Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Al Sharpton & Obama Sell Out their Own for Reid’s White Racist Comment


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Character is defined by what you do when you think no one is watching. Martin Luther King Jr. died for the belief that it was not about the color of one’s skin. What say you Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus?

It is not about the color of one’s skin and when holding one accountable, it is not about the affiliation of their political party! To defend Reid’s comments is to do nothing more than enable racism.

It is a sad day in America when a racist comment is not called for what it really is by the very people who claim to defend the rights of minorities. Democrat Senate Majority leaders comments regarding Barack Obama were nothing more than racist. Reid did not make a mistake, he did not misspeak, his comments were not taken out of context.

Obama – a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one” (Harry Reid’s comments regarding Barack Obama)

Do you really need to be a brain surgeon to figure out what the “white” Democrat Senator Majority leader from Nevada meant? After all, isn’t the true nature of racism the intent?

HARRY REID BASICALLY SAID THAT BECAUSE OBAMA LOOKED WHITE AND TALKED WHITE … that made him a good candidate and white America would accept him. What does that say for the rest of blacks in the mind of Senator Reid? Wake up folks, it does not get any more racist than that. These are not awkward comments, they are racist comment.

It is obvious there is a double standard for racist comments from politicians. Sadly, the very people who claim to be the champions of black minorities sit back on their hands and defend these racist comments because they choose party and political power over the people.

First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs and the blogosphere — including votes on minimum wage, community-oriented policing, education funding and HIV/AIDS programs.

Separately, the Congressional Black Caucus plans to issue a new statement Monday, defending Reid and brushing back Republicans.

“Senator Reid’s record provides a stark contrast to actions of Republicans to block legislation that would benefit poor and minority communities – most recently reflected in Republican opposition to the health bill now under consideration,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said. “I look forward to Senator Reid continuing to serve as Majority Leader to guide this important agenda through the Senate.”

Racism is an evil cancer. Imagine if doctors only went after half of a patients cancer with radiation, surgery and chemotherapy? Or only allowed half of the people to receive treatment? Although we have made major strides in this country in dealing with racism and the ignorance that furthers it, obviously racism still exists in America.

To make excuses and defend Harry Reid would be to say that because a white factory owner employed blacks and provided them benefits and insurance that it was okay for that same owner to behind the scenes use the “N” word with his friends and make “off color” references regarding the color od individuals skin as to whether they are management material. Does that sound like non-racist acts? Hardly!

One would have thought and the belief of many was that the election of the first black President, Barack Hussein Obama, would help further the ending of racism in America. Sadly, that notion was dead wrong.

How can we ever deal with racism as a nation if we have a political party that is exempt from being held accountable for racism and racially insensitive comments?

You can accept the apology; however, that does not mean that the individual should not face the music and be accountable. Of course one must question whether the apology is sincere or just damage control. After all, Reid only apologized after he got caught in the ignorant statement when it surfaced. As Patterico’s Pontifications aptly points out, Harry Reid’s History of Racial Posturing. Harry Reid is quick to use the race card, call others racist and compare Republicans opposed to  Obamacare akin to those who opposed slavery.

It is not like their is not precedent to this action by Democrat Senate Majority leader Reid’s actions. We need to look no further than 2002 when Republican Senate Majority leader Trent Lott did a similar thing. However, Lott was ultimately not defended and GWB came out in public and stated that Lott’s comments were not reflective of America. President Barack Hussein Obama is AWOL and has already accepted Reid’s apology with no statement.

Much as Lott apologized later for remarks he said were not meant to be racially insensitive, he was ultimately forced to step down by his Republican colleagues. Conservatives complain now that a double standard is helping Reid, but it was Republicans themselves who chose to push Lott out, and among Democrats, Reid has three big advantages the Mississippian did not have.

First is the president himself. While the Bush White House provided little or no help to Lott at the time, Obama has already come to Reid’s assistance. Soon after the news broke Saturday, the president issued a strong statement accepting Reid’s apology Saturday.

President George W. Bush, by contrast, said in 2002 that Lott’s comments did “not reflect the spirit of our country,” explaining that “any suggestion that the segregated past was acceptable or positive is offensive, and it is wrong.” Lott later wrote in his book, “Herding Cats,” that Bush’s public comments about the matter were “devastating” and that many on his staff had “grown certain that some powerful Bush staffers had launched a power play to replace me as Senate majority leader.”

