This is going to be an issue in 2006, and its going to be an issue in 2008 because we're going to have an ad with a picture of (House Majority Leader) Tom DeLay saying, 'Do you want this guy to decide whether you die or not? Or is that going to be up to your loved ones?"' Dean said in West Hollywood, California.
Dean, answering questions at an Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality event on Friday, went on to say: "The issue is: Are we going to live in a theocracy where the highest powers tell us what to do? Or are we going to be allowed to consult our own high powers when we make very difficult decisions?"'
Wait . . . I’m confused. Aren’t the Republicans supposed to be cynical opportunists for “politicizing” the Terri Schiavo case? That was the Democrats big argument from the moment the poor woman’s story hit the national press. What was the whole Martinez memo controversy about anyway? And now Dean is openly saying that his party is going to run on this issue in the next two national elections?
And notice how The Moderate manages to shoehorn the word “theocracy” into his speech. There’s no democratically elected Republican majority, there is only the dreaded theocracy. We’re a half step away from the Spanish Inquisition . . . which we didn’t expect . . . because nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Bush will soon be ordering people to “stay in the Comfy Chair until lunch time, with only a cup of coffee at eleven.” (I can’t stop!)
I’m not even going to mention the disingenuous way that Dean tries to cast the decision to pull the feeding tube as a struggle between Schiavo’s “loved ones” and that Darth Vader Without the Costume: Tom DeLay.
This is going to be an issue in 2006, and its going to be an issue in 2008 . . .
AND THEN, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT AN ISSUE IN 2010, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT AN ISSUE IN 2012, AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT AN ISSUE ALL THE WAY TO 2014. AHHHHHHHHHH!