Reid is either a complete historical moron or he just won’t let facts get in the way of an imbecilic rant.
Speaking on the Senate floor this morning, Reid said “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.”
He continued “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.”
Democrats opposed abolition of slavery. Abraham Lincoln, the Republican Civil War president signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves. Dems also opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Robert Byrd (D-WVa): During the 1940s, Byrd was a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan in West Virginia. Byrd was also one of the DEMOCRATS that tried to prevent the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill with a filibuster.
George Wallace,: 4x Democratic Governor of Alabama between 1963 and 1987. Avowed segregationist.
Bull Connor (D-AL): Member of the Ku Klux Klan, staunch advocate of racial segregation. Public Safety Commissioner of Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1960s. Famous for using fire hoses and police dogs against civil rights marchers.
Theodore Bilbo (D-MS): Sought to roll back constitutional guarantees in order to deny blacks the vote. Bilbo also called for the deportation of black Americans and authored a book titled “Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization.”
I see a pattern there.
The Democrats have resorted to calling the American people “nazis”, “evil mongers”, “racist”, and a variety of other epithets for standing up against this tyrannical jack-booted regime. Flinging the race card is a pathetic, crude act of desperation.
Stay classy, Harry.