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  • Will Obama "go gangsta"?

    02/14/2010 6:07:08 PM PST · by ToughLove · 36 replies · 1,090+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | Feb 14, 2010 | Norvell Rose
    In a recent column for CNN.com, fiery political analyst Roland Martin urged the President of the United States to get down and dirty with his political adversaries. Like, you know, jump ugly and go all street thug on 'em. Clearly spoiling for a fight — and with a curious, chest-bumping homage to the nasty culture of radical rappers — Martin wrote: Obama's critics keep blasting him for Chicago-style politics. So, fine. Channel your inner Al Capone and go gangsta against your foes. Let 'em know that if they aren't with you, they are against you, and will pay the price.
  • Scott Brown’s ‘Negro’ Dialect

    01/23/2010 7:42:42 AM PST · by flowerplough · 23 replies · 804+ views
    How Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown is like Barack Obama. When Senator-elect Scott Brown becomes president, odds are some reporter will write a political tell-all called Game Change – Part Deux: The Race of a Lifetime...Again. It’ll be a behind-the-scenes look at Brown’s trailblazing campaign to “transcend” Obama and become the first “post-Obama” president—with firsthand insider accounts from people on the ground who made it happen...quoted on double-secret deep background. And the biggest news will be a revelation that old-guard Republicans encouraged Brown to throw his hat in the ring because they quietly couldn’t stand Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin—and—their belief...
  • Harry Reid And The Negro Thang – ZoNation Video

    01/23/2010 10:36:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 349+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | January 23, 2010 | Steve McGough
    A new addition to the RVO blog. Our featured video for the last few days. Alfonzo Rachel is the founder of Macho Sauce Productions and contributor at Big Hollywood and PJTV. I like his stuff, so you’re going to see more of it here at RVO. Enjoy.
  • The Obama Administration's Rampant Racism

    01/20/2010 12:00:49 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,026+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2010 | Greg Lewis
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's remarks during the 2008 presidential campaign that Barack Obama would have a good chance to be elected because he is "light-skinned" and speaks with a "Negro dialect" only by choice are ugly and insulting. But the real consequences of Obama's and Democrats' selective "forgiveness" of Reid go much deeper and are much more damaging than merely demonstrating that they hypocritically apply a political double-standard where criticism of "inartful" remarks is concerned. Taken together with the actions and comments of other Obama appointees, including especially Attorney General Eric Holder, they reveal the deep-seated racism that informs...
  • SLICKA MAN ALBULM

    01/16/2010 6:30:57 PM PST · by hiphop101 · 90 replies · 1,959+ views
    HipHop101 Magazine | 1/16/2010 | hiphop101
    SLICKA MAN ALBULM
  • Playing Race-Card 'Gotcha'

    01/13/2010 10:36:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 454+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    There is so much to enjoy about the Democrats' Harry Reid problem, and yet I find the whole spectacle horribly depressing. First, let's recap the bright side. The addlepated and vindictive Senate majority leader is under fire for saying -- according to the new book "Game Change" -- that Barack Obama would make a promising Democratic presidential contender because he's "light-skinned" and can speak "Negro dialect" only when he wants to. He deserves the grief. Just last month, Reid insinuated that fellow senators standing in the way of "Obamacare" were carrying on the tradition of the racists who stood in...
  • Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer Declares "Case Closed" on Reid's "No Negro Dialect" Remarks - Video

    01/13/2010 8:16:47 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 467+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of New York Dem. Sen. Chuck Schumer responding to a question on Sen. Harry Reid's "no Negro Dialect" remarks about Barack Obama. Schumer declared the "case closed" because he knows Harry Reid and doesn't "think he has a bigoted bone in his body." . . . . (VIDEO)
  • The Right’s PC Police

