Sunday, January 10, 2010

When Democrats say what they really think

From the New York Times:

Reid Apologizes for Remarks on Obama’s Color and ‘Dialect’

 Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader, apologized on Saturday for once predicting that Barack Obama could become the country’s first black president because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
When Trent Lott made racist remarks he was forced to step down, as well he should have.  But when Harry Reid states that Obama is acceptable because he's light-skinned and only speaks with a Negro dialect when he wants to, eh, no biggie.
How long will blacks (and women and Hispanics, etc.) be willing to be used by a political party that hasn't done one thing in return for their loyalty?  Blacks are pawns of the Democratic party and nothing more. 
Reid's words were racist and insulting and should be labeled as such.  Outrage shouldn't be based on the political party of the speaker but on the words themselves.  Blacks (and women and Hispanics, etc.) will never achieve equality so long as they fail to demand respect from all people.


Dan Collins said...

Now we know how Obama passed his Columbia language requirement.

Carol said...

It bothers me that Republicans have seen their careers ruined over less but let a Democrat say something that is questionable at best and the entire black community trips over themselves in the rush to defend.

It is a crock.

Steve said...

So everyone agrees that Reid is clueless but shouldn't resign because he is writing the healthcare bill.

Carol said...

Yeah Steve, that pretty much sums it up.