March 26, 2005


DIVIDED BLACK CAUCUS (Robert Novak, 3/26/05, Townhall)

Nearly half of the Congressional Black Caucus members who voted in the House on the Terri Schiavo case last weekend supported the Republican-sponsored bill, but none participated in the debate and only one put a statement on his website.

Nine voted yes, 13 voted no, and 18 were not present. Supporters included such prominent African-American congressmen as Harold Ford of Tennessee and Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois. They all kept quiet about it except for Albert Wynn of Maryland.

While he said nothing during House debate, Wynn's statement on his website said that while the case should not have been brought before Congress, he added that it had become "a question of conscience." In the absence of a living will, he said, "Congress should afford Ms. Schiavo the opportunity to continue receiving life-saving sustenance."

How would they explain to their constituents that starving the burdensome is permissible?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2005 8:31 AM

Indeed, how would they explain it to the black ministers whom Bush has so actively courted.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at March 26, 2005 10:16 AM

Explanation is simple - the sooner we kill off the dead limbs, the more money that will be available for the rest of the community to demand in government handouts.

Now wasn't that easy?

Posted by: oswald booth czolgosz at March 26, 2005 2:37 PM