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  •  So, when's the DNC gonna issue . . . (none)
     . . . a Statement:

     Today Terri Schiavo passed away and today, Tom DeLay tried to make more political hay out of her passing.  Tom DeLay made thinly veiled threats to State and Federal Judges, and others, when he said:  

    "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior . . ."

      Was Tom DeLay threatening physical violence against government officials and private citizens, or merely trying to "play God" and condemn to hell all who disagree with him, which, by our last count, meant most of the U.S.A.

      We call upon Tom DeLay to stop trying to exploit a personal tragedy and act like man.


    Awaiting your calls, Chairman Dean, Senator Reid. Lines are open!

    by BenGoshi on Thu Mar 31, 2005 at 11:56:01 AM PST

    •  My guess (none)
      Knowing his perspective, DeLay probably meant Judgment Day.  I suspect he'll have a few things to answer for then, too.

      Announcing the return of Blast Off!, home of the "crazy woman" C-SPAN transcript! Long time no blog ...

      by Sinfonian on Thu Mar 31, 2005 at 12:09:22 PM PST

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    •  First part of Delay's statement (none)
      Yes, there's another thread devoted to the threats, whether he is referring to divine or human retribution.

      But he also said this, which is very relevant to this thread:

      Mrs. Schiavo's death is a moral poverty and a legal tragedy. This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most, and that will change.

      That's pretty clear. He is going to be fighting to remove this silly balance-of-powers Constitution thingy, that gets in the way of the divine right of Congress to rule unilaterally.

      I'm hoping we'll hear more conservatives come out in favor of the Constitution.

      Dream scenario: since the President swears an oath  of loyalty to the Constitution, can we impeach him when he acts against it?

      •  War on Justice, War on States (none)
        Since states are incapable of meting out justice in Tom Delay's world, should we expect him to recommend that states be abolished and that provinces (the French kind, not those radically independent Canadian kind)  take their place? Will he do a demonstration project with Texas, since it may be incapable of meting out justice?
    •  They should stay quiet (none)
      Just for today.  Whatever they say, every pundit will be trying to analyze it tonight when everyone turns on CNN, MSNBC etc.  I don't what the word "democrat" mentioned at all today.  

      PS Maybe right-wing judges aren't so bad.  Birch is a Bush I appointee very conservative.  No matter how conservative the judges are it does not mean they will blindly rule in their favor and be "activist judges"

      Its not easy being a Floridian.

      by lawstudent922 on Thu Mar 31, 2005 at 12:52:52 PM PST

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      •  Have you noticed (none)
        How every time a judge gets mentioned in an AP, CNN, or Reuters news story nowadays, it's required to mention who appointed him?  Have we become that partisan?  So that whoever reads the story will think, "Oh, he ruled that way because he was appointed by a Democrat," or "I bet the GOP is sorry he got appointed to the bench"?
        •  It is pretty rediculous (none)
          How everything is about taking sides.  It benefits the Republicans for there to be a "culture war"  I think one of the worst parts of the Schaivo fiasco was that for once the Liberals and Convervatives agreed.  I was able to discuss the issue with my arch conservative friends.  I felt really good being able to agree with them for once.  

          Perhaps hat is why all the right-wingers on talk radio and the cable news networks after that first week of red-state/blue-state unity had to come out and accuse Dems of cheering on her death.  They wanted to get a rise out of us and remind us how we hate the right--I know my feelings towards the right definitly softened for about a week, it was nice.  

          Its not easy being a Floridian.

          by lawstudent922 on Fri Apr 01, 2005 at 08:42:29 AM PST

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