Harry Reid recently apologized to the president for remarks he made in his yet to be released book. Obama accepted his apology and Scary Reid, Nazi Pelosi, And Barry Soreoto sat around the campfire singing kumbaya.
Imagine if Glenn Beck apologized for racial statements he is "going" to make in his yet to be released book.
Am I the only one who notices a double standard?
Robert Byrd must be pathetically trying to high five Scary Reid..
From The Huffington Post:
Share Print CommentsMichael Steele called on Sunday for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to step down for racially insensitive comments, even as the RNC Chairman brushed aside talk that he should resign for using an epithet of his own.
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday", Steele condemned Reid for calling then-presidential candidate Barack Obama "light-skinned" and "with no Negro dialect" in private conversations during the campaign. The remarks, Steele stressed, were just as contemptuous as those made by former Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who once praised Strom Thurmond's segregationist presidential candidacy. And, as such, Reid (like Lott) should be forced to resign from his leadership post.
"I think he should," said Steele. "There is a standard where Democrats think they can say these things and apologize when it comes from the mouth of their own. But if it comes from anyone else, it's racism. It's either racist or it's not. And it's inappropriate, absolutely. So if the standard is the one we saw with Trent Lott as leader at the time, then I think this absolutely falls in that category here. ... Remember, this is the same leader who just a few weeks ago was talking about health care in the context of slavery. Clearly he is out of touch."
The follow-up question to Steele's statement was obvious from the onset. The RNC Chairman, this past week, had been chastised by members of both parties for using the phrase "Honest Injun" to tout the Republican party's platform. Combined with other gaffes, was this too grounds for resignation?
"No, absolutely not," he said. "Why should I Chris [Wallace]? I'm pushing the ball. I'm raising the money. I'm winning elections. I have got the base fired up."
"If [the comment] is [offensive] I apologize for it," he added. "I wasn't intending to say a racial slur at all. The reality is that's not the same as what we were talking about before."
Steele, of course, has had more flare-ups this past week then just the "Honest Injun" remark. And Wallace pressed him to address several others, including news that he was doing a book tour with the knowledge of his own staff and predictions that the GOP wasn't ready to win or govern the House of Representatives.
"There is too much focus on me because that's what Washington wants to focus on," Steele confessed. "I'm very passionate about what I do. I'm very passionate about winning. ... So I bring that to the table. And yeah, I get a little bit hot headed."
I dunno , there is free speach and , if its obviously true , why would anyone cut someone down for speaking the truth? They guy really is light skinned with no negro dialect, so I'm really not sure what the big deal is When I look at him - I have no reason to believe they guy is a negro
Are u really kidding me now? Really? What exactly do U mean by this statement "I have no reason to believe the guy is a negro"? When comments such as this are made like Reid, I really gotta ask, where is this coming from? Of course there's a double standard...
Of course there is free speech. People have a right to make idiots of themselves too, just like Reid did. And I don't expect to hear such racist comments from such prominent politicians either.
you must be a republican to you i say " nero played while rome burned"
I saw this on a ticker and I was laughing.
If every white person (and black person)had to apologize for every tactless remark they made in their life there'd be a whole lotta' apologizin' goin' on. No big deal. Arthur, I hope you were out there criticizing Don Imus for his remarks about the Rutgers women basketball players, and I hope you supported NBC's decision to dump him. But somehow I doubt that you and TMMason were on the right side of that one.
Honestly Ralph anyone who labels a person for any reason disgusts me. I meet people of every culture and I find most of them are trying to provide for their family and living honest lives.
The ones that do not live honestly do not fall into any particular group.
I believe in treating everyone as an individual human being.
Seems to me you're trying to label Harry Reid and Barack Obama racists. Correct me if I misread your motives. Obama is about as far from being a racist as anybody in politics from what I can see.
I can think of a lot of things I could call Obama. Racist would not be one of them. I am not even sure exactly who Obama is, do you? I do not know what Reid's feelings about race is he speaks for himself.
Where is the outrage from the democrat party. If it was a republican who had made the same remarks the anger level would not be the same.
