GOP Chairman Says Reid Should Step Down Due To Racial Remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican Party chairman says Sen. Harry Reid should step down as the Senate Democratic leader over racial remarks Reid made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.

GOP Chairman Michael Steele says if a Republican had made such remarks, Democrats would be calling for that Republican's head.

In a private conversation reported in a new book, Reid described Obama as a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Reid has apologized to Obama, and the president said he considers the episode closed.

Democratic Party chairman Tim Kaine says the remarks should not affect Reid's leadership position.

Steele and Kaine spoke on "Fox News Sunday."


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  • by te Location: ahoskie on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:31 AM
    if any one should step down,... it should be obama!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:11 AM
    Anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 at 04:05 PM, the moderator said the same about my post several days ago and then posted it. I just noticed the liberals gave Harry Racist Reid the pass. You and I couldn't post it, yet that man could say it.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jan 18, 2010 at 10:11 AM
    I tend to agree with Mike of Edenton. Harry Reid should have stepped down a long time ago and there should not have even been such a private conversation that he could have said the such thing that has sparked up all this controversy.
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on Jan 17, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    I love the comments made by the white Boston Mayor to a group of largely minorities in Boston saying that opponents of the democrat in the election there for Senate want Obama to fail. White Democrats play the race card more than anyone. They control the minorities in their party and fight to keep that control and keep them loyal and blind to their corruption.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 at 01:05 PM
    About 3 days ago i posted a remark directly quoting harry reid but describing another individual. my comments were censored by witn, i guess because they were inappropriate & perhaps racist. with that in mind, if a remark is deemed inappropriate for witn to post, then its logical to see that Ried's remarks were wrong & racist. I would love commentary from witn on this truth.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 at 07:37 PM
    Actually if you click on the scams section on here, you will find Obama and Reid on there.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 at 05:18 PM
    you know i quoted Reid & WITN woudn;t post my comments...what does that tell ya>>>>????
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 at 05:14 PM
    Democrats have another rule.. Republicans are always racist & democrats can never possibly be racists.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 16, 2010 at 04:54 AM
    Anonymous military dude, democrats have a rule, two lies make a truth.....
  • by Anonymous military dude on Jan 14, 2010 at 07:10 PM
    The real funny thing is a liar (Obama) beleived a liar (Ried) when he appologized for his comment.
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