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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    sure he can. He can be a self loathing black man

    but she gave the example of honest injun as an example of his racism

    oh yeah, whats your definition of racism?
    Sorry, I didn't think of that.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    What is wrong with the term his people? Sure we are all people but as a Black man? Michael Steele should belong to the party that will support black folks. Not the party wishes to hold his people down. I am sorry if you got a problem with this because those are MY feelings.
    Then he should definitely stay as far away as possible form the Democrats. Not like they had anything to do with passing Civil rights laws.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Kali obviously knows nothing about the Republican Party.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    What is wrong with the term his people? Sure we are all people but as a Black man? Michael Steele should belong to the party that will support black folks. Not the party wishes to hold his people down. I am sorry if you got a problem with this because those are MY feelings.
    Must be that context thing again, huh?
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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.
    Sounds more like something that Joe Biden might say on a slow news cycle.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

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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." Obama is the nation's first African-American president.

    "I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments," Reid said in a statement released after the excerpts were first reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.

    "I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama's legislative agenda."

    Reid remained neutral during the bitter Democratic primary that became a marathon contest between Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom Obama tapped as the United States' top diplomat after the election.

    Reid's comments are included in the book, obtained Saturday by The Associated Press and set to be published on Monday. "Game Change" was written by Time Magazine's Mark Halperin and New York magazine's John Heilemann.

    The book also says Reid urged Obama to run, perceiving the first-term senator's impatience.

    "You're not going to go anyplace here," Reid told Obama of the Senate. "I know that you don't like it, doing what you're doing."


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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    What is wrong with the term his people? Sure we are all people but as a Black man? Michael Steele should belong to the party that will support black folks. Not the party wishes to hold his people down. I am sorry if you got a problem with this because those are MY feelings.
    ...And which specific Republican policies are designed to "hold his people down"?


    I don't think you realize how racist you're being here. Black folk ought not to step out of line, huh?

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    so obama did not change his manner of speech based upon who he was speaking to? OMG
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Steele is black, he can't be racist by definition. Glinda, you FAIL.
    Of course he can be a racist! And have self hate towards himself and own race. I dated a black guy like that once.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Maybe if Harry Reid put it on a CD or a mass email the GOP would be more understanding.



    Why?
    Seriously. You don't get that?

    Come on, think about it. Inappropriate CD's, emails... What's a little racial humor amongst friends, right? I mean, the chairman is black and he's cool, so...

    Racist e-mail aimed at Obama raises hackles in Tennessee - CNN.com

    The Raw Story | Mayor's Obama watermelon email likely came from blog post tagged 'nigga'

    GOP chair 'appalled' by 'Magic Negro' CD - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

    Don't get me wrong, Reid really stepped in it. But, just sayin'...

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