Douglas Wilder, the first black man elected governor of a state, in the Wash Times:
Mr. Reid, indeed, has apologized to President Obama for what has to be one of the most dreadful compliments in American political history. But I have to ask why he stopped there. His words were, as a matter of fact, an offense against the president, but they also were a slap in the face of the American people – especially the millions of younger Americans who have worked diligently to extend the American dream to every person in every corner of this nation. And they didn’t do it just at the ballot box – they did it on school buses, in classrooms, in cafeterias and in basement rec rooms around the country. They did it by just refusing to hate and by merely living with their neighbors as friends and people of common good cheer. Where was Mr. Reid’s apology to those everyday Americans he underestimated and dismissed as yesteryear’s market-variety haters?