Skip to comments.RINO Chris Shays (Voted NO on Terri) "Concerned about Many Lives Around World We Don't Care About"
Posted on 03/21/2005 9:27:22 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Ultimate wimpy RINO Chris Shays (RINO-CT) was just interviewed on Fox News. He is one of five GOP congressmen to vote against bill giving Terry Schiavo a right to federal judicial review.
In explaining his 'no' vote, Shays first expressed concern that people all around the country could petition Congress in similar cases, then added "I'm also concerned about all the people around the world whose lives we don't seem to be concerned about."
JUST WHAT THE HECK WAS SHAYS IMPLYING? Was this a slap at the war in Iraq?
Just yesterday I read that Shays, who represents wealthy Connecticut suburbs, is considered one of the most vulnerable GOP Congressmen in the 2006 election. I have to assume this was his way of letting his liberal constituents know that he is firmly pro-death.
Art Bell commented last night that in the absence of a written notarized will the decision should be in favor of life. Should be obvious.
Do we have the detailed lists of the votes?
Shays is spineless.
Some commentator on Fox just claimed there was nothing political about Shays' 'NO' vote and praised him as being "very independent." Yeah, right. Not political at all - just a wimpy RINO pandering to his liberal constituency.
Look, on a hot-button issue like this, there is politics everywhere. That is part of living in a democracy. The issue is not the politics, the issue is what is right.
Shays was in the "Peace Corps" in a primitive 3rd world area.
I guess he did not solve their problems so he came back to tap your bank accounts at the point of a gun.
*Do we have the detailed lists of the votes?*
Any theories as what Shays meant when he whined about "all the people around the world we don't seem to care about"?
Here: scroll down.
Wow - is Shays authoring a bill to stop treating dysentery, too?
I think what he's saying is that we are evil for having a healthcare system and a form of government that provides a way for tragedy to be averted.
Founding member of the House Republican Invertebrate Caucus.
There you go. Do we starve to death people who are not suffering from a terminal illness (or ever, for that matter), or do we not.
I wonder if he had anything in particular in mind, or was just trying to spew out some sensitive-sounding bilge that would sound good to the liberals back in his district?
But they don't want convicted murderers executed, they cry when America's enemies are killed in battle, they don't want any animals killed. . . .
They are Democrats, the D is for death for ordinary Americans, rats is obvious.
If Terri had made her wishes clear to have a feeding tube removed under these circumstances, I think those wishes could be honored. But I think the case is entitled to federal review when there is very dubious evidence as to her wishes and reason to believe the husband has ulterior motives.
Oops, just saw this question, governs. I'm not trying to pester you with responses. I think Shays is relying upon the same false argument that some used against the Iraq war. There are dictatorships all over, so, if we do not take them all out, we are being hypocritical by just going to war with one. We can't care about saving one life from death by starvation unless we save all. Bunkum!
Shays was a teacher in Fiji in the late 60's - early 70's.
His real name is Mr. Whimpy.
But heaven forbid we should inflict sensory, food and water deprivation on terrorists...that is torture in their eyes.
I think you might very well be right.
From what I've read, Shays is the most endangered House Republican up for re-election.
But, you knew that.............;)
Thanks for acknowledging the omniscience that is governsleast ;-)
PS: I have Illinois in my NCAA bracket to take it all. Go Illini (assuming I'm not offending any Native Americans by saying that ;-0 )
This is the "I don't have time or energy to perform CPR on everyone in the room, Johnny, so I'm sorry about your heart attack" approach to governing.
"If we let this woman live, the next you know they're going to want to let all those unborn children live too. She must be stopped!"
A 'fiscal' conservative and a 'social' liberal--just like our former governor who is on his way to the slammer.There is always talk that Ann Coulter (who lives in the district) will run against him. I think not.
I have Illinois in my NCAA bracket to take it all. Go Illini (assuming I'm not offending any Native Americans by saying that ;-0 )
Well, I wish you luck.
They ARE the best team, IMHO..........just wish they'd start playing like it.
As for "offending Native Americans", I am surprised Chief Illinwek has survived
the onslaught, thus far.......and if you've ever seen him perform,
you know that he is the opposite of "offensive" to Native Americans.
That what I was thinking. He must be looking ahead towards his next election in Blue CT.
And Whimpy Shays seems to demand the federal government thru the FCC now clamp down on mean-spirited FReepers like you and me.
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