Frank Harris III, the chairman of the journalism department at Southern Connecticut State University, has a column in the Hartford Courant:
It's 2012 and Republicans seem determined to rally their supporters against health care like the Confederacy rallied its citizens against the North's efforts to destroy their slave-based way of life.
"Share the health? No way!" they say.
Their tongues crack like whips.
This is the sort of comparison that if it came from a journalism student rather than the department chairman might get a teacher's comment to the effect that it seems like a bit of a stretch.