Harry Reid Lobbies Against "Unelectable" African Americans

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who also served alongside former segregationist Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC) and who presently caucuses with former Ku Klux Klan member Senator Robert Bird ( D-WV), did, according to ABC News object to the appointment of several African Americans by Governor Rod Blagoevich because they were unelectable.

One Republican, whose name is not Trent Lott, had this to say:

“Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, tees it off by saying: “For the last several weeks, Sen. Reid has led the charge to deny the people of Illinois a voice in choosing their next U.S. Senator in a special election. Now we learn that Sen. Reid also took the extraordinary step to lobby against two sitting U.S. Congressmen and the State Senate Majority Leader in Illinois, and instead told Gov. Blagojevich that he supported an appointment for an individual who recently lost a U.S. House election. The people of Illinois deserve a simple explanation from Senator Reid — why does he believe these three Illinois officeholders are ‘unelectable’ to the U.S. Senate?”

Is Harry Reid a racist? According to the standards of his liberal brethren in academia, he must prove he isn’t. Until so, we should assume he is. Or maybe he should resign his leadership position until he is proven innocent or after he has shown evidence of sensitivity training.

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