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Schiavo issue haunts Crist
St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 1, 2006 | ADAM C. SMITH

Posted on 11/02/2006 5:23:50 AM PST by 8mmMauser

Republican gubernatorial front-runner Charlie Crist says he was perfectly clear in opposing governmental intervention in the Terri Schiavo case.

He spoke out loudly.

And he was silent.

Loudly silent.

The day after limping through a tough nationally televised debate, the Republican attorney general wanted to talk about his plans to slash taxes. Instead reporters questioned him about his debate assertion that, “Yes, I did’’ speak out against Congress trying to force the reinsertion of the severely brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube in 2005.

Crist did not publicly express his opposition to the Schiavo intervention until April 2006, more than a year after the Pinellas woman’s death. But he maintained on Tuesday that he forcefully expressed his opposition from the start.

“I spoke loudly,” Crist said in Tallahassee. “I think it’s important that when issues like that come up and you believe that government is the appropriate place for it that you act that out, and you walk the walk, and don’t just talk the talk.’’

The attorney general noted that his office “by not going to court and pushing the agenda on that issue, that was speaking out louder than anybody else did in Florida.”

This is one of many issues — from insurance reform to abortion and civil unions — where Crist has been accused of ambiguity or trying please all sides.

Contrary to his comments Tuesday, during the Republican gubernatorial primary in August he stressed to the weekly newspaper of the Florida Baptist Convention that his office helped the governor’s office with legal work to keep Schiavo alive, even though he personally had qualms.

“I don’t remember that, but I’ll check on it and see,” Crist said when asked about that interview with the Florida Baptist Witness.

Gov. Jeb Bush came to his would-be successor’s defense. “He spoke out to me,” Bush told reporters. Crist, however, said he never directly talked to Bush.

There are few issues in the political realm so black and white as the Terri Schiavo case. People either supported the state and federal government intervening to keep her alive or they didn’t.

But Crist is the second statewide candidate recently to face questions about how he acted during the Schiavo end-of-life controversies that erupted in 2003 in the Legislature and in 2005 in both the Legislature and Congress.

Democratic Attorney General candidate Walter “Skip” Campbell, a state senator from Broward County, has been on the defensive this week for having voted to keep Schiavo alive and later criticizing the governmental intervention. Crist’s involvement in the Schiavo case may be the only common ground between the Schindler family, Terri

Schiavo’s parents and siblings who fought to keep her alive, and her husband, Michael Schiavo, who insisted his wife did not want to be kept alive in a persistent vegetative state. Both sides have criticized Crist.

“When he said in that debate that he’s going to be a leader, my heart dropped. He’s not a leader, he’s a follower,’’ Michael Schiavo said Tuesday. “If he really wanted to stand up he would have said, 'No, this is wrong. The government should stay out of this.’ ... Charlie Crist did not say a word, he was nowhere to be found. He’s a coward.’’

Terri Schiavo’s father, Bob Schindler, wrote an essay in August accusing Crist of snubbing the family’s pleas for him to help their efforts. “Florida Atty. Gen. Charlie Crist let my daughter die. He had it within his authority to save her life, but he turned a blind eye to her suffering,’’ Schindler wrote.

The Florida Democratic Party issued a release saying Crist “lied” about his role in the Schiavo case, but at a brief campaign stop at Arco-Iris restaurant in Tampa on Tuesday, Davis would only say that Crist “misrepresented his position.”

“I was up fighting George Bush and the entire United States Congress, both political parties, and Charlie Crist was unwilling to take a position,” Davis said.

Davis, trailing in polls and campaign money, is hoping his debate performance Monday night will cut Crist’s advantages. No statewide viewership numbers were available Tuesday, but in the Tampa Bay area about 152,000 households tuned in — a ratings jump for that time slot on WFLA — and that doesn’t include those who watched on MSNBC.

- Tallahassee bureau chief Steve Bousquet and staff writer Alex Leary contributed to this report. Adam C. Smith can be reached at asmith@sptimes.com or (727) 893-8241.\


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crist; cristsecrets; governor; hadidcf; jebbush; judgefarnell; novterridailies; schiavo; terri; terridailies
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The Terri Factor continues...
1 posted on 11/02/2006 5:23:51 AM PST by 8mmMauser
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; Abby4116; Alissa; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...

2 posted on 11/02/2006 5:24:50 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: 8mmMauser

The bottom line is that Schiavo was an issue for the legislature, not the courts. But like so many other issues, the legislature is not doing its job, so the courts simply substitute their own judgment.


