Senator John McCain, ripped into Democrats for having a double standard over racist remarks made by Sen. Harry Reid.Â Sen. Reid is up for re-election, but it is not a run away.Â He has some serious competition.
Jay Leno made fun of Harry Reid by having Kevin Eubanks, and another black man in the audience have their cell phones ring with (Harry Reid) supposedly on the line, apologizing.
According to CNN,Â "The GOP's 2008 presidential candidate decried Tuesday what he called a "stunning double standard" between the treatment of a top Democrat and Republican leader caught making racially insensitive remarks.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona ripped the decision among most leading Democrats largely to dismiss the recent revelation that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said in 2008 that Barack Obama could succeed as a black presidential candidate partly because of his "light-skinned" appearance and speaking patterns "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'"
Since the release of the new book, "Game Change" old wounds have opened up, and maybe President Obama has forgiven Reid, the GOP cannot and will not forget the treatmen to Republicans who have made insensitive remarks getting slammed.Â
The Democrats cannot have it both ways.Â If racist remarks are wrong, for one candidate than the remarks are hurtful for all candidates, and in this day and age, such remarks as made by Sen. Reid are unthinkable.
CNN reports that the GOP critics have noted that former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, lost his post as Senate majority leader in 2002 after saying that the nation would have been better off if Strom Thurmond had been elected president in 1948 when he ran on a pro-segregation platform as a Dixiecrat.
"There has been a "stunning double standard as far as the treatment of Sen. Lott, who also made unfortunate and inopportune remarks, and the treatment of Harry Reid by the liberal left," McCain said on NBC's "Today" show."