Reid apologizes for questioning Obama’s racial authenticity; Update: Apology accepted, says Obama; Update: Sharpton backs Reid, of course; Update: Obama 2002: The GOP must drive Lott out

posted at 3:31 pm on January 9, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Whoa:

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.

Why did Reid suddenly feel the need to confess?  He’s trying to beat the media to it:

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.

Reid, facing a tough 2010 re-election bid, needs the White House’s help if he wants to keep his seat. Obama’s administration has dispatched officials on dozens of trip to buoy his bid and Obama has raised money for his campaign.

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.

Update (AP): That was fast.

Reid folks in overdrive to shut story down. Obama puts out statement on Reid’s apology: ” I accepted Harry’s apology without question.”

Update (AP): 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.

Update (AP): A day dedicated to revisiting liberal racial hypocrisy ends happily, with a statement from demagogue par excellence Al Sharpton that all is instantly forgiven for his Democratic comrade in arms.

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.

Update (AP): A little more kindling on the flames of hypocrisy. Obama 2002:

“It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do,” said Obama.

He said: “The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.”


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Let me clarify my editing..

Racial problems exist are so severe in the US that it is but are not isolated to one political party or one race

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Mo betta

thomasaur on January 9, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Is it just me because I read blogs, or does it seem like this regime is collapsing at lightning speed??

PattyJ on January 9, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Somewhere in the middle Patty. MSM is finiding itself between more rocks and hard places, the leaks are becoming creeks. And with no good news on the horizon, expect rivers to form from those cracks!

JusDreamin on January 9, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Racial problems are so severe in the US that it is not isolated to one political party.
Decider on January 9, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Remember the Left’s always present Double standard:

When the left makes a boneheaded remark like that, the response is “Everybody does it”

When someone on the Right does it, the response is that they should be run out of town on a rail.

Juno77 on January 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM

“The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.”

Well Barry only meant because Lott was a REPUBLICAN. Democrats are DIFFERENT. Just part of that liberal “nuance” thing. You know, where right is wrong, black is white, up is down, Bush = bad; Obama = good. Republican corruption is a fetid swamp, Democratic corruption is ‘most honest, most open, most transparent government, eveah!’. That kind of thing. And don’t you forget it! Remember: “WE WON”.

GarandFan on January 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM

“Let me be clear, Reid is not Lotta Republican and therefore not a racist!

Awwwwwww Harry, of course I forgive you ! I can’t stay mad at you , ya big lug! How could you possibly be racist when you supported me, an experienced nobody to be the historic first black Prezzz!!” –Obama, a.k.a. The Big [deleted]

cableguy615 on January 9, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Harry. The war is lost. Your campaign is lost. Resign, sir

marktarheel on January 9, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Harry is through…and his party is disgraced as hyprocrites..not news to us but news to some.

RobCon on January 9, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Anyone remember if Obama said anything about Geraldine Ferraro’s statement that Obama wouldn’t even be a serious candidate if he weren’t black because of his think resume?

Wethal on January 9, 2010 at 7:14 PM

These Democrats sure do harbor a lot of racial misconceptions and stereotypes don’t they?

HondaV65 on January 9, 2010 at 7:15 PM

GarandFan on January 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM

And a Dem man such as Clinton, the Kennedys, or Dodd can molest women as long as they’re in favor of “reproductive rights.”

Wethal on January 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM

If the GOP is smart they will take advantage of this situation to promote racial blindness. Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

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.

All of this shows how foolish it is to apologize or resign because liberals say so.

Speakup on January 9, 2010 at 7:19 PM

La Raza declined to comment…

Seven Percent Solution on January 9, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Harry Reid is a racist and hates black people.

Narutoboy on January 9, 2010 at 7:20 PM

obama now needs to tell us why what Lott said was worse than what Reid said.

That should be fun.

toenail on January 9, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Can someone PLEASE ask Harry Reid to demonstrate a “negro dialect” for us at his next press conference? I don’t quite know what he’s talking about and it would really help me out if he just talked in “negro dialect” for five minutes or so. Perhaps on the Senate floor?

If there’s a reporter out there that can push him on that it would really help me out.

watchmen on January 9, 2010 at 7:24 PM

This is a teachable moment for America.

The Democrats refused to require members of Congress to participate in their health care plan. Reid’s comment simply exemplifies the plantation attitudes of the Left.

It all ties together.

Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 7:25 PM

If the GOP is smart they will take advantage of this situation to promote racial blindness.
Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.
Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

We aren’t the ones that incessantly focus on Race – that is entirely the purview of the Left.
Take your totally unsubstantiated accusation as a good example.

Juno77 on January 9, 2010 at 7:26 PM

When will the Right wake up and realize that the Left are raging hypocrites and call them on it in the media? The next time we have a Trent Lott praising a Jesse Helms, let’s accept their apology and move on, pointing to this little episode as an example of how it’s done.

w3bgrrl on January 9, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I don’t have all the facts, but Al Sharpton’s comments are very odd; coming to the defense of Harry Reid after Sharpton’s public outcry at FNC over a cartoon.

Paging Eric Holder: Harry Reid needs to have a national conversation about racism! Perhaps a beer summit with James Clyburn & Maxine Waters?

TN Mom on January 9, 2010 at 7:32 PM

“It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth”

Was Obowmao talking about ‘Sheets’ Byrd?

Chip on January 9, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Hypocrisy, it’s not just a TV evangelist thing anymore…

Tim Burton on January 9, 2010 at 7:33 PM

This basically goes to show that nobody likes Obama. He is a token.

uknowmorethanme on January 9, 2010 at 7:34 PM

watchmen on January 9, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Don’t hold your breath, but it’s fun to imagine…

Reporter to Sen. Reid: Do you think the current health care bill is more easily understood by those with lighter, or darker skin tones? What’s the matter Senator, is my Caucasian dialect not up to snuff?

Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 7:34 PM

If the GOP is smart they will take advantage of this situation to promote racial blindness. Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Yes, yes, keep f*cking that chicken, Schuster. We all know how you like your teabagging.

HornetSting on January 9, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.
Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Chickens and unspeakable acts come to mind pal, keep it up.

thomasaur on January 9, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Harry Reid: The face of the Democrat party of racist:

It was Harry Reid who tried to block Roland Burris from the senate, no?

TN Mom on January 9, 2010 at 7:37 PM

HornetSting on January 9, 2010 at 7:35 PM

BMTA Stinger ~_*

thomasaur on January 9, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Update (AP): A little more kindling on the flames of hypocrisy. Obama 2002:

Is there anyway you can shove popcorn into your mouth faster than with both hands…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 9, 2010 at 7:40 PM

This story will be short lived because there is no aggrieved party.

Spirit of 1776 on January 9, 2010 at 4:11 PM

LOL. There rarely is in these cases.

JiangxiDad on January 9, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Decider:

You have my sympathies, trying to defend the inherent racism of the left.

You have those comments from Reid and this jaw dropper from Clinton:

Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

But keep on flogging the Double standard, maybe somebody’s may listen and come to the conclusion that the Left’s constant obsession with a person’s skin color isn’t really Racism.

The double standard may be the ‘Decider’ for them.

Then again, maybe NOT.

Juno77 on January 9, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

This comment gets the Wile E Coyote award of the night.

Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 7:46 PM

What’s with the references to Decider & chickens? What’d I miss?

OhioCoastie on January 9, 2010 at 7:48 PM

All of this shows how foolish it is to apologize or resign because liberals say so.

Speakup on January 9, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Gov. Mark Sanford looks like a genius now, huh?

conservative pilgrim on January 9, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Is it just me because I read blogs, or does it seem like this regime is collapsing at lightning speed??

PattyJ on January 9, 2010 at 6:46 PM

With Osama Obama leading the Forgiveness Parade for Reid (and probably Bubba Clinton) along with Race-Baiter Supreme Al Sharpton, the only people who will be upset by the mouthings of crypto-racist loons on the left will be….us.

There is a double standard in America: the lefties get a pass for anything and everything, while anyone in the conservative camp can be pilloried and driven from public life by any word or phrase that can be twisted out of context. Even an abject apology won’t satisfy the race-jackals.

Wise Latinas and presidents who “don’t look like the other guys” on paper money can say what they want. Their enablers can as well.

MrScribbler on January 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Classic Drudge–he hasn’t posted Obama’s acceptance of Reid’s apology, BUT he’s posted a link of Obama’s indignant call for Trent Lott’s resignation.

conservative pilgrim on January 9, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

You still on that meme. Once again you do not have omniscience and therefore cannot know what is in the heart of others. That you accuse others of being racist only indicates all the more that you should remove the log from your own eye before you try to help others remove the splinter from their eye. You are a class A hypocrite. Why should we take your words at face value when you refuse to take the words of others at face value. Go find someplace else to play until you grow up.

chemman on January 9, 2010 at 7:52 PM

dear leader in 02 acted stupidly

cmsinaz on January 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM

So Mr Hopey,
Do you want a racist representing Democratic party. If he was a 100 year old we can forgive him. But when a democrat majority leader is caught mouthing and then hiding his racist comments.

