Accusing someone of being a racist is typically a last desperate measure when someone has lost an argument. This week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid compared Republicans' opposition to his health care bill to 19th century defenders of slavery.
“If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right,” Reid said. “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.’”
Dr. Melissa Clouthier writes that because government health care will mean that individuals will have less choice in their health care decisions, the inverse of what Reid said is true:
Those who fight the health care legislation fear being owned. They fear that every personal decision from cradle to grave will be manipulated by a nameless, faceless bureaucrat in Washington D.C. They fear easily accessible files, not unlike the IRS, where a government employee can know every private piece of information about the citizen’s life. They fear health care decisions made for financial expedience. In short, those who fight against this health care bill, don’t want to be owned by the government...
Harry Reid is all about ownership… the government owns and the taxpayer is enslaved.
- Pre-October 2009