Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Is Harry a Racist?

I report, you decide.

What’s wrong with Harry? A lot, if you’re a Democrat. However, if you are a Republican or Conservative, he is just about perfect! This leader of the Senate Democrats has a way of displaying the true traits of his party, which are usually successfully obfuscated. For example, when he denigrated the intelligence of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, saying his court opinions were "poorly written", it was a blatant example of stereotyping the Justice because he is black, as Senator Reid has never come up with any examples to prove his point.

On "Meet the Press", 5 December 2004, Tim Russert asked the Nevada Senator for his view of Clarence Thomas, to which Reid replied:
"I think that he has been an embarrassment to the Supreme Court. I think that his opinions are poorly written. I don't--I just don't think that he's done a good job as a Supreme Court justice."
Again, last Friday, he impugned another black jurist. The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting on an appearance by Senator Harry Reid, the Democrat minority leader, at a Las Vegas high school:
Reid took students through a primer of the five most-disputed judicial nominees, arguing some were opposed to the 1973 Roe v. Wade case legalizing abortion. He charged others with trying to dismantle government programs like Social Security. “I don't want them. I think they're bad people," Reid said of the nominees. He described California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown, a favored Republican of President Bush, as an African-American opposed by the Congressional Black Caucus. "She is a woman who wants to take us back to the Civil War days," Reid said. (Hat Tip to Best of the Web)
A black American who refuses to be bound to the Black Caucus Plantation, saying “yessuh” and “yesmam” to all of its commands, is, according to the Nevada Senator and the Democrats he leads, no better than that bad ole “Uncle Tom” of Civil War days.

This comes on the heels of Reid’s calling the President "a loser" while Mr. Bush was abroad, representing the United States of America. One continues to wonder at the loyalty of black Democrats to their party, when it describes American blacks who have attained the high rank of jurist, as "an embarrassment to the ... Court" and "bad people". Whose intelligence is Senator Harry Reid insulting when he declares of a highly educated black female, daughter of sharecroppers in the deep South, "She ... wants to take us back to the Civil War days"? Those black Democrats who believe that last statement deserve to have their intelligence impugned and they deserve to be Democrats.

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