More Harry Reid: When I said I didn’t know how Hispanics could be Republicans, I meant everyone else too

posted at 2:24 pm on August 11, 2010 by Allahpundit

Lame, lame, lame. And what’s lamer is that the media’s spinning it as Reid “doubling down” on what he said this morning. John McCormack’s right, though: He’s not doubling down, he’s actually trying to weasel out of it by downplaying the racial aspect of it. Quote:

But in a statement Wednesday morning, the Reid campaign doubled down on the line.

“Sen. Reid’s contention was simply that he doesn’t understand how anyone, Hispanic or otherwise, would vote for Republican candidates because they oppose saving teachers’ jobs, oppose job-creating tax incentives for small businesses, oppose investments in job-creating clean energy projects, and oppose the help for struggling, unemployed Nevadans to put food on the table and stay in their homes,” read the statement.

In other words, he wasn’t saying that it’s crazy for Hispanics to be Republicans, he’s saying it’s crazy for anyone to be a Republican. Completely inane and demagogic, sure — but race-neutral! Except, of course, that’s not what he meant at all: He’s terrified that Latinos won’t turn out for him in November after he broke his promise to get an amnesty bill through (Democratic betrayal on immigration is a very hot topic these days in Spanish-language media, apparently), so now he’s going to push ye olde authenticity pander. Lest you think there’s any ambiguity about it, follow the link to McCormack and note Reid’s line about modern-day immigrants having skin that’s “a tone darker than ours.” He knew exactly what he was saying, and now that he’s been called on it, he’s inching away. It speaks volumes that this is what the Senate majority leader would rather talk about than, say, his supposedly glorious accomplishment in ramming through ObamaCare. I wonder why.


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That’s ok Harry we don’t understand you either

Conservative Voice on August 11, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Reid is a Dinosaur and has to go. I can understand Rubios anger as there have always been tons of Cubans in FL th

iam7545 on August 11, 2010 at 2:51 PM

And people here say Sharron Angles says dumb things.

Towash on August 11, 2010 at 2:51 PM

oopS = sausage fingers

Reid is a Dinosaur and has to go. I can understand Rubios anger as there have always been tons of Cubans in FL that have been staunch Republicans.

Reid is a RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!! //

iam7545 on August 11, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Reid: “A Hispanic is my friend.”

Skywise on August 11, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Dingy, you said it, you own it! I hope Sharron goes whole hog on these statements with ads. Some think Sharron is not quite the one to vote for, but will YOU vote for dingy?
L

letget on August 11, 2010 at 2:54 PM

I know how you are still leading in the polls?

Oil Can on August 11, 2010 at 2:55 PM

I’m tired of getting lied to. Just admit you said something stupid you creep.

forest on August 11, 2010 at 2:55 PM

You LIE!

miron on August 11, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Another Reid remark, another racist rant.
I hate to say it, but if he was a REPUBLICAN, he would be flying rubber dogsh*t out of China by now.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 2:55 PM

“Nobody I know voted for Reagan.”

Good Lt on August 11, 2010 at 2:56 PM

I’m sorry Harry, can you repeat that in a “Negro dialect”?

MadisonConservative on August 11, 2010 at 2:56 PM

This is almost, almost, like Kerry (who served in Nam).

Remember the days, after Kerry said something, his people had to clearify (mop up after him) constantly?

(1) flip flop on what’s been said several times
(2) you rubes are not as nuanced

Wait, we still get the same treatment.

Sir Napsalot on August 11, 2010 at 2:56 PM

he is a bigot

rob verdi on August 11, 2010 at 2:58 PM

And Reid can’t understand how the soviet union collapsed, or that socialism doesn’t work, etc, etc. Too dumb to learn.

cartooner on August 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM

“Sen. Reid’s contention was simply that he doesn’t understand how anyone, Hispanic or otherwise, would vote for Republican…”

Yeah! That’s the ticket!

RadClown on August 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM

And if he gets re-election…. can I call the people of Nevada stupid and racist?

upinak on August 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Democratic betrayal on immigration is a very hot topic these days in Spanish-language media…..

Isn’t it AMAZING how hispanic groups whine and moan that everyone always blames THEM for the illegal immigration problem and it is the HISPANIC groups that are always whining and moaning about not having amnesty. On their own Spanish speaking stations……why is it that there are only SPANISH SPEAKING television stations here? What about all those Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Irish illegal aliens that DON’T have their own television station?
What’s that? OH, they come here and LEARN THE LANGUAGE.
I’m sick of Harry Reid AND the racist La Raza style groups.
Rant off.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Harry’s son has said he doesn’t know how he could consider himself a Reid….

jeffn21 on August 11, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Great save Sen. Reid, now we know how you attained such lofty heights in the government. /

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Schmuck. I know plenty of Hispanics who are not only Republicans but REAL conservatives.

