The largest newspaper in his home state is taking the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (pictured) to task, saying that the Democrat’s recent comments about Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas highlight a pattern of race card rhetoric.
“The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric,” the editorial continues, adding that Reid “has become especially fond of slinging race cards just to crank up the outrage.”
It apparently began when an angry Reid criticized the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, saying, “women’s lives were determined by the virtues of five white men.”
The issue there is that only four of the justices that sided with Hobby Lobby are white. The fifth justice was Clarence Thomas, who is black.
“Quit the race-baiting already, Sen. Reid,” the editorial said. “You’re clearly colorblind — in all the wrong ways.”