Senate Majority Leader Reid: A True Statist?

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An insult was in order for Harry Reid after reading this lead story in Politics Daily but why stoop to name calling? Harry Reid is what he is and that is someone who either truly believes that the country is better off with a free market that has been subverted by people who do not understand economics or American history OR he is a man who wants to twist truth and reality because he hates America as it is. No one but Harry Reid knows for sure!

Recently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went on the floor of the Senate to add some “historical perspective” to what the Democratic majority is proposing as a “reform” to America’s healthcare system.

He began:

“It amazes me that the Minority Leader rejects that what we’re doing is truly historic,” Reid said, referring to Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “I am confident that history will prove the Republican leader wrong.”

OK! That’s how he feels about the Democratic proposals: they’re “historic” . . . probably few Americans would disagree with that; but then Reid went on to prove his ignorance on the topic by comparing the Republican opposition to the Democratic attack on the free market to the opponents of slavery and suffrage:

“If you think you’ve heard these 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.'” Reid added the women’s suffrage movement and the fight for civil rights to the list of fights that overcame even the staunchest opposition. “History is repeating itself before our eyes….If not now when?” Reid asked rhetorically.

Reid’s grasp of history is quite as flawed as his grasp of reality. There is NO legitimate comparison between slavery or suffrage or the civil rights struggle, true evils arising out of greed and/or ignorance, and the economic system that turned this country from a primitive frontier to the economic giant it WAS . . . was, that is, before our government, under both Republican and Democratic leadership, began to destroy it’s economy. Also no valid comparison between slavers, bigots and the cavemen who opposed suffrage, and those who oppose a bloated government.

Now Reid and company want to put the finishing touches on our economic destruction — not just with healthcare but with Cap and Trade and out of control spending.

So either a) I’m a hysterical reactionary who has terribly misjudged a benign effort to bring America back from the brink; OR b) Harry Reid is just a true believer in Statism who innocently believes that government control is the best alternative for America; OR c) Reid, and the rest of the Obama administration, so dislike the concept of American Exceptionalism that they are intentionally out to ‘level the International playing field’ by bringing the U.S. down to the level of the rest of the world?

Yes I know, ‘time will tell’ but if the answer is either b or c, time may be in very short supply.

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