Harry Reid accused of racism by Dems
Racial politics chickens…are coming home to roost for the Democrat leadership. Evidently, the new rule among Democrats in Maryland is that for political jobs, ‘No white men need apply.” Harry Reid just found about this the hard way, and is fielding accusations of “racism!” because he had the temerity to endorse white man for office as the next senator from Maryland, to replace retiring Barbara Mikulski. Chuck Ross reports in The Daily Caller:
Major Democratic donor Steve Phillips, the founder of progressive group PowerPAC+, slammed the Nevada Democrat’s speedy, public endorsement of Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who is white, to replace the 78-year-old Mikulski, who announced earlier this week that she is stepping down.
“For Harry Reid to come out and endorse Van Hollen is insulting period,” Phillips told Buzzfeed. “But to do it on the anniversary of the Selma 50th anniversary — to make an endorsement that would make the Senate less diverse — is outrageous and insulting.”
So much for Dr. King’s request that we judge a man, not on the color of his skin, but on the content of his character.
So, which party is it that harbors racists?