Imus is a lefty and yes, I agreed he should be gone. But not have his whole life taken. As Reid should not lose his whole life over it. Just this aspect of his carreer.
But that is just something else your wrong about also Ralph. No prob I got ya. Anything else.
Sorry whtie people.. Harry's remarks while dated were not the same as Trent Lott's. Harry meant no harm and was explaining why America could accept Obama.
Harry asked Obama to run. And the most important fact is that Obama accepeted his apology for the comment. You can't be mad for someone else if they are not mad.
If Obama says its over its over.
What I think we should explore is your racism.
I noticed that Rushbo is calling Obama "boy" on his show today.
Rush is a racist pig and will always be one. His ingorance of what is racist shows everytime he opens his mouth.
If you can't see the difference between what Lott said and what Harry said then you probably are a racist.
Rush does not work for the people.
You obviously don't know what Lott said
"When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over the years, either."
Those are some racially charged words ain't they?
"I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds. One of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time."
"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."
"I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."
on nationalism: "whites are responsible for your sorry state, not any inherent flaws in you. In fact, whites are so heartless and devious that we can no longer expect anything from them. The self-loathing you feel, what keeps you drinking or thieving, is planted by them. Rid them from your mind and find your true power liberated. Rise up, ye mighty race!"
"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person..."
"That’s just how white folks will do you."
quotes by Barack Obama. tame when compared to Harry Reid...
Yes, liberal democrats continue their hypocritical ways. They can and may say all sorts of things about Blacks and get a pass. That is so unfortunate, and yet Blacks continue to vote for these democrat” race baiters."
Let us remember, these filthy Democrat ingrates have destroyed the Black community with this socialized government nonsense and even fought to have Blacks segregated for so many decades.
Has the right joined the ranks of the PC crowd normally reserved for the liberal left? The heavens must have opened up and swallowed the earth! What won't they resort too to drum up some controversy?
The admission by Harry Reid is one of clearing the air and while quite unsavory has some truth to it with regards to our society. It is Americans afraid to look at themselves in the mirror where the real issue is. We are a divided society and there are double standards both in the white and black community. Really!
I remember when Jimmy the Greek made his gaff recounting how the breeding of slaves produced exceptionally strong and athletic black people on the plantations and that the genetic reference was missed and the prejudicial PC outrage consummed the truth of the statement.
It is further political posturing and undermining at its' worst.
I dont think we on the right much care about what he said, we just love the pathetic attempts at explaining Reids racism and the hypocrisy of the left. It truly is funny
I can understand that and it is funny how after lo these many months the topic comes up again. Just a politician covering all the bases I guess.
Who cares why? Its hilarious watching libs hurting themselves to explain it. Here is the real explanation, Harry Reid is a racist.
The hypocrisy is on the part of the Republicans who have been screwing the blacks for the past 50 years and are now accusing a middle-of-the-road Senator of racism. Give us a break!
if obama aint on the ground in hati by tomaro not only does he lack afro dialect he wares a klan hood to boot
Double Standard Galore-If your friend shouts it's ok-your enemy it's an assault
Race should not be an issue in todays society, it doesn't matter if you are white, black or any color in between! It only should matter if what you are doing on this earth is good or bad! If you are a good person with moral heart felt choices backing up your actions or a bad person with malice and a contempt for your fellow man! Its fitting that in a few days Martin Luther King Day is going to be here and that with all the things in the news about racial issues, decades later we are still fighting hatred in our country! What happened to the virtues of Martin Luther King and what happened to the DREAM? Even though we may have elected a black man to office we as a country still have these petty obsticles to overcome... Its a sad statement of what humanity is if we still have such hatred for one another, and such small things like the color of our skin dividing us... Only in unity will we ever truly find peace!
Very true, ChapmanHester. Here's what Frank Rich had to say in this morning's NYT--
The Great Tea Party Rip-Off
By FRANK RICH
Published: January 16, 2010
Even given the low bar set by America’s bogus conversations about race, the short-lived Harry Reid fracas was a most peculiar nonevent. For all the hyperventilation in cable news land, this supposed racial brawl didn’t seem to generate any controversy whatsoever in what is known as the real world.
