Invoking Slavery in Today’s Politics

This should annoy some folks.

Over here we have someone comparing slavery to health care:

And here is a story about a Republican candidate for the United States Senate from Indiana who compares himself to Lincoln and invokes slavery and the sectional crisis as points of comparison.

But you can always use slavery to create compelling math problems for third graders, right?

h/t to the reader who sent me the image.

4 thoughts on “Invoking Slavery in Today’s Politics

  1. Donald R. Shaffer July 31, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    I wonder if this person feels enslaved by being forced to pay taxes for other things they don’t like? Also, I wonder if they feel enslaved being forced to buy car insurance in order to drive legally? I just wish this country would institute a single payer system so we could be done with this idiocy.

  2. Mark August 1, 2012 / 7:44 am

    As someone who thinks the healthcare law is a disaster I also think the comparison to slavery is repulsive and bad history.

  3. Don Schaum August 1, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    Who is the single payer? You?

  4. Pat Hines August 3, 2012 / 9:01 pm

    Of course, it doesn’t show who brought the slaves to North America, nor who sold their slaves south as they abandoned slavery in their own states.

    In short, it’s a lie. Like most Yankee crap.

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