Dear Editor: There is a double standard in Washington D.C. The double standard is that Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said in a book that Obama is "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." If that is not racist, I do not know what is, and Reid’s not having to step down from being Senate Majority Leader is a double standard when Sen. Lott lost his leadership post.
I think that there is a double standard in this, because it seems like a Democrat can say something that is racist, but when a Republican says something like that, they do not get a free pass. One only has to look at what was said by Obama back in 2002 when then Senator Majority Leader Trent Lott made his racist remark. Obama said that Lott needed to be put out of his leadership post. That is he should not be the representative of the Republicans in the Senate, but when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said what he said, Obama said that we need to move on and that he knows what is in his heart and that Reid is sorry for what he said.
If they are going to push one out of his leadership post and not the other, that is a double standard; let’s hold all to the some standard.
John A. Sutherland