Harry Reid recently tried to capture the moral high ground in the well of the Senate by "equating opposition to Medicare cuts and tax increases with support for human bondage that it took a bloody civil war to end, "
"Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, 'Slow down, stop everything, let's start over.' If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right. When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early, things aren't bad enough.'"Does Harry Reid know any history? I mean, he knows that it was the newly formed Republican party that was the Anti-Slavery party and that it was the democrats that were fighting for slavery, right? We know from history that the Whig Party basically dissolved over the issue of slavery. The protest movement against slavery became the Republican Party, right?
But, no no, this time, they (the democrats) are on the right side of history. umm...brotha puhlease!
The irony of the analogy is staggering. What democrats are currently trying to do with health care reform will actually enslave all Americans regardless of their race! They still believe that Massa knows best, and that they can take care of us better than we can take care of ourselves! But don't worry, they will be benevolent masters (this time). As the government continues to take over large segments of the economy, as they move to rule our lives and everything we do in the name of reducing the costs of health care, the United States will be come one big sharecropping plantation.
It's even more ironic that the President who claims Lincoln as his all time political hero will be the president that could sign into law the legislation that shackles and enslaves an entire country.
Harry, thanks for reminding everybody that when it come to moral issues the Republicans are right (literally), and that you guys are just selfish, power hungry control freaks.