    01/12/2010 6:23:54 PM PST · by Bob017 · 15 replies · 390+ views
    Front Page ^ | Jan 12th, 2010 | Jacob Laksin
    Like vultures circling a wounded quarry, Republicans have wasted little time flocking over Majority Leader Harry Reid’s recent stumble into America’s racial midfield. The trigger is a 2008 interview that Reid gave to journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin for their new book Game Change, in which he observed that Barack Obama was electable because he was “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Reid’s apercu was artlessly delivered. In this it was par for the course for a gaffe-prone politician whose previous forays into questionable social commentary include calling President George W. Bush...
  • NIECE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ON SEN. REID: “HIS THINKING IS SADLY OUTRAGEOUS”

    01/12/2010 11:10:40 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 470+ views
    “This type of thinking by Senator Reid and others is sadly outrageous, no matter what the ethnic or political viewpoint happens to be. We are one human race, and polarizing people because of skin color is horrendous. “If Michael Steele or any other conservative had said anything like it, the remarks would be labeled racist and plastered over every available news outlet.
  • Talking about race not same as racist talk (ALL WEE-WEE'D UP IN DEFENSE OF HARRY REID)

    01/12/2010 10:21:15 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 36 replies · 760+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 12, 2010 | MARY MITCHELL Sun-Times Columnist
    GOP turning Reid's opinion into political haymaker If it were not so pathetic, the political fallout over remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would be hilarious. Reid is under attack for saying privately in 2008 that then-Sen. Barack Obama would be a successful black presidential candidate because of his "light-skinned" appearance and because he doesn't speak with a "Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." Frankly, a lot of African Americans must have yawned. Reid only confirmed what a lot of black voters thought -- which is why Obama wrestled with questions about "his blackness" throughout his...
  • Race & Harry Reid: Why his idiocy gets a pass

    01/12/2010 3:12:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 622+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 12, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    In his State of the Union re sponse to President George W. Bush a few years ago, Harry Reid included a heartwarming anecdote about a kid in his old hometown saying he wants to grow up to be like him. Did the 10-year-old realize that he, too, could be charmless and inarticulate and still be an awesomely powerful politician? For all the furor, Reid's comments about then-candidate Barack Obama being "light-skinned" and not speaking in "a Negro dialect" say less about the Senate majority leader's racial attitudes than his already well-advertised tin -- or is it iron? titanium? some metallic...
  • Negro: The Other “N” Word

    01/12/2010 2:51:03 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 21 replies · 511+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | January 12, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    I was content to ignore the controversy surrounding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his apparently audacious 2008 evaluation of Senator Barrack Obama as a viable presidential candidate due to his “light skin” and lack of “Negro dialect.” Then I turned on the radio Monday morning and heard talk radio host Mike Gallagher having a nervous breakdown over George Will and other conservatives who have defended Reid’s remarks. While I recognize Gallagher as a well-meaning conservative voice, he is also my least favorite. Gallagher consistently engages in blindly partisan commentary so two-dimensional it has the effect (albeit ad hominem in...
  • Harry Reid and Tim Kaine at the Cracker Barrel

    01/11/2010 7:24:14 PM PST · by Abakumov · 17 replies · 927+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2010 | Editorial
    I cain't believe all the fuss that's been kicked up over what I said about th' president not bein' like a reg'lar Negro. Nope. Lawks a mercy, I was complimentin' the man. Clearly. Billy Bob said a few years back he'd be the one fetchin' the coffee; I don't see people getting' so danged riled up about that. Nope. That's way worse'n what I said. Clearly....
  • George Will Says Reid’s Obama Remark Wasn’t Racist, Liz Cheney Says ‘Give Me A Break’

    01/11/2010 7:06:55 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 41 replies · 1,689+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Jan 10, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    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...
  • Scheduled weeks ago, “African Americans for Harry Reid” will go on as planned

    01/11/2010 6:39:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 443+ views
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2010 | Christina Wilkie
    The Senate's embattled majority leader is moving ahead with an “African Americans for Harry Reid” event this week as he seeks to weather a political firestorm sparked by his racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama. The timing of the launch of the “African Americans for Harry Reid” campaign group, which is scheduled for Thursday in Las Vegas, is coincidental. The luncheon had been scheduled for weeks. Reid has apologized for remarks he made in 2008 that described Obama as “"light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." The comments were reported in a new...
  • Senator Harry Reid: Obama Can Talk like a Negro at Will

    01/11/2010 6:08:04 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 18 replies · 765+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/11/10 | Bill Levinson
    Harry Reid adds that only light-skinned African-Americans are electable in the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized (who cares, noting that Don Imus lost his job for similar commentary about Black people) for saying the following about Barack Obama: "[Reid] made dozens of calls to apologize for telling authors of Game Change that Barack Obama had a good chance to become the nation's first black president because he was “light-skinned” and spoke with “no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.”."' Here is what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in plain English: African-Americans are not electable unless...
  • Scheduled Weeks Ago, "African Americans for Harry Reid" Will Go On As Planned

    01/11/2010 6:03:04 PM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies · 572+ views
    The Hill ^ | Monday, January 11, 2010
    The Senate's embattled majority leader is moving ahead with an “African Americans for Harry Reid” event this week as he seeks to weather a political firestorm sparked by his racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama. The timing of the launch of the “African Americans for Harry Reid” campaign group, which is scheduled for Thursday in Las Vegas, is coincidental. The luncheon had been scheduled for weeks. Reid has apologized for remarks he made in 2008 that described Obama as “"light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." The comments were reported in a new...
  • 'Macaca' A La Reid

    01/11/2010 5:16:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 567+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 11, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: The top Senate Democrat has exposed the hypocrisy of modern liberalism through his racially insensitive remarks. Trent Lott lost his post for humoring an old man. How will Robert Byrd's party honor him? Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has called for the resignation of Harry Reid as Senate majority leader over remarks published in a new book calling then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a "light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." If the Lott standard still applies, Reid should step down. Reid's propensity to shoot from the lip is legendary. He recently compared...
  • A Disturbing Double Standard (Democrats have the biggest racist on their side, KKK Robert Byrd)

    01/11/2010 5:22:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/11/2010 | Cal Thomas
    That a double standard exists for Republicans, for religion, for even whites and blacks and what they say on race and other subjects is a given. The media treat such comments differently depending on the policies of those who utter them. In fact, Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia can utter the phrase "white nigger" and it barely raises an eyebrow in liberal circles. Rarely is Byrd's background as a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan mentioned in polite liberal company. As long as the speech offender is a liberal who favors the social and political policies of...
  • Clyburn Seems To Say 'Negro' Now Okay

    01/11/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,049+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody owes Rush Limbaugh a big apology. Remember all the flak he took over his 'Barack The Magic Negro' parody--which was riffing off an LA Times op-ed by a black author which used the same term? Turns out, using "Negro" isn't objectionable. Don't take my word for it. Ask Rep. James Clyburn, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and current House Majority Whip. Clyburn made his surprising statement on this evening's Ed Show in the course of defending Harry Reid's "negro dialect" dictum. View video here.
  • Fox News Nails ‘60 Minutes: Spent Ten Minutes on Palin, Skipped Reid’s ‘Negro’ Remark

    01/11/2010 4:35:24 PM PST · by curth · 12 replies · 896+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 11, 2010 | By Scott Whitlock
    Fox News correspondent Eric Shawn on Monday hit 60 Minutes for spending ten minutes out of a 13 minute segment highlighting negative dirt on Sarah Palin. At the same time, the news magazine ignored racially charged remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Shawn analyzed Anderson Cooper’s January 10 interview with the authors of Game Change, observing, "...Most of the CBS story was critical of Sarah Palin." He explained, "The story did not mention Reid calling then-candidate Barack Obama light-skinned with no Negro dialect, comments for which the Senator has since apologized." This is despite the fact that authors...
  • A Disturbing Double Standard - Now it's Harry Reid's turn to be washed in the absolution...

    01/11/2010 4:42:40 PM PST · by delacoert · 14 replies · 624+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 11, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    That a double standard exists for Republicans, for religion, for even whites and blacks and what they say on race and other subjects is a given. The media treat such comments differently depending on the policies of those who utter them. In fact, Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia can utter the phrase "white nigger" and it barely raises an eyebrow in liberal circles. Rarely is Byrd's background as a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan mentioned in polite liberal company. As long as the speech offender is a liberal who favors the social and political policies of...
  • James Clyburn: What’s wrong with the word “negro”?

