Skip to comments.Terri Schiavo's Ex-Husband Campaigns for Democrats, Says No to Republicans
Posted on 08/23/2006 3:33:16 AM PDT by rhema
Naples, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's former husband Michael, the man responsible for her painful starvation and dehydration euthanasia death over a year ago, spoke to a local Democratic group in Florida on Monday night. He told those in attendance they should vote for Democrats over Republicans and blamed the GOP for wanting to protect Terri's life. Schiavo was well-received and got a standing ovation when he spoke to a small group of 150 members of the Collier County Democratic Club.
Last year, Schiavo switched his voter registration from Republican to Democrat and has been campaigning exclusively for Democrats during the 2006 elections -- despite bipartisan votes in Congress supporting Terri's parents and their efforts to protect Terri.
However, he told those attending that he would support Republicans who backed euthanasia and taking the lives of the disabled like Terri.
"I am on the campaign trail because of the conduct of certain politicians," Schiavo said, according to a Naples News report.
He singled out President Bush and Governor Jeb Bush as two elected officials he abhors because of their willingness to support Terri by backing her parents' legal efforts to save her life.
"If the right wing will do this to a card-carrying Republican, then no one is safe; they can do it to you," he said, according to the Naples newspaper.
He admitted he is still very angry at Republican lawmakers who approved a bill to allow Terri's parents to get a federal court review of their case. State courts had sided with Michael's efforts to kill Terri and failed to properly examine the case, her parents said.
"Is this a privacy issue or right to life issue? It's a privacy issue," said Schiavo. "Republicans let an out of control government do an out of control thing."
Stumbling over his words at times, Schiavo used playground antics to say he felt personally attacked by Republicans during the battle over Terri's life and death.
"It is personal for what they did, but they started this," said Schiavo.
Since Terri's painful 15-day starvation death in March 2005, Schiavo has been traveling around the country campaigning for candidates who agreed with him that she should die. He created TerriPAC, a federal political action committee aimed at defeating pro-life politicians who supported Terri.
The campaigning has taken him to Colorado and Connecticut, although it hasn't been entirely successful. One Congressional candidate he supported, Peggy Lamm, lost her Democratic primary this month.
In Florida, Schiavo is campaigning for Rep. Jim Davis, one of the Democrats seeking the gubernatorial nomination.
Following Terri's death, her parents, Bob and Mary Schinder, and her siblings Bobby Schindler and Suzanne Vitadamo have created a foundation to assist disabled patients. They hope to be able to provide them with legal and other resources to make sure they receive proper medical care and rehabilitative treatment.
Related web sites: Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation
To me, it just shows that the whole thing was nothing but politics from the beginning.
....and we should give a cr@p about this why?
Why am I not surprised.
Oh goody, maybe the public will now flush him with the rest of the demopoops.
Michael Schiavo, meet Harry Blackmun.
AIDS, abortion, euthanasia, infanticide. Don't liberals just kill ya?
Too bad Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot are dead. They would probably campaign for the Democrats, too!
You forgot the Granddaddy of them all: Rationing of health care once it is nationalized.
Once the government is paying the bill, it is going to make an awful lot of sense to them to let you die instead of shelling out the bucks for lifesaving care.
. . .Is the repulsion and revulsion that is evoked by these travesties [Hitler, Saddam, Cambodia, World Trade Towers] due simply to the loss of life? Or is humanitys outrage due to the fact that lives were snuffed out unjustly and unfairlythat those lives were innocent of any wrongdoing that their persecutors alleged as justification to terminate their lives? If the former is true, why is no great issue made of the death toll that takes place in the United States everyday? That figure stands at 6,674 (Sutton, 2003)more than two and a half times as many people as those who died on 9-11. Thats how many people die every day in Americanot to mention the thousands who die every day around the world. Why do we feel no great heartache for these multitudesakin to that which we felt on the occasion of 9-11?
If the latter is true, i.e., that we are outraged, not at the mere loss of life, but at the fact that innocent human beings had their lives taken from them unfairly, and that they had done nothing to deserve such, then where is the outrage concerning the termination of innocent babies by means of abortion? We view with great indignation those terrorists who dared to attack and destroy the unsuspecting objects of their callous brutality. Yet, since 1973, abortion clinics and doctors have been slaughtering the unborn population of the United States to an extent that makes the perpetration of previous atrocities in all of human history seem trivial. In the United States alone, more than 43 million babies have been aborted! In 2000 alone, more children died from abortion than Americans who died in the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars 1 and II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars combined (Abortion, 2003). In fact, one American baby was killed by abortion every 24 seconds.
