Originally posted by zeeblebotI suppose Reids 30% approval rating simply is not enough for him. Perhaps he is aiming for 5% approval rating? I saw Al Sharpton on TV today calling for his resignation, but he is the only one I have seen to date. In fact, where are all those on the left on this site?
GOP: Response to Reid remark shows double standard
By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Republicans on Sunday accused Democrats of a double standard by accepting Sen. Harry Reid's apology for racial remarks about Barack Obama i ...[text shortened]... k. "It's either racist or it's not. And it's inappropriate, absolutely."
Originally posted by whodeyI found Reid's comments boring. I found his apology boring. Same goes for Obama's response and for the criticism that is being levelled in this direction and that. Boring. Double standards are part and parcel of partisan politics - especially the two-virtually-indistinguishable-party politics kind. You picking over the daily flecks of dandruff on the shoulders of this vacuous celebrity-like world is akin to someone liking the smell of their own farts. Holding one's nose in an inalienable human right.
In fact, where are all those on the left on this site?
Originally posted by badmoonThis is precisely the problem. There are a lot of topics regarding race that are impossible to discuss without someone being dismissed as a "racist".
What Reid said is true. You have such ill gotten faith in the republican position, Zeeble. How can an intelligent person fall prey to such phoney politicalization?
Originally posted by MelanerpesJoe Biden got into similar trouble for almost the exact same thing during the primaries. While touting why Obama was a formidable opponent he said something like, "he's a black man who's intelligent, articulate and clean."
This is precisely the problem. There are a lot of topics regarding race that are impossible to discuss without someone being dismissed as a "racist".
It is very likely that a major reason why Obama got elected was because he was only "sort of black". Would Obama have gotten elected if he had looked more like, say, Alan Keyes? And likewise, do black peo ...[text shortened]... to get all shocked and indignant because Harry Reid dared to even bring up the topic.
Originally posted by zeeblebotHow much did Steele get paid for those interviews?
GOP Chairman Michael Steele, in appearances on two Sunday news programs, compared Reid's predicament with the circumstances that led Senate Republican leader Trent Lott to step down from that post in 2002.
Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper"There is this standard where the Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own. But if it comes from anyone else, it's racism," said Steele, who is black. "It's either racist or it's not. And it's inappropriate, absolutely."
How much did Steele get paid for those interviews?
Originally posted by sh76To be slightly more precise, what Lott said was:
For those who may not remember (or never knew), Lott (then Senate majority leader) was forced to resign bcause, at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party Lott commented how it was so nice that "we" (his state, Mississippi) had voted for Thurmond in 1948.
Originally posted by FMFI think Lott was referring to the general GOP bolierplate belief that many of the nation's problems were due to allowing the Dems to "spend too much gummint money". I don't think Lott ever intended it to mean that segregation should've been retained.
To be slightly more precise, what Lott said was:
"When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over the years, either."