What, No Beer Summit?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Obama is the nation’s first African-American president.
The Masters of Political Correctness are never political nor correct in private, the Champions of Tolerance are intolerant away from the public eyes and the Liberal Left is not liberal nor respects no liberty.
Politico: Sharpton backs Reid
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.
Having a [D] next to your name really does give you a license to be bigots. Imagine the outrage if it were Harry Reid [R]
CBSNews.com: Harry Reid Gets Support from Eric Holder
Eric Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, defended Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday over racial remarks the senator made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Holder told The Associated Press that Reid is a good man, and as Holder put it: “I don’t think that there is a prejudiced bone in his body.”
Holder didn’t dare calling out Reid. What a coward! The Democratic Party is the party of cowards.