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Barack Obama Would Take Back Vote Helping Terri Schiavo
LifeNews.com ^ | February 26, 2008 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 02/26/2008 8:21:18 PM PST by SErtelt

by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor February 26, 2008

Cleveland, OH (LifeNews.com) -- Senator Barack Obama debated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night and said his biggest mistake was voting to help save Terri Schiavo. Terri is the disabled Florida woman whose husband won the legal right to starve her to death.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assistedsuicide; barackobama; euthanasia; moralabsolutes; obama; prolife; schiavo; terrischiavo
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1 posted on 02/26/2008 8:21:25 PM PST by SErtelt
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To: SErtelt

How sweet.


2 posted on 02/26/2008 8:22:39 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: SErtelt
He also pretended his whole liberal record rating is the result of two votes he singled out that weren't necessarily liberal.

And how about when Russert immediately bailed Hilary out and told her the name of Putin's successor?

3 posted on 02/26/2008 8:23:59 PM PST by Williams
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To: SErtelt

Actually Mr.O the congree did the right thing in standing up to protect an innocent citizen from the clutches of evil-intent individuals with legal sanction. It was the judicial system that arrogantly ignored the congress and proceeded to railroad to death poor Terry Schiavo.


4 posted on 02/26/2008 8:29:09 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: SErtelt

and he expects us to think he’s not a liberal


5 posted on 02/26/2008 8:31:55 PM PST by ari-freedom
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woulda coulda shoulda...

I would like to see how much he would denounce and reject Farrakhan if he only had the opportunity to do so.


6 posted on 02/26/2008 8:33:19 PM PST by shineon
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To: ari-freedom

He and she don’t CARE what you think. They are Socialists who know what is best for your future, comrade.


7 posted on 02/26/2008 8:33:48 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: shineon

He had the opportunity to denounce FarraKKKhan’s support.


8 posted on 02/26/2008 8:35:45 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: weegee

He said he would. That’s nice. When is that going to happen?


9 posted on 02/26/2008 8:42:42 PM PST by shineon
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To: weegee

He said he would. That’s nice. When is that going to happen?


10 posted on 02/26/2008 8:42:43 PM PST by shineon
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To: weegee

He said he would. That’s nice. When is that going to happen?


11 posted on 02/26/2008 8:42:51 PM PST by shineon
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To: 8mmMauser

ping!


12 posted on 02/26/2008 8:45:07 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: shineon

If he does, he might want to hire a few extra body guards to watch his back.

They did not like it when Malcom renounced.


13 posted on 02/26/2008 8:45:16 PM PST by shineon
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To: tflabo

He’s being consistent. He doesn’t believe babies fortunate enough to survive a murder attempt by an abortion doctor deserve protection. Why not go after the handicapped next?


14 posted on 02/26/2008 8:47:18 PM PST by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Groundchuck Hagel and Lindsey Grahamcracker are undesirable menu items in 2008. Make new choices!)
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To: SErtelt

Catholics - please take note.


15 posted on 02/26/2008 8:48:35 PM PST by PGR88
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To: shineon

he looked flustered by the question and gave in.

Hillary was a little silly when she said she took a risk by rejecting the endorsement of the Independence Party. She sure looked like she supported Suha Arafat.


16 posted on 02/26/2008 8:49:24 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: weegee
Obama belongs to black supremacists (make that “african-centric”) church that also bestows highest honors onto even more radical Nation of Islam and its leader Farrakhan.

What would Obama do? Obama, who declines to wear American flag lapel pin and can not bring himself to honor National Anthem? When that news started to generate some negative publicity, he proclaims that he disagrees with that particular decision. That’s it. Did not quit, nothing.

If, for example, MacCain’s church decided to go lilly-white racial and also awarded its highest award to a local Grand Wizard, 1) McCain quit that church immediately and 2) McCain, a war hero, would be harassed incessantly by the MSM nevertheless till the end of his political career. Entire Republican party will be denounced, too.

Obama is tough, he weathered such vicious attacks during primaries.../sarc

17 posted on 02/26/2008 8:49:55 PM PST by alecqss
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To: SErtelt

Poor Barack. His greatest regret is that in his innocent youth he lacked a full and complete commitment to the full implementation of National Socialism.


18 posted on 02/26/2008 8:54:07 PM PST by EternalVigilance (McCain supporters: "We have nothing to offer but fear itself!")
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To: alecqss

So in other words. He would denounce a white racist antisemite if he had to, but since he doesn’t have to...

Don’t ask don’t tell.


19 posted on 02/26/2008 8:54:30 PM PST by shineon
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To: alecqss

So in other words. He would denounce a white racist antisemite if he had to, but since he doesn’t have to...

Don’t ask don’t tell.


20 posted on 02/26/2008 8:54:33 PM PST by shineon
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To: alecqss

So in other words. He would denounce a white racist antisemite if he had to, but since he doesn’t have to...

Don’t ask don’t tell.