Eugene Robinson, the liberal black columnist at The Washington Post, wrote that he was “neither shocked nor outraged” at Reid’s less-than-articulate observation that Barack Obama benefited politically from being “light-skinned” and for lacking a “Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.” Besides, Robinson said, Reid’s point was “surely true.” The black conservative Ward Connerly agreed, writing in The Wall Street Journal that he was “having a difficult time determining what it was that Mr. Reid said that was so offensive.”
President Obama immediately granted Reid absolution. A black columnist at The Daily News in New York, Stanley Crouch, even stood up for the archaic usage of “Negro.” George Will defended Reid from charges of racism as vociferously as Democrats did. Al Sharpton may have accepted Reid’s apology, but for once there’s no evidence that he ever cared enough to ask for one. So who, actually, was the aggrieved party here? What — or who — was really behind this manufactured race war with no victims?
It would be easy to dismiss the entire event as a credulous news media’s collaboration with a publisher’s hype for a new tell-all-gossip 2008 campaign book, “Game Change,” which breathlessly broke the Reid “bombshell.” But this is a more interesting tale than that. The true prime mover in this story was not a book publicist but Michael Steele, the chairman of the Republican Party and by far the loudest and most prominent Beltway figure demanding that Reid resign as Senate majority leader as punishment for his “racism.”
Steele is widely regarded as a clown by observers of all political persuasions, but he is clownish like a fox. His actions in this incident offer some hilarious and instructive insights into what’s going on in the Republican hierarchy right now as it tries to cope not just with our first African-American president but with a restive base embracing right-wing tea-party populism that loathes the establishment in both parties. And though Steele is black, and perhaps the most enthusiastic player of the race card in American politics today, race was a red herring in his Reid vendetta. It threw most everyone off the scent of his real motivation, which had nothing to do with black versus white but everything to do with green, as in money.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/opini … ef=opinion
Just shows you what the left and democrats are all about. I mean anyone who has as a party hero such great leaders as, Strom Thurmund and Robert Byrd, and not to mention ole Harry, can't be all that bad. Eh?
Yup. Their true colors. Reminds me of the old days. When the KKK was the right wing of the left, in America. And they still are left as are Nazis.
Thank you, Dixie-Crats.
I wonder when peeps will figure out it was the Democrats. Who buried the 1965 civil rights and voting acts in subcommitees for a hundred years. Or they would have rightly been named the, 1865 civil rights and voting acts.
I am proud that my country, and this is going to irratate alot of you history buffs, only tolerated the barbarity of Slavery, for less than a hundred years.
America is Great!!!...
As I recall Strom Thurmond about 40 years ago found his true home in the GOP.
What you neglected to mention is that nearly all the Dixiecrats switched to the GOP thanks to the Nixon-Reagan "southern strategy."
The Bush bashing thread is going strong this morning..
Except for TMMason all I hear is the silence of hypocrisy.
The silence is deafening.
No one on the left has anything to say in response or commentary to this apology?
Good shot, Arthur
I better hurry then! there's one 40 min from home!
I was shocked at Reid's remark. I think perhaps he's a closet racist.
Of course there is a double standard, this is not proof of it, this is just more evidence of it.
On December 20, 2002, after significant controversy following what were viewed by some as racially insensitive comments, and by others as respectful comments that did not reference race, regarding Strom Thurmond's presidential candidacy, Lott resigned as Senate Minority Leader in the Senate.
It was not long ago when people were willing to celebrate over the rumor that Rush Limbaugh was dead. Some of you called him a racist.
Rush does not work for you!!
Harry Reid does.
Won't you defend him?
When Obama's Harvard buddy got arrested in Cambridge. Were you calling the officer racist?
You will never get any of this bunch to admit that their liberal heroes are racist, honesty is not a liberal strong suit.
This is not going away no matter how much it is ignored.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.vi … eId=121393
This liberal just logged on and read your post.
