You just have to appreciate the irony of the left. Lately however, it seems to be more of a comedic act rather than anything else. As the racist words of Cliven Bundy came out into the public, taking first swing was none other than Harry Reid – too bad for him, the hypocrite has been in the same boat.
It seems that Reid was just a little bit too eager to get back at the man who metaphorically put egg on his face as he hopped on the wagon so fast he forgot to look behind him. Shooting himself in the foot, it appears as though Reid – and not too long ago – was in a bit of hot water for using the same exact word.
As reported by the New York Times:
“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Of course, Bundy may have gone a bit further effectively saying that blacks were better off as slaves but Reid didn’t skip a beat as he addressed the matter saying, “Today, Bundy revealed himself to be a hateful racist.” Continuing his rash and careless spiel, he went on to state, “To advance his extreme, hateful views, Bundy has endangered the lives of innocent women and children.”
Perhaps the best thing about this, is that just 4 years ago, back in 2010, Reid created quite the uproar for using the “negro” word himself. The book, “Game Change,” reported that Reid once referred to President Barack Obama as a, “light skinned,” man who had, “no Negro dialect.”
Of course after the controversy consumed the spotlight, he was quick to reach out and apologize saying, “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.”
Those in glass houses – right?
Looks like Reid however is fresh out of common sense and has been standing too long with a handful of stones. What do you guys think – does Reid have a right to condemn Bundy or is he still just burnt over the standoff situation and getting back at the rancher any way he can? Let us know in a comment below.