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To: BykrBayb
It was early last year. Bush was on a roll, after winning the election, and then the Iraq elections were a success. The dims were on the run. Then this issue came along. The base was energized--we were going to stop the left wing death agenda for once. And then the courts stepped in and interfered--first when the Fla. Supreme court upheld some questionable lower court rulings (expected) and then when the federal courts refused to grant due process rights to a human who was being put to death without any more than hearsay evidence.

By the time it got to Bush, he could have stopped it by sending federal marshalls and enforcing the House's subpoena. The judge in Fla. was basically trying to kill a witness to a congressional investigation. He backed off from that, and the House leadership didn't have the juice to do anything without the White House behind it. It was Rove, I think, who blinked.

And bingo, the Dems were energized, the conservatives were demoralized, and we were left with the feeling that it could have turned out differently had someone with some gumption taken action. Like Reagan firing the AT controllers, it needed someone to step in and do what was right, and the country would rally around that kind of leadership. Instead, by shrinking away from leadership, and forcing us to watch her die a slow, terrible death, we all became a little less enthusiastic about GW Bush at that time. All except that small but vocal wing of the GOP that was for Terri's death--people like this guy on this thread who is going around calling people names.

36 posted on 03/14/2006 8:27:18 PM PST by Defiant (Muslim Unitarian:There is no God but Abraham's, and Mohammed said he was his prophet.)
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To: Defiant

Ignore the trolls.

You're right in your assessment of how things played out. A swamp judge weilded more power than the Executive and Legislative branches put together. And the liberals squeeled with delight.


37 posted on 03/14/2006 8:39:17 PM PST by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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