Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Dingy Harry Doubles Down on Slavery Comments
The Hill's Blog Briefing Room is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday defended his remarks from Monday comparing congressional Republican opposition to healthcare to the 19th-century debate over slavery, accusing his GOP critics of "distorting" his intent.
"At pivotal points in American history, the tactics of distortion and delay have certainly been present," Reid said. "They've certainly been used to stop progress. That's what we're talking about here. That's what's happening here. It's very clear. That's the point I made — no more, no less. Anyone who willingly distorts my comments is only proving my point."
Reid on Monday said Republicans were displaying the same mindset as those who defended slavery.
“If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right,” Reid said. “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.’ ”
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele suggested Democrats should strip Reid of his leadership position if he does not apologize for the comments, but Senate Democrats on Tuesday defended him. Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray (Wash.) said there was no discussion of the topic within the caucus and no talk of a Reid apology.
Senator Reid - the only one distorting things is you.
Those who do not support your massive Dingy Harry Reid Hates America Act of 2009 are fully aware that Americans will be enslaved by the government should your bill pass. Therefore it is you who wishes to reinvent slavery, 21st century style.
You and your "Progressive" comrades (and I say that Soviet-Style, you betcha!) should have the ability to organize your Democrats and get your sixty votes you need to shove this thing down our throats, yet you are such an incompetent leader you couldn't sell diesel fuel to a trucker.
We Americans see right through your name-calling and understand that what you are trying to do is add to your already bloated bankroll so that you may pay more favors to the likes of SEIU and ACORN for "getting out the vote" for you.
We Americans understand that you wish to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, and that if you have "free" health care to offer these illegals, they will instantly be persuaded en masse to vote for you and your ilk who wish to keep them and others sucking on the government teat.
And most of all, we Americans understand that it is completely illegal for the federal government to force us to purchase anything, and believe me when I tell you that if you somehow ram this bill down our throats, you will be voted out on your ass (which may very well happen anyway).
Senator Reid, we Americans will not stand for this Socialism you wish to impart on America.