Harry Reid’s “Negro” Comments

Posted in President Obama,U.S. by Ryan on the January 11th, 2010

Democrats seem to be ready to really show their true colors here, as always.  Instead of condemning racial impropriety, they once again fore go unbiased and equal treatment of their own.  Instead of harshly scolding Reid and threatening his position, they’ll do an about face when compared to their reaction to ambiguous (possibly racial) comments Trent Lott made several years ago.

First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs and the blogosphere — including votes on minimum wage, community-oriented policing, education funding and HIV/AIDS programs.

Separately, the Congressional Black Caucus plans to issue a new statement Monday, defending Reid and brushing back Republicans.

Senator Reid’s record provides a stark contrast to actions of Republicans to block legislation that would benefit poor and minority communities — most recently reflected in Republican opposition to the health bill now under consideration,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said. “I look forward to Senator Reid continuing to serve as Majority Leader to guide this important agenda through the Senate.”

Classic.  Attack the messenger.

Ad Hominem:

–adjective :

attacking an opponent’s character rather than answering his argument.

If only Democrats could stay consistent on principle…