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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    Conservatives express outrage over Reid slavery remarks -- yet routinely claim progressives enslaving America

    Conservative media figures have attacked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) remarks linking slavery to Republican opposition to health care reform legislation, but have routinely attacked progressives and the Obama administration for creating "slavery" and enslaving the public.

    Conservatives frequently accuse Obama administration, progressives of creating "slavery"

    For instance:

    * Beck: Recipients of federal aid have been "taught to be slaves"

    * Beck: Progressive policies create "slavery"; "slavery to government, welfare, affirmative action, regulation, control"

    * After ranting about how "illegal immigration is modern-day slavery," Beck compares himself to Ben Franklin

    * Beck says he can "make a case" Rathke brothers are "enslaving people through ACORN"

    * Beck: "The government's irresponsible spending is turning us into slaves"

    * Tax deduction change latest Obama proposal Beck claims "involves enslaving people"

    * Beck: "You know what this president is doing right now? He is addicting this country to heroin -- the heroin that is government slavery."

    * Beck says of stimulus package: "It is slavery"

    * Beck again compares recovery bill to slavery

    * On Fox, Forbes' Ozanian refers to Employee Free Choice Act as "pro-slavery bill"

    * Breitbart's BigGovernment.com publishes blog post comparing health care reform proposal to slavery

    * In rant on health care, Levin equated Senate Finance bill with "economic slavery"

    * Limbaugh: Democratic Party "obsessed with your death," "party of abortion and euthanasia, slavery and not liberty"

    * Limbaugh's guest host is latest radio host to compare current policies or proposals to slavery


    Conservatives express outrage over Reid slavery remarks -- yet routinely claim progressives enslaving America | Media Matters for America
    You seem to have confused historical slavery with political rhetoric.
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Why does everyone always equate slavery with the plight of Africans in the new world?.....
    It went on for thousands of years before Columbus got here....

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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    health care reform is the first example which comes to mind

    what reforms has the republican party offered up to improve access to healthcare for those who are now without it?
    Quite frankly most of us don't consider the present bills being offered by this administration and this congress as improving access to healthcare. They force this on the country at their own peril.

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    The Senate worked through the weekend on its version of the national health care bill, with President Obama stopping by for a rare Sunday visit, but for the second week in a row, only 41% of U.S. voters favor the health care plan proposed by the president and congressional Democrats.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% oppose the plan. And as has been the case for months, the emotion’s on the sign of the naysayers: 40% Strongly Oppose the plan, while just 23% Strongly favor it.

    Support for the president’s health care plan fell to 38%, its lowest ever, just before Thanksgiving. Followed by two weeks at 41%, this marks the lowest extended period of support for the plan yet. With the exception of a few days following nationally televised presidential appeals for the legislation, the number of voters opposed to the plan has always exceeded the number who favor it.

    “This suggests that public opinion about the health care plan is hardening,” says Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports. “Despite the fact that most American believe our health care system needs major changes, most are opposed to what Congress is currently doing about it.”

    Rasmussen Reports is continuing to track public opinion on the health care plan on a weekly basis, with updated findings released each Monday morning.

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    The Senate is expected to take up the abortion issue as part of its health care debate this week. Earlier polling shows that 48% nationwide want abortion coverave banned in the health care bill, while just 13% want such coverage mandated in the legislation......
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Why does everyone always equate slavery with the plight of Africans in the new world?.....
    It went on for thousands of years before Columbus got here....
    It continues in various parts of the world today.
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Someone tell Reid that it was the Republicans that freed the slaves.

    His polls dwindling rapidly, his party trailing badly in the pre-2010 polls, old Harry looks like he wants to go out in a blaze of glory. Where'd I put my matchbox?
    Democrats are bitter and desperate it appears.

    For Reid to be trotting out these ridiculous comparisons, one has to think this bill is about to go under.

    Which would be a good thing by the way.
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Stryker
    Liberals/Democrats still treat blacks as inferior,.....
    Oh??? How many black Republicans are there in the U. S. Congress?
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i can't stand reid
    yes, he is a partisan democrat
    he is also a crook

    but that i agree with his comments regarding the republican partisanship and opposition to positive change for America's society in no way implies i defend reid or his ilk
    So, you consider destroying the healthcare system of the United States to be "positive social change"! Doctors will retire early, young doctor prospects will pick more lucrative fields (if anything is lucrative after Obama is finished). Rationed medicine will not help the indigent - it will merely make it impossible for those who earn their keep in America to obtain adequate healthcare.

    Hey Dems... whatever you do, don't upset the trial lawyers by digging into one of the leading accelerators of health care costs: frivolous lawsuits by trial lawyers!
    Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!

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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    Conservatives express outrage over Reid slavery remarks -- yet routinely claim progressives enslaving America

    Conservative media figures have attacked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) remarks linking slavery to Republican opposition to health care reform legislation, but have routinely attacked progressives and the Obama administration for creating "slavery" and enslaving the public.

    Conservatives frequently accuse Obama administration, progressives of creating "slavery"
    It's hell when the truth hurts... ain't it!
    Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!

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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    Oh??? How many black Republicans are there in the U. S. Congress?
    Is the party chairman of the democratic party black?
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Senator Reid's analogy was horrible and misplaced. It is yet another example of the extreme rhetoric from all sides that has tarnished U.S. political discourse. The personalization, exaggeration, and demonization that substitutes for a rigorous and focused discussion on ideas and positions is not constructive.

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