Sunday, December 13, 2009

Quote Of The Week

"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.'"

Soon-to-be-former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

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This comment spoke volumes on so many levels.

It shows the idiocy and sheer panic of Harry Reid.

It shows the hypocrisy of the left - the opposition to slavery was from the Democratic party, the Republicans freed the slaves in the form of Abraham Lincoln.

He then compounded the idiocy with this:

"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."

He appeared to be referencing filibusters by Strom Thurmond in 1957, when he was a Democrat. To make this statement even more idiotic, 80% of the lawmakers opposing civil rights were Democrats.

As to hypocrisy, it also shows the willingness of the left (the party determined to stomp out racism wherever it is) to use racist statements whenever they suit their cause.

Finally it is further indictment of the media in this country that a member of the Senate feels comfortable enough making a statement as idiotic as this without any repercussions for the inaccuracy of the statement.

11 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Harry Reid is counting on the strong likelihood that his "audience" doesn't know the historical facts about the Democratic Party.

Leslie said...

The sad part is that many people do not know the historical facts. Add to that the warping of what really happened in the past in this country, then sprinkle it with the new definition of what is 'historical' and we end up with the masses believing this mush.

Sheesh.

Khaki Elephant said...

Accuracy was never a strong suit of the left

Brooke said...

Good lawrd, what AOW said!

I vote for shoving our collective foot so far up Reid's posterior that he cannot talk because his mouth is full of foot.

the malcontent said...

The reality is that Barack Obama has been a marginalized president for over six months. He will be unable to sign into law any serious domestic bills. He has been tied up with his idiotic healthcare bill for over 6 months now, it this don't get passes and it looks as if it won't (lets hope it won't) Obama is going to be in a lot of trouble. The biggest indication I’ve seen so far that the ObamaCare/ReidCare/PelosiCare bill is dying swiftly is when Reid switched from debate on it to another pork-laden appropriations bill. The logical conclusion is that Reid didn’t have the 60 votes, or else he would have called for a vote on the healthcare bill.

It’s possible that he’s trying to use the appropriations bill to bribe wobbling Dems, but it’s equally likely that this pivot away from the health care bill is just because Reid can’t pass it now and it’s looking more and more like he won’t be able to at any time in the future.

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the malcontent said...

The reality is that Barack Obama has been a marginalized president for over six months. He will be unable to sign into law any serious domestic bills. He has been tied up with his idiotic healthcare bill for over 6 months now, it this don't get passes and it looks as if it won't (lets hope it won't) Obama is going to be in a lot of trouble. The biggest indication I’ve seen so far that the ObamaCare/ReidCare/PelosiCare bill is dying swiftly is when Reid switched from debate on it to another pork-laden appropriations bill. The logical conclusion is that Reid didn’t have the 60 votes, or else he would have called for a vote on the healthcare bill.

It’s possible that he’s trying to use the appropriations bill to bribe wobbling Dems, but it’s equally likely that this pivot away from the health care bill is just because Reid can’t pass it now and it’s looking more and more like he won’t be able to at any time in the future.

BTW, please follow me to my new address

Chuck said...

AOW, that and being a Democrat means never having to tell the truth

Leslie, in other words, public education

Khaki, agreed

Brooke, nice thought but he already has his own foot there

Malcontent, agreed. I think the longer they go on health care, the less likely they will pass it. Good thought too on the notion that it may be to bribe Dems.

The Born Again American said...

Harry Reid only has two moving parts, his mouth and his asshole...Fortunately for Harry, they're interchangeable... These guys are in for a real treat when we start playing Cowboys and Progressives... Sons and Daughters of Liberty saddle up, it's time to ride...

Chuck said...

Born Again, thanks for stopping by. His feet will be working next year, to walk his asshole out the door

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

AOW, that and being a Democrat means never having to tell the truth


Or saying that you're sorry and were historically ill-informed.

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