3 posted on 11/02/2006 5:27:13 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: 8mmMauser

Still hoping and praying Crist will lose because of his failure to help Terri.


4 posted on 11/02/2006 5:36:58 AM PST by trustandobey
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To: Brilliant
"The bottom line is that Schiavo was an issue for the legislature, not the courts."

I vote none of the above.
5 posted on 11/02/2006 5:50:14 AM PST by ndt
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To: All; EternalVigilance
The Terri Factor and the pro-life impetus behind it plays heavily in politics today.

Ping to a powerful thread started by Eternal Vigilance.

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." — Matthew 5:14-16

South Dakota, light the beacon

6 posted on 11/02/2006 5:52:04 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: 8mmMauser

ST. Pete Slimes is a pro al queda rag started by kooks who have Never supported the GOP or the military.


7 posted on 11/02/2006 5:55:26 AM PST by johna61
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To: All
The Terri Factor and Michael Schiavo...

On at least one issue, abortion, Lynch and Robinson switch sides politically. Robinson supports a woman's right to choose, while Lynch favors restrictions on abortion. Robinson has been endorsed by Michael Schiavo, whose wife was at the center of the right-to-life controversy in Florida. Lynch supported a measure in Congress intended to have the feeding tube of the then-comatose Terri Schiavo reinserted against her husband's wishes. The feeding tube was eventually withdrawn and Terri Schiavo died.

For 3 challengers, party's not over... Congressional long shots undaunted by Democrats' reign

8mm

8 posted on 11/02/2006 5:59:39 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: trustandobey
"Still hoping and praying Crist will lose because of his failure to help Terri"
I usually get flamed for saying this on FR; but I feel the same way about Jeb Bush and his potential aspirations for President, if he has any.
9 posted on 11/02/2006 5:59:49 AM PST by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: johna61

You have a warmer, more favorable opinion of St. Pete Slimes than do I.


10 posted on 11/02/2006 6:01:18 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: 8mmMauser

I hate the St Pete slimes completely. No love for them at all.


11 posted on 11/02/2006 6:04:38 AM PST by johna61
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To: johna61

Me too
;-)


12 posted on 11/02/2006 6:14:22 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: 8mmMauser

bttt. Dick Armey is a fine (sarcasm tag) human being. Had he been in congress at the time, there's no doubt he would have voted for Terri's starvation death. He was on CNN last night talking about Terri.


13 posted on 11/02/2006 6:14:23 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: trustandobey

All the candidates for guv at present were for Terri to be killed. Crist said Judge Greer and Judge Whittemore were heroes for killing Terri. It's easy to kill people who cannot defend themselves physically or in court. Terri never had due process. She was lynched.


14 posted on 11/02/2006 6:16:15 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: 8mmMauser
Crist gives me the creeps. The tone of the whole article is that somehow having supported Terri's right to live and even to due process is a bad thing.
15 posted on 11/02/2006 6:21:14 AM PST by Dante3
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To: duckman
I agree. It would have been right and just to save Terri's life instead of going with the pack mentality. I'm independent now. Group thought is out for me, any and all groups. Campaign finance doesn't work. Fundraising builds the machines that lead to the pack mentality. It's outta control. Terri born 1963 and died a wrongful death in 2005.

I hope Terri is mentioned in every single election cycle. Let the cowards keep saying they were against her life. People need to get it someday, including the propagandist media.

16 posted on 11/02/2006 6:21:43 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: duckman

I would have respect for Jeb if he'd called in the National Guard and said "I'm the executive branch and, together with the legislative branch, we are over-ruling the judicial and saving her life! Ok, so I'm just dreaming.


17 posted on 11/02/2006 6:21:44 AM PST by NewCenturions
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To: Dante3
dante3, Crist was arrogant in the second debate the other night. It's been difficult to find polls post that debate. IMO, that means that undecideds who did watch the debate picked up the creep factor.

At one point when donations came up, Crist said "I've gotten money from a lot of people." It was all there, the smug look and the haughty, elitist tone in his voice.

Terri Schiavo was a kind hearted girl, not smug or haughty. She was lynched by the State of Florida and although all the evidence is hidden, it's no secret.

Shame.

18 posted on 11/02/2006 6:26:27 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: 8mmMauser
Visit http://www.terrisfight.org/

Terri's parents and siblings continue to help others. There are new articles there about their lectures and calls to action.

