Democrat Rep. Ed Markey, who is running for John Kerry's open Senate seat in Massachusetts, came up with a pretty boneheaded comment. In trying to express his outrage with the Supreme Court's Citizen's United case regarding campaign finance laws, Markey said the following:
“The constitution must be amended. The Dred Scott decision had to be repealed, we have to repeal Citizens United.”
Really Congressman? You are going to compare the Citizens United decision to the court's decision to uphold slavery? If a Republican were to make a remark comparing any decision to that of the horrendous Dred Scott decision, there would be outrage among liberals, Democrats, the Congressional Black Caucus or any other group who finds it offensive to compare nearly anything to slavery.