Okay today’s post is political in nature only because I am fed up with the hypocrasy and the free pass these idiots get from the media. Yes, I am speaking particularly of a VERY liberal (not to mention corrupt) Senator and the obviously liberal media. In case you don’t know Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is the primary architect of this trainwreck of a “health care” bill that Congress is trying to and hopefully will not pass. Now that public opinion is turning against the bill Senator Reid obviously blames the Republican party for obstructing the bill’s progress by debating some of the contents of the bill. That’s fine and Republicans do the same thing to Democrats all the time….it’s politics. However, Senator Reid goes so far as to compare Republican debate of the health care bill with slavery!!!! Really?!?!?! Here’s his quote: “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.'”
But wait there’s more. Reid goes on to say “When this body [Senate] 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.” Hmmmm let’s take a closer look Harry: Who launched an 83 day fillibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill? That’s right….Democrats did. In fact it gets even better: Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV)–who is still a Senator– personally fillibustered for 14 hours! Not to mention Senator Byrd was an acknowledged member of the Ku Klux Klan!!! Senator Byrd also opposed the Voting Rights Act of 1965!
Democrats fought against Civil Rights and women’s suffrage, not Republicans. So why would Harry “I Need a History Lesson” Reid invoke these historical references? Because he is a giant Douche who is WAY behind in the polls for his re-election bid in 2010 and he is desperate. Now if you tune in to NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, or CNN you will either hear nothing or very little about this. It’s simply dismissed. If a Republican said these things and compared a health care bill with Civil Rights and women’s suffrage there would be outrage for weeks. The media really has become a disgrace….almost as big a disgrace as Harry Reid….almost.
Health care is about finding ways to make sure people are covered and can get the care they need. Civil rights and suffrage are about equality, personal freedoms, rights, and liberty. I refuse to believe these things are on equal footing or should be compared.