Harry Reid Hits A New Bottom

January 11, 2010 at 12:59 am Leave a comment

This week has not been nice to Harry Reid.  First, Harry Reid made a rather rude remark about our President.  According to CNN Political Ticker.  Mr. Reid said the following about Obama

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Saturday following reports he had privately described then-candidate Barack Obama during the presidential campaign as a black candidate who could be successful thanks in part to his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

Journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann reported the remarks in their new book “Game Change,” which was purchased by CNN Saturday at a Washington-area bookstore. The book is slated for official release next Tuesday.

“He (Reid) was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama – a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ as he said privately. Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama’s race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination,” they write”

It is important in Washington D.C to keep tongue seal.  Do not get into games of backbiting and slander.  It seems that our Senate majority leader was engaged in slander.  It was probably a tongue and cheek remark but it means that Mr. Reid does not racial senstivity that is required to be the Senate majority leader.

My problem with Harry Reid is not with racial remarks.  It rather has to do with being too cautious and lacking fortitude.  Mr. Reid does not have a very forceful personality and therefore, appears to be weak to some centrist senators.  Therefore, centrists can manipulate him into dumping the public option and making too many concessions to other senators.

I think the same thing is going to happen on financial reform and climate change legislation as well.   He givens into concessions too much and therefore, his inability to be forceful with other senators weakens progressive legislation.  It is no wonder why his poll numbers in Nevada are so low as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Personally, I think Harry Reid should step aside and let somebody else with a little more grit become Senate Majority Leader. Personally, my vote goes for Bernie Sanders because that guy is armtwister and stands for progressive causes.


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