From the January 9, 2010 Washington Post:
I'm reminded of Joe Biden's remarks during the presidential campaign:
WASHINGTON – The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate apologized on Saturday for comments he made about Barack Obama's race during the 2008 presidential bid.
of Nevada described then- as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect." Obama is the nation's first African-American president.
"I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments," Reid said in a statement released after the excerpts were reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said.Clean? And Obama even knows how to wear clothes and not chase white women other than his wife for sex! (Unlike a certain white President who wanted to be remembered as America's "first black President," and did have some problems about chasing white women other than his wife for sex.)
I am always amazed at the incredibly insensitive and arguably racist stuff that prominent Democrats get away with--while continually raging about the racism of Republicans.