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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by MsRetro View Post
    I found the sentiment racist in itself. It reminds me of the time Bill O'Reilly went to a restaurant with black patrons and was amazed that they used silverware and refrained from jumping on the tables.

    I'm sorely disappointed with Reid.
    That isn't what O'Reilly said.

    Not even close.

    You think Juan Williams would have defended him on that if it was a racist comment?
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Phrases like these don't even exist my brain, let alone fall out of my mouth thoughtlessly.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

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    Some may find my saying it wrong but it is very true.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Also, using the term "negro dialect" seems to be a stumbling block for some people here.

    Now everyone should be able to agree Senator Harry Reid is by no means an eloquent orator. But would anyone still be offended had he used the term 'ebonics'? Because, it is quite obvious the President, from time-to-time, will resort to speaking in a mild level of ebonics when he thinks it can serve him. A lot of prominent black Americans do the same.

    I think Reid is the poster child for all things flawed. It is also possible he is one of these liberal-progressives who tout civil rights for groups he assumes have a cultural deficiency. But he really didn't say anything here that sets civil rights back. I have to agree, he should be graded on his actions. In this case he promotes flawed minority-centered policy with good but equally flawed intentions, like most liberals/progressives.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The thing is, the whole "well, that is inconsistent" argument fails without my earlier comments on politicians in privacy. If you don't like the argument, argue against the merits of the argument. If the argument stands on it's own merits, don't argue against it. Saying "well, you might not think that if it was a republican" isn't an argument at all, it's an attempt to dismiss the argument by smearing the one making it. There is inconsistency in this thread compared to previous posts, but it's not on my part, and it's not a useful argument to make.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Telecaster View Post
    I think I heard Sharpton excuse this as Reid speculating how Obama would play amongst the electorate. If that is what Reid was doing then he was displaying his opinion of an America ingrained in racism.
    If that interpretation is correct, then, yes, I'll concede that it's not a racist remark. I would find it cynical and sad, but, I guess that just makes Reid a politician. *sigh*

    ...yeah, possibly. But then why do we refuse to make the same cosideration for O'Reilly's comment (which I happened to have heard when it took place). In context, he was also referring to a common stereotypical societal opinion. Or, how about Lott's comment regarding Strom Thurmond? In context Lott was acknowledging Thurmond's legislative strengths while foolishly ignoring his racist past. But in that case, for the Left, the details didn't matter.

    Assuming Sharpton is correct, there is no issue here. Just as there shouldn't be for Lott and O'Reilly. What is interesting is how many of us play the double standard when something like this happens.
    It's been awhile, but, I just went back and listened to the O'Reilly quote again, and I still hear him including himself in that group of racists:

    I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship.
    The way the story came up was an assertion that people need to just "get over" the effects of racism, which I find problematic in itself. I can't speak for anyone else, but, these are the reasons I found O'Reilly's remarks objectionable.

    I thought that the hullaballoo over Lott's remarks was a bit silly, however.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

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    I'm sorry for giving you a compliment. I just lost my head. It won't happen again.
    And again, you are back to attacking the messenger instead of the message.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Had to laugh at Liz Cheney - again - when, on ABC's 'This Week', she tried to advance the ridiculous accusation of racist comment by Reid.

    Even uber conservative George Will had to admonish her of her idiocy. She stammered and stuttered, amazed that a fellow con would speak to her in such a way...LOL

    Does anyone, besides the 'liberal media', take her seriously?
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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 BWG View Post
    Had to laugh at Liz Cheney - again - when, on ABC's 'This Week', she tried to advance the ridiculous accusation of racist comment by Reid.

    Even uber conservative George Will had to admonish her of her idiocy. She stammered and stuttered, amazed that a fellow con would speak to her in such a way...LOL

    Does anyone, besides the 'liberal media', take her seriously?
    You mean like when liberals accused Trent Lott of Racism for being nice to Strom Thurmond on his birthday?

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