First, let's get the facts straight. The quote appears in a book entitled "Game Change" written by reporters Mark Halperin and John Heileman. It is an account of the 2008 presidential campaign. The quote is not from a book written by Harry Reid and not yet released as you claim.
As far as what Harry Reid said, I agree it sounds racist. Harry Reid apologized for the remarks and Barack Obama accepted his apology.
You compare Harry Reid to Glenn Beck in your OP. I'm sure you'll correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall Glenn Beck ever apologizing to Barack Obama for this remark:
"This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture....I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist." –on President Obama, July 28, 2009
I am pretty darn conservative, but Glenn Beck is a joke and it pains me that he is one of our supposed "heroes"
Why would Beck apologize? That's how he feels!
Whether or not he apologizes is up to him. Mr. Fontes was comparing the two in his OP. I was merely pointing out how they are different. Get it?
Fine, so a politician who apologizes for seemingly racist remarks will be forgiven? I think someone may need to explain this to Trent Lott.
Exactly and if there was nothing wrong with what Harry Reid said as it is free speech why did he apologize.
You are making no sense to me. Of course it was free speech. Harry Reid obviously thought something was wrong with what he said; hence the apology. Others don't think there was anything wrong with what he said. This is all very obvious.
Maybe you should ask Trent Lott why he resigned. It was his choice.
Have you read Obama's book? He does not like white people. It is inferred heavily and repeatetively in his own writings.
I have read "The Audacity of Hope" and I did not see what you saw.
I doubt TM actually read Audacity. He's just going by some quotes, taken out of context and placed on the internet.
Name a page, and I'll quote it. It, his book, is right here. get a life.
And the difference between my reading it, and yours. Is I did not possess a preconcieved notion, that the white man is the ill of all the world.
Now. Be a bunch of good lefties and go study.
And I haven't seen any rebuttals to my original remarks, interesting.
What point in your original remarks did I fail to address?
Don't believe I was speaking to you, PP. Sorry. I am used to the same ole crowd of jibbers and jabbers commenting.
And I believe reid apologizing for the remark. Affirms he stated just what the quote said. And I haven't seen him deny it? Has he? I might've missed it.
Forgot to say, Harry Reid is not my hero. I think he's done a barely competent job as majority leader. If he were a Senator in my state, I would not vote for him for re-election unless his challenger appeared to be even worse.
Ok, the US elected a Black Muslim president...I think it is about time we put the race game to bed don't you?
Why is the media outrage so silent over Reid's comments? They were foaming at the mouth over Mr. Lott's statements.
By Noel Sheppard (Bio | Archive)
January 9, 2010 - 19:51 ET
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in 2002 agreed with former Sen. Trent Lott's (R-Miss.) decision to resign his leadership role after Lott made what some felt were racist remarks at former Sen. Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party.
"He had no alternative," said Reid at the time claiming, "If you tell ethnic jokes in the backroom, it's that much easier to say ethnic things publicly. I've always practiced how I play."
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-shepp … z0cFoX9npI
Democrats were angry. Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson called for Lott to resign, and former Vice President Al Gore told CNN that the comment was "racist."
Issuing one of the harshest rebukes Lott has received to date, even from Democrats, Gore said Monday in an interview on CNN's "Inside Politics" that Lott should apologize for his comments or face censure by the Senate.
The heat was a lot hotter for Mr. Lott!!
Okay, I had to look up what Lott said because I couldn't remember. In any case, if you are trying to say there is a double standard among Democrats, I am sure you are right. As there is with Republicans. If you are trying to say there is a double standard in the media, I'm not so sure you are right. When Strom Thurmond ran for President, he was a segregationist, and this is what Lott said.
"I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either."
Apparently, that sounds much worse to many people than what Harry Reid said.
