It seems like the U.S. is changing from a bipartisan political system to a bipolar one. The Republican right(eous) are in a perpetual manic phase and the Democrats are in a depressed one. Unless we get some Capitol Hill liberals and middle-of-the-roaders on some Zoloft soon, we're screwed.
The religious right's loss in courts over the Schiavo case will just give more fuel to the neocons who want to teach the "activist" judiciary a lesson, as reported on NPR this weekend. A pretty frightening thought. Their first goal is to punish with the purse strings. Ah, yes. The good old checks-and-blackmail system of government.
Speaking of purse strings, Dubya didn't seem to be so focused on "a culture of life" back in his governor days, according to this excerpt from a pointed piece about our new "nanny government" by Marc Cooper in the L.A. Weekly:
"...in 1999, Governor Bush supported and signed the Texas Futile Care Act, which allows hospitals to disconnect life-support equipment, over the objection of family members, when patients are judged irrecoverable and when private funds for their sustenance have run out."
And, while we're at it, how's about a little more federal funding for eating disorder treatment and prevention, hey nanny, nannies? If Terri hadn't starved herself because of her bulimia in the first place, she never would have become the lightning rod for your coldly calculated compassion.