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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    WASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate apologized on Saturday for comments he made about Barack Obama's race during the 2008 presidential bid and are quoted in a yet-to-be-released book about the campaign.

    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.

    "I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama's legislative agenda."

    Reid remained neutral during the bitter Democratic primary that became a marathon contest between Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom Obama tapped as the United States' top diplomat after the election.

    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.

    The book also says Reid urged Obama to run, perceiving the first-term senator's impatience.

    "You're not going to go anyplace here," Reid told Obama of the Senate. "I know that you don't like it, doing what you're doing."


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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Yea, he urged him to run because he was a great candidate, to wit, a bright and articulate black man who could still pander to the negro subculture.

    People like Reid aren't living in the real world. You have to be detached from reality in order to say something that incredibly stupid in front of other civilized people.
    You have never said anything that are stupid when you think you are among your friends? I have. That might make me an idiot, but I think I'm normal. People do stupid things, or at least things that can be made to look stupid when you taken as a snapshot, sometimes out of context.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    You have never said anything that are stupid when you think you are among your friends? I have. That might make me an idiot, but I think I'm normal. People do stupid things, or at least things that can be made to look stupid when you taken as a snapshot, sometimes out of context.
    Sure. I even PM stupid thoughts to people here but never a racist thing.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Sure. I even PM stupid thoughts to people here but never a racist thing.

    As humans we all say dumb things and smart people advance and learn..
    That's the thing though, was what he said racist? If you think it's a racist slur, was it because he used the word "negro" or because you think that his sentiment was racist in itself? I think that he wasn't being negative about it, it might even be a praise in his own mind, but he used a poor choice of word. That, to me, is not racist, it's just stupid.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Michael Steele is a disgrace to his race and leads a party that wishes to oppress his very own peoples.

    Some may find my saying it wrong but it is very true.
    It's not your saying it that's wrong, it's the underlying idea that's wrong.

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    I am far from being brainwashed and the republicans could give a crap less about black people, white people or any other people. They are the party for the rich. Period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    What is wrong with the term his people? Sure we are all people but as a Black man? Michael Steele should belong to the party that will support black folks. Not the party wishes to hold his people down. I am sorry if you got a problem with this because those are MY feelings.
    And I think those "feelings" are just plain disgusting. You're saying that black people should only think the way you do and support the candidates you do.

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    I figured some right wing sheep would come in here and try to claim that my post was racist when it is simply the cold hard truth. That is why I said it was my thoughts.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Please refrain from insulting me.. I know which party supports minorities and it is not your party.
    Both parties have questionable histories in regards to Blacks, but if you look at history, the Republicans have a pretty good record.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

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    Did you see the warning? You need to chill out dude.
    There you go again... ignoring the evidence brought to your consideration...
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

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    I know History better than most and that was not needed. My point still stands and stands strong if you know REAL History!
    Was your history book written by Michael Moore?
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    And one other point. Roosevelt interning Japanese-Americans during WWII was absolutely wrong, but was not Democrat policy. It was policy of the time. If a Republican had been President, same thing would have happened.
    Maybe, maybe not. We will never know.

    For you to state it matter of factly is wrong.
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