Popular Democratic Senator Said America Was Ready for a “Light-Skinned President With No Negro Dialect”

- By Bossip Staff

A new day and a new case of a politician saying something racially suspect and stupid:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has apologized for racial remarks he made during the 2008 presidential campaign about then-candidate Barack Obama after they were revealed in a forth-coming campaign book, “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime.The book recounts private remarks made by Reid during the campaign — in support of Obama — that the country was ready for a “light-skinned” African-American president with “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

“I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African Americans for my improper comments,” he said today, “I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama’s legislative agenda. Moreover, throughout my career, from efforts to integrate the Las Vegas strip and the gaming industry to opposing radical judges and promoting diversity in the Senate, I have worked hard to advance issues important to the African American community.”

At the end of the day, he was telling the truth. America is not ready for a President with the complexion of Flavor Flav and who talks like Messy Jesse Jackson or Sharpton. He is just dumb for saying it out loud.


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