Skip to comments.George Will Says Reid’s Obama Remark Wasn’t Racist, Liz Cheney Says ‘Give Me A Break’
Posted on 01/11/2010 7:06:55 PM PST by Ooh-Ah
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...
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.
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...
HUNT: ... but I don't think...
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...
HUNT: ... no one's ever accused Harry Reid of being a liberal elite.
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...
I really like Mrs. Cheney.
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
George Will and Bill O’Reilly must have gotten both their spines removed on the same day. Maybe they got a two-fer.
He’s on the “inside,” so he has to fall on the sword for the Dems a few times a year.
What a jackass.
Twenty five years of not liking George Will........
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.
I think the average viewer can detect the pathelic lib spin on this regardless of his political stripes.
“George, give me a break.”
Geez, if I had a dime for every time I said that to the TV....
George Will is a nice guy BUT he could have learned so much from William F Buckley!
Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder...
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.
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......
He;s either a naive fool or a double-agent.
I think he's overcome with his own sanctimoniousness!!
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!
The remark may or may not have been meant to be racist but the apology makes Reid Obama’s Bit?h.
And Bill Clinton did a lot for women too when he wasn’t attacking them.
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.
Boy is she good....again!
“George Will and Bill OReilly must have gotten both their spines removed on the same day.”
I’ll second that!
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