Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I have some thoughts on the Harry Reid scandal.  I think that many pundits may be missing the point. 

What Reid said about President Obama was offensive, but it wasn't offensive to Obama.  He was actually giving a backhanded compliment to Obama.  His statement praised Obama for being the kind of black man that is 'acceptable' to Americans.

That is the offensive part.  Yet again, we Americans are being called narrow-minded racists, and yet again we deserve an apology that we will never get.

Harry Reid's disdain and contempt for the American people and his ridiculously skewed perspective of how obnoxious, offensive and backwards We the People are is encapsulated in those remarks.  Does it point to a level of racism in him that he assumes everyone else is racist?  Possibly, but I'm no psychiatrist, so I'll leave that diagnosis to the professionals.

But, especially when put into context with his other statements about Americans, it most definitely paints a vivid picture of how he sees rank and file Americans.  And it ain't pretty:

"My staff tells me not to say this, but I'm going to say it anyway," said Reid in his remarks. "In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it's true."

It's becoming more and more apparent that Reid is having...lucidity issues, shall we say?  Remember his way off the mark rant about republicans trying to filibuster civil rights, suffrage and slavery?

The man obviously has some serious issues, and we are suffering the consequences.

Harry Reid should step down - he is not fit for a leadership role. 

BTW - the phrase "the right side of history" has become the go-to argument for the democrats.  Interesting, since history doesn't have a 'side'.  History is facts, plain and simple.  There is no right side or wrong side.  Did democrats think they were on the 'right side of history' when they successfully filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1957?  How about when they fought Sufferage?  I know they definitely thought they were on the right side of history when they seceeded from and then declared war on the Union in 1861.

Suddenly the 'right side of history' doesn't look quite right, does it? 

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