    01/11/2010 4:20:17 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 47 replies · 1,174+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1/11/10 | Allahpundit
    A sterling example of why that “national conversation on race” Americans are forever being told to have will be postponed indefinitely: We can’t even agree on which terms are offensive. Slate says “negro” has been more or less taboo since 1966, but put it in the mouth of one of Clyburn’s political allies and of course it’s instantly copacetic. That’s good news for liberals of “a certain age,” but if you’re conservative, I’d advise you to stick with Slate’s take on this. Clyburn himself is a practiced hand at ye olde art of racially demagoging Republicans, so if the word...
  • Republicans Reject Reid's Forgive-and-Forget Approach to 'Negro' Comment

    01/11/2010 2:25:59 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 31 replies · 814+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2010 | Unattributed
    Republicans are not accepting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's forgive-and-forget approach, after saying Monday it's time to move on after being quoted over the weekend describing Barack Obama as "light-skinned" with "no Negro dialect" unless he wants one. ~snip~But Republicans are not moving on. GOP National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, as well as National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn, have called on Reid to step down. Republicans are accusing Democrats of hypocrisy, since Democrats hammered former Republican Sen. Trent Lott in 2002 after he praised the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, a former segregationist, at his 100th birthday party. Lott...
  • GOP Candidate: ‘I Am Not Just Some Articulate, Clean, Well Spoken Negro’

    01/11/2010 1:25:30 PM PST · by mgist · 65 replies · 3,031+ views
    WashintonIndependent ^ | 11/11/10 | Weigel
    GOP Candidate: ‘I Am Not Just Some Articulate, Clean, Well Spoken Negro’ By David Weigel 1/11/10 9:18 AM I’ve spotlighted retired Lt. Col. Allen West as one of the GOP’s most credible African-American candidates for Congress this year–he lost a 2008 bid in his Florida district by 10 points, but is getting full support from the National Republican Congressional Committee this time. West’s response to the Harry Reid flap is the angriest one I’ve seen, a lengthy bill of complaints against Democrats as the party of “slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism,” which “birthed” the Ku Klux Klan, and which...
  • Harry Reid Responds To The Comments He Made From The Book Game Change (Video)

    01/11/2010 12:46:08 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 274+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/11/10 | HAP
    Video of Reid speaking in Apex Nevada, he is asked about the comments from the book game change (video)
  • Sharpton: Clinton 'Coffee' Remark About Obama 'Disturbing'

    01/11/2010 1:03:27 PM PST · by lbryce · 62 replies · 2,455+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2010 | Staff
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday said he was disturbed by condescending remarks reportedly made by former President Bill Clinton about Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign. Sharpton was referring to a passage in the new book, "Game Change," which recounts the conversation Clinton had with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy when he was trying to convince the liberal lion of the Senate to endorse his wife for president. "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," Clinton told Kennedy, according to the book -- a comment that angered Kennedy, who later endorsed Obama. Sharpton, speaking...
  • Harry Reid apologizes again

    01/11/2010 12:09:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,203+ views
    Reid apologizes again By: Manu Raju January 11, 2010 02:42 PM EST Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday admitted that he “could have used a better choice of words” in discussing Barack Obama’s skin color, and he used his first public comments since the controversy emerged over the weekend to promote his record on civil rights. Reid, in a nationally televised press conference from Apex, Nev., said that he’s been making and receiving a flurry of phone calls from leaders in the civil rights community and that he feels “good about people reaching out.” “I’ve apologized to the president,...
  • Op-Ed: Allen West “The Liberal Roots of Harry Reid’s “Negro Talk” Comment”

