We've already ascertained the stance of several of our right-leaning friends, who believe Reid should be "tarred and feathered" (among other things) for his use of racial stereotypes, but are quite adamant about giving Steele a pass for his own similar comments. My pointing out Steele's racial insensitivities and questioning why Reid's are considered any worse than Steele's is not one downsmanship; it is leveling the field. And it's a legitimate question/challenge.
As for myself, I've stated that Reid's racial stereotypes are foolish and unacceptable. Just as I have Steele's. But I haven't called for anyone to be fired or physically harmed, as many on the right have been doing in regard to Reid.
As I've said repeatedly, either call out EVERY ignorant instance of racial stereotypes or NONE.
Which side are you on, Redress? All or none? Should we point out such blind, ugly partisanship and call it for the hypocrisy it is, or ignore it and hope it will go away?
Last edited by Glinda; 01-18-10 at 05:07 PM.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Just because Trent Lott voluntarily resigned does not mean that Reid has to do the same. Besides Tren Lott had a lot of other skeletons in his closet besides his remarks about race. If I recall right he was being investigated for some sort of corruption before his race remarks.
What you are saying is that it would be politically correct for him to resign.
If this is not true then why don't you tell me what law he broke.
Your problem in convincing me is that you have a record of calling most everybody who disagrees with you a stupid liberal. You are painting with a big brush and trying to label and stereotype your opponents.
You are in lock step with one faction of the republican party who are extremist ideologues, Chuckie baby.
Last edited by deltabtry; 01-19-10 at 12:25 AM.