How can in 2010 with America electing its first black president we have an issue put forth like Reid’s Negro issue and it not be a teachable moment for Barack Obama? Obama was quick to jump to conclusions when his professor friend was arrested in Cambridge, MA. Obama called the actions of the “white” police, stupid. He would later have to eat crow and in a way admit he jumped to conclusions and provided a symbolic teachable moment with a beer summit.

Why did Barack Hussein Obama in 2002 when Trent Lott made a similar racial gaffe act in quite a different manner? Obama stated that the Republicans had to drive Trent Lott out. Gee fearless leader, what changed other than the racist comments came from some one from your own party?

In December 12, 2002 from an issue of the Chicago Defender Barack Obama said the following when it came to the racially charged comments of then Republican Senate Majority leader Trent Lott … “The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.”

RACISM IS EVIL. We as Americans and America will never get beyond it if we have politicians who claim to champion the cause, but instead make excuses and look the other way because the guilty is one of their own.

Never has there been a more specific moment where politicians are obviously representing and protecting their power rather than the rights of minorities in this country. Never again will Democrats and these black activists and institutions be allowed to cry racism.


UPDATE I: More Liberals making excuses and enabling racism. Republican shame? HARDLY!

Every liberal publication knows that they were calling for Trent Lott’s head back in 2002 and so were many Republicans including George W. Bush. So the fact that there is a double standard is obvious.  It is sad, no it is actually pathetic that those in the media would make every excuse to state that Reid’s comments were not racist and bigoted. Of course they were.  There should never be any defense to racially insensitive comments as how will they ever have a hope of stopping if excuses are made?

Its a sad case of politics and party above principle. One would think that Barack Hussein Obama would make this a teachable moment. Instead he stands behind Reid, because the Nevada Senator is pushing Obamacare.  Nice. Blacks were just sold out for Obama’s socialist agenda.

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    27 Responses to “Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Al Sharpton & Obama Sell Out their Own for Reid’s White Racist Comment”

    1. J.Jay on January 11th, 2010 3:01 pm

      Man this is a looong one. Couldn’t read it. Just like the MC bill.
      You throw too much stuff around man, and you never bother to catch and examine.

      Well, just my opinion.

    2. david r on January 11th, 2010 3:06 pm

      Ninety-five percent of these racism claims are just an excuse to bash conservatives and rally the spoiled brat left. Hooray for our side. Rachel Maddow, where are you when we need you? Making excuses of course. And blaming in all on Bush. I hear that the Dems are planning a mid-term strategy of “Blame Bush.” I wonder how long this will sell?

    3. Greg the Mongoose on January 11th, 2010 3:34 pm

      HARRY REID going to be voted out of office. He is not black enough and does not appeal to black voters of Nevada. :-)

    4. Greg the Mongoose on January 11th, 2010 4:03 pm

      America voted for BO. Because he BS the country.
      He promised to end the war. He is expanding the WARS. BO, promised a open and bi partisan government that would be on cspan hammering out the peoples laws. No more backroom deals.
      The health care program has huge taxes and NO program for years to come. Some states to get payoffs for their votes and others to shoulder the cost.

    5. 11B40 on January 11th, 2010 5:27 pm


      I grew up in the Bronx in the ’50s and ’60s. When I would refer to Negroes as “colored people”, my mother would correct me by saying, “They’re not colored, they’re born that way.”

      With this latest brouhaha, I can’t help but wonder if we have lost the ability to discriminate between “racial” comments and “racist” comments. While I can certainly grant that Senator Reid’s comments would qualify, in my mind, as racial, I don’t see that they rise to the level of racist. The latter implies some significant level of negative feeling.

      I have a lot more of a problem with people trying to move “Negro” into the steadily growing category that includes “the n-word”. Negro is a racial word; “the n-word” is racist.

    6. Lance on January 11th, 2010 6:08 pm

      BHO won because he “pulled the wool” over ‘some’ American’s eyes. I knew, and I have no crystal ball nor can I see into the future, that he’d crawfish on his platform.

      Reid, and anyone else in the Congress, who is that old needs to go home, and stay there. It’s retirement time and have some fun.

      Congress stays till they’re wheelchaired into the place.

    7. Jayne (on the left coast) on January 11th, 2010 6:21 pm

      Now it’s cool to say Negro. Who would have thought? The Repubs need to start using Negro when describing the one.

