SocraticGadfly: ‘Democrats lacking conejos’ comes home to roost again

March 26, 2005

‘Democrats lacking conejos’ comes home to roost again

Congressional GOPers, including that font of political and ethical wisdom Tom DeLay, are now claiming that Democratic support for Congressional intervention for Terri Schiavo means it won’t be a political issue.

Moving beyond the sad, and should-be-private, case of Terri Schiavo herself and looking at the politics, sadly, the Republicans may be right.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid swore this would be a different Democratic Congress this time.

Then why did he put his balls in his back pocket on this issue?

There may be Democratic hope:
Republicans are “going to get kicked around a lot,” said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. On the other hand, he sees a silver lining in the otherwise miserable polls: The minority that does back congressional action probably supports it intensely, while the majority that disagrees “won’t remember this woman's name in a few months.”
But, as much as I respect Larry Sabato’s political wisdom, I’m not holding my breath on Democratic political capital coming out of this.

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