This is from today's Washington Post:
In a memo distributed only to Republican senators, the Schiavo case was characterized as "a great political issue" that could pay dividends with Christian conservatives, whose support is essential in midterm elections such as those coming up in 2006...
... Republicans acknowledged that the intervention was a departure from their usual support for states' rights. But they said their views about the sanctity of life trumped their views about federalism.
An unsigned one-page memo, distributed to Republican senators, said the debate over Schiavo would appeal to the party's base, or core, supporters. The memo singled out Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who is up for reelection next year and is potentially vulnerable in a state President Bush won last year.
"This is an important moral issue and the pro-life base will be excited that the Senate is debating this important issue," said the memo, which was reported by ABC News and later given to The Washington Post. "This is a great political issue, because Senator Nelson of Florida has already refused to become a cosponsor and this is a tough issue for Democrats."
This poor woman has been kept alive by machines for 15 years. Without those machines, she would have been dead a long time ago.
Her parents need to face reality that their daughter as they knew her has long since died.
And what about the thousands of other poor souls currently being kept alive by machines?
Are their lives any less important than this Florida woman's?
In the eyes of Congress, yes, because saving this woman can apparently win them votes by the foolish, nonthinking Christian conservatives.
I realize not all conservatives think this way, but there's enough out there that do to warrant the criticism.
And here i thought all Congress cared about was the state of fucking Baseball.
The GOP is an enormous shitpile of brainless, heartless fools.
Karma's a bitch, Republicans.
I look forward to seeing you get your heads handed to you on a plate.