    01/11/2010 10:14:25 AM PST · by don-o · 37 replies · 813+ views
    Hip Hop Republicans ^ | January 10, 2010 | Lt Col Allen West
    “The revelation of Senator Harry Reid’s comments referencing “negro talk” is just indicative of the true sentiment elitist liberals, and indeed the Democratic party, have toward black Americans. The history of the Democrat party is one of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism. It is this new aged socialism born from the Johnson Great Society programs that have castigated blacks as victims needing government dependency. One need only to look upon the city of Detroit to ascertain what liberal social welfare policies have produced for the inner city…..the new plantation for black Americans. The Ku Klux Klan was birthed by...
  • AP Interview: Holder defends Reid

    01/11/2010 7:47:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies · 1,026+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | January 11, 2009 | By DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON -- The nation's first black attorney general is defending Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over racial remarks about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. Eric Holder tells The Associated Press that Reid is a good man, and as Holder put it: "I don't think that there is a prejudiced bone in his body."
  • Clean, Articulate, Light-Skinned, and No Negro Dialect!

    01/11/2010 10:30:51 AM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies · 1,365+ views
    News Blaze ^ | Jan. 9, 2009 | John Lillpop
    What sort of red-necked yahoo would use those words to compliment an African-American running for elective office? Perhaps an uneducated, uninformed, toothless bloke from, say, Alabama, Louisiana or other haven for bigots in the Deep South? Wrong! Actually, the "clean and articulate" compliment came from the unbridled mouth of Joe Biden, the same clown we now call Vice President. The "light-skinned and no negro dialect" dilly came from Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the US Senate, who recently had the audacity to warn that Republicans opposed to ObamaCare were of the same ilk as those scoundrels who opposed ending slavery...
  • Fox news video: Blagojevich, ‘I’m Blacker Than Barack Obama’!

    01/11/2010 8:00:49 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 24 replies · 753+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 1-11-10 | James
    "I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little Laundromat in a black community not far from where he lived. I saw it all growing up." He also says that everything that Barack Obama says comes from a teleprompter....demonstrating at least a little accuracy in Blagojevich's statements!
  • NEW POLL: Like Trent Lott before him, should Harry Reid be forced to resign?

    01/11/2010 6:54:27 AM PST · by mike48 · 14 replies · 726+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | Jan 11, 10 | Dave Weinbaum
    This is a purely unscientific poll designed strictly for fun and to allow our readers to sound off on current news and political events.
  • Reid Angry He Got Caught

    01/11/2010 7:03:13 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 25 replies · 1,230+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/11/2010 | John G. Winder
    Never mind that he said it. That’s okay.Obama has forgiven him, so has Al Sharpton. Never mind that the quick forgiveness is most assuredly politically-based given that Obama needs Reid to force-feed health care reform to the American people and Harry is more than willing to do so. The real issue according to Reid is not what he said, but that he got caught.
  • NAACP Rep. Says Reid "No Negro Dialect" Remark was "Awkward" but is Not "Offensive" - Video 1/11/10

    01/11/2010 9:02:46 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 39 replies · 684+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of an NAACP representative on Fox News today where he defended Sen. Harry Reid as a "champion for Civil Rights." This despite comments by Reid were revealed in a new book where he said Barack Obama could be accepted by the American people because he is "light-skinned" and because he has "no Negro Dialect" unless he wants to have one. Reid made the remarks privately during the 2008 Campaign. The NAACP Rep. said that Reid's words were "awkward, but not "offensive." "The way he said it was quite awkward, but nonetheless, not offensive. That what he said...
  • The Left: Bending Over Backwards to Excuse Racism

    01/11/2010 9:58:38 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 432+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/10/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    A new book about the 2008 presidential election has made quite a stir with its revelation that Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) chose some, shall we say, unfortunate wording when referring to then candidate Barack Obama in some "private" discussions with reporters during the late presidential campaign. In the book Game Change penned by John Heilemann and Mark Halprin, Harry Reid is quoted as saying that people supported Obama because he was "light skinned," and because he exhibited no "Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." This implies that Reid thinks dark skinned Negroes cannot win election....
  • Should Harry Reid step down for his racial comment during the 2008 Presidential race? Poll

