Wonder what you would find if you frisked some of the comments made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)?
Answer: They might be a little on the racist side.
The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate apologized on Saturday for comments he made about Barack Obama’s race during the 2008 presidential bid.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described then-Sen. Barack Obama as “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect.” Obama is the nation’s first African-American president.
“I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments,” Reid said in a statement released after the excerpts were reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.
Reid’s comments are included in a book set to be published on Monday. “Game Change” was written by Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin and New York magazine’s John Heilemann; the pair describe the book in interviews during Sunday’s “60 Minutes” on CBS.
Of course President Obama quickly accepted Sen. Reid’s apology:
Obama quickly accepted, saying “As far as I am concerned, the book is closed.”
As Ed Morrissey from Hot Air pointed out, it’s now time for the extreme liberal hypocrisy to begin… Yippy:
When Trent Lott made a foolish statement at Strom Thurmond’s birthday party about his presidential run on a segregation tick, the media outcry forced Lott to resign his leadership position. Will this more explicit insult create any consequences for Reid? It certainly won’t help his favorability ratings, which have tanked even before this incident.
Reader Geoff A. e-mails with a reminder that when Don Imus made his own problematic racial crack a few years ago and then apologized, The One was … less forgiving.
Don’t forget about the Rev. Al Sharpton who always has to toss in his two cents when any racial comments are brought up. Only this time he instantly forgives his liberal friend Sen. Reid – go figure:
I have learned of certain unfortunate comments made by Senator Reid regarding President Barack Obama and have spoken with Senator Reid about those comments. While there is no question that Senator Reid did not select the best word choice in this instance, these comments should not distract America from its continued focus on securing healthcare or creating jobs for its people. Nor should they detract from the unquestionable leadership role Senator Reid has played on these issues or in the area of civil rights. Senator Reid’s door has always been open on hearing from the civil rights community on these issues and I look forward to continue to work with Senator Reid wherever possible to improve the lives of Americans everywhere.
Ahh yes! Liberal hypocrisy… What a complete joke.
Side-Note: Remember when Sen. Reid compared Republicans to slave owners a month ago? I might have to agree with RNC Chair Michael Steele and other Republican leaders… It’s time for Sen. Reid to step down as Senate majority leader.
*UPDATE* – January 11, 2009
Watch Ann Coulter destroy Al Sharpton on the issue of the Democrat’s racial double standards on FOX News’ Geraldo At Large:
Interesting… Al Sharpton kept asking which Conservative/Republican the Democrats have gone after for being ‘racist’… How about ALL the tea partiers? Once again, the liberal’s racial hypocrisy is an epic failure.
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