This time he has declared that those who oppose health care reform are akin to those who opposed Women's Suffrage and the abolition of slavery, as seen in this clip:
Notice Dingy Harry discusses "There were those" and "Some Senators" when talking about Women's Suffrage and the abolition of slavery. What he does not want Americans to recall is that it was a conservative Lincoln of the Republican party who led the nation to end slavery, and the 66th Congress in 1920 was controlled by Republicans when Women's Suffrage was passed.
From The Hill Blog Briefing Room:
Three Republican senators on Monday condemned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) comments that Republicans who oppose healthcare reform are akin to the opponents of abolition and women's suffrage.
"Folks tend to crack under pressure," said Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) at a press conference. "It is an indication of desperation."
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said he was "personally offended" by the remarks that were "beneath the dignity of the Majority Leader...and the Senate."
Senate Republican Policy Committee chairman John Thune (S.D.) called the comments "inflammatory and irresponsible."