    01/10/2010 9:05:42 PM PST · by DBlake · 34 replies · 1,114+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 01-10-2010 | washingtonpost
    Republican leader Steele: Reid should resign over remarks...
  • Cornyn calls for Reid to step down as Senate leader

    01/10/2010 9:40:57 PM PST · by kingattax · 17 replies · 788+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 10, 2010
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn today became the first member of the Republican congressional leadership to call for Nevada Sen. Harry Reid to step down as Senate Majority Leader. Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said that Reid's 2008 description of Barack Obama as a "light skinned" candidate "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one," quoted in a newly released book, disqualify the embattled Nevadan from serving as the Senate's leader. The Texas Republican -- along with other GOP officials -- accused top Democrats of having a double-standard: demanding the resignation of then-Majority Leader Trent...
  • Harry Reid Racist Comments Involving Obama Only Latest in Long Line of Racism from Democrats

    01/11/2010 1:27:33 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 33 replies · 2,074+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 11, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Harry Reid's racist comments involving Obama are only the latest in a long line of racism from the Democrats. Though the "conventional" wisdom is that the GOP is the racist party made up of old, white, Christian men exclusively, a quick examination of some pretty prominent Democrats both past and present convincingly affirms that the Democrats don't only harbor racists in their party—they all-out condone them. Of course, this is totally at odds with the "conventional" wisdom because the liberal media covers it up so heavily.
  • First African-American gov: Reid should apologize to America

    01/10/2010 10:14:17 PM PST · by kingattax · 18 replies · 680+ views
    Politico ^ | January 10, 2010 | Dianna Heitz
    The nation’s first elected African-American governor said on Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) should apologize to the entire country for his comments about President Barack Obama’s skin color. “The Reid apology should be to the totality of the American people,” said Doug Wilder, former Virginia governor, on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The unfortunate thing is that one snippet … illustrates the need for more open discussion about race.” Wilder was referring to comments that were published in a new book, "Game Change," in which Reid is quoted as having said that the president had a good...
  • Harry Reid’s Racist Mormon Beliefs Exposed in Illinois Senate Contest

    01/11/2010 7:46:11 AM PST · by colorcountry · 226 replies · 2,975+ views
    Pensito Review ^ | January 4, 2009 | Trish Ponder
    I knew eventually that the Democratic party’s leadership being infiltrated by Mormons would hurt us. I have made clear I believe Mormonism to be a racist, sexist, homophobic, fraudulent, and bizarre cult so if you’re coming in late and are astounded that I make no apology for my views, well…you’re coming in late. Reid is clearly letting his Mormon beliefs override good sense, assuming he has any Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is making my worst fears a reality. How this man got to be Senate Majority Leader is a mystery to me but he needs to go. Reid is clearly...
  • Harry Reid Gets Dealt the Race Card

    01/11/2010 3:03:21 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 25 replies · 836+ views
    Harry Reid is the shame of the Senate. And it hard not to bathe in schadenfreude at the hammering he is now getting over an interview he gave to John Heilemann and Mark Haperin during 2008 for their new book Game Change in which he enthused that Barack Obama was electable because he was “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” But it is also hard not to be disgusted by the politically correct sanctimony of Republicans like the RNC’s Michael Steele who are acting as if they just caught the Nevada senator in...
  • Democrats launch counterattack to save Harry Reid's career

    01/11/2010 3:46:55 AM PST · by Scanian · 65 replies · 1,895+ views
    Politico ^ | January 11, 2009 | MIKE ALLEN & JAKE SHERMAN
    Democrats are preparing to throw the race card back in the laps of Republicans as part of a counter attack designed to help save Harry Reid’s political career. First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs and the blogosphere — including votes on minimum wage, community-oriented policing, education funding and HIV/AIDS programs. Separately, the Congressional Black Caucus plans to issue a new statement Monday, defending Reid and brushing back Republicans. “Senator Reid’s record provides a stark contrast to actions of...
  • The Today Show -- Give Me A Break!