21 posted on 02/26/2008 8:54:36 PM PST by shineon
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To: SErtelt

I’ve never encountered another individual who I liked more on a personal impression basis and hated more for his positions on morals issues. Take the others, say like Nancy Pelousi, Kerry, or Ted Kennedy — I can’t stand them personally either.


22 posted on 02/26/2008 8:57:04 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: SErtelt

G-d help us!


23 posted on 02/26/2008 9:01:27 PM PST by SkyDancer ("There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress - Mark Twain")
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To: steve86

I’m going to stick to my love of Jesus Christ. I’m really not a good political watcher.

But I’m telling you, I saw this same let me have it your way spirit in Deval Patrick.

It reminds of these verses

23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

We are entering the last act my friend. I’m not saying that the Obama Nation is the last act. I’m just saying that we are entering the last act.

That’s my story and I’m stickin to it.


24 posted on 02/26/2008 9:08:32 PM PST by shineon
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To: shineon

Yes, as you may know from other threads, I don’t disagree with that interpretation.

And I don’t mean “hate” in the Biblical sense, but I do find his positions terribly repulsive.


25 posted on 02/26/2008 9:11:32 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: SErtelt

I do not believe that is correct.

I do not believe from what I heard (or what his track record indicates) that he voted in favor of Terri Schiavo. After all, look at this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1975783/posts

I believe that he actually said that his regret is that he did not lead on the floor and use procedural technicalities, in order to stop Congress from trying to help Terri Schiavo.

Maybe we should both listen again.


26 posted on 02/26/2008 9:11:59 PM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us." Duncan Hunter knows.)
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To: unspun

Yup, and I agree. Congress should not have gotten involved. Here’s the transcript:

RUSSERT: Senator Obama, any statements or vote you’d like to take back?

OBAMA: Well, you know, when I first arrived in the Senate that first year, we had a situation surrounding Terri Schiavo. And I remember how we adjourned with a unanimous agreement that eventually allowed Congress to interject itself into that decision making process of the families.

It wasn’t something I was comfortable with, but it was not something that I stood on the floor and stopped. And I think that was a mistake, and I think the American people understood that that was a mistake. And as a constitutional law professor, I knew better.

And so that’s an example I think of where inaction...

RUSSERT: This is the young woman with the feeding tube...

OBAMA: That’s exactly right.

RUSSERT: ... and the family disagreed as to whether it should be removed or not.

OBAMA: And I think that’s an example of inaction, and sometimes that can be as costly as action.


27 posted on 02/26/2008 9:25:22 PM PST by UndauntedR
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To: Williams

Yeah that wasn’t adding up to me at all. No sale.


28 posted on 02/26/2008 9:29:42 PM PST by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: SErtelt

Did anyone catch his line, “Exxon-Mobil made $11 BIL last year. It’s not going to be easy taking back some of the profit.” (Something like that.)


29 posted on 02/26/2008 9:32:14 PM PST by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: SErtelt

Just showing his true colors. Bastard.


30 posted on 02/26/2008 9:41:59 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Don't let Bill back into the White House to defile it again.)
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To: UndauntedR

The United States Constitution was signed in 1789, but the United States Charter was signed in 1776. It properly observes that our United States owes observance to the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God — and to our Creator endowed Right to Life.

If Congress has no place to protect the Right to Life, it has no foundation.


31 posted on 02/26/2008 9:42:48 PM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us." Duncan Hunter knows.)
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To: shineon
He said he would. That’s nice. When is that going to happen?

Did you pay attention to the debate? He denounced Farahkan.

32 posted on 02/26/2008 9:50:58 PM PST by Swordfished
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To: shineon

and I applaud Obama on his new opinion Congress’s role in the Schiavo case, which is based on constitutional law.


33 posted on 02/26/2008 9:52:18 PM PST by Swordfished
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To: Swordfished

If he denounced Farrakhan, he better watch his back. Malcolm X didn’t make out so well after doing that.

Farrakhan has called him the next black messiah. Does he denounce that too?

Farrakhan does not just throw out endorsements. He vets his candidates.


34 posted on 02/26/2008 9:57:34 PM PST by shineon
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To: weegee

He did denounce Farrakhan — after he was forced to by Farrakhan’s controversial endorsement. How timely, considering his church’s Trumpet magazine gave Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award — last November.

I just noticed the TUCC.org web site has no link or reference to Trumpet magazine — and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is retiring in early March.

How convenient.


35 posted on 02/26/2008 9:57:58 PM PST by zipper ( Suicide voting is the quickest way to send the whole country to Hell.)
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To: Swordfished

What constitution? Obviously not The United States Constitution. It has protections for people against what was done to Terri Schiavo. Failure to recognize her rights does not make her government imposed murder magically constitutional.


36 posted on 02/26/2008 10:03:11 PM PST by LilAngel (FReeping on a cell phone is like making Christmas dinner in an Easy Bake Oven)
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To: ari-freedom

“and he expects us to think he’s not a liberal”

obama is counting on suckers, fools and a protective media that hides his liberalism for his victory.

see my tagline.


