January 22, 2009

Imagine if a Republican said this

Robert Reich, the former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor, during a January 7 House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting attended by high-ranking Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

"I am concerned, as I'm sure many of you are, that these jobs [hopefully being created by government spending] not simply go to high skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers." (Source.)

January 7?? Where was the wall-to-wall coverage of this obviously racist statement?

Welcome to the "post-racial" America.

Posted by Hube at January 22, 2009 06:44 PM | TrackBack

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"Jobs....should not go to highly skilled people."????

Uh.....why? I thought that was the purpose.

Posted by: Shirley at January 22, 2009 07:02 PM

For the record, I don't think Reich is really racist. But if he was a GOPer and said it (in reverse), he'd be toast by now.

Posted by: Hube at January 22, 2009 07:19 PM

I will agree with Mr. Reich only if he agrees we should hire inexperienced, unqualified people for our central economic planning jobs. Heck it would hard for the inexperienced to do a worse job than our current experts.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at January 23, 2009 05:01 PM

As a white male who's not currently working, I would like to offer Robert Reich a swift kick in the groin.

Posted by: Joe R. at January 24, 2009 03:54 AM

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