From Fox News“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.’”

Interesting take on the healthcare agenda and slavery, Harry…Jefferson Davis was a Democrat that insisted that slavery was necessary to the agriculture prosperity of the United States. In fact, it was a REPUBLICAN, Abraham Lincoln, that abhorred slavery enough to fight for the very right to free them.

But Republicans said they were genuinely appalled. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Reid’s remarks were over the top…..”That is extremely offensive,” he told Fox News. “It’s language that should never be used, never be used. Those days are not here now.”

Oh Harry….how we love to see your shoe hanging out of your mouth; and especially with your approval ratings taking a swan dive that would make Ester Williams gasp. How can one deal with such notoriety?

And Miss Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, said on her Facebook page today:  “Senator Reid’s remarks regarding the health care bill and comparing the position of opponents as akin to supporting slavery is outrageous! The Republican Party was founded by brave people of African descent and Abolitionists to stop slavery. Today, the proposed health care legislation, with it’s abortion caveats is more closely aligned with slavery and the Eugenicists Movement! Shame on you Senator Reid!”

Oh, precious Sister, that was glorious. How correct you are – how can he even come within a million miles of understanding civil rights? Reid certainly doesn’t mind throwing unborn children under the bus so how could he possibly understand the movement that your dear uncle spearheaded?

More from Fox News:  “It seems that with the more power and prestige that Senator Reid gains in Washington, the more insulting he gets towards those of us back home,” former state GOP Chairwoman Sue Lowden said in a statement. “Now, he compares the majority of Nevadans opposing his government-run health care scheme to proponents of slavery. … Senator Reid should apologize — once again — for his unfortunate comments about our citizens.”

Harry, as much as you have a civil right to live and prosper in this great country, taking advantage of every opportunity that it has to offer…how is it that tiny, fragile, beautiful unborn child does not? Since when are you God?