Sen. Harry Reid once again earned his moniker "dirty" when he wallowed in the partisan mud by suggesting that GOP opposition to Barack Obama's policies might be rooted on the fact the president is African-American.
By any measure, Reid's reminder that the president is black is a clown statement, bro. But at least Sen. Reid used the term "African-American" instead of the stilted "negro" that he uses when he thinks he's not going to be quoted. So, I'll give him credit for that. But not much.
The latest race-baiting, unbecoming statement came from Reid during a radio interview on KNPR, the PBS affiliate in Las Vegas.
Reid said he hopes those who oppose the president do so "based on substance and not the fact that he's an African-American."
Well, that's a mighty big hope, Sen. Reid. It's akin to the hope that Sen. Reid's interest in amnesty for illegal immigrants comes only so that he can keep his longtime housekeeper.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, who is black, immediately reprimanded Sen. Reid: "I hope Sen. Reid will realize the offensive nature of his remarks and apologize to those who disagree with the president's policies because of one thing -- they are hurting hardworking American families."
Don't hold your breath, Sen. Scott. Harry Reid doing the right thing for hardworking American families is a concept long forgotten by Sen. Reid.