DNC Chairman: Harry Reid Apologized for Giving Obama a Compliment

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Democrats continue to try to dig Harry Reid out of a hole over his remarks about Obama’s whiteness instead of just shutting up and letting it blow over. Now it’s getting predictably funny.

The latest is DNC Chair Tim Kaine, who told Fox News Sunday (Dems were avoiding Fox News like the plague until they realized it’s the only cable news net that anybody watches) that Reid was actually paying Obama a compliment:

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine defended Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV) on Fox News Sunday (video below) over controversial comments Mr. Reid made about President Barack Obama on the 2008 campaign trail. Mr. Kaine explained that Senator Reid’s remarks, taken in context, were actually “positive” in nature and that the Nevada Senator was really praising Mr. Obama.

Sure Mr. Kaine, people apologize for “compliments” they pay to other people all the time. It could be considered a compliment I suppose, in a “for a fat chick you don’t sweat very much” kind of way, but I wouldn’t count on many people agreeing.

Where’s the black “leadership” denouncing Reid the way they would be if Mitch McConnell or any other Republican had said what Reid said? Tim Kaine certainly wouldn’t be referring to it as a “compliment” if that were the case.

I don’t know what the Democrats are worried about anyway. It’s not like minorities are going to defect to the GOP in droves over this — I don’t even know what it would take for that to happen. Democrats accepted the apology of Sen. Robert Byrd, a former Klansman who is third in line to the presidency, so they’ll accept Reid’s apology so Harry can get back to the important business of telling everybody how racist Republicans are:

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