Harry Reid Cracks Asian Joke: Can’t “Keep my Wongs Straight”

Why are the language police never around when a Democrat makes some silly joke using racial stereotypes? If some conservative makes a comment about “Chicago politics,” that’s all it takes for the media to go crazy and act shocked that anyone would make such a racist remark.

But Democrats can get away with pretty much anything, because they have no standards. Asian Breitbart correspondent Tony Lee (is that racist?) reported:

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) joked to the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce that he was having trouble “keeping my Wongs straight.” 

“I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” Reid also told the audience.According to an America Rising video, Reid then told the audience as he was about to walk off the stage, “One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight.” 

Reid appeared at the event to ask the Asian Chamber of Commerce to support Lucy Flores, a Democrat running for lieutenant governor. But the group instead endorsed her rival, Republican Mark Hutchinson, who is supported by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. 

As the Las Vegas Review-Journalnoted, the race for lieutenant governor is important because Sandoval, who is coasting to reelection, may challenge Reid in 2016 and possibly not finish out his second term. 

There were actually two remarks in there that could be construed as “racist.” First, the stereotype that Asians are smart is totally offensive, especially to white liberals. And second, his comment about “keeping [his] Wongs straight” is making fun of Asian names. This is also highly offensive, and once again especially to white liberals. Unless of course the one who made the joke happens to be a liberal. As long as you’re on the right team, you can say and do anything without retribution from the pretend outraged media establishment.

I’m not at all offended by what Harry Reid said. In fact, his out-of-context and flippant remark elicited a slight chuckle from me. But just imagine if this had been a Republican. After a enduring a firestorm from the sanctimoniously indignant media, he’d be calling a press conference by now to announce his resignation or maybe even pull a Budd Dwyer.