By now you all know Dingy Harry got caught out there being a wee bit too candid about Obama’s blackness. In the book Game Change, Dingy Harry is quoted as saying Obama could win the White House because: Obama was a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Reid’s statement seems quite reminiscent of Joe Biden’s “clean and articulate" comment regarding Obama. Perhaps white liberals just find clean, light skinned, and articulate Negroes to be quite the anomaly. I can only imagine what Reid and Biden must have thought the first time that got a gander of Condi Rice or Colin Powell.
At any rate, Michael Steele is asking Reid to step down for the comment. Good luck with that one. When a white liberal makes a racist remark, everything is done to put the comment in the rearview mirror at light speed. Immediately, the Four Phases of Forgotten Racial Comments kick in.
Phase 1: The white liberal who made the remark, quickly issues an apology. Phase 2: His fellow liberals will make halfhearted statements of offence, but quickly accept the apology (Obama didn’t even raise an eyebrow) then try to defend or place the statement in “context". Phase 3: Black liberals come out of the woodwork to testify to white liberal offender’s “history of good with the black community”. Phase 4: The Media drops this story like a hot potato and will only revisit the story briefly when they are absolutely forced too.
If Michael Steele really wants Harry to pay for that comment, then he will have to make sure it can never be forgotten. Best way to do that, is to refer to Harry Reid as that "racist Reid” from now on, because the second he doesn't, Phase 4 will take hold and it will be like Harry never uttered a single word.
Oh, by the way, after Reid’s Negro comment, I am beginning to understand how the word Negro ended up on the 2010 census.
Via: The Hill
Via: The Washington Times
Via: The NY Daily News