You can always tell how desperate a politician is getting to save a foundering pet cause based on how ridiculous their fear-mongering gets — and Harry Reid is pushing the envelope of demagoguery once again:

Majority Leader Harry Reid took his GOP-blasting rhetoric to a new level Monday, comparing Republicans who oppose health care reform to lawmakers who clung to the institution of slavery more than a century ago.

Harry Reid is a leader in a party that wants to control every aspect of our lives and rigidly enforce our compliance, and he’s comparing the side that wants to keep these chains off to supporters of slavery? This is kind of like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling you homophobic.

Hey, at least no Democrat leaders have compared the anti-Obamacare crowd to Nazis. What? Oh, nevermind.

I might be a little fuzzy on my history, Harry, but wasn’t Abraham Lincoln a Republican?

In other news, Harry Reid is now saying “yes” to abstinence. If only his mother would have done the same decades ago.

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