Contributed by Dan Spencer (redstate.com)
Harry Reid once again demonstrates that it is OK to be a racial bigot, so long as you are a leftwing racial bigot.
“I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK? Do I need to say more?” — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), August 10, 2010
Earlier this year we learned that, in 2008, Reid suggested that Obama’s success was due in part to his “light-skinned”appearance and ability to turn on/off his “Negro dialect.” Because Reid is a leftwing bigot, the biased main stream media wing of the Democrat party gave Reid a pass for his racist remarks about Obama. In case it is necessary to point out the double standard here, just think for a moment about what happened to former Majority Leader Trent Lott over more innocuous comments.
Fortunately there are alternatives to the JournoList-controlled media. Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” gave Florida’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee Marco Rubio –a Republican of Hispanic heritage, an opportunity to respond to Reid’s latest “outrageous” and “ridiculous” racial slur.
“It’s outrageous. It’s ridiculous. You know, Americans of Hispanic descent, you know the strongest issue there is? That is economic empowerment–upward mobility. My parents worked every single day to work to give me and my siblings opportunities that they didn’t have.
“There’s only one economic system in the world that that’s possible in time and again and that’s the American free enterprise system. And the reason why Americans of Hispanic descent should be Republicans is because the Democratic leadership is trying to dismantle the American free enterprise system–the only system in the world where parents like mine, who work hard and play by the rules, can give their children the opportunities they themselves did not have.
“The point is [Reid's] wrong. The fundamental issues of this campaign are no different for Americans of Hispanic descent than they are for anybody else: and that’s economic empowerment and the desire to be able to live in a country where, if you work hard not only can you do better for yourself, you can leave your children better off than you were.”
There is a reason that Rubio now leads in the polls. Too bad Senator Reid is too bigoted to see why a person of Hispanic heritage would choose to be a Republican.