In addition to not understanding history, they think they have the authority to do anything they please. From FOXNews.com:
But Reid argued that Republicans are using the same stalling tactics employed in the pre-Civil War era.
“Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, ‘slow down, stop everything, let’s start over.’ If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right,” Reid said Monday. “When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said ‘slow down, it’s too early, things aren’t bad enough.'”
He continued: “When women spoke up for the right to speak up, they wanted to vote, some insisted they simply, slow down, there will be a better day to do that, today isn’t quite right.
“When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to everyone regardless of the color of their skin, some senators resorted to the same filibuster threats that we hear today.”
That seemed to be a reference to Thurmond’s famous 1957 filibuster — the late senator switched parties several years later.
Reid’s office stood by the remarks, with spokesman Jim Manley saying Republicans have “done nothing but obstruct health care” in the Senate.
“Today’s feigned outrage is nothing but a ploy to distract from the fact they have no plan to lower the cost of health care, stop insurance company abuses or protect Medicare,” Manley said.
Uh Harry? That slavery thing? Yeah, that was ended by a Republican. Considering you thought that was the biggest arrow in your quiver, you might have taken enough time to figure out which way you were pointing before you drew back on your bow, genius. And those who were opposing Civil Rights legislation? Those were southern Democrats.
No wonder you and your partners in crime think that the Constitution is just a list of suggestions that you all hope the rest of us never read.
A piece of free advice, Harry. When you are retired in the next election, change your name, grow a beard, and color your hair, then find yourself a deep, dark hole, climb in, and pull it in after you, because when today’s youth come to realize just how much you have stolen and are attempting to steal from them, I doubt very much that they will be feeling very charitable.