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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Not that I had any respect for Reid, but I didn't expect him to quite this stupid. Maybe Sharpton will go after him, that would be quite entertaining.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Not that I had any respect for Reid, but I didn't expect him to quite this stupid. Maybe Sharpton will go after him, that would be quite entertaining.
    Sharpton backs Reid - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

    That would be far too principled of him.

    edit: But apparently the inclusion of the term "negro" on the census does anger him.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    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.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    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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    Of course, the only honorable thing for him to do would be to resign immediately. Since Harry Reid has no honor, he will simply apologize and remain in power.

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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.
    And left wing partisan drones will try to dismiss it as quickly as possible.

    Irony much?

    Maybe if Harry Reid put it on a CD or a mass email the GOP would be more understanding.


    Why?

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Think Biden and Indian accent who work at 7-11.

    This seems to be generational.
    Think Biden who said "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that's a storybook, man."
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgIFV7jXBFQ"]YouTube- Biden: Obama is first "CLEAN" African American[/ame]

    And Ried isn't totally wrong in his assessment. Obama does laihk tu soun laihk a suthe'n main now'n gain. Know wha I'm say'in?.

    Biden wasn't totally wrong about Obama either.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDVUPqoowf8&feature=related"]YouTube- Joe Biden On Barack Obama[/ame]

    There was this putrid display of pandering, only topped by Hillary's even more disgusting display.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Not that I had any respect for Reid, but I didn't expect him to quite this stupid. Maybe Sharpton will go after him, that would be quite entertaining.
    When you had Wright projectile vomiting the worst kind of filth, when you have Obama lapping it up from the floor for 2 decades, you think anything will happen?

    Not a hope in hell.

    1. Democrats don't take to eating their own.
    2. This will be set aside, swept under the carpet, and they know Republicans are too wimpy to hold their feet to the fire. This is docile compared to the poison Obi's mentor spewed... and what happened? Nothing, nada, nix, nyet, zippo.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    I agree with our conservative friends; it definitely was a foolish and shameful thing to say, as were Biden's ignorant racial comments.

    I do find it odd, however, that no conservatives on this board have condemned similar foolish and shameful race-related comments made by RNC Chairman Michael Steele.




    Or, perhaps it's not odd at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post

    1. Democrats don't take to eating their own.
    2. This will be set aside, swept under the carpet, and they know Republicans are too wimpy to hold their feet to the fire.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I agree with our conservative friends; it definitely was a foolish and shameful thing to say, as were Biden's ignorant racial comments.

    I do find it odd, however, that no conservatives on this board have condemned similar foolish and shameful race-related comments made by RNC Chairman Michael Steele.




    Or, perhaps it's not odd at all.


    Added for emphasis:
    What did Steele say specifically that was racist? I'm not doubting it, but I couldn't find it in your link.

    Oh, and how is this relevant to the thread topic?
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    What did Steele say specifically that was racist? I'm not doubting it, but I couldn't find it in your link.
    Steele also attracted controversy in July 2009 after he was videotaped telling a blogger that he would bring "fried chicken and potato salad" to a generally proposed gathering to attract "diverse populations" to the Republican Party. --Wiki

    Native American Caucus head demands Steele apologize for 'racist' comment

    The Co-Chairman of the Congressional Native American Caucus demanded an apology from RNC Chairman Michael Steele for using a "racist" phrase on national television.

    Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Mich.), the Democratic co-chairman of the caucus, slammed the Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman for having used the phrase "honest Injun" during an appearance on Fox News.

    "I am outraged and disgusted that the head of the National Republican Party would make such a derogatory and offensive statement about Native Americans on national television," Kildee said in a statement. "In an effort to cover up Michael Steele’s racist comment, Fox News altered the transcript online to read ‘honest engine’ instead of ‘honest Injun.’"
    Another story on the "honest injun" comment:

    Steele should apologize for racist remark
    Jan 8, 2010

    So much for the GOP’s “big tent” strategy.

    Republican National Chairman Michael Steele last week put his foot in his mouth during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. Describing a Republican Party platform that he contends is “one of the best political documents” in the last 25 years, Steele underscored his point by adding, “Honest Injun on that.” Ironically, he followed by listing core conservative values.

    A public apology is well overdue. Steele and the RNC must address his terrible choice of phrase. Disgust and outrage has turned into adamant calls for an apology. Michigan Congressman Dale Kildee, Democratic co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, issued a statement in response to Steele’s “racist comment.”

    “For those of us who have been fighting to reverse decades of mistreatment of Native Americans, we all know what Mr. Steele said and what he meant,” said Kildee. “His insensitive comment undermines and threatens to reverse the progress we have made to correct those wrongs. A cursory look through a dictionary or even some knowledge of Native American history would show Mr. Steele that the term is a racial slur for Native Americans.” He then urged the head of the RNC to publicly apologize to the Native American community “for his derogatory comment.”

    It is particularly disturbing that Steele, who has endorsed a “big tent” Republican strategy that broadens its party, would so blatantly and easily offend American Indians. Steele’s use of this racist phrase – on a widely viewed national program, no less – disrespects a community that works hard to educate about the true history of the United States and wants to participate in its productive future.

    Sharing this sentiment, Ronnie Washines, president of Native American Journalists Association, issued this statement following the televised incident: “I am thoroughly outraged that the leader of the National Republican Party would use such repulsive language on national television. Those of us in journalism have tirelessly worked to ensure that political leaders, newsrooms and the public be respectful to all cultures when speaking publically. Michael Steele’s scurrilous tongue does no service to his group and only undermines the positive work of those who sincerely seek to respect one another in all of our working relationships. I urge Michael Steele to carefully word a sincere apology to the Native American community, which could help stop such uneducated archaic racist remarks from being made in the future. We here at NAJA are available to assist him and his organization with obtaining an accurate understanding of Native America.”

    We urge Steele to exhibit better leadership than this if the GOP truly wants to become more inclusive. In this age of instant media, it will be an uphill battle to overcome this image in the minds of Native peoples. --Indian Country Today

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