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    Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    FOXNews.com - 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.

    Senate Republicans on Monday called Reid's comments "offensive" and "unbelievable."

    But Reid argued that Republicans are using the same stalling tactics employed in the pre-Civil War era.

    "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.'"
    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?

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

    Every single Republican should've gotten up and left in protest.
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    You mean the republican constituency is different from the anti-civil rights and pro-slavery folks?

    And how does the fact that the parties have played musical chairs with each-other change the point?


    /shrug

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    You mean the republican constituency is different from the anti-civil rights and pro-slavery folks?

    And how does the fact that the parties have played musical chairs with each-other change the point?


    /shrug
    Do you agree with Reid's "speech"?
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Do you agree with Reid's "speech"?
    the part about the republicans being partisan and opposed to positive social change

    what's not to agree with

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the part about the republicans being partisan and opposed to positive social change

    what's not to agree with
    And you think Democrats are any better?
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    The analogy is distant at best but considering the political affiliations of the folks she's talking about...

    as a liberal I'm going to say that your grandpappy was against civil rights and your great grandpappy was for slavery.

    I dont completely agree with her speech because I believe it is divisional and ineffective past the partisan line. Another thing I will admit is that I believe she knows alot more than when it comes to politicking so I would listen to her and quietly form my own opinion.

    Thats basically what i think.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    And you think Democrats are any better?
    please post where i said that

    being unable to do that i will now accept your appropriate apology

    but the last time ... do not misrepresent what i have to say

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    as a liberal I'm going to say that your grandpappy was against civil rights and your great grandpappy was for slavery.
    ironically they were both rabid Democrats.

    I dont completely agree with her speech because I believe it is divisional and ineffective past the partisan line. Another thing I will admit is that I believe she knows alot more than when it comes to politicking so I would listen to her and quietly form my own opinion.

    Thats basically what i think.
    Her?Harry Reid is a man (or so I've been led to believe.)
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    Re: Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    please post where i said that

    being unable to do that i will now accept your appropriate apology

    but the last time ... do not misrepresent what i have to say
    You implied that it was only Republicans that are partisan and opposed to social change.
    "The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without."

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