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George Will Says Reid’s Obama Remark Wasn’t Racist, Liz Cheney Says ‘Give Me A Break’
NewsBusters ^ | Jan 10, 2010 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 01/11/2010 7:06:55 PM PST by Ooh-Ah

EXCERPT...

LIZ CHENEY: But, you know, can I just point out that I think one of the things that makes the American people frustrated is when they see time and time again liberals excusing racism from other liberals. And I think that, you know, clearly, Senator Reid's comments were outrageous. And the notion that they're being excused...

(CROSSTALK)

STEPHANOPOULOS: But in a private conversation that he thought was off the record...

CHENEY: I don't think racism is OK, George, whether you're saying it in private or in public. And the excuse of it by liberals, you know, is -- is really inexcusable.

But I do think, frankly, you know, he's given the voters of Nevada yet one more reason to oust him this -- this next time around, and I suspect that's what they'll do.

STEPHANOPOULOS: George, you're shaking your head.

GEORGE WILL: I don't think there's a scintilla of racism in what Harry Reid said. At long last, Harry Reid has said something that no one can disagree with, and he gets in trouble for it.

CHENEY: George, give me a break. I mean, talking about the color of the president's skin...

WILL: Did he get it wrong?

CHENEY: ... and the candidate's...

WILL: Did he say anything false?

CHENEY: ... it's -- these are clearly racist comments, George.

WILL: Oh, my, no.

(CROSSTALK)

HUNT: ... quickly, Liz, I -- I think it was certainly an indelicate comment, but, in fact, during the election, there were stories and there were people commenting on Tiger Woods, Adrian Fenty. I mean, I think it's very unfortunate, but I think there is an element that says that -- that -- that some -- some blacks do better than others because of appearance. I don't think that's right...

(CROSSTALK)

HUNT: ... but I don't think...

(CROSSTALK)

CHENEY: ... this may be the way that liberal elites speak to each other in private. It is not the way that people that I know speak to each other in private or public...

(CROSSTALK)

HUNT: ... no one's ever accused Harry Reid of being a liberal elite.

(CROSSTALK)

CHENEY: ... all of us hope that this nation will be one, where we're judged by the content of our character, and that is not what that comment...



TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgewill; lizcheney; negrodialect; obama; reid

1 posted on 01/11/2010 7:06:59 PM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

I really like Mrs. Cheney.


2 posted on 01/11/2010 7:10:55 PM PST by BreezyDog
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To: Ooh-Ah

Wasn’t Earl Butz’s joke private and “off the record” too George?

Or how about Rush’s totally innocent and accurate comment?

These people are such apologist hypocrites


3 posted on 01/11/2010 7:13:57 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Ooh-Ah

George Will and Bill O’Reilly must have gotten both their spines removed on the same day. Maybe they got a two-fer.


4 posted on 01/11/2010 7:14:46 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: BreezyDog

George Will.

He’s on the “inside,” so he has to fall on the sword for the Dems a few times a year.

What a jackass.


5 posted on 01/11/2010 7:15:08 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Twenty five years of not liking George Will........


6 posted on 01/11/2010 7:15:15 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

A reminder that Reid is more or less stating that the voters are the racists who will vote only for a “Black Lite” candidate. George doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on here.


7 posted on 01/11/2010 7:17:17 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Ooh-Ah

I think the average viewer can detect the pathelic lib spin on this regardless of his political stripes.


8 posted on 01/11/2010 7:19:35 PM PST by matt1234
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To: Ooh-Ah

“George, give me a break.”

Geez, if I had a dime for every time I said that to the TV....


9 posted on 01/11/2010 7:20:26 PM PST by jessduntno (We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation..." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Ooh-Ah

George Will is a nice guy BUT he could have learned so much from William F Buckley!


10 posted on 01/11/2010 7:26:06 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder...


11 posted on 01/11/2010 7:28:13 PM PST by gogeo (Lefties...making small minded pettiness seem...well, fashionable.)
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To: eeriegeno

George Will was right. Reid is a socialist scumbag but his remarks were not racist. Trent Lott’s weren’t either. I don’t have any patience for the PC thought police, whether they are on the right or left.