By Associated Press
Sunday, January 10, 2010 - Added 9h ago
LAS VEGAS — Fifty-two percent of Nevadans had an unfavorable opinion of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and 33 percent had a favorable view, according to a statewide poll released Saturday.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal poll also found that Republican Sue Lowden had 50 percent to Reid’s 40 percent, while Republican Danny Tarkanian had 49 percent to Reid’s 41 percent.AP
Looks like Nevade is going to hand him his walking papers in November. Could this be a PR stunt so Reid can resign quietly instead of being humiliated in an election?
Reid to me is snake oil sale man. But, what I worry about is his bribery of other Senators for their vote and those Senators selling their vote and selling out the country. They have broken the law, HONEST SERVICES FRAUD LAW 1988 and should be impeach before taken to court for trial. Is this what our so called elected official do? I do not care what party they represent as both parties are aiding and abetting this crime. What kind of government is it what wants RF implants in it citizens or if you do not buy their product you will be fined or jailed. There is more that they put in the so called health care bill. But the truth is in the fact that other Senators have to be bribed to gain their vote. Besides who wrote this 2000 page bill which your elected official did not read yet vote yes. Here in the Land Of Enchantment. Chef Robert
@michaeljohns: Where is my friend Janeane Garofalo on the Harry Reid comments? Shockingly silent.
@JamesKotecki: If Harry Reid were a Republican, an apology would not be enough.
@DCbigpappa: Harry Reid Should Resign, based on Trent Lott/Don Imus Precedent Set By Liberals.
Some comments from twitter friends
I don't think we should be surprised by anything that any politician says. They often say whatever they think will boost themselves and their party politically, including, sadly, racist innuendo.
When voters start to hold them to a higher standard, instead of voting based on who has the most vicious attack ads, then we'll get a higher standard of behavior from them.
Just my thoughts.
From what I'm seeing, Reid was not attacking Obama for his skin color, but rather was commenting on the state of American racial politics. The choice of words might have been poor, but it looks like he was saying that Obama had a better chance of getting elected than someone who had darker skin.
That's not a racist attack on Obama.
http://www.huliq.com/1/90326/black-acti … t-comments
While Harry Reid's racist comments have earned him many political opponents from right and left, one African American rights activist say Reid may be right. In fact Reid may have meant the positive saying the country is not ready for an African American President and that his comments are an assessment of a voting not of a man.
I Probrably should have differentiated btween peeps, but I am a lil busy.
Thing is the world knows who Barrack Obama is
but ask them who is Harry Reid ,ummmm
This issue is hot this morning on the internet and radio.
I just love people who claim that others are racist because they disagree with Obama or because they don't see Lotts words as racist. 2010 is gonna be fun for the Democrats,I wonder, how many of them actually survive the midterm of Obama, he is great for the Republican party!
We have an election soon in Massachusetts to replace Ted Kennedy's seat the republican Scott Brown has closed to within single digits in the polls.
The whole country is watching.
What? No Kennedy's left to fill that seat? That's a shame.
Being born and raised in Ma. I just don't see the Dem's letting go of that seat. Regardless of what they have to do, or of how they have to win it.
Scott Brown tried to raise $500,00 on twitter yesterday he ended up with 1.3 million. There was a debate last night check out the video.
Believe me. I hope he wims. I may go ahead to Mass. and vote for him. (Like the trick the dems used last presd. election.)
I would more than like to see Ma. become a red state. The Dems, liberals and their progressive cousins, have destroyed that state.
From the American Thinker: http://ow.ly/16jy00
Harry Reid is developing a well-deserved reputation for playing the race card. Last month he accused opponents of his secret healthcare bill of being the same as those who opposed ending slavery. It was a highly objectionable historical analogy based on extremely flawed logic. Those who are fighting to stop ObamaCare are upholding the ideal of freedom -- from government intrusion, confiscatory taxation and oppressive debt.
Reid, liberal Democrat and Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, has now admitted to a 2008 comment calling Obama "a light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Joe Biden said something similar during the presidential campaign when he opined that Barack Obama is "articulate, bright and clean."
