Harry Reid, Liberalism & Race

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    Harry Reid is developing a well-deserved reputation for playing the race card. Last month he accused opponents of his secret healthcare bill of being the same as those who opposed ending slavery. It was a highly objectionable historical analogy based on extremely flawed logic. Those who are fighting to stop ObamaCare are upholding the ideal of freedom -- from government intrusion, confiscatory taxation and oppressive debt.

    Reid, liberal Democrat and Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, has now admitted to a 2008 comment calling Obama "a light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Joe Biden said something similar during the presidential campaign when he opined that Barack Obama is "articulate, bright and clean."

    Liberals wear their racial obsession as a badge of moral superiority. We are seeing the prideful dark side to their championing racial justice. It is noblesse oblige, the arrogant belief that minorities owe them so much -- their very lives and livelihoods -- that liberals are entitled to have their stereotypes and prejudices overlooked. The beneficence they have bestowed upon the seething masses of dark skinned people places liberal racial morality beyond question. Dark skin does not matter to Reid or his colleagues of course, but they are sufficiently enlightened to observe that it matters to the less sophisticated. Conservatives, "tea baggers" and those rural white folks who cling to their guns and Bibles are the ones we need to be concerned about, not the self-benighted liberal intelligentsia.











    American Thinker: Harry Reid, Liberalism & Race
     
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    Though I'm stuck for a better description, their attitude is far worse than that.
     
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    At least their hyposcrisy is transparent.
     
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    Everyone seems to be over looking this part of Reid's statement. Seems as if he's accusing Obama of something. Hmmm :eusa_whistle:
     
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    As many otherwise articulate black people do, Barry does 'talk black' when he wants to (although I don't think he's nearly as good at it as say Oprah or Will Smith).
     
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    I didn't overlook it. I mentioned it in another thread,, it's the liberal side who wishes it would go away.. but it won't..
     
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    I read some of the Nevada papers. the general comments are he's a disgrace and they'll fix his wagon in Nov
     
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    I have seen this attitude quite often myself, it drips off people who call themselves 'progressives.'
     
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    Like others who have made this error. Quiting is the honorable way to go. Reid should resign. I can understand waiting until the health care vote is final. He should announce his intention to resign as soon as that business is done. In the interm, he should resign as House Majority leader.
     
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    agreed. but unless the craps ask him to he gets a free pass
     

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