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Labrador Denounces Reid Comments

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said he couldn’t see how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. (CBS News story here.) Today, Raul Labrador, the Puerto Rico-born Republican who is seeking to unseat Democrat Walt Minnick in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District race, fired back: “I cannot believe an elected leader of Harry Reid’s stature can continue to make racist comments about huge numbers of Americans. Harry Reid’s latest race-baited comments are simply unacceptable to all members of the Hispanic community. Denigrating the entire Republican Hispanic community, including myself, is simply outrageous. Contrary to Senator Reid’s beliefs, the Latino community is perfectly capable of making choices of political affiliation that are in its best interests, including being Republicans.” More from Labrador.

Question: Do you see anything wrong with Reid’s remark?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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