From the new book, "Game Change" by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Harry Reid was quoted as saying: Barack Obama could be elected president because he is “light skinned” and lacks “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
Of course Obama accepted his apology, as did the NAACP. NAACP: "The way he said it was quite awkward, but nonetheless, not offensive. That what he said was actually part of a calculus as to why he believed Barack Obama could be elected in this country today."
Had Harry Reid been a republican? Well, that would be quite different, wouldn't it?
Harry Reid: Obama ‘Light-Skinned’ ‘with No Negro Dialect’
'A POOR CHOICE OF WORDS'
Reid holds his ground
Wilder: Reid owes U.S. an apology
Norton defends Reid, warns GOP
Feinstein stands by the leader
And so does Al Sharpton
Cornyn doesn't expect Reid to resign
GOP: Lott-Reid double standard
Steele in 2002: Lott should keep his job
Steele rips Reid's '1950s mind-set'
Dems launch defense to save Reid
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Black leaders accept US senator's apology for race remark
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