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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    If God forbid I was ever hospitalized with a brain injury so severe that my brain had atrophied to the size of a walnut, then the last people I would want making medical decisions on my behalf would be my parents. My wife would know my wishes in such an event (that I be taken off all life sustaining support), and I would want her to be making the decisions regarding that. As a parent myself, I think the problem in such a horrible situation is you are not going to be rational at all. One of the biggest reasons I would want my wife making the decisions is that in such a case if there was a settlement, I would want that money going to my wife and kids, not towards paying for long term life support for my brain dead body.

    The worst scenario imaginable would be for my state's governor, members of the statehouse, or congress to get involved in what would be a private medical matter.

    Moreover, yes this would hurt Jeb in a national election because nothing scares off moderate voters like a politician being shown as being too friendly with the religious right.
    I'm glad for you. I would want my parents making decisions for me. I would also want to make decisions for my kids.

    Moderate voters who wouldn't vote for a pro-life candidate weren't going to vote for Jeb anyway.
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    How long for Harry Reid?
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Jeb Bush's social conservative credentials are equally as strong as Santorum's and Huckabee's - I'm not sure about Walker's. The difference is that Jeb Bush isn't a scary social conservative because his social views are personal and not driven to the level of public policy. He is the kind of candidate the Republicans need because he doesn't impose his judgments on others but he's also not afraid to have his views known.

    This issue is an attempt to make Bush appear to be a social radical and it won't work because people can and will see the truth in who the guy is once they come to know him.
    I heard he was a very popular governor in Florida. I admit I don't know too much about him, and recently I've been starting to pay a little more attention to his record, and less to his last name. He's supposed to start appearing a lot in NH soon and I'm going to have the chance to meet him. Look forward to it.
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Jeb Bush's social conservative credentials are equally as strong as Santorum's and Huckabee's - I'm not sure about Walker's. The difference is that Jeb Bush isn't a scary social conservative because his social views are personal and not driven to the level of public policy. He is the kind of candidate the Republicans need because he doesn't impose his judgments on others but he's also not afraid to have his views known.

    This issue is an attempt to make Bush appear to be a social radical and it won't work because people can and will see the truth in who the guy is once they come to know him.
    Very well said.
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I heard he was a very popular governor in Florida. I admit I don't know too much about him, and recently I've been starting to pay a little more attention to his record, and less to his last name. He's supposed to start appearing a lot in NH soon and I'm going to have the chance to meet him. Look forward to it.
    He was extremely popular, and an effective governor.
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, CJ.

    Obama is helping the best way he can by giving millions of illegals drivers licenses and job cards, thereby giving them an ID to vote Democrat! Oh wait - maybe he won't much care how they vote in 2016 since he'll be leaving, but I truly pity whoever it is that inherits what he's going to leave them, and it doesn't matter what party they are. He doesn't like the Clintons, and he's called the Rebs his "enemies," so that may be a win either way in his book. The downside will be having to lower the standard of living he has enjoyed for the past six years, which includes having to start paying for his own multi-million dollar vacations though, and that's going to be really tough on his family budget.
    don't get too excited
    i predict Michelle will be running for political office on or before 2020
    she's smart and now has an extensive political network
    unlike hillary, i would vote for Michelle in a skinny minute
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm glad for you. I would want my parents making decisions for me. I would also want to make decisions for my kids.

    Moderate voters who wouldn't vote for a pro-life candidate weren't going to vote for Jeb anyway.
    Scary..... I thought the point was once you're an Adult you're outside of your parents sphere

    And by the way, where were Terry's ever so loving parents when she was starving herself down to nothing which is what caused her cardiac arrest in that whole ordeal in the first place?
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Yes, I know. Her parents were terrible people. Not sure what Hannity and Fox have to do with my post. The section to complain about them is that way.------>
    what is so terrible about not wanting your daughter to die?
    personally, i would have made the other choice, but i can see no motivation for the anguished parents to pursue their legal actions but to enable their daughter to breath for another day. is that really so terrible
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The husband asked the state to get involved.
    The State could get involved without Bush taking sides. He chose to be on the side of Schiavo's parents, and he should have remained neutral on the subject.
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    Re: Does Jeb Bush have a Terri Schiavo Problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    They intervened because they were trying to appease themselves. You may find it hard to believe, but Republicans have convictions too, and don't do everything solely to "appease" others.
    Greetings, tres borrachos.

    If I recall, it was her parents who wanted her to be kept alive, because she was somewhat cognizant and aware of things, and I can't say I fault them. Her husband was the one who wanted to pull the plug, and we later learned his motivations! It became a case of family in-fighting which went to court, and Florida decided on the side of keeping her alive. She had not committed a crime - why should the State be put in the position of being the executioner of someone who had done nothing wrong? If I were Jeb Bush, I would have made the same decision! Miracles may not be commonplace, but they do occur!

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