The Party That Was

Howard Dean let it be known what the dem’s plan will be for the ’06 and ’08 cmpaign season at a democrativc event last night in Los Angeles via Powerline:

“We’re going to use Terri Schiavo later on,” Dean said…

“This is going to be an issue in 2006, and it’s going to be an issue in 2008,” Dean told about 200 people at a gay rights group’s breakfast in West Hollywood, “because we’re going to have an ad with a picture of 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, a practicing physician until he became governor of Vermont in 1991, added: “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?”

How fricken’ twisted! How about, “Are we going to let an adulterous husband decide if a woman is to die or not, Howard?” How about, “Are we going to starve a woman to death (something we wouldn’t do to a chicken or a serial rapist) even though there are loving family in her life who are wanting desperately to care for her?” Or, how about, “Are we going to let a bitter adulterous husband cremate the body of a Catholic woman before the family is even allowed a private viewing?”

Powerline goes on…

Dean’s characterization of the issues involved in the Schiavo case is of course twisted beyond all recognition. But his comments bring two thoughts to mind. First, I very seriously doubt that the Schiavo case will be an issue either in 2006 or in 2008. Second, why is it it that when a minor Republican staffer wrote that the Schiavo case was a “great political issue,” it was a scandal that was reported in every newspaper in America, whereas, when the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee says, “We’re going to use Terri Schiavo” in the 2006 and 2008 elections, the response is a yawn? I’m sure there must be a reason why Dean’s comment is different, but offhand I can’t think what it is.

With Dean in charge we can expect more of the collapse of “The Party that Was” .

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