Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:37 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01 ... rd-choice/

I never posted this because I figured it was a non story but when the MSM is reporting on it at 6 o'clock, then maybe somethings there.

Anyone have an issue with Reid's comments?
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:07 pm

Just shows his true feelings. Also saw today that B. Clinton said to E. Kennedy that "a few years ago, this guy would have been getting our coffee" refering to Obama. Kennedy was infuriated according to reports.
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: pvolcko On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:32 am

When Ted Kennedy takes moral offense you know you've screwed up. :)

Reid's comment reminds me of Biden's "clean and articulate" comment about Obama vs prior Black presidential candidates. Biden ended up being VP. Since Reid is likely to loose his job this election cycle, this comment coupled with his fantastic failure in this congress will likely cinch his getting appointed head of DHS after Napolitano is fired.
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:37 am

pvolcko wrote:When Ted Kennedy takes moral offense you know you've screwed up. :)

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: You got that right!! 8-)
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:48 am

I think Michael Steele is right when he says if it had been an R that said the same thing, the D's would paint every R on the planet as a racist.

Double standards are fun! :D
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:54 am

Yep -- that's a FACT! :lol:
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: topper On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:15 am

another example of the idiots that make "insensitve" comments from both side of the aisle - which are used by both sides to their advantage - but we miss the point - the ignorance of many people.
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:27 pm

jpete wrote:Anyone have an issue with Reid's comments?


From the article:
...[Reid] describing candidate Barack Obama as "light-skinned" with "no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one,"
(emphasis mine in italics)

I would love to hear the comment in full context but it probably isn't necessary to have it to determine that Reid views Obama as not genuine, a huckster, deceitful, a manipulator.

I would agree to those qualities in Obama, but not as a result of his skin color.
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: jim d On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:57 pm

sounds to me he told the truth with no malice, some people have got toget some skin thickener
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:04 pm

Exactly, Jim, Republicans like Cornyn and Lizzy Cheeeney are trying to compare this to Trent Lott's comment at Strom Thurmond's retirement party. However, it doesn't and won't stick because Lott's words were about not having gotten Strom elected President resulting in "all these problems...," which clearly was a segregationist comment made to a Southern crowd.

Reid's remark, OTOH, was, like Biden's: a political compliment to Obama -- but one made in astonishingly awkward language.

Even George Will and Pat Buchanan aren't biting. It's a 36-hour story.
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: jim d On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:18 pm

hear hear
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:57 pm

I had forgotten about Bidens comments. I think he said that Obama was "clean." :lol: :lol: You've got to give Biden a pass. He's not real bright and there is no filter. Whatever he thinks comes out out of his mouth.

Reid's comments were accurate. What has many blacks upset is the inferance that somehow light skinned blacks are superior to darker skinned blacks. That's a topic that taboo among blacks.
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:12 pm

I think there will be a lot more good come out of this than anything else, at least now there are both blacks & whites talking about racial issues openly, something that Holder had discussed months ago. Like anything else if you can`t openly express your views it will never get anywhere.
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:13 pm

So comedian Don Imus says "nappy headed ho" about some college basketball player and the poverty pimps beat his door down, but the majority leader talks smack about the president(nominee) and everyone shrugs their shoulders.

Seems double standard-ish to me.
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Re: Didn't figure this Reid story would have legs

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:00 pm

That's because "nappy-headed ho" isn't a compliment, Jeff. Neither was Lott's overt suggestion that a segregationist President after WWII (Strom Thurmond) would have avoided "all these problems" for the country.

OTOH, Reid saying Obama had the looks and language skills to be a successful fusion candidate for President, even though done awkwardly and with outmoded language, was still a compliment to Obama.

There's a difference between racism, which is thinking about people negatively based on the assumption that they will be like others who look like they look, and observing that somebody in particular will be less likely to fit such racial profiling in a political contest, which is what Reid did.
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