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Liz Cheney Calls Harry Reid's Comments 'Racist'

Liz Cheney, former US Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, sounded off this morning on ABC's This Week about Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's 'racist' comments about then-presidential candidate Obama's skin color. She said (via TheHill.com): "I don't think racism is OK, George, whether you're saying it in private or in public. And the excuse of it by liberals, you know, is -- is really inexcusable."

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She also said: "These are clearly racist comments," when provoked about her stance by George Will. She also said that his comments would likely cause him to lose the election next time around in Nevada.

Apparently Reid said in a private conversation (via NYPost.com): “The nation was ready for a black presidential candidate, especially a ‘light-skinned’ African-American like Obama ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.’ ”

The quote was released in a new book, and Reid has since apologized for his "poor choice of words and apparently called the White House to make amends.

The quote was released in a new book, and Reid has since apologized for his "poor choice of words and apparently called the White House to make amends. Reid said: "I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments."

President Obama accepted, and said: "I accepted Harry's apology without question because I've known him for years, I've seen the passionate leadership he's shown on issues of social justice, and I know what's in his heart. As far as I am concerned, the book is closed."




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