The Party of Death's candidates seek to perpetuate this carnage. They're happy to see useful idiots like Schiavo promoting their candidates, and they'd love to see the Party of Life asking passively and acquiescently, "....and we should give a cr@p about this why?"
No it just shows that it was all about him. The man is so full of himself.
See post 13.
Where to you think they got their play book?
The Democrat party needs more people like Michael Schiavo.
These kink of people show the true dark side of the left.
Hey, I never claimed the list was all-inclusive.
A convenient dyslexic slip.
would I really want this guy on my side in a "life threatening" situation?...:|
I've always thought it was more than that. I think the man is vindictive as hell.
Now that he's vented his spleen against Terri's parents, it's time to go after the pro-lifers. This move doens't surprise me at all.
There was a story not too long ago about a supposedly 'brain dead' man who has shocked the medical community. So much for starving and dehydrating Terri to death. This man is a scumbag so of course he'd be campaigning for his fellow scumbags that are the Demonrat party.
blamed the GOP for wanting to protect Terri's life.
Yep, he's a Lib.
"Michael Schiavo told pplice he awoke early on the morning of February 25, 1990 at 4:30am to the sound of loud thump."
Can't say I'm surprised.
( No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo!)
Schiavo, his scumbag attorney George Felos and Judge George "Starve Her Out" Greer have already damned their own souls for eternity.
In a perfect universe, they'll all meet up in Hell, Judge Greer will order that Michael Schiavo be eternally starved, and while Satan and his demons have a feast fit for royalty right in front of Schiavo's fat f'in face, his attorney George Felos will explain to his client (in between bites of southern fried chicken) why the Devil has every legal authority to do what he is doing.
". . .Mr. Schiavos PAC has made no direct solicitations, but it has raised more than $26,000 in eight months, mostly in contributions of $100 or less made through its Web site, www.terripac.com."
The guy clearly has no shame. If he'd named his PAC www.philanderer.com or www.heartlessopportunist.com, we could at least credit him with a scintilla of honesty.
The horror. Is there a Judge Greer connection?
Culture of Death Ping
Yeah, Frist, Delay and those rascally Republicans trying to play to the one issue thumpers. Did you really expect this guy to have anything good to say about Republicans after the way they trashed him and made a difficult period even more difficult? Really?
That title is wrong. I even looked at it from the link. It should be Terri Shivo's widowed husband. I thought once a spouse dies you are widowed and that is regardless of reason for death. I think this might be an AP related story that the website copies they would be the only idiots to get that wrong hopefully.
He brings nothing new to the table of the "Party of Death". I can assure you I am not passive about this.
It's laughable. He is a legend in his own mind and what he does will not matter one whit.
What mirror are you looking in? You dont think the Pro-Lifers went after him in a personal matter, claiming w/o any evidence that he was a murderer trying to cover up the evidence. He who casts the first stone...
Life is always so heart-rendingly difficult for philanderers who are trying to grease the skids under their spouses.
Hasn't a recent president already reserved that URL?
Culture of Life truth-squad ping: Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us
LOL!! Have you been following the Crist-Gallagher primary?
This is on target; unfortunately most Americans cannot understand this concept because they think the government is there to "help" them.
He has already been in CT for Lamont, and he is taking "credit" now for Lieberman's temporary setback.
Send him back! I wanna see Michael and Ned Lament together on stage! Maybe MoveOn can arrange a Brezhnev-style hug and kiss...
what bothers me is how she died..not even timothy mcveigh was put to death by sealing him in a room for 15 days so he could starve to death..(even though he really deserved that kind of death)..yet poor Terri had to die that way..something is not right there..
Nice catch; you're right. Only his behavior was that of an "ex-husband," as he had moved on with a new family, while his 'beloved' wife was still alive.
If he had been truely heartfelt and morally tortured over pulling the plug on Terrie, it should be abhorrent to him to politically associate himself with the same painful decision in others' lives. Now it's easier for him to justify it by aligning himself with a political agenda that diminishes the value of a solitary human life. Atheist liberals are eager to put politics and liberal judges above God and Nature. (and pardon the mini-rant.)
No, haven't paid any attention to that one. I'm waiting and watching for Vernon Robinson to start mouthing off real good against Brad Miller.