    8. LilPuma on January 11th, 2010 6:28 pm

      Hearing this on the news, I thought “Harry Reid behaved stupidly”. I see Red thought of that too. Have a beer, everyone.

    9. yoyo muffintop on January 11th, 2010 8:35 pm

      Interesting…maybe now SM’s will finally call out the most racist poster “super dave” for what he is…a racist. Somehow I doubt that will happen but it would be refreshing – and appropriate – given the above written article.

    10. Reggie Greene / The Logistician on January 11th, 2010 9:01 pm

      Every country deals with race differently. The two biggest mistakes in American history once one gets beyond slavery: (1) forced integration by court rulings – you can’t force people to want to associate with, get along with, or respect you; and (2) affirmative action – no matter how one looks at it, it smacks of unfairness and does not make people respect you.

      What we have today are simply the long-term ramifications of bad racial policies. What is perhaps more fascinating is that many think that 50 years of legal integration has somehow negated or counterbalanced the treatment afforded blacks prior thereto.

      The reason that society is incapable of addressing the racial issue is because we view it from a perspective which is not conducive to real analysis. We talk all around the fundamental, underlying reasons for racism, and make it an emotional issue. How does one expect to cure the cancer without focusing on the cancerous cells and the biological reasons for cancer? Focusing on the symptoms is an ineffective mechanism to employ. Racism serves a far more complex pragmatic function than we are generally willing to acknowledge.

      Far more disturbing than Reid’s comment itself is that elected officials, paid with taxpayer dollars, would spend valuable time criticizing Reid, or any other politician who just happened to say something offensive, inappropriate, or stupid, instead of tending to the important business of the nation. And this applies to members of ALL political parties.

      And why do they do it? To advance the long-term positive and material interests of the nation? No. They’re grandstanding for their political purposes, which are not necessarily in the interests of the nation.

      They ALL should arguably be voted out at the next available opportunity. As for we citizens, we should never underestimate the power of laughter, and ignoring people.

    11. Buster on January 11th, 2010 10:26 pm

      Why not fill the hole white house with negros ??? Then it will be more like kienya !!!

    12. Tamikosmom on January 12th, 2010 2:10 am

      HARRY REID BASICALLY SAID THAT BECAUSE OBAMA LOOKED WHITE AND TALKED WHITE … that made him a good candidate and white America would accept him. What does that say for the rest of blacks in the mind of Senator Reid? Wake up folks, it does not get any more racist than that. These are not awkward comments, they are racist comment.

      Posted January 11, 2010 by Scared Monkeys


      BASICALLY???? The implication of Harry Reid’s words leave no doubt that he believes a Black person … no matter what his/her ideology … could be considered worthy by the electorate to hold the position of commander and chief of one of the greatest democracy in the world.

      I cannot believe that Black Americans are not outraged and … calling for Reid’s resignation.

      I can just imagine if those same words came out of mouths of Glen Beck or Rush Limbaugh. Two talk shows and one news station would now be history and … this conservative would have agreed.


    13. CONservative governMENt on January 12th, 2010 2:49 am

      buster–you are an idiot–learn how to spell

      Negro just means black—so i don’t know what the fuss is about..
      SM: Like you would have made this comment if a Republican said it, have some integrity will ya?

      You tell others to learn how to spell, you might want to learn how to think without such a political bias that one would sell their soul for the politics of religion.

    14. super dave on January 12th, 2010 8:21 am

      YOYO: are you a black person with no ebonics unless you need to use it ? is that racist enough for you sista girl ?
      now you know homey obama be usin ebonics on da skreet when he be tellin his peeps all dem lies about he bein god an all dat jive. he jus lef out da fac dat he gon screw y’all too. (first) cause dat da way you be likin it. from da rear on dat big ass muffin.

    15. super dave on January 12th, 2010 8:23 am

      yoyo i know you like me most of all cause i can speak your language.

    16. Scott on January 12th, 2010 9:07 am

      LOL…everybody knows that the biggest racist of all is yoyo without a doubt. Those who play that card the most are racist.

      superdave…he’s not black…he’s an illegal with a green card, getting headstart checks at our expense and about to get free healthcare off our tax dollars.

      The dude is obviously mentally ill.

    17. Scared Monkeys on January 12th, 2010 9:09 am

      No matter how you cut it, Reid’s comments were racist.

      What is most telling is all the Democrat Senators that asked for Trent Lott to step down are running from their comments. Suddenly they are tight lipped and have no comment when it comes to one of their own.

