Saturday, January 9, 2010

But he IS light skinnned and DOESN'T have a negro accent!

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate apologized on Saturday for comments he made about Barack Obama's race during the 2008 presidential bid.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect." Obama is the nation's first African-American president.

"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," Reid said in a statement released after the excerpts were reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.

I am distinctly confused about why an apology was necessary. Barack Obama is NOT black, except in appearence (which should not fucking matter a tit).

I just don't get it. This is a clear case of someone looking for a reason to be offended.

If President Obama is an African American, then I am a Scotch-Irish German American and I demand to be recognized as such!

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