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Fred Thompson Is Finished
aim.org ^ | November 7, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 11/07/2007 7:41:35 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

On the matter of Terri Schiavo’s right to life, which occupied the attention of the media and Congress in 2005, Thompson called that a family decision, “in consultation with their doctor,” and “the federal government should not be involved.” Thompson added, “the less government the better.” ...

In the case of Terri Schiavo, a severely disabled person, there was a family dispute. Her estranged husband wanted her to die and he eventually succeeded in starving her to death. Her parents had wanted her to live. ...

There was no moral justification for killing Terri because she had an inherent right to life and there was no clear evidence that she wanted food and water withdrawn. The morally correct course of action would have been to let her family take care of her. Nobody would have been harmed by that.

“Meet the Press” host Tim Russert brought up the death of Thompson’s daughter, who reportedly suffered a brain injury and a heart attack after an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Apparently Thompson and members of his family made some decisions affecting her life and death. Thompson described it as an “end-of-life” issue.

Bobby Schindler says he doesn’t know what the circumstances precisely were in that case and that he sympathizes with what Thompson went through. However, he says that it is not comparable at all to his sister’s case.

“What no one is recognizing,” he told me, “is that my sister’s case was not an end-of-life issue. She was simply and merely disabled. Terri wasn’t dying. She was only being sustained by food and water. She had no terminal illness. She wasn’t on any machines. All she needed was a wheelchair and she could have been taken anywhere. She didn’t even need to be confined to a bed.”

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cliffkincaid; cultureofdeath; fred; fredthompson; nofireinthebelly; prolife; rinostampede; terrischiavo; thompson
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1 posted on 11/07/2007 7:41:36 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“the federal government should not be involved.” Thompson added, “the less government the better.” ...

I couldn't agree more.
The excruciating, two-week murder of Terri Schiavo should have been stopped by Governor Jeb Bush.

2 posted on 11/07/2007 7:44:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s not “finished.”

In fact he’s soon to be surging.


3 posted on 11/07/2007 7:44:34 PM PST by RockinRight (Just because you're pro-life and talk about God a lot doesn't mean you're conservative.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Boy, you sure know how to stir the cesspool! This can either be a Fred-flame thread, or a Terri-flame thread!


4 posted on 11/07/2007 7:44:50 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The less government the better...this makes him done ?
I think not


5 posted on 11/07/2007 7:44:57 PM PST by NEPAConservative (flashboob)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m pretty sure this election won’t turn on the candidate’s position on Terri Schiavo.


6 posted on 11/07/2007 7:45:21 PM PST by saganite
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To: Old Sarge

I don’t know anyone here who is flaming Terri.

I still think though...that it is quite possible that God’s intent was to take her in 1991. That’s not to say that Michael Schiavo isn’t a bastard anyway...


7 posted on 11/07/2007 7:46:15 PM PST by RockinRight (Just because you're pro-life and talk about God a lot doesn't mean you're conservative.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You wish.


8 posted on 11/07/2007 7:47:23 PM PST by Petronski ("Willard, you canít buy South Carolina. You canít even rent it.Ē)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

O’Reilly went through the chances of the candidates tonight, mentioning Giuliani, McCain, Romney, and when he got to Thompson, he said that he was out of it; no chance of being the nominee.

Then they go to a commercial, and it’s one of Fred Thompson. What timing! I’m sure any good the commercial would have done for Fred and his chances was negated by O’Reilly’s commentary just seconds earlier. Thompson’s campaign should probably ask for its ad money back.


9 posted on 11/07/2007 7:47:42 PM PST by Joann37
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wishful thinking!


10 posted on 11/07/2007 7:48:20 PM PST by dusttoyou (FredHead from the git go)
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To: saganite

Well if it does, let’s hear what ALL of the other candidates have to say about it , not just Fred .


11 posted on 11/07/2007 7:48:59 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Unite against Rudy ! - Vote Thompson ! - It's the only way to beat Hillary !)
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To: Lancey Howard

I hope this posting doesn’t reopen old wounds. I could not understand why the husband couldn’t have just let the parents care for Teri. But he didn’t.

I don’t think it is the business of the federal govt to get involved. I am sorry. That’s why we have state courts and the 10th amendment.

Conservatives cannot have it both ways. We cannot expect the govt to keep out of our wallets and then get involved with something as personal as this.


12 posted on 11/07/2007 7:49:34 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Joann37

Don’t know about you, but I don’t really put much weight to what o’rielly says most of the time.


13 posted on 11/07/2007 7:50:07 PM PST by dusttoyou (FredHead from the git go)
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To: Joann37
I’m sure any good the commercial would have done for Fred and his chances was negated by O’Reilly’s commentary just seconds earlier.

Yeah, right.

14 posted on 11/07/2007 7:50:19 PM PST by Petronski ("Willard, you canít buy South Carolina. You canít even rent it.Ē)
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To: Lancey Howard

You are forgetting a crucial component: husband and parents had competing POV’s regarding her care.

That said the State had to intervene and intervened wrongly. The state must always rule in favor of life.


15 posted on 11/07/2007 7:50:38 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thompson is a likable man who should not be our next President. There are worse alternatives to a Thompson Presidency, but still....


16 posted on 11/07/2007 7:52:08 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Joann37

O’Reilly went through the chances of the candidates tonight.. Fred had no chance..

This from the guy who called Freerepublic a racist site. Who gives a crap what he thinks or says for that matter. Mr. entertainment for sure.

For the record, I am not a fan of Fred.


17 posted on 11/07/2007 7:52:37 PM PST by rineaux (How dare you, how dare you question the Clinton's wrecked record.)
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To: Joann37

Sheesh. Does FNC PAY their anchors to trash Fred and pimp Rudy or what?

What is with these “Fred has no chance” people yet they talk as if McCain and Willard do?

He’s IN SECOND PLACE, people!!!


18 posted on 11/07/2007 7:52:48 PM PST by RockinRight (Just because you're pro-life and talk about God a lot doesn't mean you're conservative.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Lame-O-Rama! From now until next November!


19 posted on 11/07/2007 7:53:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

Who “should?”

And who “will?”


20 posted on 11/07/2007 7:53:31 PM PST by RockinRight (Just because you're pro-life and talk about God a lot doesn't mean you're conservative.)
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