December 8 2009
Harry Reid is Wrong on History and Wrong on Health Reform
Originally published by US News & World Report
I am black. I am a woman. And, with all due respect, I think Harry Reid has lost his mind.
Yesterday, on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Reid compared those who oppose his healthcare reform package to those who opposed ending slavery, fought against women's suffrage, and thwarted civil rights. What's next, Holocaust comparisons?
Many assume that given my race and gender, I would support the Senate health reform bill as a savior of the masses. I do not. And thousands, if not millions, of blacks, Hispanics, women, low-income, and at-risk communities feel the same.