African Americans For Harry Reid Facebook Page has 11 Friends, All But 1 Are White

What a scream.

Moreover, an unfortunately timed “African Americans for Harry Reid” event will go on as scheduled this week,  as Reid  “seeks to weather a political firestorm sparked by his racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama”.

The timing of the launch of the “African Americans for Harry Reid” campaign group, which is scheduled for Thursday in Las Vegas, is coincidental. The luncheon had been scheduled for weeks.

Obama says “he’s always been on the right side of the issues”, signaling that nothing Reid has said should be taken by blacks to be in the least bit objectionable, as would most certainly be the case if he was someone on the “wrong side of the issues”.

Related:

Yid With Lid Dingy’s race-baiting past has finally bit him in the a**.

UPDATE:

Rush is wrong!

(Kathleen McKinley got mentioned on Rush, yesterday, for saying he was right. I wonder if I’ll get mentioned for saying he was wrong)…

Probably not, but he just reported the old numbers from last night, 5  Facebook friends, 4 of them white.

There are now 51 friends on the African Americans For Harry Reid Facebook page -all but 2 white.

Whoops! Now there’s 87 since he mentioned it.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

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Scott Brown and Martha Coakley Clash in Heated Debate

The second and final debate took place tonight between all three candidates in the MA Senate race, Scott Brown R, Martha Coakley D, and Joseph L. Kennedy  (no relation). Brown and Coakley jousted intensely throughout the debate:

Brown promised to be the 41st vote against the health care reform bill pending in Washington, saying the proposed legislation was “broken” and “we need to start over.”

But Coakley said, “I’d be proud to be the 60th vote to make sure we get health care reform that we so badly need. ... The status quo is simply unsustainable.”

They should have ended the debate, right there…that’s all people need to know.

The debate comes as the race is beginning to draw national attention, with some polls showing Brown drawing unexpectedly close to Coakley in a race for a seat long held by a Democratic icon, the late Edward M. Kennedy, in a Democratic-leaning state.

The fireworks in the debate came between Coakley and Brown, while independent candidate Joseph L. Kennedy, who is not related to the legendary Massachusetts political family, remained on the sidelines.

Some of the sharpest exchanges occurred between the two candidates when they were allowed to ask each other questions, with Brown at one point telling the veteran prosecutor as she pressed a question, “I am not in your courtroom. I’m not a defendant.”

Brown called some of Coakley’s statements “outrageous,” while Coakley told Brown, “You cant distort my record and not be accurate about your own.”

Coakley criticized Brown for supporting Bush-era tax cuts for higher-income people, saying, “He wants to go back to those Bush-Cheney policies that provide for the very wealthiest.”

Brown retorted, “You can run against Bush-Cheney, but I’m Scott Brown. I live in Wrentham. I drive a truck. And, yes, it’s 200,000 miles on it now. You’re not running against them. You’re running against me.”

He reiterated his previous claim that Coakley’s support for health care reform, among other positions, meant she would saddle taxpayers with tax increases of $2.1 trilllion.

But Coakley shot back, “It doesn’t matter how many times you say ‘$2.1 trillion,’ it doesn’t make it accurate, or even close to being accurate.”

“What I support are, in fact, relief for the middle class, a health care plan that will be self-supporting,” she said.

The two candidates also disagreed on how to fight terrorists and President Obama’s recent decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. Brown said he supported the decision.

“I agree with the president,” the Republican said. “I support his effort to finish the job in Afghanistan.”

But Coakley said she felt the United States should “plan an exit strategy” because terrorists are no longer in the country and the US should focus on getting “appropriate” intelligence information and using the “force necessary” to go after terrorists.

Brown said he felt it was “naive” not to address the “very real concern” of terrorists in Afghanistan.

But Coakley said, “I think it’s naive to think that we have the troops to send everywhere and they are the best way to go after people who are terrorists who disappear into the night who do trainings and who get on planes, frankly, with bombs in their shoes and other pieces of clothing.”

I’m waiting for tonight’s debate to appear on YouTube. In the mean time, you can watch Friday night’s debate, here.

The Money Bomb fundraising campaign is still ongoing until midnight. They reached their goal of $500,000 early on, have surpassed $750,000, and are now going for a cool mil. You can help them reach that goal, here.

local coverage of the campaigns prepping for tonight’s debate:

William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection spent some time at the Wrentham (Brown’s hometown) local campaign “office”, and has an encouraging report based on first hand observations.

UPDATE:

…Annnnnd Ace has the double flaming skull up – Brown made his $1 million!

UPDATE II:

ZING!

“Brown was obviously laying in wait for Gergen to serve that up so he could crush it like so many dynastic dreams”.

See what Smitty is referring to at The Other McCain.

UPDATE III:

Neo Neocon has more on the debate YouTube moment everyone will be talking about, tomorrow.

And I love this comment at Ann Althouse’s:

Gergan [sic], who could hardly conceal his bias, called it “Teddy Kennedy’s seat.”

Brown to Gergan [sic]: Thanks for the opening I could drive my truck through, you Kennedy School of Government at Harvard meathead.

UPDATE IV:

Scott Brown’s campaign is claiming that he won the debate against Martha Coakley.

UPDATE V:

Boston Political Analyst Declares Scott Brown Winner of Monday Night’s Debate

Linked by Doug Ross and Moe Lane

Thanks!