      Folks, RACISM is an evil cancer. What Dems are doing here by making excuses and enabling racism is hideous. Sorry to offend, but I will.

      I think it is some what pathetically ironic that as MLK Day comes upon us next week … The LEFT media and Democrats who claim to be for civil right of minorities are in fact enabling and making excused for racism and racially insensitive comments.

      Reid is allowed to apologize ans Obama is allowed to accept it … HOWEVER, REID HAS LOST THE RIGHT AND THE PRIVILEGE TO BE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER!


    18. super dave on January 12th, 2010 9:48 am

      yoyo is harmless. she’s sitting at the table eating a dozen eggs to keep that muffin big and round while we make her living.
      did you guys see where reid’s mormon population will not have to participate in deathcare reform. their religion exempts them from reform.
      i just became a mormon.

    19. Michelle on January 12th, 2010 10:29 am

      Reid is done. He is a cancer and should be removed immediately. He is a nasty senile liberal who cares only for himself. He’s a miserable old fart who wants to make everyone around him as miserable as he is.

      Bye Bye Mr. Reid, you mean & nasty old fart.

    20. Tamikosmom on January 12th, 2010 11:05 am

      The color of a candidate’s skin should not be the issue in a democracy. The issue is about the ideology which is embraced. The issue honesty regarding the candidate’s position on the political spectrum. The issue is allowing each voter to be informed … not deceived … prior to casting his/her ballot.

      Then there is deception by the media but … that is another issue.


    21. Tamikosmom on January 12th, 2010 1:38 pm

      One of my comments went “poof”.


      SM: Janet – I don’t see it in the spam folder, don’t know what happened to it? I’m sorry! (klaasend)

    22. Tamikosmom on January 12th, 2010 3:22 pm

      Thanks Klaas.

      The problem could have been from my end.


    23. Tamikosmom on January 12th, 2010 5:11 pm

      have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. (Martin Luther King Jr.)

      Posted January 11, 2010 by Scared Monkeys


      Updated January 12, 2010
      MLK Jr.’s Niece Doesn’t See Compliment in Reid’s ‘Negro

      The Rev. Al Sharpton, the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP all jumped to the defense of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after his controversial remarks about President Obama, but the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. is calling Reid’s comments “sadly outrageous.”

      “If Michael Steele or any other conservative had said anything like it, the remarks would be labeled racist and plastered over every available news outlet,” Alveda King said in a statement released Tuesday.

      “What would my uncle and my father think, to hear such things from one of the most powerful leaders in the country? Their ‘beloved community’ is sorely threatened when racism rears its ugly head once again.”

    24. Buster on January 12th, 2010 5:56 pm

      #13 Thats a compliment coming from you !!!
      SuperDave 10 points !!!!!!!!

    25. Tamikosmom on January 12th, 2010 9:49 pm

      Updated January 11, 2010
      Something Fishy About ’60 Minutes’ No-Reid Report?

      The venerable CBS News magazine “60 Minutes” aired a report Sunday night focusing on the new political book, “Game Change,” a 2008 presidential campaign tell-all that exposed Sen. Harry Reid’s “light skinned” and “no Negro dialect” comments about then-candidate Barack Obama. But viewers would never know about the Reid controversy from Anderson Cooper’s reporting. Cooper, also host of a CNN news program, instead used more than 10 minutes of his 13-minute report to obsess over Sarah Palin — without a word about Reid ,,,

    26. athena on January 14th, 2010 3:59 pm

      Reid basically said Obama is/waz white enough in his skin color & speech to fly as President of the USA. That IS insulting & if i were black i wouldn’t appeciate it one bit!

      The Dems have long used the black American’s in their political games but they don’t care about black people & they sure don’t want American black’s to get to educated lest they become smart enough to see they are being used in a race/class war by the Dem’s & reject them.

    27. the wolf on January 24th, 2010 4:15 pm

      Reid said what everybody thinks but may have phrased it incorrectly. Not so much as he needed to say that Pres. Obama didn’t use Negro dialect but more so that he didn’t use street dialect. Unfortunately that old joke of a black person sounding “white” because they don’t talk a certain way has been around for too long and i have heard it more from blacks than whites. So what would you all say if a black person had made those comments? I think it everyday, i am happy that we as blacks in america finally have a good representative of what black america is. So why don’t all of you quit getting caught up on the little stuff and focus on helping to improve the rest of america and not just black america.

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