Michael Steele on Harry Reid….stop the hypocrisy, Reid should step down:
“I think he should, if the standard is the one set by [Trent Lott],” Steele said on “Fox News Sunday” when asked if Reid should resign his post. Trent Lott resigned his post as Majority Leader in 2002 after praising Strom Thurmond’s 1948 presidential candidacy during a birthday celebration for the 100-year-old South Carolinian.
Mark Halperin and John Heliemann report in their new book, “Game Change,” that Reid said during the campaign he thought Obama could win because, while black, he was “light-skinned” and lacked a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.
And here is Kyl on the Sunday shows:
“What’s interesting here, is when Democrats get caught saying racist things, an apology is enough. If that had been [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying that about an African-American candidate for president of the president of the United States, trust me, this chairman and the [Democratic National Committee] would be screaming for his head, very much as they were with Trent Lott.”
Problem is…..what if he does step down and someone electable is put in his place like Dodd did?
So do we really want him to step down seeing as how Reid will probably get his ass handed to him next election?
Just received this from The Tea Party Express:
The Tea Party Express (www.TeaPartyExpress.org) will begin running a new television ad campaign calling for the defeat of Senator Harry Reid this Monday, January 11th.
The TV ads will air throughout the entire state of Nevada during the week and the total expenditure of the ad buy will surpass $100,000. This is the latest wave in a $1 million campaign that the Tea Party Express, and it’s PAC – the Our Country Deserves Better Committee, have committed to defeating Senator Reid’s re-election bid.
“By the end of this week we will have spent in excess of $250,000 in our campaign to defeat Harry Reid,” said Levi Russell, Communications Director for the Tea Party Express.