Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, dives in the poop–mouth first

Senator Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Wheeling, dealing and usually good for a bad quote Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, already trailing in the polls in his own Nevada re-election campaign, may have reached out through a screw hole to hammer the nails into his own political coffin.

Quoted in the new book Game Change, to be released Monday, January 11, Reid said, during the 2008 presidential campaign, that Obama had a good chance of being elected because he is “light skinned” and did not speak with a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Reid may expect to be called the Democrats Trent Lott or the second coming of Robert Byrd before this is all over. Republicans are already calling for Reid to step down.

The Senator offered an apology to President Obama who responded with a statement:

I accepted Harry’s apology without question because I’ve known him for years, I’ve seen the passionate leadership he’s shown on issues of social justice, and I know what’s in his heart. As far as I am concerned, the book is closed.

Perhaps that book.

Game Change appears to be a book that will remain open for a while. It follows the campaigns of Obama, Clinton, McCain and Palin. Bill Clinton is a major character while poor Joe Biden did not even make the book’s cover.

You can pre-order Game Change through the link below. You pay the same as you would directly through Amazon and I get a referral fee. I will be publishing quotes from the book and opinion beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Marty Duren

Just a guy writing some things.

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  • At the risk of being completely partisan, it seems clear to me that there is a double standard here. If a Republican senator said this, he would be labelled a racist (which he probably would be) and his career would be over.

    But Harry Reid gets a pass.

    • Marty Duren

      I hear you, Dave; while you may not be partisan, the situation no doubt is.

      Unfortunately, this particular door swings both ways. Since the most important things for both parties is to maintain or increase their numbers on the hill, there is virtually no reprimand from Democrats to a Democrat or Republicans to a Republican. Such is the disadvantage of our two party dominant system.

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