Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Harry Reid Insults American Voters

By now, you have heard about Harry Reid's comments regarding Obama's electability as reported in the new book, Game Change. Reid said that Obama might be electable because he has "light skin" and does not have a "negro dialect."

Apologies to all the appropriate people were made, and the left has forgiven him, just like they've forgiven Chuck Rangel of being a tax cheat without any consequences. Obama gave Reid a pass and said that all the good Reid has done for the left outweighs his racist insult.

Of course, when you read in context was Reid was REALLY saying, you'll find that he was not insulting the African American community NEARLY as much as he was insulting us, the American Voter. Yes, I can see why African Americans would be upset about the phrase "negro dialect." In using these words, you might say that Reid "acted stupidly."

What I want to know is, where is MY apology from Reid? Reid essentially claimed that me and you and every other American voter would never vote for a dark-skinned african american because we are all racist rednecks. We don't listen to what candidates say or care about policies. All we care about is that they are "white enough" to be president.

And for that, I'm VERY insulted.

Reid is a complete moron, and he's proven it over and over. But never has he been so blatant in his stupidity than now, when insults all of us, and then apologies to the wrong people.

Trent Lott stepped down as Senate Majority leader for a remark that was much more innocent than this one. But since Reid is on the left, you can bet there will be no pressure to "drain the swamp" in Congress this time.


Chuck January 12, 2010 at 7:28 PM  

TC, you've formulated this thought better than I have in my own mind but I was kind of thinking some of the same.

I'm not as worked up about what he said as much as the hypocrisy and double standards displayed on the left.

Tom Degan's Daily Rant January 13, 2010 at 5:32 AM  

For the Republicans to now claim a newly-found racial sensitivity is quite amusing to say the least. If that is the case, why the hell did they choose the dumbest black guy they could possibly find to chair the RNC? Racial sensitivity? Please.

Harry Reid will survive this little snafu he's gotten into - but just barely. As the numbers stand, he is not likely to be reelected this November. He should step aside with dignity and allow his party to nominate someone with a better chance of winning on Election Day. Maybe he will do the right thing - who knows?. In spite of everything he strikes me as essentially a decent guy. He should just go back to Nevada to a dignified retirement and bask in the glow of his career as a public servant - or go to work as a lobbyist for the gambling industry - anything. He just needs to realize that his number is up.

Reid's comments, while inarticulate, hardly constitute the fuss that is currently being made. All it really amounts to is the GOP's Kvetch Du Jour. They have so little credibility left that it really is quite touching watching them stoop to these non-issues. It is total desperation on their part. Today it is Harry Reid's harmless gaffe; tomorrow it will be something equally stupid and irrelevant. Just you wait and see.


Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Chuck January 13, 2010 at 7:16 AM  

Tom, I want to give you some things your "decent guy" has said.

His summertime comparison of a lack of health insurance coverage to slavery;

His April 2007 conclusion that the war in Iraq was lost;

His description of tea partiers as "evil-mongers"; and

His pleasure that the Capitol Visitors Center meant he wouldn't have to "smell the tourists" filling up the Capitol in the summertime.

Among some of his finer moments, Reid also declared to the Reno Gazette-Journal in September that Sen. Ted Kennedy's death "is going to help" Democrats pass health care.

Last summer, he told a Fox News reporter to "turn up your hearing aid" at a press conference.

"He called our former president a loser in a high school classroom here in Nevada," Lowden said, referring to a civics class discussion a few months after George W. Bush's second inauguration.


Then there's this

why the hell did they choose the dumbest black guy they could possibly find to chair the RNC?

Seems like this could be said about the Democrats too hmm?

This debate is not really about what Reid said, it's about the double standards that exist and you know it.


All it really amounts to is the GOP's Kvetch Du Jour.

One can only assume you were equally outraged when the Dems were raising a fuss about Trent Lott?

Miss T.C. Shore January 13, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Tom Degan obviously never read my blog, but rather went off on his own tangent. The point that I made, that Reid was REALLY insulting American voters, particularly the caucasian majority, was completely lost in his comments. The fact that he insulted all of us seems completely lost on the left.

WoFat January 13, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

In 1971, when I joined the New Orleans Police Department, my much older partner/trainer - whose name I have somehow forgotten - was called down by a young African-American officer who informed him that "Negro" was an insult, and that the proper term was "Black." The older man looked down at this punk, this child, and said "Son, when I grew up, the word black was invariably followed by the word bastard. I am a Negro. And if you talk to me like that again I'm going to make you unconscious."

That fine officer is dead now, but before I retired I saw his grand nephew come on the job.

Nickie Goomba January 15, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

Harry's not going anywhere. He's like a boil on your but that won't clear up.

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