During the '08 presidential campaign, Harry Reid described then-candidate Mr. Obama as a "light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect" whom many voters would embrace. In the January 11th edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reprinted an article by Ashley Powers of the LA Times entitled "GOP calls for Reid's head over remarks".
My question is, where was the GOP's outrage at Rush Limbaugh's song parody called "Barack the Magic Negro", or Glenn Beck's accusation that Obama has a "deep seated hatred for white people," then calling him a "racist"? Is there a double standard when it comes to these types of accusations? Does this simply allow Michael Steele to go out and express his righteous indignation to score political points for the GOP? Where does the media call out this kind of hypocrisy?