Friday, March 18, 2005
"What's the difference between an anti-choice Democrat and an anti-choice Republican? The Democrat will also care about the child after its born!"
I'm paraphrasing DNC Chair Howard Dean's recent comments, though I believe I've kept his meaning is intact. The recent hypocritical brouhaha raised by the righties over the Terri Schiavo situation is typical of their "moral" standings: stand on theoretical principal, but be conspicuously absent when real life filters in (unless the issue affects their family personally). Even the US House is weighing in on this one; court rulings over the last 10 years leading up to this day and its events aren't good enough for them. These are the guys who boast of the "rule of law" in the US; I guess that only means something when the judges uphold their point of view. Otherwise, its "change the rules". (I'm surprised the House has time to get involved, what with the other more weighty issues they have taken responsibility for, like steroid use in major league baseball) This poor woman. They don't care a lick about her or what they're dragging her family through. Funny, if the whole family was actually united to keep Terri artificially alive, and they needed some government assistance to do so, the righties would be as scarce as a Texan at a Parisian crepe judging contest.
Righties' main concern
Posted by sooray at 8:07 PM