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    Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    What a stupid thing to say!

    I didn't remember him having said it, but he has apologized now.

    Does that make it all better?

    Or does it make Reid sound like an idiot still?

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    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."
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    One would expect Biden to make a gaffe like that, but not Reid.


    Oh wait, Biden did make a gaffe like that
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    If he had said Ebonics, at least I could have gotten a laugh out of it. His comment was just to stupid for words.
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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.
    This book has tons of crazy scoops:

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntary View Post
    One would expect Biden to make a gaffe like that, but not Reid.


    Oh wait, Biden did make a gaffe like that
    haha

    Well if we were talking about Biden's gaffs we'd be on page 9 by now
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    No problem, I'm sure Harry Reid is quite proud of that colored boy now.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    No problem, I'm sure Harry Reid is quite proud of that colored boy now.
    LOL! No doubt. He also needs that "colored boy" to get reelected. Maybe that's why he made the apology in the first place.

    From the article:

    Reid, facing a tough 2010 re-election bid, needs the White House's help if he wants to keep his seat. Obama's administration has dispatched officials on dozens of trips to buoy his bid and Obama has raised money for his campaign.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    What's the big deal about talkin about the Negro dialect, people will not get upset in the South when the people in the north say "oh you talk so funny, you have a southern dialect"or when people from other states make remarks about the way people from Maine speak. I think it's a joke when the blacks like to be called Afro-Americans, if your skin is black, it's black, could it be that the blacks born in the United States feel superior to blacks born in other countries that Africa. Are they racists
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by TENNWH View Post
    What's the big deal about talkin about the Negro dialect, people will not get upset in the South when the people in the north say "oh you talk so funny, you have a southern dialect"or when people from other states make remarks about the way people from Maine speak. I think it's a joke when the blacks like to be called Afro-Americans, if your skin is black, it's black, could it be that the blacks born in the United States feel superior to blacks born in other countries that Africa. Are they racists
    "southern" is not offensive. "negro" is.
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