I found it strange that nobody brought up Terri Schiavo when Bush said he was pro life and against PP. It is a great barb to nail him with for future debates.
Terrrrrrrrry Schiavo, is kind of alive-o!
Get general public wouldn't even know who she is. (We're better informed the the general public)
I voted disagree only because I believe Terry Schiavo's husband has been through enough because of Jeb Bush. Leave the man in peace and find something else to use jmo.
We're talking the most powerful position in the world. If bringing it up wins an argument in a debate, nobody's going to stop the question.
Eh. A lot of conservatives buy into the bs active/passive dichotomy. That's also how they justify turning a blind eye to the suffering that's caused by slashing social programs while screeching about abortions.
While Democrats scream for more spending while paying of politicians for their special favors.
You want social programs? Ask "reverend" Al Sharpton and his black cabal at MSNBC - the tax cheat network - to stop harping and start paying their share!
He mentioned it himself with regard to being pro-life. He made the distinction that he's for it both at the beginning and end of life. Everyone applauded.
What were you watching? He never mentioned Terri Schiavo in the debate and was probably praying nobody else did either.
I can go back in the dvr and find the time if you like, but I'm sure there are videos up on the internet. He did mention it, it was quick and not well highlighted so I'm not surprised it was glossed over.
He said Terri Schiavo?
I can't remember right now if he said her name specifically, but he was very clear who he was talking about. He was specifically talking about encouraging a culture of life @ the beg & the end of life. I'll see if I can hunt down the time for you.
I know what you're talking about, but he did not mention her or the event as it was a major low point during his time as Gov.
He seemed fairly proud of it on stage and the crowd gave him good applause for it.
I think the Republican base (and prob the dems too) will be ok with this, independents & libertarians maybe not.
Euthanasia is a very touchy subject in this country.
I found it. The debate is online already. From 1.14-1.16 he's answering the question about being on the Bloomberg panel. At the very end near the 1.15.30 mark is where he talks about the end of life aspect and the applause starts.
Terri wasn't euthanized. She was starved.
Effectively, they are the same thing - choosing when you say you're done with a debilitating issue.
Your little tempest in a chocolate teapot is ridiculous. I'm pro-life, and was very sad when selfish family members killed her.
What's pathetic is pro-death advocates love to swirl around on a topic like this.
Think - I've never heard of a tempest in a chocolate teapot, what does that mean?
And to be clear, nothing I said supports one side or another. I simply made note of what I saw in the debate and the audience's reaction, so please save your
Assumptions. My views weren't the topic of this thread, Jeb's were.
Which ... guilty as charged. I purposely compounded the "tempest in a teapot" idiom with the Britishism of something being as worthless as a "chocolate teapot".
See, now that was a completely unnecessary insult. As I said, this has nothing to do with my views. This kind of thing makes it so difficult to have any kind of discussion sometimes.
It appreciate you at least explaining it though.
Which ... you can choose to be offended. I was reacting to the naive and wrong assertion that "all pro-life" are hypocrites. I'm not. I'm consistently in favor of individual choice, and believe that in the case of murderous mothers, a guardian ...
... for the unborn should be appointed to protect the voice and choice of the child.
Think - I believe you hit the wrong thread. No where in this thread did I say anything about hypocrits, nor did I accuse pro-lifers of anything.
AGAIN - I was making note of something Jeb said in direct answer to the poll question asked.
Which ... I apologize. I thought you were suggesting that there is something inconsistent about being pro-life and anti-Ms Shiavo's murder.
To me pro-life and pro-Ms Shiavo's life are completely consistent.
Think - and that is exactly what Jeb said.
Half the voting public would say, who?
Half is a generous estimate...
Because that half just woke up and realized that they can't vote for a liar or a socialist, and need to find an alternative. The other have already realized that the Democrats are only offering pathetic choices.
To quote Roger Waters in Amused to Death (an epic work btw if you haven't listened to it)
"History is for fools. Memory is a stranger."
The populace is too strung out in Soma to remember. We do, but will they?
And since there is no objective organization running the debates, do you think any actual "zinger" will be asked of any candidate? I'd love for t to happen, but I won't hold my breath.
I was thinking of later debates they a rebuttal from a wily opponent would catch him off guard.
The MSM wants him to win so they wouldn't dare mention it.
Soma, is what they would take when...
It's coming don't worry.
My moms been waiting for that one too.
Well, had that forum been a true debate, he would have been called to the floor with his Bloomberg coalition and the backing and implementation of common core.