Do you accept democratic party as a racist party without question?

Thanks.

antisocial on January 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM

If the GOP is smart they will take advantage of this situation to promote racial blindness. Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Yes, yes, keep f*cking that chicken, Schuster. We all know how you like your teabagging.

HornetSting on January 9, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Chickens and unspeakable acts come to mind pal, keep it up.

thomasaur on January 9, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Dang! Get off ma’ lawn, thomasaur!

HornetSting on January 9, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Alright everybody,

We have been schooled. Now, with the same unconditional and loving forgiveness, we must follow the leading example of our adversaries and quickly (and swiftly) apologize all over the mainstream media for our failures.

Because it is there, out in the open, that laundry is washed; the waters were filthy, but the One cleansed them and receded them to Gaia./sarc

ProudPalinFan on January 9, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Racial problems are so severe in the US that it is not isolated to one political party.
Decider on January 9, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Do you live in the US?

rrpjr on January 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM

What bizarre world we live in where the truth demands apology.

Facts is facts….If Obama talked like the majority of American blacks and had very dark skin, he would have never been elected.

BierManVA on January 9, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Do you live in the US?

rrpjr on January 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Decider is a racist because only racists think that there is a severe race problem in America.

thomasaur on January 9, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Hopefully, when Obama asks Reid to leave he’ll do it in the proper dialect.

bradley11 on January 9, 2010 at 8:05 PM

I still find it curious that the One comments on this in a matter of hours and waits 3 days to talk about an attempt to blow up an airplane. It screams of his attention to himself….

kringeesmom on January 9, 2010 at 8:06 PM

From Newsbusters:

‘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.’

So, Reid refers to Obama as a light skinned black man who has no dialect unless it is politically expedient for him to have one.

Or, a bit shorter…He’s not a black man but plays one as a politician.

Stay classy, Democrats, I’m sure you will all let this one skate right by you. The rest of us are tired of the moving goal-posts and see this as distasteful. And the next time anyone complains about anyone outside the Party… we can refer to Harry Reid and ask – ‘where was the outrage?’

ajacksonian on January 9, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Decider, your nom is almost as ‘smart’ as simplesimon’s was.

Schadenfreude on January 9, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Let’s be honest… “Nappy Headed Hoes” was a lot worse than what Reid said…

ninjapirate on January 9, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Imus isn’t the SML.

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Yeah, this kinda makes Clinton’s alleged racist remark seem like small potatoes in comparison. Kinda hard to nuance this one. However, I don’t know how old Dingy is, but he’s obviously up there in age. I’m sure this kind of racializing comes as naturally to him as breathing. My best friend in high school was black, and my grandmother repeatedly referred to her as “your colored friend.” I tried to educate her that it was no longer considered kosher to refer to black people as “colored” but to no avail; it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Fortunately Lisa (my friend) was pretty understanding about it.

Anyway, I don’t think the problem with people like Dingy and Sheets Byrd is so much what they’ve said or done over the years — they are a product of the times they were raised in, after all — but rather with the other (younger) members of left who make excuses for these old farts while they would not even hesitate to crow “RAAAAAAAACISM!!!!” if these same words had been uttered by a conservative. Thus proving who the true racists in this country really are.

NoLeftTurn on January 9, 2010 at 8:13 PM

If the GOP is smart they will take advantage of this situation to promote racial blindness. Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Do you have any proof that the tea parties are racist?

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Firstly, I think everyone pretty much knows what he means by Negro dialect.

Here’s a clip from the movie “Airplane” – enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRDOp6zypbM

ProudPalinFan on January 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Oh – Oh. Forgive me if this has already been suggested in the comments:

It just occurred to me that this may be an attempt by the Dems to get loser Reid to give up on his already lost attempt to be re-elected, and to force him to step down as Senate Majority Leader. (See Chris Dodd for precedent). They will claim it wasn’t the saintly Obama who engineered this. Nope it was the outraged Peeps demanding he quit because they’re outraged by his use of the racist word “negro” (and any conversations about broken knee caps with Rham Emanuel are purely coincidental).

