As the Democrats continue to circle the wagons, lets hop in the time machine and flashback to 2002 when Trent Lott was forced to resign over racially charge comments.
Sen. Harry Reid said Republican Senate leader Trent Lott’s decision to relinquish his post Friday came as no surprise.
“He had no alternative,” the Nevada Democrat and Senate minority leader said. “Senator Lott dug himself a hole and he didn’t dig it all in one setting. He dug it over the years. And he couldn’t figure out a way to get out of it.” […]
Lott’s resignation Friday culminated a controversy over his racially insensitive comments at Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party.
Lott said that Mississippians were proud to have voted for Thurmond in 1948 on the pro-segregationist Dixiecrat ticket.
Asked if the episode would serve as a warning to weigh his own words carefully, Reid said: “You play how you practice.”
“If you tell ethnic jokes in the backroom, it’s that much easier to say ethnic things publicly. I’ve always practiced how I play.”
Negro translation: It’s how he rolls, yo.