Monday, January 11, 2010

Trent Lott thinks this is Bullsh*t

So, it seems that King Harry has managed to stick his foot directly into his piehole again. In the new book, "Change Game", Sen. Reid is quoted as calling President Obama -
"light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one."


Amazingly, he's not being demonized by the usual gang of suspects, who couldn't hammer Trent Lott fast enough back in 2002, and eventually helped force Lott out of the Senate altogether.

But, everything is apparently hunky-dory with Reid and Obama, since King Harry has apparently apologized to PrezBo, calling his statement, "a poor choice of words". Gee, you think so, Harry?

God willing, this will be the nail in the coffin for race-baiting and racial outrage in politics, as the double-standard being applied to Sen. Reid is so egregious.

2 comments:

S.A.W.B. said...

Just dug this gem up, from then Jr. Senator from Illinois Prezbo, regarding one Trent Lott - "It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do," said Obama.

"The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party."

Waiting for the gaping maw of silence from the Left to say something meaningful.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Maybe you can explain to me how the percieved endorsement of segregationist ideology and policy is in any way equitable to using antiquated terminology to awkwardly describe political and cultural reality?

Five big things:

One, "Negro" is not the n-word and does not have the same cultural connotation.

Two, Lott's GOP rivals in the Senate and the Bush administration used the Thurmond controversey as political football to submarine the majority leader.

Three, Lott did not resign from the Senate over this incident. He resigned as majority leader. He stayed in the Senate and later reemerged as GOP Whip when the Rovians who had him removed started to lose favor and political muscle.

Four, let us all recall that when Lott left the Senate, in 2007, it was to start a lobbying firm with former senator John Breaux (D-Louisiana).

Five, hyperbole sells, and this will be the political story of the week. What will be a bigger shame is the further damage this will do to the legacy and repuatation of Trent Lott so the GOP can score fleeting significant political points.