19 posted on 11/02/2006 6:45:19 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: 8mmMauser

This time, the St. Pete Times is right on point.


20 posted on 11/02/2006 6:46:39 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: 8mmMauser; amdgmary; Sun

Terri "Where there's life, there's hope." Greer: "INADMISSABLE!" (he tampered with Terri's statement)

http://www.judgegeorgegreer.com/

21 posted on 11/02/2006 6:49:40 AM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: 8mmMauser

Just sick that they are both vying to be the candidate who tried hardest
to help the murderous Michael pull off his evil deed, under the guise
of privacy!


22 posted on 11/02/2006 7:35:50 AM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: trustandobey
Still hoping and praying Crist will lose because of his failure to help Terri.

You are crazy. Elect a RAT because of one person? C'mon now.

23 posted on 11/02/2006 7:47:17 AM PST by montag813
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To: floriduh voter

Terri had more due process than anyone in history. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE LAWS, work to change them, but please do not rewrite history.


24 posted on 11/02/2006 7:52:45 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

We worked to change the laws, too, but those who were for starving Terri didn't like it when we did that, either. So we're denigrated when we do and we're denigrated when we don't. It was lose/lose. Forced death won out. I will not be happy about that ever. Crist can blow wind up my rear, for all I care.


25 posted on 11/02/2006 8:06:09 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Ohioan from Florida
We worked to change the laws, too, but those who were for starving Terri didn't like it when we did that, either

So you only worked to change the law for Terri? You lost, so you gave up hope? All laws were followed in her case. I'm saying why aren't you guys out trying to change the laws for next time?

26 posted on 11/02/2006 8:07:44 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Not just for Terri, for everyone. It's not just about Terri. It's about the right-to-life for everyone. No, I haven't given up or lost hope. And if you think that all the laws were followed in her case, then I have some swamp land to sell you. Good day to you, Hildy!


27 posted on 11/02/2006 8:21:27 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Ohioan from Florida

All laws were followed. Actually, that's the fact you don't like about it. And that's my point, if you believe those laws are so bad for us all, work to change them.


28 posted on 11/02/2006 8:29:00 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

ALL laws were not followed. Just because Crist didn't want to revisit the affair after Terri's death, doesn't mean those laws were followed. I'll give you a hint. Greer was one of the main perpetrators. There were plenty of laws that were not enforced.

For the record, work is ongoing to get some of the most horrible laws changed around this country. For that, I am grateful to Terri and her family. They woke up a sleeping bear. I am not interested in going further around on this. I need to get back to the work I was doing before I took a break. Like I said before, have a good day!


29 posted on 11/02/2006 8:40:26 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Ohioan from Florida

You have a great day as well.


30 posted on 11/02/2006 8:57:04 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Murder is already against the law.


31 posted on 11/02/2006 5:01:14 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: 8mmMauser; T'wit; Sun; amdgmary; Lesforlife
By mid-day today, Charlie Crist's AG Office, he changed his recollection AGAIN of his involvement re: Terri Schiavo. That would be the third flip flop in recent news accounts. I'm just reporting the news, not trying to get his fans upset. Davis got a big bump after the 2nd debate.

Gallagher's campaign manager is emailing Gallagher's supporters re: amendments. I emailed him back that I was patient and hopefully, the GOP would run a decent candidate for guv in four years.

32 posted on 11/02/2006 5:39:30 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: floriduh voter

In NYS we have A.G. Eliot Spitzer running for gov. who is HORRIBLY antilife, and way ahead in the polls. And he wants to be president.

We have far too many fools in NYS, and many of them retire in FL. We're both in trouble, FV.

Spitzer is running against John Faso, a social and fiscal conservative, so we put two John Faso signs on our property.


33 posted on 11/02/2006 5:50:12 PM PST by Sun (If we lose the Senate, the Dems will have control of the judiciary committee. Vote on Nov. 7)
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To: Sun; 8mmMauser; T'wit; amdgmary; Lesforlife; BykrBayb
Breaking: The Democratic Party is running an ad about Martin Anderson's death in January. It's about time they ran with that. Martin Anderson was suffocated to death while in state custody by deputies.

The deputies and the nurse have not been charged. The medical examiner is being treated w/kid gloves too, imo.

34 posted on 11/02/2006 6:04:14 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: 8mmMauser

Will Martin Anderson haunt him too?


35 posted on 11/02/2006 6:05:13 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: Sun

I'll be glad when the election is over. The Crist billboard in the area replaced the corpse exhibit billboard. I'm not a fan of either.