Liberals wear their racial obsession as a badge of moral superiority. We are seeing the prideful dark side to their championing racial justice. It is noblesse oblige, the arrogant belief that minorities owe them so much -- their very lives and livelihoods -- that liberals are entitled to have their stereotypes and prejudices overlooked. The beneficence they have bestowed upon the seething masses of dark skinned people places liberal racial morality beyond question. Dark skin does not matter to Reid or his colleagues of course, but they are sufficiently enlightened to observe that it matters to the less sophisticated. Conservatives, "tea baggers" and those rural white folks who cling to their guns and Bibles are the ones we need to be concerned about, not the self-benighted liberal intelligentsia.
Perhaps not. Barbara "call me Senator" Boxer accused Harry Alford of the Black Chamber of Commerce of racial betrayal for not agreeing with the NAACP on Cap & Trade. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said that the opponents of the liberals' healthcare reform were "white Aryan support groups." Jesse Jackson said that Rep. Arthur Davis is not a black man because he voted against the healthcare bill. Maureen Down accused George Bush of racism because he appointed "white men" to the Supreme Court. Nancy Pelosi accused Americans who showed up at the healthcare town hall meetings of being Nazis and racists. Long before President Obama turned the Prof. Gates incident into a racial issue, he made the still too little known statement in his autobiography, "white folks greed runs a world in need." He no doubt learned that little rhyme from his racist mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
The truth is that Harry Reid and his liberal cohorts are the very definition of racists. They do not see "minorities" as individuals, but as part of a faceless group of victims. Joe Biden and Harry Reid give us a clear picture of how liberals view black Americans: none too bright, not very clean, have very dark skin and speak Ebonics or jive, except for Obama and a few others. That is called racial stereotyping. Liberals deny they do this, but out of the abundance of their hearts, their mouths speak.
Conservatives on the other hand see people as individuals, not unwashed and victimized masses. They do not look upon black Americans as a group to be rescued, but as individuals to be respected -- or not -- based on character and ability. This view of life makes them far less susceptible to the racial obsession which drives liberals to politically correct madness. When Trent Lott made his infamous Strom Thurmond remark, most Republicans -- including then-President Bush -- refused to stand by him, Although in my view they overreacted, they were unwilling to rationalize or justify racist speech and behavior. They do not suffer from the delusion of liberals who see themselves as the privileged paragons of racial sensitivity.
Blacks will eventually wake up to the truth and break free from their emotional bondage to liberal Democrats. Unfortunately, with a media dedicated to their indoctrination, they will not do so sua sponte. Black business leaders, ministers, writers and commentators must begin to point out the hypocrisy of liberal racism and paternalism. Individuals and families within the black community must reject liberal and government largess and messianic political pretensions. The focus of black progress must become earning respect instead of playing the victim.
Liberals have assigned the victim role to black people, and Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others, have taught many to play it well. It is time to reject that role, and say to Harry Reid and others who live in their liberal alternative universe, "You can no longer buy our silence or support by throwing us a few bones. We no longer want scraps from your elite table. We no longer want your affirmative action or your victim status. We want the earned respect and honor that comes with being Americans who work, produce and contribute to our society."
Then Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Sheldon Whitehouse and others will find they can no longer use black people like pawns on a chess board. Their paternalistic bigotry will no longer be overlooked. The resignation of Harry Reid as Senate Majority leader would be a start.
E.W. Jackson Sr. is an American who happens to be black. He an author, minister, retired attorney and President of STAND [Staying True to America's National Destiny]; standamerica.us; Email:
Did not read but I can bet what it said:
Liberals blah blah blah bad.
Conservatives blah blah blah good.
As someone said earlier - Obama's not mad about it, why are you guys mad about it?
E.W. Jackson Sr. is proof positive that black people have alot of enemies out there far worst than poor little Harry Reid. I can't say the man made a poor choice of words. It was downright shocking to me that there are still White People alive that still call Black People Negros.(just had to check the spelling because I haven't seen the word in 30 years). So Harry Reid's comment was nothing more than amusing to most Black People.
E.W. JACKSON SR. however, is insulting, demeaning, and giving the impression that he is a smart man, that is trying to free his "PO" "IGRANT" victimized Brothers and Sisters from the Democratic Party.
