Tuesday, December 08, 2009

'It Was Not a Sober Moment for Harry Reid at All'

There seem to be fewer and fewer lucid moments for Harry Reid. Considering the dim bulb from Searchlight may be approaching the final year of his Senate career, he's now getting down and dirty with his angry gutter politics, unable to control his rage. His latest stunt, despicably claiming the GOP's opposing his healthcare scam is akin to wanting to preserve slavery, is so out of bounds with the alleged "decorum" of the Senate it demands censure and an apology.

Of course none will be coming and the media is basically ignoring his outrageous and historically incorrect assertions.

Today RNC Chairman Michael Steele unloaded on Reid.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele Tuesday demanded that the Senate Democratic leader apologize for invoking slavery as he criticized Republicans for their opposition to passing health care reform.

"Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all Republicans can come up with is this: Slow down, stop everything, let's start over," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Monday.

"If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right," Reid also said from the Senate floor. "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, let's wait, things aren't bad enough."

Steele, the RNC's first African-American chairman, took exception with Reid's remarks.

"It was not a sober moment for Harry Reid at all," Steele said Tuesday morning on CBS. "It was an ignorant moment.

"I'm kind of sick and tired of the left and Democrats in this country. When they get into trouble and don't get their way and their backs are up against the wall on legislation or whatever it is that they're trying to do, they go to that card. They play that race card, that slavery card, that civil rights card."
It's all they know. You oppose them? You're racist. You oppose the president's agenda? You're racist.

No wonder they face a tsunami next November.

Of course Reid's spokesthing retorts ever so smugly.
Reid's spokesman, Jim Manley, responded to Steele's initial statement Monday by calling his remarks "feigned outrage."

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