Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this the other day on the Senate floor—and it’s the second time he’s made this particular accusation:
The word’s out that [Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney] hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.
What’s with this religious bigotry? What does Reid have against Mormons?
And this, according to Mark Halperin and John Heilemann:
He [Reid] was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama—a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one[.]”
Reid did apologize for these racist remarks, but still. Would he have made either set of remarks (he refuses to apologize for his religious assault) in the first place were he not prejudiced?
Next, there’s then-Senator Joe Biden about then-candidate Barack Obama:
I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking buy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.
Biden did issue a caveated statement that he masqueraded as an apology, but again—would he have made these remarks in the first place were he not prejudiced, just a little?
By Reid’s own logic, it’s not on the questioner to provide any proof at all (although I have offered their own words in support of my questions, which is more than they have done). It’s entirely on the target to provide the proof of their innocence.
I ask, again: are Harry Reid and Joe Biden racists? They have a lot to answer for. Where’s their proof?