37 posted on 02/26/2008 10:09:01 PM PST by WOSG (Obama: national journal ranked him most liberal senator in the Senate.)
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To: SErtelt
Well, isn’t that special?
But coming from a guy that thinks that babies who survive abortions should be left to die, I’m not surprised.
Tells you just how low our country has sunk, doesn’t it?
38 posted on 02/26/2008 10:17:14 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Guns don't kill people, gun free zones kill people)
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To: WOSG

also note that hillary simply could not respond to his answer “why yes, you really are a super liberal and here’s why...”


39 posted on 02/26/2008 10:17:43 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: SErtelt
"Bo" Obama is sounding like Hitler. In 1941 Hitler's Ufa, the Nazi film agency used Liebeniener's film Ich klage an! (I Accuse) to convince the German people that it was essential to eliminate "all worthless lives." This euthanasia program was directed at handicapped and mentally ill children and adults. It is estimated that 70,000 German citizens were euthanized in mental institutions and killing centers. The German people were exposed to the idea of euthanasia through posters, movies, and books.

The idea that keeping seriously ill people alive was against the basic principles of nature, paved the way for the ultimate euthanasia program: the genocide of the Jewish people.

This is why I continue to call the Democrats "DemonRATs."

40 posted on 02/26/2008 11:19:55 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: PGR88

I know Obama leans towards Marxism, but I also wonder if he was cast in the mold of Adolph Hitler. Something in this man’s gaze scares the hell out of me ... I cannot put my finger on what that quality is, but it sure gives me the creeps. Something wicked this way comes.


41 posted on 02/26/2008 11:23:54 PM PST by RTO (Salve Regina, ora pro nobis!)
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To: Swordfished

Ever read the 14th Amendment?


42 posted on 02/26/2008 11:31:33 PM PST by RTO (Salve Regina, ora pro nobis!)
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To: SErtelt

Obama should just be called Mr. Death. He is a real monster. He didn’t vote for babies surviving abortions to be given help and now Euthanasia is his main concern.


43 posted on 02/27/2008 12:16:00 AM PST by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: unspun
If Congress has no place to protect the Right to Life, it has no foundation.

Exactly.

44 posted on 02/27/2008 12:24:58 AM PST by skr (How majestic is Thy Name, O Lord, and how mighty are Thy Works!)
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To: PGR88
Catholics - please take note.

May I assume you include Bishop Robert Lynch? Frankly, I am bewildered by the anti-Catholic weakness of many in the church hierarchy, from the Pope to the Bishops.

Barack Hussein Obama's regret that he did not object to saving Terri Schiavo should come as no surprise to those familiar with the warped thinking of liberals. He also objects (from what I've read) of giving any medical assistance to babies who survive despite abortion attempts.

Am I crazy or is this monstrous?

As bad as that is, the Catholic Church should be held to higher standards. One they teach and insist upon is: Thou shalt not kill. Yet a bishop sat by and did nothing while an innocent woman was put to death in Florida.

Why was he not defrocked by the Pope? Umm.

45 posted on 02/27/2008 12:42:59 AM PST by IIntense
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To: SErtelt

Gotta love these demorat debates. Shows what goof balls they really are.


46 posted on 02/27/2008 12:49:46 AM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: SErtelt
An Obama presidency would endanger American lives .

1. He's unwilling to protect vulnerable newborns. He voted against an Illinois bill to protect babies born alive during abortions.

2. He's unwilling to protect vulnerable patients. He thinks it is okay for a philandering husband to kill his wife after (finally) getting a relative to tell stories that she wanted to be starved to death.

3. He's unwilling to protect vulnerable Iraqis and Americans.

He said that, as president, he could conceivably decide to withdraw troops from Iraq and then decide to re-invade Iraq.

Re-invasions are messy.

30,000 Americans died in 30 months because Truman sent US troops to re-invade Korea in 1950. Most likely, the Korean War would not have started in 1950, if Truman would have kept the troops in S. Korea in 1949.

Let's not abandon Iraq the way we abandoned S. Korea.

47 posted on 02/27/2008 12:57:25 AM PST by syriacus (In 1861, Obama would've said, "Let the South keep Ft Sumter. Let blacks continue to be enslaved.")
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To: shineon

Yep, if one thing is certain, things are definitely beginning to wrap up.


48 posted on 02/27/2008 1:25:03 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: SErtelt; Salvation
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


49 posted on 02/27/2008 3:46:06 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: UndauntedR; All

“When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands whivh have connected them with one another....they should declare the causes which impel them to Separation.”

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident,

that all Men are endowed by their Creator with

certain unalienable Rights,

that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness-

That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men....”

The United States Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

The founders of the US, on the purpose of the new govt.


50 posted on 02/27/2008 4:23:15 AM PST by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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