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.