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Reid: GOP Are Like Slavery Supporters

From Fox News:

Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his GOP-blasting rhetoric to a new level Monday, comparing Republicans who oppose health care reform to lawmakers who clung to the institution of slavery more than a century ago.

The Nevada Democrat, in a sweeping set of accusations on the Senate floor, also compared health care foes to those who opposed women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement — even though it was Sen. Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat, who unsuccessfully tried to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and it was Republicans who led the charge against slavery…

"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," Reid said Monday. "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.’" …

"When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to everyone regardless of the color of their skin, some senators resorted to the same filibuster threats that we hear today."

That seemed to be a reference to Thurmond’s famous 1957 filibuster — the late senator switched parties several years later…

Mr. Reid’s ignorance is stupendous.

The Republican Party was founded on the fight against slavery.

The Democrat Party, before and since, were the proponents of slavery and the subsequent Jim Crow laws after the Civil War.

The Democrats went to war to preserve that peculiar institution.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

24 Responses to “Reid: GOP Are Like Slavery Supporters”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Revisionist history by the founders (D) of the KKK.

    • caligirl9 says:

      They count on the ignorance of American history by its party faithful. No need to learn anything as long as the check is in the mail!

      Reid can’t even make a decent comparison, and if I were the descendant of slaves, I’d be pissed!

  2. Tater Salad says:

    In 2010 we will start draining the swamp that is filled with Democrats. Seems they had their chance for change and have actually really screwed America into the mud.

    Draining the Democratic swamp
    Examiner Editorial

    December 7, 2009

    When the Democrats retook Congress in 2006, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi promised the “to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.” So how’s that promise working out? Let’s start with four developments from the last week:

    » Over the weekend, it was revealed that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., had nominated his girlfriend to be a U.S. attorney in his home state. Baucus is a driving force behind the drive to adopt Obamacare in the Senate.

    » On Friday, it was reported that the House Ethics Committee had opened an investigation of Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. Staffers on Thompson’s committee say he tried to regulate the credit card industry — outside his panel’s legislative purview — to extort campaign donations from the companies facing regulation.

    » Pelosi promised to make congressional office expendiavailable on the Internet. Concurrent with the appearance of the new Web site detailing the information, the amount of information previously available to the public has been significantly restricted. Pelosi then claimed falsely that this was a victory for transparency.

    via Draining the Democratic swamp | Washington Examiner

  3. wardmama4 says:

    I am just astounded that this man is in charge of the Senate and that no one is calling for his resignation. The Republicans/Independents in DC are part of the problem – stand up, grow a spine and uphold the vote of your constituents, your Constitution (which you took an oath to uphold and defend) and stop this treason now – it is not political rhetoric – it is treason committed by a domestic enemy.

  4. Enthalpy says:

    Harry Reid is a low-life slime who continues to try to lead us down the path towards authoritarianism. Without Republicans, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would have failed. Harry knows this, but he’s too much of a liar to admit it.

  5. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “Mr. Reid’s ignorance is stupendous.”

    So is the ignorance of most who vote D. In fact, the entire democratic party is based on the need for people not to think, but to react. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

  6. proreason says:

    just when you think they can’t go any lower…

    to call this guy slime is to insult slime.

  7. canary says:

    The Democrats are attempting to make every American a slave to the Federal Govt. A Republican Senator from Wyoming, also a medical doctor, said the 2400 page bill cuts care to the elderly, and that women will die from breast cancer with the new restrictions. I guess there are classes of people that won’t make good productive slaves.

  8. canary says:

    Harry Reid’s attacks of calling Republicans destructive and murderous, and now slavery is trickling down to our youth at a rapid pace leading to a growing increase of violence of black youth against white youth in our schools. The Democrats drama & violent talk is why black children & youths gathering in large groups to torment, threaten, and injure a white child or youth just trying to pass through a door, or hallway to get to class.
    Harry Reid and the democrats are running a dictatorship turning American citizens into slaves. A Republican WY Senator, also a M.D. was saying the 2400 bill will kill the elderly, and more women will die from breast cancer. I guess they would not make productive slaves in the new chain.

  9. VMAN says:

    It’s real simple. Whatever the libs accuse conservatives of being, they are. They accused President Bush of being a swaggering, stammering dictator and look what we got!!!

  10. beautyofreason says:

    It all goes back to the central assumption of the Democrats:

    If you oppose an expanded federal government and other priorities from President Obama, you are a racist. Only someone obsessed with skin color could fail to see the genius of our president and his goals.