    01/11/2010 5:19:12 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 10 replies · 667+ views
    NBC Today Show | January 11, 2010 | From The Deer Stand
    So who does the Today Show march out to discuss Harry Reid's racist comments about Obama? Harold Ford and Gwen Ifill who both, of course, found no fault with Reid's comments. Then Chuck Todd, in his infinite wisdom, pointed out that the Dems have to support Reid to get their agenda passed. He also noted the Dems and Reid "owned up" to the comments and apologized so they're hoping the crucial 48 hour period will lapse and we peons will forgive and forget.
  • LA Times: It's not Harry Reid who should be apologizing

    01/11/2010 5:18:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies · 1,575+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2009 | Sandy Banks
    The Senate majority leader didn't say anything many Americans -- especially us Negroes -- don't already know. If you're black, it is easier in this country to be light-skinned. If anyone is insulted, it should be whites -- whom Reid accused implicitly of being willing to vote for a black man only if he talks like them and is not too black. I think the next apology ought to come from Michael Steele -- the light-skinned, dialectically flexible African American head of the Republican National Committee. Either Steele is playing politics with a combustible case, or he thinks Americans are...
  • Sen. Harry Reid and the 'double standard'

    01/11/2010 5:43:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies · 1,145+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2009
    When Sarah Palin confirmed that her unmarried teenage daughter was pregnant, many Republican supporters came her defense. They found every excuse to show why the daughter’s pregnancy shouldn’t reflect badly on the mother. Would those Republicans have been as understanding if the daughter of a prominent Democrat had announced her pregnancy? Maybe not. Probably not. Is that a double standard? Yes. In the end, all of this comes down to the benefit of the doubt. We’re more generous with giving it---even in race matters---when it involves people with whom there's a commonality. Lastly, it’s clear that both Reid and Steele...
  • In interview, Blagojevich claims he's 'blacker' than Obama, persecuted by law enforcement

    01/11/2010 6:05:11 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 744+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/11/10 | DEANNA BELLANDI , Associated Press
    Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he's "blacker than Barack Obama" and tells Esquire magazine that he was a real person in a political arena dominated by phonies. Blagojevich, referring to the president as "this guy," says Obama was elected based simply on hope. "What the (expletive)? Everything he's saying's on the teleprompter," Blagojevich told the magazine for a story in its February issue, which hits newsstands Jan. 19.
  • Lt. Col. West, Candidate for Congress, Speaks Out Against Reid

    01/11/2010 6:22:13 AM PST · by hellbender · 28 replies · 1,251+ views
    Allen West for Congress | Jan. 11, 2010 | LTC(R) Allen West
    The revelation of Senator Harry Reid's comments referencing "negro talk" is just indicative of the true sentiment elitist liberals, and indeed the Democratic party, have toward black Americans. The history of the Democrat party is one of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism. It is this new aged socialism born from the Johnson Great Society programs that have castigated blacks as victims needing government dependency. One need only to look upon the city of Detroit to ascertain what liberal social welfare policies have produced for the inner city... the new plantation for black Americans. The Ku Klux Klan was birthed...
  • HARRY REID SHOULD RESIGN

    01/11/2010 6:34:27 AM PST · by shortstop · 17 replies · 782+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/11/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Harry Reid should resign. I’m not kidding. This is too much. The embarrassing old bird should pack up his bags and go back to whatever desert valley he crawled out of. He should be removed as Senate majority leader and he should give up elected office. Harry Reid should resign. But not for what he said about Barack Obama. Not for commenting on the color of the president’s skin or the way he talks. The hubbub over that is just political opportunism, an illustration of how both parties play a ridiculous game of gotcha, ignoring things that matter to feign...
  • Harry Reid apologizes for "light skinned" ["with no Negro dialect"] remark about Obama

    01/09/2010 10:30:22 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 204 replies · 8,487+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/9/10 | Chris Cillizza
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apologized today for referring to President Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect" in private conversations during the 2008 presidential campaign. "I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words," said Reid in a statement. "I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African Americans for my improper comments." The Senate Majority Leader was officially neutral in the primary fight between Obama and then Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.). Reid's remarks about Obama were revealed in "Game Change", a book detailing the 2008 race penned by Time's Mark...