Ronnie says Negro! No one cares!

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFAXnCFk5IE[/ame]

    How do you spell hypocrite? R e p u b l i c a n
     
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    Ron is dead. Let him rest in peace.

    Sen. Byrd is alive and he said "White *******" and that's O....K!!!!
     
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    reagan having achieved ambient temperature excuses your hypocrisy?
     
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    Curious...when did Ronnie imply that the darker your skin, the less viable candidate you would be for President of the United States?

    You all are wrapped up in the word Negro which is not a derogatory term; just one that has been deemed as politically incorrect. Commenting on the shade of one's skin color and how one is viewed by the electorate regarding ones skin tone is a whole different story.

    This whole thing was not a jab at the African American population...it was a jab at the white population....in essence saying that the color of ones skin DOES dictate how white people vote.

    But please...continue with the word Negro....ignore the real issue.
     
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    I say again.... Reid made an accurate observation. Go look at pictures of black politicians who have won races in districts and/or states with a majority white population and then compare their skin color to a resident of zimbabwe
     
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    "Negro private colleges and universities"

    "The United Negro College Fund"

    Reagan's comment is in the same vein as Reid's, ignorant and outdated but not malicious or hateful.
     
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    Negro is an acceptable description for a dark skinned person with African ancestry. United Negro College fund has no problem with the word "negro", why should you?

    What Reid said was in fact racist, he implied that dark-skinned negroes with a "negro dialect" would not be as viable as a candidate than a negro with light skin and no negro dialect.
     
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    SO did Rush Limbaugh regarding Donovan McNabb....he siad what many believed to be true...an accurate observation if you will. What did that get him?

    Sorry....but if the senate majority leader has the right to say things that he believes to be an accurate observation, then so do those that empoloy him....the American People.
     
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    I agree with this. That is what Reid's comment was saying and other interpretations intentionally misconstrue it.

    Unfortunately, that sentiment is accurate. Not nearly to all white people, but certainly enough to influence a national election.

    It is also true that black people are not only more likely to vote for black candidates, but more likely to vote in elections that have a black candidate. Again, not nearly all, but enough to influence and impact an election.

    Recognizing political reality and the racism of others does not make one racist. Though his use of the word "negro" does demonstrate a degree of ignorance we should not accept from a leader of our Senate.
     

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