Caught this as I was about to turn in, seems that in lashing out against Republicans who oppose the kind of health care reform Harry Reid has been proposed, the Nevada Democrat has been attacking his own constituents.
As he compares “Republicans who oppose health care reform to lawmakers who clung to the institution of slavery more than a century ago“, he seem to be oblivious to the growing number of Americans opposing the type of health care reforms he and his fellow partisans have been pushing. If Republicans who oppose health care reform are akin to those clinging to “the institution of slavery”*, wouldn’t then Nevadans who oppose Obamacare also be a akin to those bitter clingers?
Fifty-three percent of those polled say they do not support reform legislation, wich 39% in favor. In October, 49% opposed it and 40% favored it.
Seems then that by Harry Reid’s own logic, he was elected by a bunch of people similar to those who once clung bitterly to slavery.
*Does one cling to the institution of slavery like one clings to guns, religion and antipathy to people who aren’t like them?