January 12th, 2010
10:45 AM ET
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Orange Curtain, CA

    Good...much to do about nothing. Reid was right anyway and everyone knows it.

    January 12, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. RNC = DNC = politics as usual

    Obama – not talking race? This would be the first time – that was his campaign platform.

    January 12, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. jmz

    yeah yeah yeah..blah blah blas...Obama and the Dems have been the biggest PROponents of using race and racism to win and get what they want than anyone. Thats right CNN keep promoting racism. keep promoting the double standard thats destroying us. REAL Americans know Obama and the Dems are racists and only hurt the minority races they lie and say they are for. Im sure libtards will love to blast me . after all they will NEVER allow things like facts and common sense to get in the way of their pathetic little jabs and self entitles tiny minds. GET READY FOR SOME TEA KIDS.....!! TEAPARTY FOREVER OBAMA NEVER!

    January 12, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. Scott, Tucson

    This is great stuff! had it been anyone other than a democrat making these racist remarks about obama, they would have been crucified by the likes of Reid, Pelsoi, Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Their hypocrisy is staggering.

    January 12, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  5. dittohead using forty names

    Weak people need to be able to look down on others and blame for all their own short comings,thats whey they buy big trucks,to make up for their lack of size and tons of makeup to hide what they believe to be flaws.

    January 12, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. Silence Dogoode

    He never does unless it is in his best interests....that's why he ignores his white half so much....

    January 12, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  7. Glenn Huffman

    Yes, Obama needs this seat for the up coming elections..so Obama is not going to make waves. They do not want any in fighting this close to the mid-terms now do they.

    January 12, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  8. Kevin in Ohio

    Defend liberals at all costs, Obama. Even though they are racist and hell-bent on maintaining the status quo of African American victimization.

    January 12, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. obama the liar

    only because the comment came from a liberal democrap.

    January 12, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  10. Ignorant Liberal

    Of course he isn't!!!!

    It isn't politically expedient for him to do so now.

    Nobama is a con man of epic porportions. The sheeple are waking up to it.

    January 12, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  11. Bing Hastings

    NOW he's not talking race? He sure was just a few months ago concerning the police around the Harvard professor's situation.

    January 12, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. T-ROY

    This is for all you democrats; if you don't like Republicans now , wait untill after the mid – term election ; I do think that people will show that they disaprove of how things has been going,and seat will be lost.

    January 12, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. Abe

    I admire the president for not talking race. He knows the race divide in this country and he has more pressing issues to tackle such as the economy, health care and the war on terror. So it will be ludicrous for him to get engaged in the subject. Senator Reid apologized to the president / Black Caucasus and to the American people for his remarks. What we need is a solution, educating people and bring a sense of dignity to people that we are all equal. What we do not need is people like Mr. Steele a black man himself makes a race comment and turns around and attack Senator Reid as well as his republican counter parts. So hats out to the president to be a person who understands and lived this kind of comments to accept the apology, evaluate things and lives by the hope that all of us are equal and should be treated equally. This country belongs to all of us. God Bless.

    January 12, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  14. Nea

    Didnt this President already do a speech on race for those who want him to talk about race CNN need to go back and watch his speech during the campaign.

    January 12, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  15. Tania

    What Reid had written is true! Good discussion last night on Anderson Cooper's program.

    January 12, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  16. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    For starters, no one wants to talk about race. At work, at school, etc. Like no one wants to talk about prejudice or discrimination, people feel uncomfortable talking about those issues.

    Let the experts take over and analyze what's going on...like myself! 🙂

    I would like to thank the University of California in Los Angeles for supplying the books, materials, info, etc on my studies. It is greatly appreciated...pass the word CNN, 🙂

    January 12, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  17. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    We could continue to pretend that this particular statement by this particular man, made in this particular context about this particular President has some particular negative significance,
    We could deal with the truth:

    A man used a word that had, at one time been appropriate, which had become less desirable and replaced (twice). He never, in any way meant anything malicious, hurtful or negative. Why try and make it appear thus?

    January 12, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  18. LacrosseMom(stuck in moderation)

    Why would he? And why has CNN made such a huge deal out of a comment made a few years ago by Sen. Reid? Is CNN surprised that ignorance & racism are still part of the American landscape?

    January 12, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Then Senator Obama is on record with a poignant speech on race that he made during the campaign when the whole Rev. Wright issue was brought to surface. Stop trying to pigeon-hole this man into saying ANYTHING that you will later use for fodder to tear into him. This is why somebody invented You-tube. Go look it up!

    January 12, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  20. TCM

    the only thing Obama worries about is Obama.....

    January 12, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  21. Monster Zero

    Race? Anyone see what the commodities market is doing? Farmers are broke and planning on planting the lowest estimated crop since WWII, like 30% of the norm. Can you say dismal outlook? Can you say lowest consumer confidence level in decades? Can you say negro males, both light skinned and dark equate to the highest unemployment rate of any?

    Obama's change was just an escalation of the same old same old, politics as usual only to the worse at the nth degree, ZERO not Hero!

    January 12, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |