When liberals are racist, it sure gets hushed up. Had any conservative called Obama ‘light skinned’ and made the remark that he has ‘no Negro dialect’ I wonder what the reaction would have been from the liberal press, and flaming liberals on the ‘net? Apparently though, its ok for the Harry Reid to make such remarks, since he’s a Democrat. And I’m sure ex KKK member Robert Byrd (Democrat Senator of West Virigina) got all warm and fuzzy inside. Realizing that this is yet another thing that could come back to bite him in the ass before the November elections, Reid was forced to apologize for these remarks that he made about Obama, in 2008! Oh also, there’s a little thing about these remarks being in a book that the AP got their grubby little hands on today that forced the apology.
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.
“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 first reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.
Reid’s comments are included in the book, obtained Saturday by The Associated Press and set to be published on Monday. “Game Change” was written by Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin and New York magazine’s John Heilemann.