Sunday, January 10, 2010

And He's Clean, Too

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In a soon-to-be-released book about the 2008 Presidential campaign, Harry Reid is quoted as saying that what he liked about Obama was the fact that he was "light-skinned," and spoke with "no Negro dialect...except when he wanted to have one."

Harry, Harry, Harry - where do we even start? With your assertion that light-skinned African-Americans are somehow superior to those who are dark-skinned? With your use of the word "Negro" in 2008? Or how about your twin assertions that Obama is appealing because he doesn't sound black when speaking to the power brokers...but he disingenuously assumes a "Negro dialect" when it's politically useful?

Sadly, what we really have here is a peek behind the curtains at the politics of racial gamesmanship, and rare insight into the cynical attitude of the Democratic leadership towards African-Americans.

Bonus: The same book says that Teddy Kennedy had a falling out with Bill Clinton in 2008, after Clinton said of Obama "a few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee."

Bill Clinton, first Black president of the United States


The Dark Knight said...

.. sadly, many who should truly be offended by these remarks will blindly continue to vote Democrat

Judge a person by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

TheDarkKnight- You're entirely correct. The Democrats continue to subjugate African-Americans (preventing school vouchers, for instance) in order to turn their desperation into political power. That's simply slavery by another name.

Anonymous said...

I live in Nevada and the polls show this guy is going down. However, the double standard is apalling. A Republican says something like this and he would be forced out, likely by the same Democrats and liberal media that is either ignoring this or supporting Reid. For the most part, the only people who care about race are liberals they use it to pit us against one another so they can move their radical agenda.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

nakedliberty- Truthfully, we're sick of people being forced out of office for statements that are politically incorrect, whichever side of the aisle they're on. It's not the semantics that are important, it's the actual deeds.

That being said, both the media and the Democrats would be screaming for Reid's head on a platter if he were a Republican, and the hypocrisy is sickening.

The Dark Knight said...

absolutely correct nakedliberty .. rule one of combat .. divide, and conquer

Unknown said...

This guy is a disgrace to Mormons everywhere, lucky for the non jack-Mormons he is going to get voted out this November!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Mr. Tent Trash- Per my earlier post, I'm not really in favor of people being removed from office for what was (perhaps) an extremely unfortunate choice of words. However, Reid has said plenty of other things which are despicable, and his voting record and policies are also beyond dispute...or defense. Hope n' Change will be delighted to see him go, and the sooner the better.

Elvis "Alfalfa" Bodine said...

If you want to know what the left is up to, just look at what they are accusing the right of. Their hypocrisy is astounding.


Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Elvis- That's good advice. A stage magician's greatest skill is misdirection, and it's much the same in politics: when they start pointing fingers, it's time to watch them more closely.