Well we can now add Harry Reid to the lost list of lefties using the race card to defend healthcare reform. On the Senate floor yesterday Reid had this to say about Republicans who opposed the 2,000-page monstrosity.
"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.'"
He continued: "When women spoke up for the right to speak up, they wanted to vote, some insisted they simply, slow down, there will be a better day to do that, today isn't quite right.
"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."
As far as race card hustling goes, this is a clumsy one. Harry completely glosses over the fact that it was a Republican president that freed the slaves and still uses the analogy anyway. Harry even tosses in a bunch of other "isms" for good measure.
What Reid also doesn’t take into consideration is that a whole lot of the opposition to the senate’s healthcare reform comes from his side of the aisle too. Are they slave loving misogynist bigots too?
I have noticed and I am sure you have too, that many on the left love to compare every issue to the worst possible examples in history. For example, any recession under a Republican administration is likened to the Great Depression or any war under a Republican administration is always like Viet Nam. Why do they do this and who actually buys into these over the top comparisons away?
The thing that lefties like Harry fail to understand about over playing the race card is that eventually people start to take the cry of racism as a big fat joke. People become casual to charge. Eventually, just like in The Boy Who Cried Wolf, real incidents of racism will be ignored. Already we can see people starting to mock this over use of the race card.
It is only a matter of time before everyone gives the big Ho-Hum to any charge of racism. Should that day come, you can thank Harry Reid, Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Carter and the rest of the Raaaaacism Industrial Complex.
Via: Michelle Malkin