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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    If every politician who ever made a stupid comment were to resign over it, there wouldn't be anyone left in Washington.

    Come to think of it, that might not be so bad. It would give us a chance to start over with new blood.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    3) Using this to paint the entire Republican party as racist
    Based on what you posted, they're going to try to do that anyway!

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Right out of the playbook:



    Democrats launch counterattack to save Harry Reid's career - Mike Allen and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

    All that aside, the voting records of the Republicans who criticized him are simply a distraction from the point. The issue is not whether Republicans vote in a way that the NAACP likes, it's whether Harry Reid said some racist ****.

    I don't know that he should resign over this, but that's primarily because I don't think people should resign for much of anything. What I do know is that if that exact quote had been uttered by Mitch McConnell or Jon Kyl, 80% of the Democrats defending Reid would have been:

    1) Calling him a racist,
    2) Calling for him to resign, and
    3) Using this to paint the entire Republican party as racist
    And yet we get this exactly in reverse. At least I am consistent. I condemn politics like this on both sides. But I am sick and tired of the "well they did it(or would do it), so we should be able to too" argument. It's juvenile and petty. We need to back off and let politicians make the occasional stupid comment(and this was only stupid in presentation, not in content), and stop using every little thing for partisan gains.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If every politician who ever made a stupid comment were to resign over it, there wouldn't be anyone left in Washington.

    Come to think of it, that might not be so bad. It would give us a chance to start over with new blood.
    WAY TO GO with the double standard.

    The Democrats INSIST and DEMAND and THREATEN RIOTS when a Republican has a slip of the tongue. Time for them to start living up to the standards they impose, isn't it?

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Ebonics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Dialect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    I think it is very much a dialect. I don't see white people speaking ebonics. I don't see chinese kids speaking ebonics. I don't see Mexicans speaking ebonics. It is used by blacks in this country. A particular group of the US English speakers. But if you don't want to look at the details. I mean you can say it's not a proper way to speak French. But neither is Cajun French. They speak French. But it is not proper and you'd fail a french test if you tried to get by with it. I seriously do not see why people are so angry over this. Obama speaks Ebonics when he wants to? So the **** what?


    Ebonics is a joke term referring to the patois the uneducated/undereducated descendants of former slaves exercise. Descendants of former slaves taught to speak English correctly without sharecropper/ghetto accent cannot be identified as "black" on the telephone.

    And Reid is a racist POS, as we can all tell by his choice of party affiliation.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I stated that outside of black people the only ones who speak ebonics in my experience are wiggers. People trying to be black and act black.
    You're wrong.

    "Ebonics" is nothing more than trash talk, and I've known many white trailer trash emigrees from South Carolina that would be confused for black people on the telephone, if they could afford one.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    WAY TO GO with the double standard.

    The Democrats INSIST and DEMAND and THREATEN RIOTS when a Republican has a slip of the tongue. Time for them to start living up to the standards they impose, isn't it?
    Exactly Scarecrow, have the dems forgot about what they did with Trent Lott? The double standard and PC crap has to stop. The politicians are the true scumbags of the earth. Personally I don't care what Sen. Reid has to say about Obama or any one else, but our elected leaders should be held to a higher standard than others. Our elected officials are how we are seen all over the world. It is sad that our politicians Dems and Repubs are a national embarrasment.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Can someone give me the date, time and place in history when it became a crime against the state to use the word "negro"? Irregardless, I don't recall any "dark skinned" "Afro Americans" in any of Americas' glamour magazines. Can someone name me ONE television show or commercial where the character is a very dark negro/black/African American/whatever??? Anyone? Someone? Anyone have a local news station with very dake skinned personnel? Do they sound "morelike" white people or ghetto blacks when they speak?
    Homicide: Life in the Streets, a Dick Wolfe production.

    The chief detective was black, and in one show he had the hots for some other black chick, but she dumped him because he was "too black". That show also had another black man who played one of the more important detectives.

    Ain't gonna give names because that show is ten years off my radar, and hell, all those black people look alike nohow, so who can keep track of them?

    (And I wonder how many terrorists....er Democrats are going to pretend they don't see the joke in that last sentence?)

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by HILLBILLY View Post
    Exactly Scarecrow, have the dems forgot about what they did with Trent Lott? The double standard and PC crap has to stop. The politicians are the true scumbags of the earth. Personally I don't care what Sen. Reid has to say about Obama or any one else, but our elected leaders should be held to a higher standard than others. Our elected officials are how we are seen all over the world. It is sad that our politicians Dems and Repubs are a national embarrasment.
    Vacant Lott?

    Forget him!

    They themselves used this "standard" to stop Rush Limbaugh from buying a share in a football team, just last month or so.

    So their lack of standars is evident. If it's a white talk show host promoting positive American values, they're allowed to take everything out of context, smear him, and deny him his free exercise of his rights, but if a Democrat makes a clearly racist remark, understood to be so in it's proper context, well, that's just fine, he's "apologized" and everything is right with the universe again.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    But we are not going to stand idly by while hypocritical Republicans take swipes at Senator Reid, distorting his record of achievement and their own record of failure.
    The hypocrites are the Democrats.


    As usual.

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