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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Let us try to get back on track, has anyone thought of why Reid would apologize?
    First of all he is a lying scheming self serving BA****D in the guise of a public serving representative.
    He is to have a book published as though he had written it (what a laugh).
    He knows that the majority of such books either ghost written or written by the politico themselves rarely make money.
    So in order to beef up the sales he has somehow to make HIS tome interesting, hence his apology.
    Personally I could care less what he thinks about Obama, probably what he thinks about suckers who voted his miserable ass into office in first place.
    Bottom line is, I will never buy his book.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Originally Posted by RightinNYC
    Imagine three politicians telling a story about someone trying to screw them at the grocery store.

    The first one says "the guy gypped me."
    The second one says "the guy jewed me."
    The third one says "the guy niggered me."

    Do you think the public reaction would be equal to all three?
    Hard to say as they mean three different things.......

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I can find no reference to reporters in the story. Nor do we know if he was talking on the record, or just chatting.
    He made the comment to the authors of the book, who are both reporters (John Heilemann and Mark Halperin).

    Do you think they should have ignored it? As in:

    Reid: "I think Mr. Obama is an exciting and intriguing political figure who is destined to do great things for our party. But just between us, part of his appeal comes from the fact that he's light skinned and has no Negro-dialect, unless he wants one."

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    And I wager that the vast majority of people would agree with me.
    If that is true, then they're all just as myopic, biased, and intransigent as you are. Great appeal to populism!

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    And I don't think that everything that could conceivably be viewed as racially derogatory is equally bad.
    You're welcome to think whatever you wish. Don't expect to not be called on it, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Cover for Harry Reid by shifting the focus to entirely unrelated comments made by Republicans? Am I getting warmer?
    If you were an honest debater, you'd know that this is simply not true. I suppose I shouldn't expect better, but I'll leave the door open for you to get back to me when you actually understand what's being discussed here.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    According to wiki, all of the following are ethnic slurs:

    Guido
    Gringo
    Cracker
    Albino
    Eskimo
    Ginger
    Hun
    Limey
    Paddy
    Redneck
    Wigger
    Wiki is right. They're all ethnic slurs. Do you disagree?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    You're arguing that they're all equivalent to dropping the n-bomb.
    I'm going to spell this out for you again, reallllyyyy slowwwwlllyyyy, in hopes that you may be able to grasp the reality here:

    A racial slur is a racial slur regardless of the minority/race being demeaned. Racial slurs are all equally outdated, derogatory, offensive and unacceptable.


    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I think that's plainly ridiculous.
    Of course you do.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Do you show equivalent outrage when people refer to police trucks as paddywagons or someone dumb acting like a redneck?
    "Outrage?" No. I both pity such people and feel terribly ashamed for them. If I think they're reasonably non-partisan or of moderate intelligence, I try to educate them. If they're folks who habitually wear partisan blinders and who have demonstrated the ability to ignore/excuse the racial slurs of those who share the same political ideology (while rabidly condemning the same behavior of those who do not), I do my best to avoid them.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Has anyone linked to the NAACP leadership demanding Reid's immediate resignation?

    No?

    You mean the NAACP hasn't asked for that yet?

    Hmmmm.....

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I just can't believe he'd say something so utterly moronic. That sounds like something a plantation owner would say about his house servant.
    No, it sounds like a Democrat.

    Oh, wait, the plantation owners were Democrats, weren't they?

    Yes they were.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    A ignorant racist remark from a prominent Democrat. Right-wing pundits will keep this one alive for as long as possible.

    Maybe if Harry Reid put it on a CD or a mass email the GOP would be more understanding.
    Shouldn't they?

    Explain what happened to Vacant Lott.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    If that is true, then they're all just as myopic, biased, and intransigent as you are. Great appeal to populism!
    Or maybe you're just being uptight, self-important, and are incapable of recognizing the manifestly obvious difference between "redneck" and the n-bomb.

    Wiki is right. They're all ethnic slurs. Do you disagree?
    I don't disagree that for each of them, there are some people who might perceive them as slights. What you don't seem to understand is that that does not automatically render them all equivalent in terms of offensiveness.

    There are thousands of terms that some people might find offensive. Where do you draw the line? Is it only those that are on wiki? Does there have to be a certain percentage of people who think they're offensive? Is it only the ones that you find offensive?

    I really don't know what to say, as you're so far out in left field here that it's almost pointless to continue explaining this to you.

    "Outrage?" No. I both pity such people and feel terribly ashamed for them. If I think they're reasonably non-partisan or of moderate intelligence, I try to educate them.
    When you hear someone mention the word "redneck," "paddywagon," or "guido," you take that as an invitation to explain to that person why you think it's wrong because someone could conceivably be offended? If someone is rooting for the Redskins or the Indians, you interject to explain that those terms are outdated and racist and that those fans should feel ashamed of themselves? You sound like the life of the party.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Oh come on. You can't be serious. There's a negro dialect?
    Sure there is. "Wsup whoadie? Yo, where you cop that bling from? You mad icy right now... stunt on these niggaz, son! Ayo word life... keep it 100... son you seen my shorty creepin 'bout an hour ago? My baby moms be on some otha ****".

    I'm fluent.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Maybe, maybe not. We will never know.

    For you to state it matter of factly is wrong.
    I disagree. It was how things were viewed at the time. Of course we can not go back in time, elect a Republican President and find out. However, to claim that it was a Democrat policy is dishonest. It was a reaction to the time period, not to politics.
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