Here’s the relevant part of what he said (via Breitbart.tv):
“[Franklin] Raines, who you’re talking about, worked for Fannie Mae, was there for a while. The only connection that people could bring up about Raines and Barack Obama is they both are African-American, other than that there is nothing.”
That was from an interview he did on Las Vegas’ KXNT 840 AM radio station – the radio host’s name is Casey Hendrickson. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Note how, after Reid throws the race card out there, and Hendrickson takes offense to it and tells him so, Reid stupidly says in response (paraphrasing): “Well you’re the one who brought up Franklin Raines, not me.”
This is just one more way that Democrats continue to try and shut down criticism of The One – if it’s not by legal means or intimidation, it’s by playing the race card. And the media, of course, plays right along with them.
So much for their claims of wanting to have an ‘open, honest, frank dialogue’ with the American people.
Update/Related: One “uncommitted” townhall questioner really wasn’t so “uncommitted” – and played the race card against McCain today, too. Amanda Carpenter has the details.