Dean: Schiavo Case to Be Used Against GOP

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    Sorry to break my Schiavo-free discussion pledge, but this is ridiculous. First the Dems rail against the Schiavo case being used for political reasons - then they plan to use the Schiavo case for political reasons!!! :mad:

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    Dean: Schiavo Case to Be Used Against GOP
    By SIOBHAN McDONOUGH, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, who has accused congressional Republicans of "grandstanding" in the Terri Schiavo case, said his party will use it against the GOP in coming elections.

    "This is going to be an issue in 2006, and its going to be an issue in 2008 because we're going to have an ad with a picture of (House Majority Leader) Tom DeLay saying, 'Do you want this guy to decide whether you die or not? Or is that going to be up to your loved ones?'" Dean said in West Hollywood, Calif.

    Dean, answering questions at an Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality event on Friday, went on to say: "The issue is: Are we going to live in a theocracy where the highest powers tell us what to do? Or are we going to be allowed to consult our own high powers when we make very difficult decisions?'"

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=512&e=4&u=/ap/20050418/ap_on_go_co/dean_schiavo
     
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    Dean has the same probably as many other leading Democrats. He doesn't know when to shut up. I saw let him try to use the Schaivo case. It will turn into another wellstone memorial issue for them and fire up the Republican base. Or atleast most the base.
     
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    That's amusing. I just noticed his inclusion of "our own high powers". I would like to think he has acknowledged the faith of millions of Americans, but I just know he really means the courts, and their majority opinions which his entire party sees as Holy Writ, utterly infallible because judges, you know, are perfect human beings who never EVER make mistakes.
     
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    Wasn't this the same guy who said how appalling it was that the GOP was "using this case for political gain?"
     
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    Does that ad really mention the Shiavo case or just a level of intrusiveness (bigger government) one Republican is trying to achieve?
     
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    Article. III.
    Section. 1.(US Constitution)
    The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.



    or·dain ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ôr-dn)
    tr.v. or·dained, or·dain·ing, or·dains

    To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on.
    To authorize as a rabbi.
    To order by virtue of superior authority; decree or enact.
    To prearrange unalterably; predestine: by fate ordained. See Synonyms at dictate.


    Do you think Congress has power over the lower courts?
     
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    only to appoint judges
     
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    I thought the executive appointed and Congress was to advise and consent? Congress can also create new courts, though they are not given power over them.

    Congress can pass new legislation or amendments if they don't think court rulings are correct.
     
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    I stand corrected, thank you. Congress can pass a law but the courts rule if they are enforceable or not. After the selection process, the other 2 branches have very little authority over the judicial branch.
     

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