New strategy from our side: We totally forgive you, Harry Reid. While we disagree with your positions on the issues, we admire your courageous use of words which aren’t politically correct.

Buy Danish on January 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Decider- as we can see it is obvious that racism runs in the blood of Democrats quite freely .

CWforFreedom on January 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Do you have any proof that the tea parties are racist?

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Talking points. The boy has them down. He cannot even think for itself.

CWforFreedom on January 9, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Decider- as we can see it is obvious that racism runs in the blood of Democrats quite freely .

CWforFreedom on January 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM

http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/12/senator-reid-has-partys-reversed-on-slavery-segregation/

Red State State of Mind on January 9, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Hypocrisy, thy name is Obama. However, I guess we can’t be too hard on dumb ‘ol Dingy Harry. He was only speaking the truth as he and other white bedwetter liberals see it: “Hey, Obama’s not so bad! It’s not like he’s Black-black. He even kinda talks like us when he has a tele-binky.”

starboardhelm on January 9, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Another great read, take a look Mr. Decider…

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121856786326834083.html

Red State State of Mind on January 9, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Buy Danish on January 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM

You think this book was written specifically to force Reid to retire, in order to save the health care bill?

I admit the timing is interesting, but if we replay all the events over the last 6 months, I find it hard to believe.

Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 8:36 PM

The Democrat Party itself has to drive out Bill Clinton and Harry Reid. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say “these are not the persons we want representing our party.”

I’ll wait….

MTF on January 9, 2010 at 8:37 PM

I still find it curious that the One comments on this in a matter of hours and waits 3 days to talk about an attempt to blow up an airplane. It screams of his attention to himself….

kringeesmom on January 9, 2010 at 8:06 PM

10+!

starboardhelm on January 9, 2010 at 8:37 PM

If the GOP is smart they will take advantage of this situation to promote racial blindness. Of course, the GOP has racial cancer growing in it with the Tea Parties so that may not be possible.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Wow. What an uneducated statement.

http://foxyurl.com/NLS

jjrakman on January 9, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Seriously, what’s with the chicken references?

OhioCoastie on January 9, 2010 at 8:39 PM

When are people going to realize that most of the racists are in the democratic party?

pearson on January 9, 2010 at 8:44 PM

All of this shows how foolish it is to apologize or resign because liberals say so.

Speakup on January 9, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Gov. Mark Sanford looks like a genius now, huh?

conservative pilgrim on January 9, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Not just Mark Sanford this makes Fred Sanford look like a genius.

Mason on January 9, 2010 at 8:48 PM

The Liberal Racist Socialist Party!

The Ongoing NeverEnding Story,
continues,in Lefty Racist America,

you know,the other America,the one
John ‘Sliky’ Edwards always bragged about!!!

canopfor on January 9, 2010 at 8:57 PM

OT: FOX is repeating Beck’s special with African Americans on the audience.

ProudPalinFan on January 9, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Do you have any proof that the tea parties are racist?

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Google is your friend, Sport. It is a well know fact that is the basis of this so called movement.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Wow. What an uneducated statement.

http://foxyurl.com/NLS

jjrakman on January 9, 2010 at 8:38 PM

lol. ok. right.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 9:06 PM

It is a well know [sic] fact that is the basis of this so called movement.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Put up or shut up, champ.

OhioCoastie on January 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Google is your friend, Sport. It is a well know fact that is the basis of this so called movement.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 9:03 PM

If its such a well known fact, you will have very little problem posting a link to your “proof”. Right?

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Red State State of Mind on January 9, 2010 at 8:35 PM

This reminds me of how many times I’ve been received with blank stares when I remind Democrats that from WW1 on, a Democrat president has presided over 4 major wars that cost 619,107 American lives.

Most of them do not know the first thing about the history of the Democrat party. And hardly any understand how progressivism has an ugly history of using war for pragmatic, domestic politics.

Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 9:13 PM

It took longer than expected, but Reid has finally let the cat out of the bag about his true beliefs.

Update (AP): 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.

Well of course, only the right is racist, the left will always give their own a fee pass.

rukiddingme on January 9, 2010 at 9:16 PM

If its such a well known fact, you will have very little problem posting a link to your “proof”. Right?

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM

I’m sure Decider has plenty of links to LGF or to threads on Democratic Underground. Actual proof, though? Not so much.

C’mon, Decider, show us whatcha got.

