DP: Dennis Prager here, and let's go to Akron, Ohio and Griffin. Griffin, thank you for calling.
Griffin: Thank you for taking my call. I just want to preface this call by saying how much I appreciate your show. It is by far the most philosophically and intellectually interesting show out of all the talk shows I listen to.
DP: Very kind of you. Thank you.
Griffin: I just wanted to say you're talking about whether Harry Reid's comments were racist or not. And I believe that his words themselves weren't, but what he insinuated was. For example, he said he supports Barack Obama because he is light skinned and speaks without a Negro dialect. Well, that's insinuating that he wouldn't like him if he had a darker skin tone, or did speak with a Negro dialect.
DP: Well, I don't know if he said that that's why he supports him. I thought he was insinuating, because we don't have the whole context here, the book is not out, but I thought that the insinuation was that gives him a much better chance of winning.
Griffin: Right, which would be saying that if he had darker skin, or spoke with a different dialect, then he wouldn't have as much of a chance.
DP: Yes, so why is that racist?
Griffin: Well, because that's saying that because of his skin tone, he has a better chance versus if he has a lighter skin color...
DP: Well, what if I, what if somebody said that if a, let's say, a Jewish candidate in New York were running, and a guy said if this guy didn't have such a thick, Yiddish accent, if this guy did have a thick, Yiddish accent, he wouldn't have as good a chance to win. Is that anti-Semitic?
Griffin: Yes, I believe it is.
Griffin: Yeah, it would be the same thing...
DP: No, it's anti-Semitic if the guy says I can't support a Jew with a Yiddish accent. That is. That's not what he was saying. He was saying about the guy's chances. What if what he said is accurate? I mean...
Griffin: And it might be, but if that's accurate, then what does that say about the state of race relations in this country if you can't...
DP: Ah, okay. Then Griffin, you just changed from what does it say about the state of American voters, to what does it say about the guy who said the comment. But that's the issue that's being raised here, the guy who's made the comment. Look, folks, I want to throw up defending Harry Reid. I have no respect for the man. I think he is damaging my country. I think he is a fool. He's a left wing ideologue, and he is destroying my country. But truth comes before even that. What he said is not racist. The whole thing was invented by the left to destroy the right using the race card. Do we want to use it? We may have no choice. But at least let's be clear, that if it was used against Trent Lott and George Allen and crushed them, then it ought to crush Harry Reid. But it won't, and I'm not even asking that it does. But don't be proud if you're a liberal. You can only be ashamed on the entire issue of race.