ESAD, Reid.

UltimateBob on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

And if he gets re-election…. can I call the people of Nevada stupid and racist?

upinak on August 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Affirmative.

rollthedice on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

And if he gets re-election…. can I call the people of Nevada stupid and racist?

upinak on August 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM

You can piggyback my call to Arizona for being ignorant and blind for re-electing Juan McBlame.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Dingy Harry’s son (who’s last name shall not be uttered) is getting his ass kicked by … wait for it … a Hispanic Republican.

JammieWearingFool on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Let’s play “What Would the Democrat-Media Complex Response Be If A Republican Had Said It?”

Incumbent politician: “I don’t know how a (fill in any racial/ethnic minority) person could be a Democrat.”

- – - 3-month “teachable moment” media firestorm until election day – -

“No, no. What I meant to say was that I don’t understand how ANYBODY could be a Democrat.”

- – - 6-month media follow-up “teachable moment” on why Democrats are so great and Republicans are so eeeeeevil, along with daily lectures from Obama about “tolerance” and “diversity” – - -

Right?

Good Lt on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Grandpa just can’t stop himself from lighting his own a$$ on fire.

If Nevadans vote geezer-boy to another senate term, then they deserve everything he does to them.

jdflorida on August 11, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Now if only someone on the GOP side would have the onions to go in front of a TV camera and simply say, “Harry is clearly a bigot, just like the rest in his party.”

CurtZHP on August 11, 2010 at 3:03 PM

I hate to say it, but if he was a REPUBLICAN, he would be flying rubber dogsh*t out of China by now.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 2:55 PM

If he screws up just this much

fossten on August 11, 2010 at 3:03 PM

A Harry Reid that is opening his big yap is a daily Christmas present for conservatives. What a bigot d-bag.

search4truth on August 11, 2010 at 3:04 PM

JammieWearingFool on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Sweet!!!!!!!!!

UltimateBob on August 11, 2010 at 3:04 PM

And this drivel that came from Reid isn’t racist? Wow!!! Talk about a double standard from your friendly msm’s.

And Reid! Wow!!! Just wow!!! They REALLY do think we’re all that stupid.

capejasmine on August 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Chris Matthews to say Reid is fringe and racist like he does Angle on a daily basis in 5..4…3..2..1 /SARC

Also, I bet Levin is going to have a field day with this tonight. I remember a few weeks back he spent like a whole hour highlighting dumb and stupid things Reid has said and done over the years.

davek70 on August 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Reid is a shameless, racist pig.

LASue on August 11, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Dingy Harry’s son (who’s last name shall not be uttered) is getting his ass kicked by … wait for it … a Hispanic Republican.

JammieWearingFool on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

ROFLMAO!!! That is excellent news! You just made my day! LOL

capejasmine on August 11, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Senator Reid is getting tired….old and tired. It has been a difficult three years, and the work load is beginning to tire this great politician.

The dreadfully partisan post of Senate Majority Leader is more than one man can handle during times of great political unrest, and Senator Reid has given his all.

One can hope that Senator Reid can retire gracefully from such a high profile position, let younger men carry the workload, while Senator Reid guides the next generation of progressive political leadership with his great experience and wisdom. Good Job Senator Reid. You will be missed.

Skandia Recluse on August 11, 2010 at 3:07 PM

estúpido

publiuspen on August 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

And if he gets re-election…. can I call the people of Nevada stupid and racist?

I hear the “stupid electorate” line a lot around here. Whatever floats your boat, I guess…

But I never ever want to hear a politician on our side insult a potential voter. Ever.

Bat Chain Puller on August 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Grandpa just can’t stop himself from lighting his own a$$ on fire.

If Nevadans vote geezer-boy to another senate term, then they deserve everything he does to them.

jdflorida on August 11, 2010 at 3:02 PM

THIS.
And agreed.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Scum.

Gang-of-One on August 11, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Sen. Reid’s contention was simply that he doesn’t understand…

He finally gets it!

taznar on August 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM

I hear the “stupid electorate” line a lot around here. Whatever floats your boat, I guess…

But I never ever want to hear a politician on our side insult a potential voter. Ever.