OhioCoastie on January 9, 2010 at 9:19 PM

I’m sure Decider has plenty of links to LGF or to threads on Democratic Underground. Actual proof, though? Not so much.

C’mon, Decider, show us whatcha got.

OhioCoastie on January 9, 2010 at 9:19 PM

I guess he wasn’t expecting anyone to challenge him on such a stupid statement and he is ill prepared to handle backing up his delusion.

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Well of course, only the right is racist, the left will always give their own a fee pass.

rukiddingme on January 9, 2010 at 9:16 PM

I completely agree with the second part of your statement.

unclesmrgol on January 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Was the Democratic Grand Cyclops of the Klan available for comment? I hear he’s an expert on knee grow matters along with his good ‘ole boy buddy, Dixie Harry.

Hening on January 9, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Well of course, only the right is racist, the left will always give their own a fee pass.

rukiddingme on January 9, 2010 at 9:16 PM

You probably didn’t intend it, but no truer words have been spoken.

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 8:36 PM

No, I don’t think the book was written just to force Reid to retire. I do think the anecdote about Reid is going to get far more attention than it normally would if only Republicans were using it as an issue (to show what ridiculous hypocrites the Dems are).

The Chicago machine is going to push the meme that Harry’s a racist to heights none of us could dream of – all in sotto voce whispers of course.

Buy Danish on January 9, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Al Sharpton is the cheapest slave the Democrats have workin’ the plantation.

Hening on January 9, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Here’s hoping for racist dirt on Pelosi next.

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 9:29 PM

You probably didn’t intend it, but no truer words have been spoken.

mizflame98 on January 9, 2010 at 9:26 PM

You are correct, it should have read free pass, but even with the mistake, the shoe still fits.

rukiddingme on January 9, 2010 at 9:30 PM

It is a well know [sic] fact that is the basis of this so called movement.

Decider on January 9, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Put up or shut up, champ.

OhioCoastie on January 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM

LOL!

The normal procedure for the Left is to amplify the complete fabrication that conservatism is racism. They do this as a smokescreen because they know when they attempt to debate all the issues substantively, they lose.

But this one is too funny. Using the “racist” scream to avoid providing proof that the tea parties have racial overtones takes the cake.

Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 9:32 PM

If Obama is behind Reid 100%, then he is behind Reid’s words 100% too.

unclesmrgol on January 9, 2010 at 9:33 PM

I can’t wait till this woody Allen look-alike gets the boot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QGkOGZubQ&feature=related

jaboba on January 9, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Buy Danish on January 9, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Well…

…you’ve got a strong point.

Also, looked as as pure coincidental opportunity, then it certainly makes sense that they are going to use this to achieve the highly improbable before today.

Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Also, looked as as pure coincidental opportunity, then it certainly makes sense that they are going to use this to achieve the highly improbable before today.
Saltysam on January 9, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Exactamundo. It’s an unexpected gift.

Buy Danish on January 9, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Yoo hooooooo, Decider! Why so quiet? Did Mommy call you up out of the basement for din-din?

Or maybe Decider’s watching a DVR copy of President Pantywaist latest “let me be clear” speech and is currently, um, indisposed.

OhioCoastie on January 9, 2010 at 9:49 PM

re: Lott – it’s not so much hypocrisy as it is Alinsky. You use those things against your opponents, you overlook them when they’re on your own side. That’s why it’s so foolish to react the way we did when Lott said it.

From this day on when a conservative does soemthing like this, accept the apology, move on, and when the Dems bring it up remind them that they taught us this and thank them for it. When the Dems do it, raise hell and demand resignations

Shay on January 9, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Google is your friend, Sport. It is a well know fact that is the basis of this so called movement.
Decider on January 9, 2010 at 9:03 PM

If it was so ‘well know’ then YOU should have been able to provide numerous examples from reputable sources.

The fact that you can’t, speaks volumes to everyone else.

Thanks for showing all of us who the true racists really are – Leftists.

Juno77 on January 9, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Ahhhh…..Thanks Obama and NPR! I can say tea bagging negro again! /s

Caper29 on January 9, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Ahhhh…..Thanks Obama and NPR! I can say tea bagging negro again! /s

Caper29 on January 9, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Ooops sorry…

Caper29 on January 9, 2010 at 9:58 PM

The Party of Lincoln, had the decency to demand it.
Lott had the decency to step down.
Democrats?

AshleyTKing on January 9, 2010 at 10:02 PM

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