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Obama tells Roland Martin: Harry Reid on "right side of history"

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WASHINGTON--President Obama was interviewed Monday by Chicago's Roland Martin, for his new show, Washington Watch with Roland Martin. In the interview, to be played on the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Obama said embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv.) was a "good man" when asked about him calling him--during the 2008 campaign--a "light-skinned'' African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." The comments came in the book about the 2008 presidential season, "Game Change."

Said Obama, in a segment broadcast Monday said, "For him to have used some inartful language in trying to praise me, and for people to try to make hay out of that, makes absolutely no sense. ...This is a good man who has always been on the right side of history."

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To: Roland Martin.

Mr. Martin I am a black 51 year old male. That means I'm been black longer then YOU! Please stop saying what black people think! I NEVER met you I NEVER in my 51 years living in America had a meeting with the 38 million other black America and elected a BLACK LEADER. You and other blacks on TV take a liberty that has cause blacks to be stereotyped. With your statement like" US BLACK FOLK" "YOU KNOW US" IT'S A BLACK THING" etc etc etc... It make me SICK! especially when the black person is STUPID! Your interview with the young people prove just that! Instead of asking question and waiting for answer . You stupidly continue to inject the spend of the majority of the white control media! To imply that President Obama spent to much time on healthcare is down right STUPID! For 60 year there been nothing done to help the 40 million unsured. In 10 year by doing nothing healthcare will be unaffordable or abolish for many more Americans. The truth of the matter is as the first black President . President Obama is dealing with his mostly white democrat Party and the mostly all white republican party. The Scott B. photo is a example of you Roland talking against so-call racism. What Scott did was nasty and stupid BUT NOT RACIST! Believe me the first lady is a very strong woman and if she thought she was disrespected . She surely does not need YOU! You make black people look stupid!

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