Read this piece in The Hill and — well, pre-coffee — you might think that this whole Negro comment was all a plan to make Harry Reid look like a humble, effective leader with a loyal team, an essential ally of the president.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has minimized a politically damaging racial controversy through quick action, Democrats and strategists say.
Reid quickly apologized to President Barack Obama, as well as nearly a dozen black lawmakers and community leaders, after learning his race-related comments about Obama’s chances of becoming the first black president were to be made public in a new book.
“He’s done everything he could do to get the black leadership in Nevada to rally around him,” said Jon Ralston, a political expert based in Reid’s home state.
“Tactically, both Sen. Reid and the White House responded quickly to put this issue to rest,” said Todd Webster, a strategist who once handled communications for then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.).
Game Change is a plot to pass Obamacare!
Okay. No more pre-coffee blogging.