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Old 01-11-2010, 04:12 AM   #31
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Then maybe he'll find ways to get his party to drive out Reid while he focuses on bigger things.

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slightly diff comments lol

one dealt with stereotypical dialect and the other was based on a complete ideology
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #32
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Re: Senate Majority Leader Reid has racist comments towards Obama come to light

Jos Biden said just about the same thing about Obama.
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He also joked on Indian people.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:30 PM   #33
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slightly diff comments lol

one dealt with stereotypical dialect and the other was based on a complete ideology
One was being made at a birthday party for a friend, the other was about the President of the United States. You're right they are different.

If the Dems have standards, Reid will be forced to resign like Lott. He's going to lose his election huge anyways, but why keep him until then?

In case anyone is confused about what Reid is talking about, here's an example of a stereotypical black dialect:
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It's completely laughable that people are comparing Harry Reid to Trent Lott. Not even in the same orbit.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:51 PM   #35
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Much ado about nothing. I didn't find it offensive at all...he in fact spoke the truth and seeing he was an early supporter of Obama and encouraged him to run he gets a pass. Now if he was an Obama hater like Bill Clinton and said "a few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," it's a different story. No Bill, some of us aren't wait staff you can send on coffee runs for you. I guess Bill forgot he was a redneck hick from Arkan'saw not too long ago.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:00 PM   #36
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Here's the difference: Harry Reid was making an honest attempt to praise Barack Obama, a person he thought could win the presidency, as a crossover candidate with appeal. While Reid's observation was dead on and accurate, in my opinion, his choice of words were poorly chosen and ill conceived.

Trent Lott on the other hand supported Strom Thurmond, a segrationist candidate who thought America would be a better place without blacks, has all sorts of negative implications for the country and particularly African-Americans. Trent Lott openly mused about the possibility of Thurmond's presidency being good for America. Completely different context.
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It's completely laughable that people are comparing Harry Reid to Trent Lott. Not even in the same orbit.
Agreed, but probably not for the same reasons as you.
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Much ado about nothing.
It' always is when Democrats say something racist.


Remember Howard Dean's "the only time you'd see black people at a GOP meeting is if they're part of the wait staff"?

Hillary's "Ghandi is working at a gas station"?

Joe Biden's "can't work at a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have an Indian accent"?

The KKK Wizard Robert Byrd's "white n!ggers" comments?

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton...even Jesse Jackson can be a prominent Democrat who is on record with racist remarks and still have their jobs or their stature of power in the party. Even President Obama himself has made many campaign remarks a lot of people have taken as racist or race-baiting.



When a Republican makes a similar or even less-offensive comment regarding race, they're run out of town by the media and usually, their colleagues in the GOP. When a Dem does it, it's always "much ado about nothing".
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It' always is when Democrats say something racist.


Remember Howard Dean's "the only time you'd see black people at a GOP meeting is if they're part of the wait staff"?

Hillary's "Ghandi is working at a gas station"?

Joe Biden's "can't work at a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have an Indian accent"?

The KKK Wizard Robert Byrd's "white n!ggers" comments?

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton...even Jesse Jackson can be a prominent Democrat who is on record with racist remarks and still have their jobs or their stature of power in the party. Even President Obama himself has made many campaign remarks a lot of people have taken as racist or race-baiting.



When a Republican makes a similar or even less-offensive comment regarding race, they're run out of town by the media and usually, their colleagues in the GOP. When a Dem does it, it's always "much ado about nothing".
Come on man don't you know the left cannot be racist by the fact they are from the left. This is not important right now they need to work hard on health care, tax and trade, and terrorism the real work for the American people.
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Much ado about nothing. I didn't find it offensive at all...he in fact spoke the truth and seeing he was an early supporter of Obama and encouraged him to run he gets a pass. Now if he was an Obama hater like Bill Clinton and said "a few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," it's a different story. No Bill, some of us aren't wait staff you can send on coffee runs for you. I guess Bill forgot he was a redneck hick from Arkan'saw not too long ago.
yeah that poor hick Rhodes Scholar

Bill Clinton was out of office so you guys are really reaching to make this seem the same, without context you can't even say if that was racist.. you could equally and maybe more so argue that it means he just had little experience.. you know the guys that get coffee for the higher ups
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It' always is when Democrats say something racist.


Remember Howard Dean's "the only time you'd see black people at a GOP meeting is if they're part of the wait staff"?

Hillary's "Ghandi is working at a gas station"?

Joe Biden's "can't work at a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have an Indian accent"?

The KKK Wizard Robert Byrd's "white n!ggers" comments?

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton...even Jesse Jackson can be a prominent Democrat who is on record with racist remarks and still have their jobs or their stature of power in the party. Even President Obama himself has made many campaign remarks a lot of people have taken as racist or race-baiting.



When a Republican makes a similar or even less-offensive comment regarding race, they're run out of town by the media and usually, their colleagues in the GOP. When a Dem does it, it's always "much ado about nothing".
I'll give you some of that.. but some of those people do not hold office either. It must suck sitting there hearing a Dem say something that a Republican WANTS to say, but can't.
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I'll give you some of that.. but some of those people do not hold office either. It must suck sitting there hearing a Dem say something that a Republican WANTS to say, but can't.
So now because the Dems say these thing it something a rep. wants to say. Just more BS from the left who cannot handle the truth about the leaders of their party.
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yeah that poor hick Rhodes Scholar
As if Obama is some f'cking chump from Randolph-Macon College. What exactly is your point?

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Bill Clinton was out of office so you guys are really reaching to make this seem the same, without context you can't even say if that was racist.. you could equally and maybe more so argue that it means he just had little experience.. you know the guys that get coffee for the higher ups
You could but, it still doesn't excuses the fact that he was in the same position not too long ago (btw, this was my original point but it requires reading between the lines). I'm inclined to believe this not what he meant given his own history of coming from nowhere though I could be wrong.
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It' always is when Democrats say something racist.


Remember Howard Dean's "the only time you'd see black people at a GOP meeting is if they're part of the wait staff"?

Hillary's "Ghandi is working at a gas station"?

Joe Biden's "can't work at a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have an Indian accent"?

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Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton...even Jesse Jackson can be a prominent Democrat who is on record with racist remarks and still have their jobs or their stature of power in the party. Even President Obama himself has made many campaign remarks a lot of people have taken as racist or race-baiting.



When a Republican makes a similar or even less-offensive comment regarding race, they're run out of town by the media and usually, their colleagues in the GOP. When a Dem does it, it's always "much ado about nothing".
Yes, there's a double standard...now go beat a horse or something
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Yes, there's a double standard...now go beat a horse or something
We know what you beat.
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