Harry Reid Compares GOP Senators Who Oppose Health Care Reform To Supporters Of Slavery

Harry Reid is losing it.  This is a new low even for him.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his GOP-blasting rhetoric to a new level Monday, comparing Republicans who oppose health care reform to lawmakers who clung to the institution of slavery more than a century ago.

The Nevada Democrat, in a sweeping set of accusations on the Senate floor, also compared health care foes to those who opposed women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement — even though it was Sen. Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat, who unsuccessfully tried to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and it was Republicans who led the charge against slavery.

Senate Republicans on Monday called Reid’s comments “offensive” and “unbelievable.”

But Reid argued that Republicans are using the same stalling tactics employed in the pre-Civil War era.

“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.'”

Desperate much?  Keep it up, Harry.  You are digging your own political grave

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

Sixty-eight years ago today, the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan.  In an instant, our nation was at war.  2,402 were killed and 1,282 injured.  There are countless stories of bravery and selflessness during those horrific three hours.  Fifteen men received the Medal of Honor for their heroism on that brutal Sunday morning:

Marvyn Bennion

John Finn

Francis Flaherty

Samuel Fuqua

Edwin Hill

Herbert Jones

Jackson Pharris

Donald Ross

Robert Scott

Peter Tomich

Van Valkenburg

James Ward

Cassin Young

Thomas Reeves

Isaac Kidd

Home of Heroes (hat tip Endangered in Mass)

Though only these fifteen men received our Nation’s highest award, each would have been quick to point to the courage and valor of the many others who were heroes that day, whose deeds may have passed unnoticed and unheralded.   In almost every community around our Nation, there are still living survivors of that horrible day.  As a nation we owe them much…our respect, our thanks, and our compassion.  But, more than anything else, we owe it to these valiant men, never to forget the events of December 7, 1941.  God bless America.