36 posted on 11/02/2006 6:07:54 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: BykrBayb
Martin Anderson suffocated to death. He was a black teenager who took his grandma's car for a joyride and ended up in a Fla boot camp. What's the deal with Florida offing innocent people? There are coverups instead of grand juries.

Here's an account.

http://www.nospank.net/anderson.htm

37 posted on 11/02/2006 6:12:51 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: floriduh voter
Martin Anderson Died January 6, 2006 while in state custody. The boot camp program no longer exists but the STAR Program does in some counties.


38 posted on 11/02/2006 6:16:29 PM PST by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; Abby4116; Alissa; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
The Terri Factor and what it means...

I have been repeating the Terri Factor as it emerges in race after race this season, separating clearly the candidates by what they defend.

Bringing up what happened to Terri has been a watershed, separating those who are pro-life from those who are pro-death in a clear way, eliminating much of the haze and confusion of middle ground. For the most part, it is the decent candidates of the GOP and some dems against the libs, the far left, the clintonists, the communists, and Al Jazeera, (and their terrorist pals...) Sometimes it is RINO's who took the side of death as in Washington State, and perhaps we can learn on the next go-around and park them during the primaries. Certainly it is the case of Crist and I have not hidden my disdain of Crist, and he is not in a Congressional or Senate race. Moreover, not being resident of Florida, I have no action to attach to my opinions, but would consider the lesser of two evils here, too.

Right now we are facing a crucial election coming up, a danger of no more decent judges being appointed if we lose the House/Senate, and yes, the RINO candidates. If the numbers change enough, it could mean committee assignment shifts, a phalanx of resistance against any true conservative efforts like decent judicial appointments.

That is why I invoke the tag line of T'wit, Due to Original Sin, the lesser of two evils is the only choice we've ever had. Vote GOP! and why I consider the axiom that we not cut off our noses to spite our faces.

The left would love for us to dilute our votes on the RINO's so they would have the advantage in Congress. Without a balance on the Supreme Court, the Terri's of the future would suffer a similar fate. No matter how good we may feel about not voting, or voting for someone not likely to win, we are in effect voting for the candidate of the left and are doing the work the death culture wants.

The left expects it of us, knowing we as conservatives are quick to condemn those who fail in our name even as we ignore the antics of the lefties benefiting from our skirmishes.

I believe my perspective squares with the pro-life stance of FreeRepublic.

8mm

39 posted on 11/03/2006 3:39:47 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: All
The Terri Factor in Nebraska...

"You forgot an important reason why someone ought NOT vote for Fortenberry. Terry Schiavo. Mr. Fortenberry voted with the pack that wanted to interfere with the most sacred commitment - a marriage and say they knew better than the husband what the wife wanted. The Supreme Court slapped Congress back to their side of the Constitution for that. Do you, the voters of the First District, want someone who voted that way to represent you? For shame Journal Star for this endorsement."

Fortenberry is our choice in 1st District

8mm

40 posted on 11/03/2006 3:42:47 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: All
The Terri Factor in Pennsylvania...

At the same time, Dent has tried to sidestep the unpopularity of President Bush, highlighting the issues where he has differed, including his support for stem cell research; his opposition to political interference when comatose Florida woman Terri Schiavo was removed from life support; and his opposition to legalizing torture for war prisoners. Dent also has said he does not support privatizing Social Security.

Dertinger remains the underdog in 15th District ELECTION 200

8mm

41 posted on 11/03/2006 3:46:18 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: Brilliant

Life is an issue for everyone,and every level of human organization. YES it is an issue for the courts, for the legislature and for the executive, all. It was an issue every nurse and every county deputy should have personally dealt with -- forcefully. By quitting,by refusing to work on a "murder case" in the role of assistants to the murder.


42 posted on 11/03/2006 3:48:40 AM PST by bvw
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To: All
The Terri Factor in Texas...

Folks, step up and make sure there's some control on this regime. May I remind you what this election is about? Abu Ghraib, unprecedented presidential powers, unmatched incompetence, unparalleled corruption, unwarranted eavesdropping, Katrina, Enron, Halliburton, global warming, Vice President Dick Cheney's secret energy task force, record oil-company profits, $3-per-gallon gasoline, the U.S. Supreme Court, Florida in 2000, Ohio in 2004, Terri Schiavo, stem-cell research, golden parachutes, shrunken pensions, unavailable and expensive health care, habeas corpus, no weapons of mass destruction, sacrificed soldiers and Iraqi civilians, wasted billions, Taliban resurgence, expiration of the assault-weapons ban, North Korea, Iran, intelligent design, swift-boat hit squads and on and on.

