"I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments,"
What did Reid say?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Obama is the nation's first African-American president.
This just makes Reid another in a long line of Democrats who have had to apologize for making racist statements. They call members of which party racist?
But don't worry, Reid supported Obama's run for the White house. In fact, this is what he told him back long ago when Obama was deciding whether to run.
"You're not going to go anyplace here," Reid told Obama of the Senate. "I know that you don't like it, doing what you're doing."
Have truer words ever been spoken?
Obama won't have to worry about Reid hanging around the Senate and forming a white hood coalition with Robert Byrd though because Reid's lease expires next November.
In the poll (Las Vegas Review-Journal), 52 percent of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of Reid, 33 percent had a favorable view and 15 percent were neutral. That's a new low and the worst rating of the paper's 2010 election surveys.
What's more, Reid is trailing all three potential GOP opponents. Sue Lowden, former Nevada Republican Party chairwoman, leads Reid 50 to 40 percent. Danny Tarkanian, a businessman and former UNLV basketball star, has 49 percent of the vote to Reid's 31 percent.
And most shockingly of all, Sharron Angle, a former Reno assemblywoman and virtual unknown, is beating Reid 45 percent to 40 percent. The poll shows 42 percent of respondents don't know her.
Is that harsh or what? The voters of Nevada are so turned off by this dude that they are willing to vote for someone they don't even know. See ya Harry.