12 posted on 01/11/2010 7:29:01 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Ooh-Ah

Heard some zero on CNN today comparing Lott’s and Reid’s statements, saying of course Lott was defending a racist but Reid was defending Obama - but obviously he was defending Obama by essentially saying he was different and better than all those other blacks with their dark skin and “negro dialect” - and on top of that, he could avoid that terrible dialect if he wanted to - of course Reid’s comment was stereotyped and racist......


13 posted on 01/11/2010 7:29:23 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Ooh-Ah
I have given up on George Will.

He;s either a naive fool or a double-agent.

I think he's overcome with his own sanctimoniousness!!

14 posted on 01/11/2010 7:37:47 PM PST by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Captain Kirk
I don’t have any patience for the PC thought police, whether they are on the right or left.

Neither do I! But, we need to learn the rules of the game that is being played or we will surely lose!!!! Don't be so quick to write this Reid thing off!

15 posted on 01/11/2010 7:38:06 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Ooh-Ah

The remark may or may not have been meant to be racist but the apology makes Reid Obama’s Bit?h.


16 posted on 01/11/2010 7:38:49 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Copenhagen Climate Summit; Shovel Ready)
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To: Ooh-Ah

And Bill Clinton did a lot for women too when he wasn’t attacking them.


17 posted on 01/11/2010 7:39:01 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: stephenjohnbanker

About 15 years for me. I remember back when he was the conservative voice and thinking, “this is the best we can do!”

Then he went off the wagon about guns and I really haven’t paid much attention to him since.


18 posted on 01/11/2010 7:41:29 PM PST by packrat35 (Democrat Healthcare is a 9-11 Attack on the Constitution)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Boy is she good....again!


19 posted on 01/11/2010 7:41:33 PM PST by caww
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To: ridesthemiles

“George Will and Bill O’Reilly must have gotten both their spines removed on the same day.”

I’ll second that!


20 posted on 01/11/2010 7:49:19 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: BreezyDog

George Will enjoys talking over people’s heads.

Now he enjoys being irrelevant.

So long, George. I used to know you.


21 posted on 01/11/2010 7:51:05 PM PST by detch
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To: Ooh-Ah

IMHO, it’s even WORSE that it was said in private. Shows his real feelings.


22 posted on 01/11/2010 7:53:37 PM PST by CaptRon
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To: ridesthemiles
George Will and Bill O’Reilly must have gotten both their spines removed on the same day. Maybe they got a two-fer.


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23 posted on 01/11/2010 7:54:11 PM PST by B-Cause (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

I hope Conservatives grow a pair and continue to talk about racism amongst Democrats, in general, for the next 10 months. Would the Dem’s do that? Oh yeah!


24 posted on 01/11/2010 7:58:33 PM PST by Rembrandt
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To: Captain Kirk

They most certainly were racist remarks. Here is Liz’s most shining moment in this transcript:

“This may be the way that liberal elites speak to each other in private. It is not the way that people that I know speak to each other in private or public.”


25 posted on 01/11/2010 8:00:58 PM PST by John W
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To: Ooh-Ah; onyx

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/08/politics/08judges.html

“Does she want a theocracy?” Mr. Schumer said. “What does Janice Brown want to be nominated for? Dictator? Or grand exalted ruler?”

Rising to respond, Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, noted that Justice Brown is an African-American daughter of a sharecropper from his home state.

“What in her record indicates she wants to be a dictator?” Mr. Sessions said. “Did she want to be some grand exalted ruler? Was that some reference to the Ku Klux Klan?”

“To have it suggested that somehow her ideas are consistent with the Ku Klux Klan,” he said, “is really offensive to me.”


26 posted on 01/11/2010 8:01:55 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

WHACK!

Leave it to you, maggief, to find GOLD.
Schumer’s comments are very racist and Sessions spotted it, right away!


27 posted on 01/11/2010 8:12:02 PM PST by onyx
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To: maggief

How did you EVER think of that?


