Monday, January 23, 2006
  The 'Rhetoric' Party

Once again we see the transformed republican Party for what they are...the Rhetoric Party.

Bush spoke, by phone and not on the WH website, to abortion foes regarding life. (emphasis mine)

"You believe, as I do, that every human life has value, that the strong have a duty to protect the weak, and that the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence apply to everyone, not just to those considered healthy or wanted or convenient," Bush told the abortion foes.

"These principles call us to defend the sick and the dying, persons with disabilities and birth defects, all who are weak and vulnerable, especially unborn children," the president said.

Sick and the dying. What an insult to the people of this country considering Bush’s actions while Texas gov:

The following is a partial copy of a previous post of mine:

W might be running into a little credibility problem concerning his past statements about life.

1. "America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life."

A copy of W’s statement regarding Schiavo:

2. Text of Bush statement in Shiavo case

Associated Press

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President Bush's statement today on signing legislation in the Terri Schiavo case

Today, I signed into law a bill that will allow Federal courts to hear a claim by or on behalf of Terri Schiavo for violation of her rights relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life. In cases like this one, where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life. This presumption is especially critical for those like Terri Schiavo who live at the mercy of others. I appreciate the bipartisan action by the Members of Congress to pass this bill. I will continue to stand on the side of those defending life for all Americans, including those with disabilities.

Isn’t there just the tiniest bit of conflict between: “right to life cannot be granted or denied by government� and this: “our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life�.

Check out this further bit of controversy:

Hospitals can end life support

Decision hinges on patient's ability to pay, prognosis

A patient's inability to pay for medical care combined with a prognosis that renders further care futile are two reasons a hospital might suggest cutting off life support, the chief medical officer at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital said Monday.

Miraculously this man received a reprieve from W’s “Right to Kill� law as seen in the following:

A Friendswood man in a persistent vegetative state was transferred to a nursing home in San Antonio on Sunday, ending a battle between St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and his family over whether to take him off life support.

At 7:30 a.m., Spiro Nikolouzos, 68, was hooked up to a portable ventilator, feeding tube and other support lines and taken by ambulance to Avalon Place, which had rejected his application just nine days before. Facility officials confirmed his arrival about 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Either he’s lying or we have to get out the hair splitter. It seems that his speeches support broad agendas and rules, while his actual laws don’t reflect his speeches.

If the laws that he signed in Texas don’t reflect his current position it seems that he should offer an explanation/excuse...maybe...the legislature made me do it.

I’m sure there are many bills that are signed that don’t reflect the true positions of a president, but to continue to let stand previous speeches vowing that ‘life can’t be granted or denied by govt’, seems disingenuous at best...

...and an outright lie to anyone without Republican Family Values stuck in their ears.

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