Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reid between the lines

There is in question on whether or not global warming is real or not.
But in Washington, there is Congressional Warming in deed.

Senate Leader Harry Reid is being bombarded from all angles for his comment he made running up to the 2008 election and was quoted in a newly release book, "Game Change"
In the book, authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann quote Harry Reid as stating "Barack Obama could benefit from being light-skinned and not having a "Negro dialect" unless he wants one."

And the Temperatures are rising.
Calls from the right, telling the nation that Reid should step down from his leadership roll in the US Senate.

As He Should.

There is a double standard afoot. Reid called the President immediately and offered an apology. Obama, immediately except and said "The book is closed"
Boy, to bad Obama didn't react that quickly to the Christmas day underwear bomber that nearly killed 300 people and maybe more on the ground.

The left are rallying around Reid, like a swarm of bees to honey.
The right is comparing this to the outrage the left gave Trent Lott a few years back when Trent comments about Strom Thurman- A Dixiecrat for segregation "America would have been better off with Strom" drew heavy backlash from the Dems.
Those words from Senator Lott brought down his leadership roll of the Senate, as he voluntarily resigned as Senate leader.

NOW the only, big difference between Lott & Reid is that Lott was respectful enough, forthright enough and MAN enough to resign for what he said.
Reid, on the other hand, is none of those things.
Reids words... "I'm not going anywhere"

Today 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."

Joe Wilson, after his "You Lie" outburst... Jimmy Carter comments where "based on racism" "I think it's based on racism," "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president. And Joe is one of them"
Wilson, who had already apologized to Obama, insisted he owed the House no apology.

But was censured any ways.

Double Standard, folks.

1 comment:

johnsondavidl said...

The left have no concern for hypocrisy or double standards, primarilly because they and the media does not hold the left accountable for anything. Not the wasteful un-necessary spending, not racist remarks, not even the death of our own citizens at the hands of terrorists.
The left and it's cowardly media subscribe to Tyranny.