Harry Reid Is A Racist ➠ Media Failed To Report While It Was Occurring!
So what, Harry responded.
The retiring Democratic Senate leader talked a good game on immigration. That is, when he didn’t. Good riddance to him.
Good riddance, Harry Reid. The Senate minority leader has announced that he won’t run for reelection when his current term expires in 2016.
When he’s gone, many political observers will remember Reid as a tough competitor and a skillful politician. He should also be remembered for what he leaves behind: a disconcerting racial legacy.
As opposed to those elected officials who spend their whole career loyally advocating for one group of people, Reid made his bones in racial and ethnic politics by playing both sides of the cultural divide—depending on what was most politically convenient at the time.
During the more than 30 years he represented Nevada in Washington—as a member of the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1987, and in the Senate from 1987 to the present—Reid was bound to stick his foot in his mouth now and then. All politicians do. The problem isn’t that Reid said some dumb things. The problem is that, too often, those things were of a racial nature. He was like a little kid who liked to play with his colors.
This is the man who, according to the book Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, said privately during the 2008 election campaign that Barack Obama could win the presidency because he is “light-skinned” and speaks “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Reid apologized for “using such a poor choice of words.” President Obama accepted Reid’s apology, though he called the comments “unfortunate.”[…]
n 1993, Reid introduced legislation that would have done away with the practice of the United States bestowing so-called “birthright citizenship” to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. On the House floor, Reid insisted that “no sane country” would decree that a child of illegal immigrants was a citizen just because he was conveniently born on its soil.[…]
There was the time, in 2006, when Republicans snuck in an amendment to an immigration reform bill declaring English the national language of the United States—because well, you know, that sort of thing really goes a long way toward stopping illegal immigration. Reid, who was then Senate minority leader, called the amendment “racist” and said it was “directed basically to people who speak Spanish.”
Later that year, and again in 2007, Reid helped kill immigration reform legislation—albeit discreetly—because the bills included a provision for guest workers that was opposed by the Democrats’s sugar daddies in organized labor. Then, with unbelievable chutzpah, Reid went before the television cameras and accused Republicans of being responsible for the outcome.
In 2010, Reid, who was then Senate majority leader, accused Republicans of being hostile to Hispanics because “their skin’s a tone darker than ours” and then, in one of his most outrageous ethnic outbursts, said he couldn’t imagine “how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”[…]
Finally, in 2012, Reid tried to rev up minority voters by referencing the donations that Mitt Romney had taken in from business and saying this on the Senate floor: “If this flood of outside money continues, the day after the election, 17 angry old white men will wake up and realize they just bought the country.”