Sunday, January 10, 2010

Random Thoughts On
Harry Reid, Liz Cheney, and George Will

Harry Reid's comments were no more or less than what I'd expect from a white man of his age and region of the country. At this point, as far as I'm concerned he can call President Obama (and me too!) a coon, as long as he gets a strong public option through the Senate.

Liz Cheney has never heard any of her circle talking about black people the way that Harry Reid referred to then-candidate Sen. Barack Obama? Oh, PUH-LEEZE!! What a mealy-mouthed bitch she is.

And George Will, like a broken clock, is right sometimes.


risingsn said...

I think what he said about "Negro accent" is stupid, but I think most of what he was saying was that many people wouldn't reject him for being what they consider "too black". That doesn't say anything about what Reid thought but who he thought would be electable.

Frankly, it isn't much different than what Chris Rock was saying that they couldn't reject him because he wasn't Flava Flav.

That's all a damn sight different than Trent Lott lauding Strom Thurmond's '48 Presidential Campaign.

Strong said...

Joan Walsh over at Salon got it, too:

Oh sure: One guy is talking, perhaps inelegantly, about why he's wholeheartedly supporting our first black president; the other is wishing the country had elected a racist. That's exactly the same thing!