Sunday, January 10, 2010
"He [Reid] was wowed by Obama's oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,' "
Had a republican said this, people would want their head on a stick. Trent Lott made a statement at a birthday party for a man that once ran for the office of president. He was trying to make kind remarks to an old man. The comments were insenstive and not well thought out, but were in no way meant to say that the dixiecrat party beliefs were ok. Nor did the word "negro" come up. If you go and look back at the speech he never mentioned race at all. All he said was that he would have made a good president. Everyone turned their back on Lott at the time, including President Bush. Lott had no choice but to resign his leadership position.
First of all, who uses the word negro anymore? This is a term that has not been used in decades, and for many is considered a put down. This is a man who made a reference to slaverly just a few short weeks ago. It is the democrats that keeping bringing racial overtones into the national converstation. It is time that they put or shut up when it comes to race. You want to say that you are the party that cares about the minorities in this country then prove it. Stop bringing race onto the national stage and trying to make the divides in this country even worse than they already are.
Where is Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Shartpton now? I can guarantee you had a republican used these words, we would be hearing plenty.