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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    See, I'm of the belief that we want intelligent people in office, so those who can't handle the pressures and end up doing stupid **** like this are the ones we want weeded out.
    So why doesn't Michael Steele get the same outrage from the right that Reid gets from the right?

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    See, I'm of the belief that we want intelligent people in office, so those who can't handle the pressures and end up doing stupid **** like this are the ones we want weeded out.
    We are getting off topic, but...You have a family, true? Would you subject you and your family to the constant scrutiny of life as a national politician? Now here is the thing, you are the kind of person we should want as a national politician.

    To pick on two people who I see as being portrayed the same way(and a few other similarities), let's look at Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. Both are portrayed, at least to an extent, as people who are power hungry. Palin has been portrayed as some one who quit on the state of Alaska to pursue getting ready for a national political run, and Clinton as some one who stayed with a cheating lowlife husband to stay close to power. Now yes, there are problems with both those portrayals, but let's assume they are true. Would you want some one willing to go to such lengths just to have power as the people actually with power?
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I can't see where you used a racial slur against Reid in that post.
    You're generally an intelligent guy. Why do you play stupid on this?

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    So why doesn't Michael Steele get the same outrage from the right that Reid gets from the right?
    They're probably hypocrites. I have no "outrage" over either of their comments as they were both unintentionally racist.

    I do, however feel that both of them are idiots for not having the wherewithal to prevent such inadvertent offense.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Reid made the comments to reporters during an interview several months ago, although it is unclear whether the majority leader or his top aides knew the statement was going to be included in the new Halperin-Heilemann book on the 2008 presidential race, "Game Change."
    Read more: Reid fights for political life; Republicans call on him to step down - John Bresnahan and David Rogers - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    They're probably hypocrites. I have no "outrage" over either of their comments as they were both unintentionally racist.
    Oh, there's plenty of outrage in this thread (against Reid only). Don't pretend you didn't see it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I do, however feel that both of them are idiots for not having the wherewithal to prevent such inadvertent offense.
    We can agree on this point.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    They're probably hypocrites. I have no "outrage" over either of their comments as they were both unintentionally racist.

    I do, however feel that both of them are idiots for not having the wherewithal to prevent such inadvertent offense.
    You know what is funny? I made a comment in another thread about how I use the term "asian" and not "oriental" to refer to people of asian decent, and was labeled "PC" for it. Reid made a stupid comment about race, it's not "PC" to think so. Obama has done the same, as has most every one who has ever talked about race.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

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    We are getting off topic, but...You have a family, true? Would you subject you and your family to the constant scrutiny of life as a national politician? Now here is the thing, you are the kind of person we should want as a national politician.
    As long as there is a two-party system, quality people won't ever have the drive for national public office.


    To pick on two people who I see as being portrayed the same way(and a few other similarities), let's look at Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. Both are portrayed, at least to an extent, as people who are power hungry. Palin has been portrayed as some one who quit on the state of Alaska to pursue getting ready for a national political run, and Clinton as some one who stayed with a cheating lowlife husband to stay close to power. Now yes, there are problems with both those portrayals, but let's assume they are true. Would you want some one willing to go to such lengths just to have power as the people actually with power?
    See, I think it's all a product of the system that causes scumbags and idiots to attain higher office. In order to even reach that level, a person must be willing to forgo their ideals and acquiesce to the party dogma.

    Essentially, the system is set up so that all we ever get to choose from are charismatic idiots and megalomaniacs.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Oh, there's plenty of outrage in this thread (against Reid only). Don't pretend you didn't see it.
    I'm not pretending that. I can't speak for them, but I did say "They're probably hypocrites".

    I said I have no outrage in either direction. But I'm neither right nor left wing, either. All I can accurately speak for is my own view, which did not adequately address your question.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know what is funny? I made a comment in another thread about how I use the term "asian" and not "oriental" to refer to people of asian decent, and was labeled "PC" for it. Reid made a stupid comment about race, it's not "PC" to think so. Obama has done the same, as has most every one who has ever talked about race.
    In all honesty, I think Reid's word choice was far dumber than his actual comment.

    Had he said "He speaks as eloquently as one would expect a Harvard Grad to speak" he could have made the same point in a much more intelligent fashion.
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