Compare Reid’s Statements to Those of Trent Lott in 2002
In 2002, Trent Lott was railroaded out of his position for saying something kind to an old man at his 100th birthday party. That the country would have been better off if he had won the presidency in 1948. The recipient of his remarks was Strom Thurmond, who in 1948 was a segregationist. An insensitive attempt at humor yes, but racist? How does that compare to the comments attributed to Reid. At the time of the Lott statements, Obama supported his losing his position.
The 2008 Campaign
During the primary and presidential campaigns that propelled now President Obama into office, seemingly any reference to substantive issues by the opposition concerning this candidate were deemed racist by the mainstream media and members of the Democrat Party.
He has no resume that would qualify him to be president. Racist!
He has had, and currently has, relationships with individuals and groups who could very well be deemed unsavory. Racist!
His short career has been marked by one of the most liberal voting records in the Senate. Racist!
You get the picture
Harry Reid, Democrat Leader in the Senate Makes Extremely Questionable Remarks
Of course with the healthcare bill pending, President Obama is more than willing to excuse the following comments Reid made during the 2008 campaign and that appear in an upcoming book due to be released:
“the US would be 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.”
The President’s response is of course politically expedient. Had the same words been attributed to a Republican, the Democrats would demand their head on a platter. Instead, this is the President:
“I accepted Harry’s apology without question because I’ve known him for years, I’ve seen the passionate leadership he’s shown on issues of social justice and I know what’s in his heart,”
The only thing missing from this statement would be the truth. The fact that Obama needs Reid to help push through the healthcare bill being being crammed down the American publics collective throats, so that explosive comments are therefore excusable.
How about a little political courage? This is just more of the same politics as usual.