Can we put Reid’s comments about Obama in context?

I was listening to a Fox News interview this morning with Rev. Al Shakedown-Sharpton this morning as he tried to justify the pass provided to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) It’s so obvious there is a double-standard between the way conservatives and liberals are treated when it comes to race.

I’m not going to say when then-Sen. Trent Lott (R- ) was acceptable, but don’t you dare try to justify when Vice President Biden or Reid said as “no big deal.”

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.

Biden said…

I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.

Reid said

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.

President Bill Clinton said…

[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

Why is it always about race with politicians. Especially with the liberal ones?

5 replies
  1. donh
    donh says:

    Praise to St Michael Steele .  For years the left has been calling me and my fellow republicans RAAAAAACIST while  black republicans remain silent . They never said a word about Bill Clinton who  exploited blacks for years. Whenever Bill Clinton had some dirty work to do, he turned to blacks like Ron Brown, Vernon Jordon, Betty Curry, and Mike Espey.  Now you know why the RINOS are taking cheap shots at Mr. Steele. They  also live and breath on convicting their fellow rank and file  republicans of  racism. Mr. Steele is not playing by  the Good Old Bush party  rules of speaking softly while  whacking  the conservative members  with a big stick. He has the right objective to take the battle to the democrats and fight for American  principles.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Let us not forget what our esteemed senatory Chris Dodd said not long after the Trent Lott debacle!  On taxpayer-funded time, Dodd said, in a tribute to former Klansman Robert Byrd, that he would be a "great leader" for any portion of American history. In fact, Dodd went on to elaborate that Byrd would have been a great leader at the founding of this country. He said he would have been a great leader in the present days of turmoil. He went so far as to say that he (Dodd) could not think of a time when Robert Byrd would not have been a great leader for our nation. Dodd even cited the era of the civil war specifically.

  3. donh
    donh says:

    OMG !!!  I just saw Al Sharpton defending harry Ried on Geraldo. Here is a FOX segment titled Negro Dialect Scandal and Al Sharpten is speaking…" I axe him what he ment and He aks me hows I felt…..Doesn't this guy realize that what Harry Ried said bottom line is that if Al Sharpton did not have his negro dialect, the white liberals might have selected him to be the first black president years ago ?

    • donh
      donh says:

      He puts his foot in his mouth again defending himself….At press conferance Harry Reid invokes the names of all his "black" friends who called in their support….President Obama, Merve Dymally, Julian Bond, and Eric Holder……all  of these men are a VERY light color  !… .

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