“You think you've heard these same excuses before?” Reid said during remarks on the floor of the Senate. “You're right. In this country there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early. Let's wait. Things aren't bad enough' — about slavery.” ~ Harry ReidHe should know though, he is a member of the Democrat Party. You know them, they're the ones that "dug in their heels" about slavery; FOR it not to end it.
Considering his party fought to defend slavery, legislated Jim Crow laws, boasts the longest serving Senator... former sheet-wearing Klan leader Robert Byrd, and opposed the voting rights act (Senate vote count: Democrats: 47 against –17 for [73%-27%], the GOP was 94% in favor), I'd be a bit ashamed if I were good ol' Harry. The GOP should of course thank him, because you can't buy that kind of political advertising.