The Washington Times - August 11, 2010, 08:24AM

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, likely trying to endear himself to Nevada voters who do not like immigration laws like Arizona’s SB 1070, made a remark about hispanics at a campaign stop typical of liberals who are comfortable with seeing un-educated latinos dependent on a government pay check. Mr. Reid told supporters on Tuesday, he did not understand how someone could be both Republican and Hispanic. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports:

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday slammed Republicans for blocking comprehensive immigration reform and told Hispanics they shouldn’t be treated differently because “their skin’s a tone darker” than that of America’s early European immigrants.

“I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK,” Reid said, speaking to Latino supporters whose votes he needs to win re-election in November. “Do I need to say more?”


Having a Hispanic background myself, I am amused by Mr Reid’s declaration. His condescending statement only further supports the bigotry on the Left that demands Hispanics remain fearful of conservatives, so great Liberal hopes can rush in and save the day with government handouts and political union organizers.

This is not the first time Senator Reid made such an inane comment. Authors of the 2010 book Game Change wrote that the Nevada Democrat described then Senator Barack Obama as a “light skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” Senator Reid also attacked the GOP and opponents of Obamacare as “slave holders.”

Unfortunately, Senator Reid’s liberal views on Latinos shows he likely believes that Hispanics remain angry, remain on welfare and become well organized by his union buddies.