Jeb! Exercises His Right To Rise On The Graves Of Others
You have to hand it to Jeb! for outdoing his brother to prove that there is pretty much no low his family won't sink to in order to score political points, no matter who gets hurt in the process.
Fresh from claiming his brother "kept us safe" while ignoring 9-11, and claiming the Republican governor of Michigan who allowed an entire city to drink lead poisoned water was "doing a great job," Jeb! has moved on to a tone deaf ad put out by the Super PAC supporting him to polish his image in the eyes of South Carolina voters.
In the space of a few seconds, the ad for Jeb!, the father of legalized murder Stand Your Ground laws, touts his protection of Second Amendment rights, then his "deep faith," and then how he fought "time and again for the right to life," while flashing an image of Terri Schiavo, the woman Jeb! exploited over ten years ago by trying to keep her alive against her wishes to score political cred in the eyes of the religious right.
Never mind the mixed messages of pushing for guns everywhere while claiming you want to protect life at all costs. As if it wasn't bad enough that Jeb! used Schiavo for political gain over ten years ago, but to now bring her back from the grave to do it again, and far away from less than approving eyes in Florida by targeting voters in South Carolina, is outright shameless.
Schiavo's husband is outraged by the ad, and rightfully so:
"It is simply disgusting that Jeb Bush and his SuperPac would exploit my wife’s tragedy for his crude political gain. Shame on Jeb Bush," said Michael Schiavo, Terri's husband, who said she did not want to be kept alive in that state and was repeatedly challenged by Bush and Schiavo's parents and siblings.
"Using his disgraceful intervention in our family’s private trauma to advance his political career shows that he has learned nothing. He’s proud of the fact that he used the machinery of government to keep a person alive through extraordinary artificial means -- contrary to the orders of the court that were based on the courts determination, made over 6 years of litigation, that doing so would be against her wishes," he said. "What the campaign video shows is that if he ever got his hands on the power of government again, he would do the same thing again, maybe next time to your family."
Well said, Mr. Schiavo.
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