E.W. JACKSON SR. is a cheap opportunist that thinks the way alot of the leaders of the Tea Baggers Movement thinks.
E.W. JACKSON SR. thinks he is so smart; and the people he is addressing is so stupid, they would buy into his corny, wore out Republican Pitch lines from ten years ago. He's actually kinda Laughable too!
I think the article brought up some good points. What do you thin of Kevin Jackson from theblacksphere.com?
E.W. JACKSON SR./Kevin Jackson however, is insulting, demeaning, and giving the impression that he is a smart man, that is trying to free his "PO" "IGRANT" victimized Brothers and Sisters from the Democratic Party.
E.W. JACKSON SR./Kevin Jackson is a cheap opportunist(they got beat up too much or rejected too much by blacks) that thinks the way alot of the leaders of the Tea Baggers Movement thinks. They are educated fools, or they think the rest of us are stupid. Look at who they cater too.
Like Rev Al Sharpton said "Givin the alternative; I'm going to ride this donkey till I cant ride it no more"
Just a tad judgemental. I am glad you are so vastly superior to them. Congratulations
Sorry, I dont even know what you mean when you say that. All I know is somebody's is trying to pee on my leg and call it Kool-aid. And I aint fallin for it.
For future reference: I'm not impressed!
I thought he was a human being with rights to his own opinion.
William I could care less what Reid said about Obama. I am just shocked by the hypocrisy. Trent Lott was skewered by the left.
I don't remember what happened with Trent Lott. I wasn't one of the ones doing the skewering.
Trent Lott says something: attacked by the opposition, defended by his party.
Reid says something: attacked by the opposition, defended by his party.
I don't see hypocrisy here, I see politics as usual.
I think this is leading up to a Reid resignation as he has almost no chance to be reelected in Nevada. This way he can bow out gracefully and have some Margarita's with Dodd next year.
I'll give you 2:1 odds on that one. Reid did no more than speak the truth, albeit in a tactless, insensitive way. He won't be crucified for that. Does anyone think Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson could have been elected?
Too bad you can't get Obama to apologize for his racist comments and then ask him to resign.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDaO7N-J … re=related
Obama never spoke about Jesse Jackson Jr's statements.
This is an article written for The Black Sphere by my twitter friend Kevin Jackson.
You all know Kevin Jackson right.
I have to jump in here because I cannot give anymore time to these wonderful reponses and replies to each other over the first N-word, Negro, that culturally preceded the present N-word. The hypocrisy is that the black man has been firmly embedded in the American subconscious through our collective inability to accept him and reverse all prejudiced and hateful remarks and actions against him that (all of us) have had to endure throughout our history. I am happy that these societal gaffs take place because it gets everyone talking, but not necessarily thinking correctly. Mr. Reid only suffered from a delayed reaction (about 50 years) to speaking up for Blacks' struggle in politics and didn't have well a oiled tongue for expressing his revelation. I thought his point was a good point and an honest observation as shocking as it sounded.
"Dialogue is always a good thing. The uproar is how the left dealt with Trent Lott. There is a double standard."
My recollection is that Trent Lott's remark was more offensive. I'll try to look it up. He was praising Strom Thurmond, one of the biggest racists in Congress in the 20th century, as I recall. Here's a report on Lott's boo-boo:
"In 2002, at a birthday party for noted segregationist/longtime Republican Senator Strom Thurmond, Lott said this: “I want to say this about [Mississippi, which Lott represented]: When Strom Thurmond ran for president [in 1948, as a Dixiecrat], we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.”
"Though it’s a little vague what exactly “these problems” Lott was referring to are, it doesn’t require the largest of cognitive leaps to reach the following conclusion: that Lott’s remarks looked fondly upon segregation. Lott resigned over his comments--and now, roughly 8 years later, Republicans, including Steele, are comparing Lott’s comments to Reid’s, saying that Reid must resign like Lott did or else risk looking hypocritical."
Reid's remark, thus, is not comparably offensive as Trent Lott's. There is no double standard. Anyway, why would you expect the Dems to react exactly the same way for their Speaker as they did for the GOP speaker or minority leader whatever Lott's position was.