28 posted on 01/11/2010 8:12:52 PM PST by onyx
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
What a jackass.

You know...I was thinking the same thing and then I went upstairs to cook my dinner and read an op-ed in The Capital(my local paper) by George Will. He tore apart the liberalism in California.

So Mr. Will redeemed himself today...

29 posted on 01/11/2010 8:13:27 PM PST by BreezyDog
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To: Ooh-Ah
So many people seem to think Reid's comment was degrading Obama. Except for the “when he wants to ...” part it was not (Harry's mind).

In Harry's mind it was a degrading comment for all those people whose skin is dark and all those that don't talk as white.

So it is not Obama’s place to except an apology. It is the millions who fit the description that Harry says Obama is not!

30 posted on 01/11/2010 8:30:58 PM PST by dmet
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To: Ooh-Ah
I agree with post 7.

Reid is more or less stating that the voters are the racists who will vote only for a “Black Lite” candidate.

Reid is basically saying that he is superior to voters who are ignorant. What a loser.
31 posted on 01/11/2010 9:22:18 PM PST by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: BreezyDog

He writes many good, conservative articles.

I just don’t understand why, when we are handed a golden POLITICAL issue, conservatives think it is somehow noble to let it pass.

This is politics.

And to let a golden issue pass is like refusing to PROFILE at the airports.

Our opponents laugh in our faces and take advantage of it and the country is WORSE off because of it.


32 posted on 01/12/2010 12:40:15 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: onyx

Just rummaging around ...

;)


33 posted on 01/12/2010 1:47:42 AM PST by maggief
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To: packrat35

I remember the first show he was on; “ This Week with David Brinkley.

Will wanted that big paycheck more than he wanted conservatism. Nothing has changed.


34 posted on 01/12/2010 4:15:54 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: ridesthemiles

Byron York got his removed too. It was a three-fer.


35 posted on 01/12/2010 4:24:40 AM PST by jersey117
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To: BreezyDog

Liz is the daughter, Lynn is the wife.


36 posted on 01/12/2010 5:18:32 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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Liz really nailed IT!
CHENEY: ... this may be the way that liberal elites speak to each other in private. It is not the way that people that I know speak to each other in private or public...

37 posted on 01/12/2010 7:18:10 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: John W

Reid’s remarks were entirely true. Obama was indeed chosen in part because he was light skinned and it is true that he opportunistically spoke in dialect. If the word “negro” was the problem, perhaps we should start a campaign to get the National Negro College Fund to change its name. Conservatives are digging their graves when they join the witchhunting PC thought police. Harry Reid should be drummed out of office because of his socialism not because of these remarks.


38 posted on 01/12/2010 8:03:56 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
I just don’t understand why, when we are handed a golden POLITICAL issue, conservatives think it is somehow noble to let it pass.

You're right about one thing. This is purely a POLITICAL issue. Principle has nothing to do with it. Some of us, however, refuse to join the PC thought police even to geain temporary political advantage. We know that it only feeds the power the witchhunters in the long term.

39 posted on 01/12/2010 8:06:30 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: eeriegeno
Neither do I! But, we need to learn the rules of the game that is being played or we will surely lose!!!!

Okay, let's view it in these terms. Let's assume that conservative PC types in this case get their wish and Reid has to resign as majority leader because of these remarks. Then what? I'll tell you. The left will feel even more empowered when it seeks its next conservative scalp who does something similar. At that point, the Conservatives who endorses PC in this case will have no defense.

40 posted on 01/12/2010 8:10:41 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

I understand that.

But you have to think of politics as a dirty street fight.

A dirty street fighter only stops kicking you in the nads when he is too afraid to approach you because you’ve already cold-cocked him once.

This is what we need to do to the Dems.

We need to cold-cock them politically every chance we get.

It is the only way we have any hope of slowing down their constant and vicious attacks and use of every dirty trick they can think of.


41 posted on 01/12/2010 5:26:56 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: kalee

Wow... that slipped by me. Thanks! I really like them both :-)


42 posted on 01/12/2010 8:09:10 PM PST by BreezyDog
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