Saturday, March 26, 2005


"Values" = Polling Numbers???

Noted humanitarian Grover Nordquist confirms the Republican "Passion of the Terri" play was all about cynically exploiting a family's pain for short-term political gain:
"Advocates of using federal power to keep this woman alive need to seriously study the polling data that's come out on this," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, who has been talking to both social and economic conservatives about the fallout. "I think that a lot of conservative leaders assumed there was broader support for saying that they wanted to have the federal government save this woman's life."
Source: Washington Post Schiavo Case Tests Priorities Of GOP march 25, 2005 (Emphasis added.)
There really are two sides to the overall public policy issue of when to cut life support. However, all sides should properly condemn the Republican party's cynical abuse of the Schiavo/Schindler family's grief for mere political gain.

My values may not be yours - your values may not be mine. We can hopefully talk about that. However, there is no talking with someone whose much-touted "values" depend upon the polling data. They must be crushed like the cockroaches they are.

Thanks to Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo for the link to the Washington Post Article


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