Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid privately described then-candidate Barack Obama during the presidential campaign as a black candidate who could be successful thanks in part to his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
In a stunning and disgusting show of blatant racism, elitist and white supremacist Harry Reid has been exposed in a new blockbuster book. I didn't know people actually spoke this way. But it's hardly surprising: the Democrats were the party of slavery, KKK Exalted cyclops Robert Byrd, and anti-civil rights until they figured out how to make African Americans a permanent underclass. Now comes this gross addition to their legacy.
Reid Apologizes for Racist Remarks on Obama
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.
"I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama's legislative agenda."
[And for what better reason, Harry, than Barack Obama is "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect?" hat tip df]
And it's not just Reid:
The Atlantic posted excerpts from the book that included a comment Bill Clinton made about Obama to then Sen. Ted Kennedy saying, "A few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee."
His wife, Hillary, initially wanted to make a big deal about Obama's previous use of drugs, but aides very much disagreed with this decision and she ultimately changed her position on it, too.
Lt Colonel Allen West, great American and candidate for Congress (and my candidate for President 2012), responded here: "Friends, attached is my response to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments, which I consider incredibly vile".
"The revelation of Senator Harry Reid's comments referencing "negro talk" is just indicative of the true sentiment elitist liberals, and indeed the Democratic party, have toward black Americans. The history of the Democrat party is one of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism. It is this new aged socialism born from the Johnson Great Society programs that have castigated blacks as victims needing government dependency. One need only to look upon the city of Detroit to ascertain what liberal social welfare policies have produced for the inner city.....the new plantation for black Americans.The Ku Klux Klan was birthed by the Democrats as a terrorist wing to intimidate blacks, and whites, who sought to promote economic and education independence and social justice for blacks. What was once overt has just morphed and become covert, yet still exists..One can only imagine the insanity and media outrage if Reid's quote had come from a member of the Republican party. I look forward to hearing from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on Reid's comments........or has liberal hush money paid for the silence of these proprietors of poverty and victimization theory.. Actually, if President Obama had any courage he would demand Reid step down as Senate Majority Leader, and discontinue any support for his Senate reelection.......notice I said "if". I am quite sure the Soros money which elevated Obama to the position of President has bought his servitude.Why am I running for US Congress as a Republican, simple, I would rather stand proudly and be called "Uncle Tom and Sellout" than lose my self-esteem and be considered an inferior by liberals. I understand the legacy of the GOP and the black community....not that revisionist history espoused by liberal educators. I am not, shall never be, and will not raise my daughters to be a part of the liberal 21st century plantation. I am not just some articulate, clean, good speaking negro. I am an American warrior, Congressional candidate, and shall never submit to the collective progressive ideal of inferiority.Senator Harry Reid's comments are disgusting, despicable, and unacceptable. They are representative of how intellectual elite liberals do indeed speak of black Americans in their closed private spaces. Next week I have been invited to NYC to address the Hudson Institute, a conservative organization, conference on "Reclaiming American Liberty". That invite came to me because I took advantage of the opportunities this great Republic offered. I followed the guidance of my parents and set my standards above all others around me. I speak well and have impeccable communicative skills because my Father and Mother prioritized that quality.I shiver to think what my future could have been if I listened to the insidious rhetoric of charlatans such as Harry Reid, and the ambassadors of affirmative action who reside in the Congressional Black Caucus.
UPDATE: Michael Steele is calling for Reid to resign. I would love to call for Steele to resign, lord knows we need a strategist and someone who understands who and what principled Americans stand for.Why has he been so slow in getting behind men like Allen West?.He so doesn't get it.
The tea party should be rebuilding the Republican party, not moving away from it.
As for Reid, I don't want him to resign. I thunk he best represents the racist party. The party of keep 'em down. The party of illiteracy, hand-outs and statism.
Racism infuses that party from the White House on down. They are race baiters.
Reid is sure to lose. Can't we be a little Machiavellian or do the Dems have that market cornered?
UPDATE:UPDATE: WOW. Racist and baiter Al Sharpton throws black people under the bus.I wonder how much blackmail was paid. What a piimp.
Another unsolicited statement, as Reid's camp works frantically to put out the fire:
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.