Jan 11, 2010

Casey Backs Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid After Racial Comments

Brab Bumsted from the Tribune-Review gives us Senator Casey's take on the now infamous Harry Reid racial analysis of the historic campaign of Barack Obama. According to reports, Reid basically said in a book interview that the Obama presidential campaign was successful because of Obama's "light-skinned" appearance and Obama's eloquent speaking patterns "with no Negro dialect". Here is the situation and the exact quote as reported by CNN.

Journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann reported the remarks in their new book “Game Change,” which was purchased by CNN Saturday at a Washington-area bookstore. The book is slated for official release next Tuesday.

“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,’ as he said privately. Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama's race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination," they write. (Source: CNN)

Reid is a total idiot. But I guess we can't expect Casey to say that. Casey does feels that Reid's racial comments were taken out of context and that he should not resign his post as Senate Majority Leader. He also feels that Reid's comments are very different that the comments that led to the resignation of then Senate Majority Leader, Trent Lott, in 2002.

Full Article: Sen. Casey: Reid shouldn't lose his job over racial comments (Tribune-Review)

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