Bat Chain Puller on August 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Well think about it this way. Ried was taking a shot at the guy who is running for Gov and is Hispanic. If the majority vote Ried back in… it will be interesting.

upinak on August 11, 2010 at 3:11 PM

It’s hard being a racist egotist with minimal intellect and not get caught in it every few weeks.

ButterflyDragon on August 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Poor Harry “we lost the war” Reid, doesn’t understand anything. That he learned to control his slobbering and drooling is a feat in itself.

roflmao

donabernathy on August 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Macaca…!

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on August 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

I hear the “stupid electorate” line a lot around here. Whatever floats your boat, I guess…

But I never ever want to hear a politician on our side insult a potential voter. Ever.

Chain Puller on August 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

You’re welcome to leave..just crawl back thru the back door you slithered in from.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

and note Reid’s line about modern-day immigrants having skin that’s “a tone darker than ours.”

Ours? Who the *#@^ is Reid talking about, his country club pals? Pantload.

Bishop on August 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM

my dad said something similar once. He meant to tell my mom, “hey, honey! great dinner!” and it came out as “you biatch, you ruined my frickin life.”

we know what you mean harry…./

ted c on August 11, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Chris Matthews to say Reid is fringe and racist like he does Angle on a daily basis in 5..4…3..2..1 /SARC

5..4..3..2..1..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..10..9…

Also, I bet Levin is going to have a field day with this tonight. I remember a few weeks back he spent like a whole hour highlighting dumb and stupid things Reid has said and done over the years
davek70 on August 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Heck, at today’s pace Reid is going to provide Levin an hour’s worth of new material just today.

ChrisB on August 11, 2010 at 3:19 PM

How can anyone be a Republican? Well, it’s easy Harry, all ya gotta do is grow up.

Eren on August 11, 2010 at 3:19 PM

He can’t understand how they could be Republicans, but his real question is, what do they smell like?

txmomof6 on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM

{Dingy} You people with negro accents and slightly darker skin than me are idiots if you vote for that racist teabagger! {/Dingy}

KeepOhioRed on August 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Harry Reid is a clodhopper. The man is mentally exiled in a very dumb and dull place.

This statement should be a problem for Reid. But because of the hyper-tolerance of bigotry on the right these days it will stick.

The damage is done. Republicans are racists in the public eye. This untruth now rings true. Episodes like this are orchestrated by the DNC and hard left. It’s a trap, every time. Every time any Dem (excluding Rangel and Waters) calls the right racist they (and a complicit media cabal) further that truth.

Guys, imagine your d*** in a Chinese finger trap. That’s the TPGOP on issues of ethnicity, race and sexuality tradition personal freedom.

The Race Card on August 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Guys, imagine your d*** in a Chinese finger trap. That’s the TPGOP on issues of ethnicity, race and sexuality tradition personal freedom.

The Race Card on August 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM

So, THAT’S what you do when you’re not over here preaching about race….hmmm.

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Harry Reid remains the poster boy as to why I have always refered to the Democrats as the “Plantation Party”…

He is a bigot, a racist, uncouth, and needs to go away…

Khun Joe on August 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM

estúpido

publiuspen on August 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

You probably think “lingo” is Spanish too.

The Race Card on August 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM

So did he just say he didn’t know how anyone could be Hispanic?

Beto Ochoa on August 11, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Dingy Harry’s son (who’s last name shall not be uttered) is getting his ass kicked by … wait for it … a Hispanic Republican.

JammieWearingFool on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

So he intended to say “I wish there were no Hispanic Republicans”.

the_nile on August 11, 2010 at 3:36 PM

You have to translate what Harry said. He was speaking to the Hispanic proles, reminding them where their loyalty should be.

And BTW, that guy kicking Harry’s son’s ass in the run for governor COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE HISPANIC! EVERYONE knows that Sandoval is an Irish surname!

GarandFan on August 11, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Reid and most other Democrats are reprehensible scumbags with very low opinions of their “minority” constituents.

Once again, here’s a Democrat who feels that he owns both the black and the Hispanic vote. Funny how they have no interest in Asians, isn’t it?

Perhaps some day, the people of America (of all “special interest” categories) will rise up and tell the Democrats (who have never considered blacks the equals of whites) that they want to participate in America, instead of accepting crumbs from the table of the “ruling class.”

disa on August 11, 2010 at 3:38 PM

That’s the way your mind works when you’ve been living off the Public Payroll since the Johnson Administration: clearly, they beleive that minorities are too ignorant and too helpless to provide for themselves without Big Brother’s nanny state.

