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SENATOR HARRY REID ADMITS: “I’M NO SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER”

imageWashington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – In a speech before the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas last Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) delivered a couple of punch lines that many consider to be racist and insensitive to Asian Americans.

“One problem I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight,” Reid said with a chamber officer, Terry Wong, standing by his side. It was Reid’s take off from the often-quoted racist remark, “Two Wongs don’t make a Right.”

Earlier in his speech, Reid also admonished his predominantly Asian American audience by saying, “I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are.”

Very few of the mainstream media and Asian American advocacy groups called him out on his remarks, but realizing he had offended many Asian Americans, Reid issued this apology:

“I realize I may have offended a lot of people with my remarks.  I should have known better.  I now realize I’m no smarter than Asian Americans.  In fact, I’m no smarter than a 5th grader.” (It was a take off from the popular TV show)

HILLARY CLINTON SHOWS OFF HER TWERKING SKILLS

photoLas Vegas, Nevada – The Clintons, without any doubt, have great talents outside of politics. Saxophone is to Bill Clinton, and Twerking is to Hillary Clinton.  The former Secretary of State surprised her audience when she displayed her twerking abilities on stage during a speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegas (see photo).

Twerking is a type of dancing in which an individual, usually female, dances to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.  Introduced in the late 1990’s, twerking gained new popularity during last year’s MTV Video Music Awards in which Miley Cyrus twerked to the music of  ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke.

Unlike Cyrus, who basically stripped down to flesh-colored underwear during her MTV performance, Clinton maintained her class by wearing her infamous pant suit.