Why I’m Not All That Concerned About The New Allegations of Democratic Racism

My piece in NewsBlaze where I (with no small measure of personal discomfort) defend Harry Reid

According to the book Game Changers, Harry Reid described Barack Obama during the presidential election as a black candidate who would benefit from his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

The book also quotes Bill Clinton, by way of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, as stating, in reference to the man who was then challenging the former president’s wife for the nomination, “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”

Both of these remarks are being heralded as signs of racism deep within these two powerful of Democrats. But are they really? Let’s take them one by one.

You can read the rest here: http://newsblaze.com/story/20100111080128lyss.nb/topstory.html

Please let me know what you think!

Update: Ann Althouse and Eugene Volokh spar over the actually meaning of the word “racism.”  (My answer: 42).

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One Response

  1. nice analysis. it is too reasonable though. it takes away some of the ‘gotcha!’ satisfaction that we had to take in Sen. Reid speaking so plainly. the fun has been had, i enjoyed while it lasted.

    the clinton comment was clearly referring to age and experience.

    bah, all of this crap was only thrown in to legitimize the garbage about Palin anyway.

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