Just when you think Harry Reid cannot sink any lower, the man puts on a scuba tank and dives right out of his sinking ship. Harry Reid's latest gaffe is probably going to turn out to be his Trent Lott moment. Just as Trent Lott made a bizarre comment in support of Strom Thurmond's policies--a comment that effectively ended Lott's political career--Harry Ried has made a far more ridiculous, insulting, and demeaning comment about Barack Obama. According to Game Change, a book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Harry Reid, speaking in private when Obama was still a senator, described Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
This statement sheds a lot of light on Harry Reid's racial views. It should be noted that Harry Reid is a Mormon. Even though the Mormons have changed their views, traditionally, Black people were strongly considered to be inferior in the Mormon faith. By Mormon tradition, people with dark skin had been cursed.
Certainly, Harry Reid's religion should not be blamed for his character-exposing comments about Obama. People have long demonstrated the ability to be bigots without the need of any religious justifications. Harry Reid is probably just a typical liberal elitist who looks down on minorities and takes them for granted. If you are a minority, now you know how the Democrat leaders see you.