The Washington Post has a story today about a rift in the Republican party between economic and social conservatives over this Terri Schiavo case. The polls over-whelmingly show that the public does NOT want federal goverenment intrusion in this case. The story mentions how this public reaction "surprises many lawmakers." Well, get use to it I say because the American people have spoken on this issue and the lawmakers better figure it out or they will find themselves without a job. There were many Democrats, however, who voted for the bill as well. This from the Post story:
Some Republicans said they do not believe the vote to allow a federal court to examine whether any of Schiavo's constitutional rights had been violated will become a political issue, especially since 47 House Democrats voted for the measure, while 53 voted against.
I say vote them all out.
Many of these congressmen/women are up for re-election in 2006 and I say that we vote them all out for new people. It is time that we shake up the powers in Washington and bring in new blood and new voices who aren't corrupted by power of the federal government. I am a liberal democrat but I say vote the democrats out too who voted for this over-reaching bill.
We need "grassroots" "progressive" politicians who are willing to listen to the will of the people and follow that will to get things done. Look to new leaders like freshman Sen. Barack Obama from Illinois for this type of "new politician" who is willing to bridge the divide in American politics and bring this great nation together again. No more "Wasthington insider" bullsh*t. America is tired of the games and wants leaders who actually have a vision of the future instead of preserving the old, unproductive ways of the past.
Bring back fiscal sanity, bring back American credibility abroad and bring back help to the least of Americans who have no where else to turn. Above all bring back the jobs that have left this great country.
We need moderates to lead this country into the future and I say look to John Edwards in 2008 to bring us some new energy and invigoration so that we can look to solve many of these issues and begin again to feel unity and pride in America.
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