys decided we're going to do an air lift. We're going to go to Africa and start bringing young Africans over to this country and give them scholarships to study so they can learn what a wonderful country America is.
This young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets and came over to this country. He met this woman whose great great-great-great-grandfather had owned slaves; but she had a good idea there was some craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided that we know that the world as it has been it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don't tell me Im not coming home to Selma, Alabama.
Im here because somebody marched. Im here because you all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants. I thank the Moses generation; but we've got to remember, now, that Joshua still had a job to do. As great as Moses was, despite all that he did, leading a people out of bondage, he didn't cross over the river to see the Promised Land. God told him your job is done. You'll see it. You'll be at the mountain top and you can see what Ive promised. What Ive promised to Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. You will see that Ive fulfilled that promise but you won't go there.
1960 (President is Ike, VP Richard Nixon runs against Senator John Kennedy for the presidency)
Ann Dunham is 18. Her family moves to Honolulu, Hawaii. Ann begins classes at the University of Hawaii.
- She meets Barack Obama Sr. in a Russian-language class. Barack Obama Sr. is a foreign student from Kenya, who has a magnetic personality. Barack Obama Sr. is very opinionated, talkative and passionate. The two start dating.
- Ann tells her parents about her African boyfriend and they invite him for dinner.
January 20, 1961 JFK is sworn into the presidency.
February 2, 1961: Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. get married in Maui in a discreet ceremony. Nobody is invited. At the time of the wedding Ann is already three months pregnant with Barack Obama Jr.
August 4, 1961: Barack Obama Jr. is born. Ann is eighteen. She drops out of college after one semester in the University of Hawaii.
Ann files for divorce from Barack Obama Sr. and he signs the papers.
The Selma to Montgomery marches were three marches in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American Civil Rights Movement.
They were the culmination of the voting rights movement in Selma, Alabama, launched by Amelia Boynton and her husband. Boynton brought many prominent leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement to Selma, including James Bevel, who initiated and organized the march; Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Hosea Williams.
The first march took place on March 7, 1965 "Bloody Sunday" when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas. The second march took place on March 9. Only the third march, which began on March 21 and lasted five days, made it to Montgomery, 54 miles (87 km) away.
---- Mr. Obama, YOU LIE.
At least Hillary didn't claim that she marched and owed her entire world to the city.
Be careful what you wish for. Harry Reed is an idiot. But if he were to resign from Majority Leader next inline and eying the spot is Chuck “You” Schummer.
Yeah... the Pubs should keep themselves just to pointing out the Rat hypocrisy and saying they oppose Reid on broader principle where this incident doesn’t amount to a spit in the ocean.
Same goes for an Obama impeachment, at least until the Pubs get the House. One failing hairplug later and we would get a President Pelosi!
When we already know he’s vulnerable, I don’t want to take him out ahead of the election and give someone else a chance.
If I were a GOP Senator, I would make the following remark, just in passing:
Although the 2010 election in November seems to be going now in our favor, we are hoping some dark-skinned candidates will enter for the Dems, to give us further advantage.
Harry Reid is not merely guilty of using an n-word, he used it in private while discussing politics (and swaying the voting public) AFTER he'd demanded the resignation of a Republican Senator who in NO WAY was praising the Democrat institution of segregation.
Reid's downfall comes for his own phony outrage and racist leanings. If he can stand tall and say "we don't want that in a Senate Majority Leader" then he HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO RESIGN.
Since when does Barack Obama get to determine if black people have been wronged by the comments or if "it's okay now"? Does Barry Soetoro speak for all black Americans? I know he's already lied to them. His word isn't worth much.
It is sheer idiocy to think, imagine, demand or wish for Harry Reid to resign from the senate over the remarks he made about Obama.
Now were we talking about the BRIBE he made to Ben Nelson for his vote that would be a different matter.
Harry Reid is heading for a loss in November. I’m almost prepared to guess that he’ll likely decide not to run for reelection, once he’s secured an a “post-senate cushy position” for all his loyal work.
I’m telling ya, some people want to overthink these things and deal in imginary worlds...lol.
I don’t think Reid is a racist and this whole tempest if yet another sign of how idiotic we have become over anything non white, non male, non straight or non Christian
but I do like to see him squirm
I do think though that this exemplifies how the left thinks we are all racist hence he really thinks “white” America won’t vote for a “negro” even unless “light skinned”..
it does help to be beyond ebonics though...that I agree with him on
it must be great to be black and just sneeze “wacist” and have whites bow down and submit all sorts of nonsense
we whites are sure a proud peoples..lol
Harry Reid is trailing two GOP challenger for his Senate seat at this moment. Reid's idiot son is running for Governor and he's losing big time because Nevadans don't want a Reid dynasty in play.
Reid's been trailing his re-election race for months now. Reid ain't resigning, These dirt bags play for keeps.
Exploiting the squirm factor is the only reason to be messing with this.
But those on our side who are trying to out-Politically Correct the Democrats in being Racially Correct need a swift kick in the a$$. And that includes Limbaugh.
I like Rush, but on this I strongly disagree with him. How ironic that it’s been Rush who says that Democrats don’t give up power that easily. Once they get power they don’t want to get rid of it.
The only way we will ever take down the socialist Left in America is if we expose Saul Alinsky’s tactics at every turn. Hillary Clinton studied his works in college. Chris Matthews still sings his praises in times of trouble.
The politics of personal destruction are still very much here and I say keep the proverbial boot down on Harry’s throat.
I think Rush is enjoying it because they call him racist whenever he as much as wears a white golf shirt.
I agree it’s much ado about nothing but I agree with Hume, Sarah and O’Butthead...it’s more about how Reid thinks we are all too racist to vote for a non white...which is suck BS...I don’t know anyone who would not vote for a decent black as coal man if he were conservative enough...especially on culture....there just ain’t any running
they’d say the same about me and chicks in power....that we’re sexist ...and I am, I admit..but look at me now...most old hardcore southern peckerwoods i know love Palin
Obama can be inarticulate and “street” when he wants. He won a grammy for his reading of his book on tape. What a performance.
According to this site, Obama fabricated the words of an “angry black man” who took issue with the mischaracterization of their conversations long ago.
Yes, on racial issues Rush tries hard to be as Politically Correct as any liberal Democrat. He likes to stress the fact that the Republican Party was largely responsible for passing the 1965 Civil Rights Act and that southern Democrats opposed it.
Now this is true, but there was also a significant Republican Senator who opposed that bill, and his name was Barry Goldwater. Those southern Democrats who were allied with Goldwater were an integral part of what was called the ‘conservative coalition’, an informal group that controlled Congress from the late ‘30s to the mid ‘60s.
If Rush wants to align himself with the Rockefeller-Javits wing of the GOP who passed the Civil Rights Act that’s fine with me, but he needs to stop calling himself a conservative and admit that at heart he’s really a 60’s Republican liberal or 60’s Democrat Cold Warrior of the Hubert Humphrey mold. He’s often far closer to them than he is to the likes of Reagan’s hero Goldwater or the old conservative southern Democrats whom he likes to portray as a pack of racists. That’s been one of the oldest tactics of the Left. If Rush wants to mimic them then he should at least take their name.