Harry Reid will not be a member of the senate in 2012. OK
(Problem) Harry Reid apologizes for something he said one year ago.
(Reaction) The right foams at the mouth because of Lott.
(Solution) Harry bows out gracefully so he does not have to face the humiliation of being steamrolled by his constituents in 2012.
I know how the process works.
Does it strike anyone else as curious that the accusations of racism against Harry Reid are all coming from conservatives and not from the African-American community? Juan Williams, an African-American whose comments can be heard on Fox News as well as NPR, commented this morning on NPR that he hadn't heard any criticism of Reid from anyone in the black community. (I guess he doesn't count Steele as a member of the black community!) Williams also pointed out that discussions of shades of skin color had been a part of the dialog in the black community dating all the way back to the days of slavery. His attitude about Reid's comment, which he termed "inelegant" was "ho hum."
well, Ralph, it just goes to show you, Black people can say anything they want about skin color and race but if a White person even HINTS at that topic, he gets called a racist for life.
By conservatives who have opposed every piece of legislation which was designed to protect minority rights and improve the position of disadvantaged Americans of all races.
I read the book Game Change. The book itself stipulates that much of the information is based on recreation of events and second hand knowledge but alot is supported by fact. I doubted that until Reid began apolgizing right and left. Now it makes me wonder how much of the rest is true. Recommended reading by me if that counts for anything.
"And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either," Lott said.
Yeah, because there would still be Apartheid in America, right Trent?
Maybe Harry Reid's comments were politically incorrect, but there is no way he can be compared to racist Trent Lott.
These were the good old days?!!!
Noticed no mention of Clinton's 'he would be serving us coffee' remark. Of course, being the first 'black' president, he gets a pass I suppose. You'll also notice that Teddy never mentioned the remark either. Hmmmmmm
I do not think Clinton's remark was a race comment. It was an experience comment.
A lot of African Americans like Bill Clinton and still do.
I agree. I commented to someone once who I went on a trip to England with that so many people of color were serving in tearooms, in service roles, etc. I meant it to mean how unfair I saw it, she took it as racist. I take Clinton's remark that way also.
Very true! Trent Lott was one of the good ole boys from Mississippi, an acolyte of arch-racist Senator James Eastland.
"Maybe Harry Reid's comments were politically incorrect, but there is no way he can be compared to racist Trent Lott."
Yes he can and is, sad I know, but very true.
You know, it's true, even black people can be white supremacists. That is a fact! Black people know about the dark-skinned vs light-skinned issue, and how even some blacks show preferential treatment toward the latter. And the other statement was about the black dialect. Speaking "black" is viewed as being rough around the edges, just like speaking "hillbilly." Harry Reid was just pointing out that Obama has all the desirable traits to get white votes. That's just the way life is in our society.
Is that why Allen Keyes was not elected?
Although I disagreed with Keyes' positions...but, yes this was also a factor. The same with Jesse Jackson, who I consider should never be elected to anything. But these traits that Reid spoke of are always a factor.
Colin Powell could have gotten elected, however.
wasnt a factor with me but i tend to be a non racist
Newsflash: There are racists in all ethnic groups. African Americans can tolerate politicians like Harry Reid who vote for legislation they favor.
Remember Obama is half-white and was literally raised by his white mother and her parents. So I think it will be hard for him to be a racist especially with several members of his family from various ethnic backgrounds.
Alan Keyes was not nominated because he's to the right of Atilla the Hun.
its american african . not the other way . if it is then go to africa . see how they welcome you . your in for a suprise. african dont care that much for afro american.
unless you were born in africa . your american . its not rocket science
bush put more blacks into high gov positions than any other prez
I guess that is a nice consolidation prize for the Iraq War, Great Recession that began in December 2007, and the transformation of a projected $1.5T surplus to a major deficit; leaving Obama with no choice but to further increase the deficit to keep the economy functioning somewhat until the other two pillars of spending (business and consumer) return.
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