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Sarah Palin Signs On With Fox News

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Not that Fox even needs the ratings boost…but this is going to give them a ratings boost:

Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel.

The network confirmed that Ms. Palin will appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multi-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person familiar with the deal said, though she will host an occasional series that will run on the network from time to time.

This was bound to happen sooner or later, I was counting on it. Who could be a better fit for Fox News? She’s got the looks for t.v., and conservatives love her. I’ve said for awhile that I think Sarah is finished as a candidate for high office. But I do think she’s been, and will continue to be extremely effective as a pundit.

UPDATE:

Oh noes! Someone had to do it…

See Doug Ross for re-ax from the leftwing blogosphere. Two words – not. pretty!:

Palin’s shock and awe campaign left the liberal pundits shrieking in rage. Most were forced to lay down tarpaulins under their recliners due to sudden soilage. And many a tofu-and-pine nut salad went uneaten as intestinal distress became the order of the day.

Hat tip: Hot Air Headlines via Ace o Spades HQ

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Congressional Black Caucus Defends Reid, Launches Counter-Attack

If you were hoping for a little intellectual honesty from the Congressional Black Caucus in the wake of Harry Reid’s racially insensitive comments, I’m afraid you’ll be sorely disappointed. The very same people who howled with outrage over Trent Lott’s purportedly racist comments to Strom Thurmond on his 100th birthday, a few years ago, (even rejecting his apology!), are now circling the wagons around Reid.

The Politico reports:

…the Congressional Black Caucus plans to issue a new statement Monday, defending Reid and brushing back Republicans.

“Senator Reid’s record provides a stark contrast to actions of Republicans to block legislation that would benefit poor and minority communities — most recently reflected in Republican opposition to the health bill now under consideration,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said. “I look forward to Senator Reid continuing to serve as Majority Leader to guide this important agenda through the Senate.”

These moves to turn the race issue back onto Republicans is isky, yet it shows how Reid and his allies are ready to pull out all the stops to help the majority leader recover from his disastrous comments about Barack Obama being “light-skinned” and having no “Negro dialect.” The comments were revealed in the book “Game Change” by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

Liberals can only see race through the prism of politics. And they see big government solutions as the answer to all  of life’s problems.  So, instead of encouraging people to be the best that they can be, work hard, and overcome disadvantages, they seem to prefer that they marinate in anger and resentment with a sense of entitlement their whole lives, so the government can come to their rescue.
The soft bigotry of low expectations has been a liberal standby for many decades, now.
Which is why some liberal icons are more racist than most people would like to admit:
Video via Bob McCarty
Hat tip: Lucianne

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Memory Lane: Dingy’s Greatest Hits

The report of Senator Reid’s racial insensitivity during the ’08 election campaign is really only one of a long series of  his verbal gaucheries. Fox News helpfully enumerates some his more memorable faux pas. Keeping in mind that Reid is in a high profile position as the Senate Majority Leader, one is struck by how  mean spirited and vicious so many of these are :

“There’s dozens over the years,” Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sue Lowden said of Reid’s eyebrow-raising remarks of the past.

Lowden cited better known remarks by Reid, such as:

  • His summertime comparison of a lack of health insurance coverage to slavery;
  • His April 2007 conclusion that the war in Iraq was lost; (Do not get me started!)
  • His description of tea partiers as “evil-mongers”; and
  • His pleasure that the Capitol Visitors Center meant he wouldn’t have to “smell the tourists” filling up the Capitol in the summertime.
  • “He called our former president a loser in a high school classroom here in Nevada,” Lowden said, referring to a civics class discussion a few months after George W. Bush’s second inauguration.

The two worst in my estimation – announcing that the Iraq War was lost before the surge was even fully operational, and calling a sitting President, during war time, a “loser” to a captive audience, (school children) in a civics class. OMG., what a @#$%!

Among some of his finer moments, Reid also declared to the Reno Gazette-Journal in September that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death “is going to help” Democrats pass health care.

Last summer, he told a Fox News reporter to “turn up your hearing aid” at a press conference.

One more she missed:

Threatening the Las Vegas Journal’s Director of Advertising at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

During the simple process of handshaking, an exchange in which most people with an ounce of class can pull off without issue, Reid said to Brown:  “I hope you go out of business.”

But after a round of criticism from Republicans, including calls for his resignation as majority leader by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Reid spokesman Jim Manley said that’s not going to happen.

“The Republicans are saying this because they know they can’t beat Harry Reid… They know that Harry Reid delivers for Nevada. … So the only way to get him is to try to push him out. Senator Reid stands by the president and will continue his life’s work to improve people’s lives,” Manley said.

*Triple snort*

One more:

Oh yeah. I had completely forgotten about the nasty comment Reid made about Clarance Thomas:

I think that he has been an embarrassment to the Supreme Court. I think that his opinions are poorly written. I just don’t think that he’s done a good job as a Supreme Court justice.

This from a man who considers Robert (KKK) Byrd “an unusually brilliant man”.

It’s too bad no one ever asked Reid to identify what he found in Thomas’s writing that was so inferior.

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Just for sh*ts and giggles, here is some entertaining audio of Mark Levin taking Reid to the proverbial woodshed, a couple of weeks ago.

UPDATE:

ABC’s Byron Wolf piles on with: Harry Reid’s Top 13 Foot-in-Mouth Moments

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