Only in America do we subordinate our true beliefs and feelings over a perceived wrong in an attempt to further an agenda.
In the new book “Game Change,” Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is reported to have made the following comments about then-Sen. Obama:
“Reid…privately said the country was ready for a black president – particularly a ‘light-skinned’ one ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'”
First off, what’s a “Negro dialect?” Someone define that.
Of course, Reid’s launched into damage control mode, as well he should. But you’d think the NAACPs, Al Sharptons, Jesse Jacksons and Color of Change-s of the world would be all over him for this, right?
Not quite. From Rev. Sharpton:
“While there is no question that Senator Reid did not select the best word choice in this instance, these comments should not distract America from its continued focus on securing healthcare or creating jobs for its people.”
Shorter Rev. Al…”it’s not right, but it’s okay.”
One can very easily imagine the outcry if Sen. Reid used an R to identify his political affiliation instead of a D. In fact, don’t imagine…remember the outcry from “Barack the Magic Negro?”
What kind of nation are we becoming-have we become-when outright racism is set aside for political gain? And what does it say about the so-called-“black leaders” when they not only refuse to question these statements, but rush to defend them? Isn’t that, in a sense, “house negro” behavior (since we’re throwing the word around)?
Or, a more personal question-if Rush Limbaugh went on a rant about Obama’s “Negro dialect” or lack thereof, and I rushed to defend him, what would those who will defend Sen. Reid say about me, as a black conservative?
Where’s that outrage here?