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Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton Remain Silent on Harry Reid Racism

Harry Reid's Apology Accepted by African-American Leaders

Harry Reid's Apology Accepted by African-American Leaders


Does silence on Harry Reid’s racist comments make Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson hypocrites?

Is there any doubt that both of these gentlemen who firmly believe all whites are racists would have been silent if the same comments were made by a Republican?

It may be a bit awkward, to be sure, for Jackson to run to the defense of President Obama after his own comments claiming he would like to cut Obama’s nuts out. But Sharpton? What cat has his tongue?

If you missed the story, and I suppose that is possible with the liberal protectionist media, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid described then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008 as “light-skinned” with “no Negro dialect” unless he wants one. These revelations were made in a new book about the McCain – Obama race called Game Change. And if you get your news from Mainstream Media outlets like 60 Minutes, you very well could have missed the story. You see, they interviewed the book’s authors last night and neglected to ask about the explosive statement by Harry Reid. But they did manage a query or two about less than flattering statements about Palin. Imagine that.

To put Harry Reid’s statement in context, he was asked about why he was an early supporter of Barack Obama. He said he had “light skin” and “no Negro dialect unless he wanted one”.

The obviously unasked yet implied part of the question was “Why do you support Obama so early, before he is the obvious nominee, yet you failed to support other African-Americans like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson in their presidential bids”.

That is the question Harry Reid answered.

Or to put it another way, Jackson and Sharpton are too dark and ghetto. Ouch!

So Reid claims he made a misstatement. A poor choice of words.

Is there a better way to say Sharpton and Jackson were too dark and ghetto for Reid’s taste?

And Reid spent the weekend making phone calls to prominent black leaders including Sharpton and Obama. (He just thinks Jackson is nuts.) Somehow, the media seems to think this statement was somehow offensive to Obama, who accepted his apology. In Reid’s tiny little mind, this was a complement to Obama. Reid believes that his thinking Obama is “kinda like a white guy” is a good thing for Obama.

Sorry, Harry. Most of my African-American friends prefer to hold onto their own racial identity. To them, and to me, their skin color and “dialect” are a part of them and part of their heritage, to be embraced and celebrated. Remember diversity, Harry? If the only things the Reid looks for are light skin and a white dialect, then Republican Chairman Michael Steele is correct. Harry Reid is a racist and needs to go.

This country needs to move past the days when how you look and sound define who you are.

Harry Reid obviously has not.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

5 Responses to “Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton Remain Silent on Harry Reid Racism”

  1. What Mr. Reid said was merely a personal observation. What Mr Lott said in an attempt to flatter Strom Thurmond, was in the same category.

    We who have moved forward into the Twenty-first Century are tired of the time wasters who fill their dead air time with political correctness gotcha games.

    Partisans from all sides need to dismiss these attempts to distract from legitimate discussions of the issues of our day as the tripe that they are.

  2. Tom White says:

    Of course they are tripe, or should be. But the current state of the Union on things like this seem to be that a white Republican cannot make a statement that can be twisted into something racial without the full brunt of the left feigning outrage, and claiming they would never be so insensitive. But when it is a fellow liberal, well, who cares, right. As long as they support most of the liberal agenda they can be as racist as they wanna be.

    The low water mark on this as well as the hypersensitivity was initiated and set in stone by the left. The right can either accept the comments about Trent Lott and Don Imus as racist, and anything said by a Democrat – no matter how racist it may be – as perfectly acceptable. Or they can fail to be hypocrites and express the same outrage no matter the politics of the racist.

    And Vivian, I did not find anything at 6:30 this AM on google from Sharpton. Only that Reid called him. Of course Sharpton will support Reid. He is as hypocritical as the rest.

    Harry Reid made a racist statement and it had nothing to do with a bad choice of words.

    Personally, I hope Harry stays around for November. He will be the easiest of the Democrats to unseat. How many out of work service industry workers (who number quite a few African-Americans) will want to vote for a racist who is responsible for their joblessness? Remember Obama’s “Don’t go to Vegas” statement? Reid will get credit for that.

    Mission accomplished, right?

  3. Bigvinu says:

    I do not believe Harry Reid statements were racist. They just reflect the thinkings of an out of touch Washington insider. Reid doesn’t actually believe anything negative about Obama, but the man is so out of touch with America that he has actually convinced himself that the country is too racist to elect a non-light-skinned African American. Reid isn’t a racist, he thinks everyone else is! That’s pretty much what he was getting at. That to me isn’t racism, it’s much worse. It’s a blend of elitism (look at the American retards!!!11 I’m so much more tolerant that you people…) and cluelessness (Does Reid think America is that backwards).

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