Keep eyes on issues that count

8mm

43 posted on 11/03/2006 3:50:04 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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The Terri Factor in the Washington Compost...

Armey, the former Texas congressman and House majority leader, argued in the Outlook section of this past Sunday's Washington Post that Republicans face an "electoral rout" because they stopped being the party of limited government, allowed spending to spin "out of control," and concentrated on such issues as flag burning, Terry Schiavo and same-sex marriage

On the Religious Right, an Alliance Torn Asunder

8mm

44 posted on 11/03/2006 3:53:47 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: All; Piefloater; T'wit; wagglebee; bjs1779; BykrBayb; floriduh voter
Off topic of the Terri Factor slightly, ping to this thread by Piefloater,

In a report published in a medical journal this month, the doctors described a six-year-old girl with profound, irreversible developmental disability who was given high doses of estrogen to permanently halt her growth so that her parents could continue to care for her at home.

This is a double horror to us personally as it echoes the crafts of the Nazis.

In our case, our son remained naturally small as severely handicapped children usually do. We credited this as a Grace from God as a way of alleviating the physical burden just a bit, but to actually seek such a palliative defies comprehension.

Severely disabled girl 'kept small'

8mm

45 posted on 11/03/2006 4:09:23 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: 8mmMauser; T'wit
"Right now we are facing a crucial election coming up, a danger of no more decent judges being appointed if we lose the House/Senate, and yes, the RINO candidates. If the numbers change enough, it could mean committee assignment shifts, a phalanx of resistance against any true conservative efforts like decent judicial appointments.

That is why I invoke the tag line of T'wit, Due to Original Sin, the lesser of two evils is the only choice we've ever had. Vote GOP! and why I consider the axiom that we not cut off our noses to spite our faces."

I've been very disillusioned with the Illegal immigration shamnesty, and will continue to press this issue every which way I can. But at the end of the day, it would be very dangerous to hand control of our Country over to the Rats..If we do this, every man and woman who died fighting against the Terrorists will have died in vein.

Therefor, I have no choice but to vote GOP.

sw

46 posted on 11/03/2006 4:17:49 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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The Terri Factor in Kansas, an opinion...

The 109th Congress met for the fewest days in Congressional history. It spent weeks staging theatrical debates about Terry Schiavo and gay marriage, but paid no mind to the monstrous national debt, our growing trade imbalance or our mounting military and diplomatic problems.

Editorial: Congress failing... Congress not meeting obligations, responsibilities

8mm

47 posted on 11/03/2006 4:22:57 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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To: 8mmMauser; All
Glad to lend you my tagline! I hope every Freeper uses it. We have to hold our nose in some races, but even a RINO is almost always better than the Democrat.

Moreover, when a Democrat wins, it strengthens the whole Democratic party organization and encourages the hate-America left. It gives them patronage and cash and power that they will use against American traditions and freedoms. You can bet it that it fires up the Islamofascists in Iraq, too.

In my area, there are at least two important races where the Republican seems to have little chance. That's all the more reason I'll vote for them. Better to support the right candidate in even a losing cause than to stay home and surrender to evil.

48 posted on 11/03/2006 4:26:54 AM PST by T'wit (Due to Original Sin, the lesser of two evils is the only choice we've ever had. Vote GOP!)
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The Terri Factor and the media, from Thomas Sowell on National Review Online...

Remember how absolutely certain the mainstream media were that Terri Schiavo was for all practical purposes already dead because she had been classified as being in a "vegetative" state?

Just recently a woman in a "vegetative" state was discovered by scientists to be able to respond to statements. But have you heard anything about it, much less anything about its relevance to Terri Schiavo?

Media Takes a Side... We know who Diane wants to win.

8mm

49 posted on 11/03/2006 4:26:54 AM PST by 8mmMauser ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest.")
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>> Mr. Fortenberry voted with the pack that wanted to interfere with the most sacred commitment - a marriage

Your honor, I would like to call Miss Jodi Centonze -- the mother of Michael Schiavo's illegitimate children -- to testify whether she was sleeping with a "sacredly" married man?

50 posted on 11/03/2006 4:39:11 AM PST by T'wit (Due to Original Sin, the lesser of two evils is the only choice we've ever had. Vote GOP!)
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