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March 29, 2005

Bringing out the big guns now

Laura Bush defends gov’t role in Schiavo case

Posted by Karol at 07:13 PM |
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“I just feel like the federal government has to be involved,” Mrs. Bush said. “It is a life issue that really does require government to be involved.”
The fact is, “we” are a nation of law…not feeling or “the will of the people”. The law stipulates that the state courts had jurisdiction. Fortunately for “us”, the Supreme Court agreed.

Posted by: Robert at March 29, 2005 at 9:55 pm

So, to recap: conservatives believe that the federal government can trump the states for Terry Schiavo and pot. Not making the cut? Segregation and slavery.
Thanks for playing, kids.

Posted by: ugarte at March 30, 2005 at 10:40 am

Pot?! Where’d you get that?

Posted by: Karol at March 30, 2005 at 11:22 am

Just for example, here.

Posted by: ugarte at March 30, 2005 at 11:29 am

And Ugarte, here’s a little reminder about the conservative role in ending segregation: (read the whole thing)

In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was debated in Washington. Credit historically goes to Lyndon Johnson for securing its passage, but Johnson was not the central figure, it was Dirksen, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate.
In that year the two greatest conservative leaders in Washington were Dirksen and Senator Barry Goldwater, who of course would be the GOP Presidential nominee against Johnson that fall.
Goldwater was 100% against the civil rights act because he thought it was too huge an expansion of federal power and infringed upon the rights of the states. Dirksen on the other hand was skeptical about enroaching on the power of the states, but he realized that protecting the rights of blacks in the south was an appropriate exercise of federal power.
He wound up persuading all but Goldwater and three other GOP Senators of his view, and while twenty Democrats voted against the Act, only four Republicans did. Its a footnote in the history books today that while the Democratic party split over civil rights, the Republicans pushed it through.

Posted by: Karol at March 30, 2005 at 11:34 am

I was careful to say “conservatives” not “democrats” because I knew that was coming. That vote is what pushed all of those Dixiecrats (including IIRC, well-known liberal Strom Thurmond) into admitting that they felt more at home as Republicans and led to the current Red State alignment.

Posted by: ugarte at March 30, 2005 at 11:51 am

I like that you’ve given up trying to spell her first name.

Posted by: Not Dawn Summers at March 30, 2005 at 11:58 am

It’s a copied and pasted headline, buddy.

Posted by: Karol at March 30, 2005 at 12:14 pm

That’s typical Bush—when they going gets tough, hide behind Mommy’s skirt. Reagan used to do the same thing.

Posted by: Don Myers at March 31, 2005 at 10:02 am

That’s typical Bush—when they going gets tough, hide behind Mommy’s skirt. Reagan used to do the same thing.

Time to up the village idiot’s meds. Or pull out ALL the tubes.

Posted by: Radical Redneck at March 31, 2005 at 8:52 pm
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