Democrats on Sunday defended Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his private remarks during the 2008 campaign describing then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect."The apology's due Americans who don't look or sound quite like President Obama for Reid's racism slashes those less light, less adept at some elite's dialect, most.
"I think if you look at the reports as I have, it was all in the context of saying positive things about Senator Obama," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine. "It definitely was in the context of recognizing in Senator Obama a great candidate and future president."
Nevadans will toss Reid come next election, but for the honor of the Senate, and in deference to American troops at war, he ought leave now.