The problem with this glimpse into Harry Reid's wily and inappropriate mindset is that this view isn't unique to Reid. Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader, was speaking for many in the Democratic party at the time, who no doubt had visions of high voter turnout and a historic presidency dancing in their heads and ultimately picked the novelty of Obama over the experience of Clinton. That, my friends, is using race to manipulate, and completely calls into question the so-called noble left's racial justice campaign plank.
And I totally agree with Michael Steele, that by the same standard that saw Trent Lott exorcised from his leadership role for toasting Strom Thurmond at his retirement party, Harry Reid should have to give up his post as Senate Majority Leader. The left predictably and hypocritically has tried to circle the wagons, with both DNC Chair Tim Kaine and Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Sunday shows suggesting that it was enough that Reid apologized to Obama. It's not. Yet another stunning example of the type of hypocritical double standard, embodied by the left, who insincerely and continuously attempt to use race and identity politics to stoke racial and classist angst merely to get more votes for a platform focused on reducing our freedoms, intruding on every aspect of our lives, and increasing our dependency on the state.
Republicans stand for a conservative interpretation of the constitution as a guide for governing, abiding by the wisdom of the framers. Perhaps the Democrats should drop the pretense of their faux morality and have the guts to run on their real platform of a continuous reinterpretation of our rights, in favor of centralized federal management and bigger government as the only solution to our ills.