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By West Chester
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Mr. Reid, who supported Mr. Obama's candidacy, said in private remarks during the campaign that the country was ready for a "light-skinned" African-American president with "no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Haha
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By Plow
#284393
He was saying Obama was one of "the good ones" in his own special way. He's a racist plain and simple.
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By Plow
#284398
m.b. wrote:Reid's done.

Thank God.

Not so quick, he's a democrat, it's OK for them to be racist.
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By befuddled
#284432
Plow wrote:
m.b. wrote:Reid's done.

Thank God.

Not so quick, he's a democrat, it's OK for them to be racist.

not in this case. It's only OK for us to be racist against republicans... :bullshit
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By ditchdoc
#284441
befuddled wrote:
Plow wrote:
m.b. wrote:Reid's done.

Thank God.

Not so quick, he's a democrat, it's OK for them to be racist.

not in this case. It's only OK for us to be racist against republicans... :bullshit
Ethnic Republicans, that is.
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By LTD
#284501
According to some Reid supporters he has earned the right to be a bigot. Sad day in America. :bullshit
By upstanding
#284621
What a bunch of political pilgrims...is it politically accurate and what do you think the President thought of Reid's political opinion...you all must believe in the political tooth fairy. Do you think he or any honky would have been elected with a thick dialect...the issue is results...I don't care what he said... called him...thought of him...it's what Reid did...got health care compromise and those whose ox is being gored will not let up...what the fusck do you think LBJ said did thought to get the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1968 amendments through the dixiecrat now cultural conservative 'publicans...Senate.

Politics is about results and results are a function of your POV.
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By BigCliff
#284623
There's nothing actually racist about what he said, and the comparison's to Lott's fiasco are crap.

But, its absolutely a double standard for folks like me to raise a fuss over Limbaugh's "Barack the Magic Negro" and say there's nothing wrong with Reid's comment, so carry on.
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By LTD
#284638
What Trent Lott said was offensive.
Upstanding..do you discount the double standard in America as it pertains to whats viewed as racism when applied to Dems and Repubs? Remove the (D), insert (R) behind Reid and tell me we would be witnessing the same response from the VERY same people that are supporting him now. Just try.........
Time to put an end to it. I don't give a damn what Reid has/has not accomplished, those accomplishments DO NOT allow him the right to be a BIGOT and represent this nation. Time to go Harry.
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By Overcast
#284643
BigCliff wrote:There's nothing actually racist about what he said, and the comparison's to Lott's fiasco are crap.

But, its absolutely a double standard for folks like me to raise a fuss over Limbaugh's "Barack the Magic Negro" and say there's nothing wrong with Reid's comment, so carry on.
Good thing your not a spokesperson for the African American community. I would beg to differ and the majority of the African American community would as well.

Senator Harry Reid’s ‘ Negro’ Problem
10 Jan 2010 Author: rikyrah

I wanted to let it go.

But, Harry Reid has a ‘Negro’ Problem.

YES, I know it’s from Mark Halperin, but if it wasn’t true, Reid wouldn’t have APOLOGIZED.

From the new book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin -Game Change – they have the following tidbit about Reid:

On page 37, a remark, said “privately” by Sen. Harry Reid, about Barack Obama’s racial appeal. Though Reid would later say that he was neutral in the presidential race, the truth, the authors write, was that his

encouragement of Obama was unequivocal. 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. Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama’s race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination.

I’m sorry, but this is the kind of mess that just angers me. White folks pretending that Barack Obama was the first Black person to graduate from Harvard when W.E.B. DuBois got his Phd from Harvard in 1895.

There were whole swaths of Black folk who were educated BEFORE the Civil Rights Movement.

W-T-F is NEGRO DIALECT?

NEGRO DIALECT?

Do you honestly believe that Black people walk around talking Ebonics? That you aren’t talking about a SUBSET of people?

That the overwhelming majority of BLACK people with BLACK parents IN AMERICA were raised speaking the ‘ King’s English’, and that we were liable to get hurt if we didn’t.

This was an insult by Reid, but guess what, it’s not an insult that any other EDUCATED BLACK PERSON hasn’t heard in their lifetime.
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