    And nothing says bigot like keeping your private insurance, or paying fewer taxes. Oh, and wanting to blast the thermostat in winter – shameful.

    • canary says:

      The surge of violence began immediately after Obama was elected. Half the country is racist for not voting for him. Ignorance of the parties, beliefs, and issues allowed to go unchecked. Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Gore, Clintons, Kennedys, Carter, are racing the card to a total unrecoverable financial crash of America, to become dictators til their death. How easy to pollute the minds in this country who have no idea what’s going on. Days after Ft. Hood
      adults could be found that had not heard of the terrorist attack on U.S. military soil. It’s a party, where in real life, an intervention would be made to send these American leaders of thieves, to rehab or a 12 step program. Lunacy, with no bottom to hit, recovery impossible, with future consequences with no end in sight.

  11. TwilightZoned says:

    One of the basic Dem principles in action…
    Repeat the lie enough and people will believe it.
    (Their constituents mainly, who also vote based
    on emotion. Another Dem principle. So this statement
    kills two birds with one stone.)

    • BillK says:

      It doesn’t matter whether it’s true; it will be picked up by the press and will be repeated constantly on radio, TV and in print and it won’t matter whether it’s true or not.

      For example, we know that Republicans were anti-slavery in the Civil War, but I’d be surprised if any teachers in our educational system actually taught that fact (and if they do it would be pointed out as an example of “how bigoted today’s GOP has become because of conservative influence.”)

    • TwilightZoned says:

      Let’s just say I am not in the position to teach,
      er, correct the historical inaccuracies in current texts
      used. If I did the unemployment line would be one
      person longer. The sad fact is most of the teachers
      under 40 years of age teaching social studies, history,
      etc. were raised on the lies. They assume they’re true
      and perpetuate them.

  12. Chuckk says:

    When the government takes 40%++ of our incomes and regulates our most minute behavior, we are all slaves.

  13. SBuxton says:

    Well I’m racist because I don’t like a liberal president dictating to everyone that they can’t survive without the goverments help… Then I guess the left is sexist because they don’t like Sarah Palin. The only comments I’ve seen on Palin from the left are idiotic retorts that have nothing to do with fact. They are all about saying that she is, “Gross”. I’m quoting Sara Silverman for that one. I’ve also heard comments that Sarah Palin is “Scary”. Listening to Liberal retort is like listening to a 4 year old try to talk politics at the supper table. “Awe, they’re so cute, they’re trying to contribute, and yet their little brains don’t really know what’s really going on in politics”. And they don’t comment on our previous presidential candidate because they have nothing to say. Are they going to quote Barack and talk about how old he is? Then Barack is an age-ist. How many people voted for this person based on the fact that he was black? Doesn’t that make them the true racist? I didn’t look at his skin when I didn’t like him. I listened to “Share the Wealth”, and my opponent is so old he doesn’t use the internet. And of course I saw how desperate his campaign was to attack a female not for the content of her character, but for the fact that she had more executive experience than any of the candidates. And here we are today still watching Barack campaigning even though he’s already president…
    I love what Newt Gingrich said, “Barack Obama has done nothing but talk and write books”. And to this day he’s still campaigning.

  14. proreason says:

    “Barack Obama has done nothing but talk and write books

    Bill Ayers and PhooFlew wrote the boy king’s books

  15. joeblough says:

    On one hand there’s something almost reassuringly familiar about the insults which spew from the left.

    Now … stop me if you’ve heard this one before … we don’t support their current insane scheme because … WE’RE RACISTS!

    And they’ve only got about half a dozen, maybe a dozen of these riffs in their repetoire. (BTW, if memory serves, Coulter covered this one nicely in Scandal).

    On the other hand however, there is something blood chillingly capital “E” Evil about dingy Harry.

    I had the truly weird experience today of switching my headset to the TV when creepy Harry was droning into the microphone about something. I had to turn off the headset almost immediately, because whoever’s voice it was was giving me cold chills up my spine. I didn’t realize it was Creepy Reid till I looked up at the screen.

    I enjoy mocking their stupidity and madness as well as the next guy. But I think a lot of these bastards are truly and deeply evil.

    Not necessarily physically violent, though heaven knows there’s been some of that too. But real raw bad just the same.

    Evil on the inside — where it really counts.

    • proreason says:

      The Reaper is chilling, even by the low standards of our public “servants”.

      I view him as the Charles Manson of Congress. He doesn’t commit the crimes himself. That would interfere with his pleasure as crime director. And as with Charlie, you get the feeling the threats aren’t a bluff.

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