Harry Reid drew some of the most over-the-top analogies in Senate history today, as he claimed that Republicans who oppose the Democrats’ government medicine proposals are like those (Democrats, although Reid didn’t mention the fact) who stuck up for slavery. Also, they are like those who opposed women’s suffrage and the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
Maybe Reid hasn’t noticed that according to poll data, most of his constituents join Republican Senators in opposing the Democrats’ health care schemes. I suspect Reid did his re-election chances no favors by impugning Nevadans as pro-slavery and anti-women’s rights.
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