Representative Bill Cassidy (R-La) believes the House of Representatives is such a model for cooperation and fair leadership, John Boehner would NEVER table a bill and stall it for partisan reasons, right? So when Cassidy decides to compare Senate Majority Leader Reid to a plantation slave owner, he should just take it in stride, at least as far as the latest crackpot Republican is concerned, nevermind the incredibly insensitive racist implications.
Cassidy believes that Reid, unlike Boehner, is acting like the slave master. He says,
I wish there was as much offense taken by Harry Reid running the Senate dictatorially, not allowing any votes which he does not personally approve of and the result of which he does not endorse,...Any other interpretation of my remarks is a false controversy designed to distract attention from policies which are demonstrably crushing jobs and taking our country in the wrong direction.”
But we know this comment is dripping with racism, so much so that even Rob Maness, the Tea Party candidate in the race said,
“Congressman Cassidy may not realize this but the language he used included a term that is incredibly offensive to many Americans and he should immediately apologize.”
From what we can gather from Cassidy's response, no apology will be forthcoming. Hopefully, this will mobilize Democratic voters to the polls to keep Landrieu in the seat. True, she is a Blue Dog, but she's smart enough to not offend a good portion of the electorate.