Sen. Reid Apologizes to Obama for 2008 ‘Negro’ Remarks: What was he Thinking?

January 10, 2010


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3 Responses to “Sen. Reid Apologizes to Obama for 2008 ‘Negro’ Remarks: What was he Thinking?”

  1. RonniNY on January 10th, 2010 11:32 am

    I think Sen. Reid’s comments were entirely correct. It’s an unpleasant reality perhaps but in some sectors Pres. Obama’s lighter skin worked in his favor. Saying it out loud may hit a nerve and it’s uncomfortable but I don’t think there’s anything incorrect about the statement. I would venture to say that even Obama himself would agree.

    In time this will change and skin color won’t make a difference but at this point in time, it still does and sometimes , a lighter tone and sounding a bit “white” is an advantage. There’s nothing racist in the remark. It’s just the way things are in our slowly evolving country. Change is underway but we’re just not all the way there yet.

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  3. trisha_369 on January 14th, 2010 4:00 am

    Harry Reid maded a racist comment and my question is why did he want to make this comment now because we have a black president? I didn’t hear him make the comment on the black lady that worked for Bush and ALL the black congress and democratic nor did I hear him make any statement of Bush having the mind set of the KKK and leadership of them either. Just another a$$hole who speak out in a disrespectful way toward the president and getting away with it. I have never heard in mylife time of such action on people in Congress nor Democratic parties acting out in such a DISRESPECTFUL way…they need to fire his a$$.

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