Republicans to Reid: Resign for 'Game Change' Comment

Senate Majority Leader Under Fire for Race Remark, Despite Apology

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's controversial comment to authors of the forthcoming book "Game Change" about President Obama's race might become a game-changer of its own.

Republicans are calling for the senator to step down over remarks about Obama.News that Reid praised Obama's electability as a "light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" could weaken the political influence of the Nevada Democrat. Full Story »

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by Michael Bugeja - Jan. 12, 2010

ABC News, which tries to maintain a middle ground between Fox's conservatism and CBS's liberalism, reports the Republican response to what some might deem racist comments from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, appearing in a new book. To Reid's credit, he does not deny that he said the comment. Comparisons to the Democrats' response to a similar incident involving Trent Lott are included.

This is a barometer of U.S. news values and political correctness and how the latter can overshadow health care, which Reid is spiriting through Congress for President Obama.

News that Reid praised Obama’s electability as a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one” could weaken the political influence of the Nevada Democrat.

One should evaluate Reid’s record rather than words in this case. I don’t like Reid’s politics or influence, but he deserves credit for representing Nevada powerfully and proactively.

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