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I’ll Tell You The Difference Between Harry Reid And Trent Lott

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has made comments some feel are racist.

Some are suggesting Senator Reid should resign as Majority Leader as did Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi when he made comments that were in fact racist.

What is the difference between Senator Reid and Senator Lott?

The difference is that Senator Reid is a moderately progressive man who has spent much of the last year trying to expand health coverage to millions of American not currently covered.

In contrast, Senator Lott was elected by unreconstructed Mississippi Republicans in order to help the rich at the expense of the poor.

The Republican Party in the South came to dominate that region by making scapegoats of black people.

The comments that got Senator Lott in trouble were in defense of Apartheid Jim Crow Senator and 1948 segregationist Presidential candidate Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.

( Picture above—Strom Thurmond with Ronald Reagan.)

Senator Thurmond was a monster who dedicated years of effort to making sure that black people would lead lousy lives.

Senator Reid was an early supporter of Barack Obama who made a dumb comment.

Senator Lott is someone who in 2002 said it would have been best if a vicious racist had been elected President in 1948.

Here is what Senator Lott said—“I want to say this about my state: 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 all these years, either…”

These are the differences between Harry Reid and Trent Lott.

January 11, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. harry’s comment was stupid plain and simple. but he should not resign. He is not a racist.

    Comment by bill brady | January 17, 2010

  2. I agree.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 18, 2010

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