Dems who attacked Lott in 2002 won’t comment on Reid

BILL O’REILLY: “Check” two, a tale of three politicians. Back in 2002, when Senator Trent Lott praised segregationist Strom Thurmond, Barack Obama said this: Quote, “The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. They have to stand up and say, ‘This is not the person we want representing our party’.”

But on the Harry Reid deal, the President says, quote, “I accepted Harry’s apology without question. I’ve seen the passionate leadership he’s shown on issues of social justice, and I know what’s in his heart.”

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu on Lott, quote, “I can tell you if a Democratic leader said such a thing, they would not be allowed to keep their position.” Oh, yes? Well, we contacted Senator Landrieu today. So far, she won’t comment.

And Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow on Lott, quote, “Those kinds of comments have no place in our society.” But Senator Stabenow also has no comment on Senator Reid – at least so far. Just thought you’d like to know.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2010/01/13/fnc-highlights-obama-double-standard-harry-reid-trent-lott#ixzz0cbPEKdaV
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