Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Now they tell us...

Now that Terri Schiavo is dead, the MSM apparently feel comfortable enough to let the truth come out. Or perhaps the pollsters hope to maintain their reputations by doing a few accurate polls and hoping that no one will remember their earlier biased ones. Contrary to the polls and conventional wisdom, Captain Holly knew that the Terri Schiavo case was politically bad for the Democrats:

In truth, one didn't need these stories to understand that the MSM's hysteria about fracturing Republicans and Christian Mullahs running the government were bunk. Just a quick review of all the moderate, red-state Congressional Democrats who voted for the bill allowing federal review of the case, or the fact that no prominent Democrat has even gotten near Michael Schiavo, provides all the necessary evidence. This issue is political poison for them, and the Democrats know it.

In any case, I was reading Michelle Malkin yesterday and came upon this gem. Sure enough, Zogby seems to be trying to reclaim his reputation as the most accurate pollster (however, this isn't the first time Zogby has produced biased polls that were spectacularly wrong). And we find that when most Americans realize Terri Schiavo wasn't on life support, they change their views rather quickly.

I know this because I was one of those detached Americans who originally sided with the husband in this dispute. As a husband myself, I wouldn't want a bunch of busybodies sticking their noses in my private family affairs. But when I learned of Mr. Schiavo's adultery, his financial incentives, and the complete lack of any unbiased corroborating evidence of Terri's wishes to die, I became a Terri Schiavo supporter. I am still horrified that the US Courts allowed a woman to be starved to death only on the testimony of her adulterous husband.

But Terri did not die in vain. The outrage that her death provoked among the pro-Life movement will produce tangible political results. Let the Democrats try and filibuster pro-Life judges now. If they thought the Terri Schiavo case caused a backlash, they ain't seen nothin' yet.

Being liberal Democrats, they might not be able to help themselves. But if they do, it won't be the first time they bet on the wrong horse.


At 7:46 PM, Blogger Rosemary said...

Are you aware that Michael Schiavo said he did not know his wife's wishes in the beginning? Yes, this is true. He also waited 6-7 years before having this epiphany that she wanted to die. Funny, though. It was right after he won the settlement to keep her alive for at least 50 years! He had also just starting seeing his adultress.

Oh yeah, there were 2 people before him that were her quardians. This was a disaster the enormity of which we may never know. Or we may. Either way, we must fight our Republican spineless whimps that don't know how to fight their way out of a paper bag. I just don't know where to go if I can't vote for the party of life. Any suggestions?


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