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Operation Mislead America: Terri Schiavo Case

The GOP did not only mislead the American people, they misled the Schindler family.

Early Monday morning, after President Bush signed the Schiavo bill, Bob Schindler was positively beaming in front of the television cameras. He said he walked into his daughter’s hospice room and told her, ‘We had to wake the President up to save your life.’
(Majority Report)

But Tom DeLay nor “Dr.” Bill Frist told the Schindler’s that the legislation they rushed to pass simply move the debate to the federal courts. It did not order the re-insertion of the feeding tube.

The federal courts are not overruling the legislation, they are simply ruling that the tube should not be reinserted.

The Schindlers and the American people think that the GOP pushed legislation that would foce the Hospis to reinsert the feeding tube but that is not within their power. They have no problem allowing people to think that they did but it is not the case.

If the Schindlers were told this then maybe they wouldn’t have been so happy Monday morning.

‘If Congress meant to give the federal courts the power to let her die…’ says the Schindler’s filing, then passing the law ‘would be little more than a cruel hoax.’
(Majority Report)

Addition: My theory: the Schindlers like the attention. Every three seconds Mr. Schindler is out in front of the Hospis speaking to the crowd and talking to the press. They’ve gotten caught up in their “rolls” in the movie the MSM has made of this family matter. Just like every high profile case beofre it, the Schaivo case has it’s players who are all starting to act out their parts.

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March 27, 2005 - Posted by | The Progressive Movement

6 Comments »

  1. So. Now congress is trying to change the law because the law is not working the way their voters want it to. I guess since I got a speeding ticket last week that needs to be paid by the end of next week I should wake up the president and change raise the speed limit so I won’t have to pay the ticket. Gotta love the GOP.

    Comment by Joseph krause | March 27, 2005 | Reply

  2. I get your point, although raising the speed limit isn’t that bad of an idea. I think you might be on to something.
    (just kidding)

    Comment by chris | March 27, 2005 | Reply

  3. Joseph, the speeding ticket is a good comparison. Imagine having to go before a corrupt local judge, and you finally are able to get the case moved to a fair state one. The same happened here. It is sad that so many people out there are just itching for death. Abort the Babies. Give the elders drugs to die. Starve the invalids. Geez, the terrorists don’t need to come kill Americans, the liberals are on a campaign to do it themselves. Whatever happened to the compassionate liberal? Oh, that’s right, it is more important to win, then it is to show compassion. No wonder the liberal party is in such disarray. Guess it is hard to have hope, when all your party does is preach a message of Death.

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | March 28, 2005 | Reply

  4. I would also like to point out, that I made clear what Congress did in my first reply to your posts here.

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | March 28, 2005 | Reply

  5. Guess it is hard to have hope, when all your party does is preach a message of Death.

    The democrats are not preaching anythin. In fact, they have yet to make their viewpoint on weather she should live or die clear. Only Joe Liberman has come out with an opinion and it was in support of the congresional action (see post: I Hate Joe Liberman)

    Comment by chris | March 28, 2005 | Reply

  6. Guess it is hard to have hope, when all your party does is preach a message of Death.

    The democrats are not preaching anythin. In fact, they have yet to make their viewpoint on weather she should live or die clear. Only Joe Liberman has come out with an opinion and it was in support of the congresional action (see post: I Hate Joe Liberman)

    Comment by chris | March 28, 2005 | Reply


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