Democrat Senator Harry Reid has been on a roll lately. He's made two remarks that have generated a lot of press, but not in a good way.
Let's start with the race card. That's right … Harry Reid resorted to ridiculous race-baiting in regards to GOP opposition to Obama. Reid told a local radio show that he hopes Republican opposition to Obama is “based on substance and not the fact that he’s African-American.”
Really? Aren't we getting a little tired of this argument from Democrats? This is just about as worn out as Republicans waging a war on women, wanting to push granny over a cliff and supporting dirty air and water. Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina (who is African-American) says that Reid is dividing Americans by “playing to the lowest common denominator.” He's absolutely right and he's also right that the American people deserve better than this. Overcoming Obama's failed policies is enough of a challenge, without having to prove that you are not a racist.
By the way, Harry Reid isn't the only one playing the race card. Hillary Clinton is using her platform to gin up anxiety along racial lines. In a speech to the American Bar Association, Hillary had this to say about voter ID laws: “Not every obstacle is related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention.” Liberals, when desperate, will resort to dividing our nation in order to further their political careers.
Anyway, I said that Harry Reid has made two headlines recently. The first was his race-baiting, and the second comment was related to ObamaCare.
Harry Reid has openly expressed what many of us have known to be true for a while but what skillful politicians have failed to declare publicly: ObamaCare is merely the first step in ultimately establishing a single-payer healthcare system in the United States.
Speaking on PBS' "Nevada Week in Review" Reid says that "the country has to 'work our way past' insurance-based health care." He calls ObamaCare a step in the right direction, but when asked if that meant our country would eventually abandon health insurance, Reid said “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
So there you have it. ObamaCare is working just as planned, eventually leading us to a socialist utopia of single-payer healthcare. If you will recall, Obama in 2003 and 2007 had expressed his desire for a single-payer system and even explained that it would be a transition process before you could eliminate employer coverage. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in charge of implementing ObamaCare, has similarly stated her support for a single-payer system eventually. In other words, ObamaCare is just the first step. It is working like a charm in terms of radically altering the state of health coverage offered by employers and pushing people toward the government for insurance. We are on the path … unless Republicans step up to defund it and stop it before it's too late.