In an effort to impose socialized medicine on an America that does not want it, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just did what all liberals do when they are desperate: he played the slavery/racist card. He's Harry:
"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.
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.'"
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."
Its that old and tired tactic that liberals can't get enough of: "If you do not agree with us, you are racist."
They play it more often than WNEW used to play "Stairway to Heaven."
Lets put aside the fact that Harry is just flat out wrong on history (Lincoln was a Republican, the Southern block of Senators who filibustered civil rights legislation were all Democrats, etc.).
Lets also put aside the fact that the party that endorses racial preferences is the Democratic Party.
Lets put aside the fact that the party who endlessly lectures us on the importance of diversity filibustered and denied the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the federal bench.
Lets also put aside the fact that liberals in the Senate sing endless praises for Robert Byrd, their former majority leader and the current Senior Senator from West Virginia who just happened to be a former member of the KKK. (I guess liberals explain that one away as a "youthful indiscretion". I guess that youthful indiscretion extended to when after Martin Luther King was assassinated when Byrd gave a speech on the Senate floor blaming King for his own death. Byrd was 51 years old at the time. By the way, if I googled the phrase "Liberals politicians praise Robert Byrd" my computer would explode from the amount of hits.)
If we put all of that truth aside, it seems that Reid and his fellow liberal legislators actually believe that the rights Americans have under the U.S. Constitution (free speech, religion, the right to bear arms etc. (I put that one in there to drive liberals batty) extends to socialized medicine.
To people like Reid, they think Patrick Henry actually said "Give me a government subsidized colonoscopy or give me death!"
To people like Reid, Harriet Tubman ran the underground railroad to help black women get government sponsored mammograms.
Most people know better.