I know, I know, I should view Senator Reid’s comments as a sign of desperation but I am really f****** tired of being accused of being a racist because of ideas I’ve had since years before we had a black president. Its offensive. It is the message of a bully. He does not want to debate. Any Democrat, including the President, who don’t publicly chide him for this are gutless, or worse, think he’s right. It proves that the post racial future we were promised is going to be ruined by the very people who claim to be against racism. Senator Reid:

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.’”

He continued: “When women spoke up for the right to speak up, they wanted to vote, some insisted they simply, slow down, there will be a better day to do that, today isn’t quite right.

“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.”

Yes, he really went there. Being against the government taking over health care is the same thing as being against the freedom and equality of your fellow man.

OK, its time for some in depth analysis:

It is a perversion of politics to skewer political opponents, who are against ceding freedom to the government, as somehow similar to people who wanted the government to protect people who denied other’s their freedom.  Senator Reid is a draconian asshole of the first order who has no desire for real debate. He accuses his opponents of being against equality while he tries to prevent debate on a fascist power grab. I hope Nevada is proud. And the media will not call him on it. I predict that there will be rough 1/1,000th of the newspaper print spilled on this as compared to Trent Lott’s buffoonish admiration of the Dixiecrats.

And I’m not even going to debate the finer points (like the fact that more Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act, oh and what political party that led the abolition of slavery? Seem to remember the letter’s GOP being involved somewhere). End in depth analysis. Did I mention that Senator Reid is an asshole?

OK, back to more polite snark and more mature analysis on other topics. Apologies for the harsh language, but this has got to stop.