What if a Republican repeatedly made racist comments and jokes about different ethnicities? Heck, we don’t need to wonder — just look at what one word (a dumb, made-up word that was used in place of the more profane “$#!thead” that was intended and retconned five days later to be a racial slur) uttered by fmr. U.S. Sen. George Allen did to his career.
So how does Senate Democratic LEADER Harry Reid continually get away with saying the stupid racist stuff that he does? He “apologizes.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday issued an apology for cracking two Asian-themed jokes during a speech Thursday night at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.
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The Democratic leader issued the apology after a video surfaced online of him joking with the crowd in Las Vegas about their ethnicity.
Obviously the only thing Reid was sorry about was getting caught as the racist jerk he naturally is. Had that video not come out, there would have been no apology.
This is not the first time Reid has had to apologize for remarks about race.
In early 2010, Reid apologized to President Obama for comments he made during the campaign that were later reported in the book Game Change by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
The book quoted Reid saying privately that Obama’s “light-skinned” appearance and the fact that he had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one” helped him as a candidate.
Asians. Blacks. Harry Reid isn’t bigoted — he’s an equal opportunity offender. He gets away with this crap, though, because he supposedly “cares” about these minorities even though these remarks should provide a clear window into this man’s soul. He’s nothing more than another racist white male Democrat like LBJ and Robert Byrd.
“Son – when I appoint a n***** to the court, I want everybody to know he is a n*****.”
— President Lyndon Johnson regarding Thurgood Marshall
“I am a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County and the adjoining counties of the state …. The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia …. It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state of the Union. Will you please inform me as to the possibilities of rebuilding the Klan in the Realm of W. Va …. I hope that you will find it convenient to answer my letter in regards to future possibilities.”
— Former Klansman and US Senator Robert Byrd, a man who is referred to by many Democrats as the “conscience of the Senate”, in a letter written in 1946, after he quit the KKK.
“I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America.”
— Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess