Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Should Harry Reid Step Down? Or Continue to Bungle?

I fully supported Trent Lott's resignation in 2002 as Senate Majority Leader, not because he implicitly supported segregation in a speech at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party.

"When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over the years, either."

No, clearly that wasn't his intent. He merely thought that we should all have interracial children out of wedlock and then pay to keep it a secret. I kid! I do think, however, that Reid's comments were insensitive at best, though a far cry from Lott suggesting that continued segregation was the path to national harmony.

But do I think Reid should resign after using "the marijuana of racial slurs" (Thanks Wyatt Cenac!). Yes. Why? Because he's done such a craptacular job. Take the out you've given yourself, and let the next idiot* in the Democratic party step up. Pelosi should also resign, and she can claim it's in solidarity for Harry.

Here's Cenac's take on Reid's apology (it's not porn, though it might appear that way -- a common misconception with political apologies).

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* Look at the Dem's record when they have faced success in the last 30 years. They. Are. Idiots.

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