Reid's Obama comments could worsen Democrats' woes - Taiwan News Online Let me start off by saying I really don't think Harry Reid is a racist or holds any racist views. The problem I have is this. There is a definite double standard and a showing of hypocrisy on the left. A few years ago Senator Trent Lott made a comment about Strom Thurmond on Thurmund's birthday, saying we wouldn't have had the problems we had if Thurmond, a segregationist, been elected president. Lott was torn apart not only by the press, but by Congressional Democrats. Now Reid makes comments about "negro dialect" and him being "light-skinned". I'm just curious, where is the indignation they showed towards Lott? Why hasn't the media demanded Reid's resignation like they did for Lott? So is it a double standard? Is it a case of hypocrisy?