Honestly, I think Libs would reinstitute slavery, as a means to “benevolently provide” for those unable to do so on their own.

More freedom, not less, Harry. That’s the ticket.

VastRightWingConspirator on August 11, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Harry Reid is quite possible the lone member of his political party who is the true living epitome of their symbol….namely the man is a certified jackass!

pilamaye on August 11, 2010 at 3:42 PM

I wonder if this might be something he’s worried about: that Hispanics are going to vote big for Brian Sandoval for governor, and since he’s handing Rory (not!Reid!) his hat, and that will pull Sharron Angle over the finish line. Weider things have happened.

lizzie beth on August 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Reid’s line about modern-day immigrants having skin that’s “a tone darker than ours.”

Reid sees that “tone darker” skin and can’t understand why they wouldn’t want to be willing parasites victimizing the lighter skinned host. Since it’s white people like Reid who gain power through this parasite v host dichotomy, it is difficult for the actual victims to admit that this is what is going on.

Buddahpundit on August 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM

In a 2001 interview he said, “I think it is much easier to be a good member of the Church and a Democrat than a good member of the Church and a Republican.” He went on to say that the Democrats’ emphasis on helping others, as opposed to what he considers Republican dogma to the contrary, is the reason he’s a Democrat.

Found that on Dingy Harry’s Wikipedia page. Looks like dude has a history of saying stupid things about Republicans.

Doughboy on August 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Good Job Senator Reid. You will be missed.

Skandia Recluse on August 11, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Just a bit premature!
.
I hope that Dingy Harry keeps up with his hate-speech gifts to the (R)’s and does a creditable job of defeating two (D)’s for public office – himself and Roar-ee.
.
After all, (D) is for Drive to Economic Depression and (R) is Ride to Recovery! LOL

ExpressoBold on August 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Love that picture, AP. It’s so Pinnochian.

The old liar acts dumb like a fox.

May he die a political death, soon. Otherwise he wouldn’t know how bad he was. He must witness his rejection while he’s still alive, the Reaper.

Schadenfreude on August 11, 2010 at 3:56 PM

George Allen is available for comment…

Seven Percent Solution on August 11, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Sharon Angle should issue the following statement: “I don’t know why light skinned African Americans, those with or without Negroe dialects, would vote for Harry Reid”.

OxyCon on August 11, 2010 at 3:58 PM

jdflorida on August 11, yes, but he does it to all of us, not just those living in Nevada. If we even have a country left by Nov., that is….

chai on August 11, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Harry Reid: loud-mouthed bigot extraordinaire.

locomotivebreath1901 on August 11, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Seven Percent Solution on August 11, 2010 at 3:56 PM

I’d like to say I’m surprised that Katie KupKake equated George Allen’s “Macaca” comment with the murder of an innocent Iranian bystander but I’m not. That’s the level of eviscerating hatred that the liberal left continuously displays toward (R)’s and conservatives.
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That the leftists are now in control of broad swathes of American media is dangerous, very dangerous, and the psychological animus that the leftist media displays needs to be further counteracted so that young people no longer get the biased and bigoted views of Katie “KupKake” Couric, and her henchmen portrayed as “normal.”

ExpressoBold on August 11, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Reid seems to be angry because the Republicans will not go along with transforming our Republic with the democrats socialist legistlation into a socilist state, that Obama and especially Michelle can be proud of.

He also seems to be forgetting that we would not need the bailouts and job saving taxation reforms and ever escalating national debt were it not for the Democratic legistlation that created the housing and banking problems.
He seems incapable of understanding that the healthcare and redistribution legistlation is the root cause of those who would be creating jobs not doing so and the ones we had reducing their employees to afford those mandates and taxes, and the simple attrition of jobs lost means more jobs will be lost.

One other fact that is not seen as yet by most; The Soviet Union had a great constitution, but it was pushed aside in much the same way the socialist legistlation is doing now. Eventually no one knew what was in it, including the police who not only did not know, they did not and still do not care. The only ones who did was the Russian Mafia and they used it to protect themselves

Franklyn on August 11, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Reid: “There is a Melanin-related genetic imperative to be a Democrat. Those who are not are aberrations*.”

*Race-traitors.

iurockhead on August 11, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Please, please, please will Harry Reid lose in November. He is one crooked creep that needs to be put out to pasture.

