Harry Reid stepped in it when he belched up the following observation about then candidate Obama:
“He was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ as he said privately.”
“..unless he wanted to have one”?
What does that mean?
Does he believe Obama would slap on a heavy “Negro dialect” if he thought it was politically expedient? Reid may as well have said Michelle should put on a head rag and act like Aunt Mamie from “Holiday Inn” to get the black maid voting block.
This is what Reid says about a man he supports? I wonder what he says about those he dislikes.
4 billion miles of sewer pipe in the world, and this twit bubbles up in our country.
The hypocrisy of this is jaw-dropping. Though it goes without saying, if a Republican had said this about Obama during the election, or any other time, he/she would have been political mulch the minute it was spoken.
How could it have taken this long for a statement of such stupidity from a white senator to surface regarding his feelings about the first black president?
Especially when one considers how fairly media outlets treat the two parties.
Of course, all of us with at least 2 neurons left in our heads realizes democrats get a free pass for racially insensitive remarks.
Joe Biden, the lost Stooge, seemed to blubber up a biggie in January 2007 with the following comment about Barack Obama:
I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy … I mean, that’s a storybook, man.
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.”
Oh, come on.. That’s just Joe being Joe.
The disparity between the way the press treats Republicans who are dumb enough to utter silly racial statements like these and Democrats is incontrovertible. Only a Kos nut or a DUmmie would glaze over it.
And, apparently, Barack Obama.