August 22, 2014 10:21 pm -

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had some word to eat.


“My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize,” he told The Hill. “Sometimes I say the wrong thing.”

The jokes he made to the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce included comments about how many Wongs there are (“One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight”), as well as how Asians have deceived the world into thinking that they are intelligent.

This isn’t the first time that Reid has made questionable comments about race: back in 2008, he privately made comments that then-candidate Barack Obama would be successful, thanks to his “light-skinned appearance and speaking patterns with no negro dialect.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

7 responses to Harry Reid Apologizes For Asian Jokes

  1. Tommy6860 August 22nd, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    :'( This is a horrible thing to say. I also did not know he said that about Obama back in “08”. If this is true, he shouldn’t be a senator considering this is twice now where he made racist innuendos.

    • John Tarter August 23rd, 2014 at 8:15 am

      And the man still refuses to bring up any of the 300 plus bills sent to him from the house.

      • OldLefty August 23rd, 2014 at 8:40 am

        In many cases, the Senate is working on a bill on the same
        topic, but without using the House bill as a starting point.

        In many cases, the Senate is working on a bill on the same
        topic, but without using the House bill as a starting point.

        Very few of the bills passed by the House were aimed at
        compromise or agreement with the Senate.”

        Most are just “gotchas” for the next election.

        Meanwhile, the House won’t vote on anything without the majority of the majority.

  2. John Tarter August 23rd, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Good old Harry Reid, still as despicable as ever.

    • OldLefty August 23rd, 2014 at 8:35 am

      That’s what they say about the GOP leadership.

      Come up with some original material.

  3. William August 23rd, 2014 at 10:50 am

    At least Harry apologized. I’d very much like to find that Chinese restraint cashier that I owe an apology to. I would painstakingly calculate my order to equal eleven dollars and eleven cents, When my roommate and I went to pick up the order, the first one to giggle would have to pay.
    I only recently stopped being a 14 year old.

  4. Always Right August 23rd, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    This guy lies with perfection. He is always making false accusations, so why believe him now.