Captain Kirock on August 11, 2010 at 4:33 PM

I try not to give any creedence to someone that hasn’t had a pulse in 8 years, so whatever Harry said…. Pfffffffffffttttttt!

44Magnum on August 11, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Is this SNL?

Wade on August 11, 2010 at 4:47 PM

“Sen. Reid’s contention was simply that he doesn’t understand how anyone, Hispanic or otherwise, would vote for Republican candidates because they oppose saving teachers’ jobs, oppose job-creating tax incentives for small businesses, oppose investments in job-creating clean energy projects, and oppose the help for struggling, unemployed Nevadans to put food on the table and stay in their homes,”

Whoever said that Republicans oppose tax incentives for small businesses? Haven’t Republicans been screaming this for the last two years?

And what about the jobs that are LOST in the coal, oil, and gas industry due to expensive subsidized “clean energy” projects? What about the jobs we could create in the nuclear power industry if Reid would just open up Yucca Mountain?

As for saving teachers’ jobs, that’s the responsibility of the towns and states, not that of a United States Senator.

–A Teacher’s Son and a Republican.

Steve Z on August 11, 2010 at 4:59 PM

The only thing Harry-O knows about Hispanics is lawn mowers and Taco Bell.

docflash on August 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM

he is a bigot

rob verdi on August 11, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Nuh-uh !!! He can’t be ! He is a democrat !

bimbo3 OR
/The Racist Canard

cableguy615 on August 11, 2010 at 5:15 PM

It is self-evident that there are many things Mr. Reid doesn’t know.

DrMagnolias on August 11, 2010 at 5:15 PM

To Harry hispanics are just Lamanites. Since they’re Godless, they need him to show them the way.

TinMan13 on August 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Which do you think sounds worse in Spanish? “Rescind birthright citizenship” or “never vote Republican?”

Adios Spanish-speaking voters. Adios.

RIP GOP

The Race Card on August 11, 2010 at 5:44 PM

RIP GOP

The Race Card on August 11, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Hahahaha

Whatever racist

CWforFreedom on August 11, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Rescinda ciudadanía de patrimonios

Rescinda ciudadanía de patrimonios

Rescinda ciudadanía de patrimonios

Lea la Constitución

CWforFreedom on August 11, 2010 at 5:49 PM

What about all those Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Irish illegal aliens that DON’T have their own television station?
What’s that? OH, they come here and LEARN THE LANGUAGE.
I’m sick of Harry Reid AND the racist La Raza style groups.
Rant off.
HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:00 PM

You don’t have cable do you? Or you don’t live in a major city…

CCRWM on August 11, 2010 at 5:56 PM

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 3:00 PM
You don’t have cable do you? Or you don’t live in a major city…

CCRWM on August 11, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I don’t live in the gutter either…but, you didn’t get my DRIFT…who is screaming the LOUDEST for amnesty?

HornetSting on August 11, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Harry Reid, mentiroso.

Tres Angelas on August 11, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Hey, I’m open-minded. I understand how someone could be a Democrat . . . if they are stupid or evil.

WannabeAnglican on August 11, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Reid sees that “tone darker” skin and can’t understand why they wouldn’t want to be willing parasites victimizing the lighter skinned host. Since it’s white people like Reid who gain power through this parasite v host dichotomy, it is difficult for the actual victims to admit that this is what is going on.

Buddahpundit on August 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM

“A parasite is only as good as its host.”

Source: The Fusco Brothers

Khun Joe on August 11, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Harry gets at least 4 out of a possible 5 pandas on the pander-meter for this one.

Hope ya saved up some for retirement Senator Reid.

dissent555 on August 11, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Maybe they’re rich Hispanics there Harry. Since that dimwit in the White House says that Republicans are the party of the rich and all.

Glad they dusted that one off since out here in California the coastal areas are mostly dark blue and only poor people own houses with ocean views.

Left Coast Right Mind on August 11, 2010 at 9:25 PM

DMFD Harry…………

dmann on August 11, 2010 at 9:53 PM

I cannot understand how anyone who loves America and who loves freedom, could ever be a democrat.

flintstone on August 11, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Dingy Harry’s son (who’s last name shall not be uttered) is getting his ass kicked by … wait for it … a Hispanic Republican.

JammieWearingFool on August 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Hey Allannis! This is what irony is.

rollthedice on August 12, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Harry, when your constituents also don’t vote for you it is because they do not know you, and we mean everyone.

MSGTAS on August 12, 2010 at 12:16 PM