Richard Cohen is an Idiot
Where are the Democrats?
They're standing on the sidelines watching the Republicans shoot themselves in the foot.
Is this a good long-term strategy? Of course not. But as Republicans sail their "mandate" into the twin rocks of Social Security Reform and "The Terri Schiavo Health Care Initiative" there's absolutely no reason for Democrats to throw them a lifeline.
I think Democrats are playing the political angle -- and face it, that's all there is to the Schiavo circus: a political angle -- exactly right.
Cohen laments that it is a Republican who is left to voice this oh-so-true sentiment: "This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy." But is Cohen so deluded to think that if any Democrat had said this, rather than Christopher Shay, anyone would have listened? Any common idiot can see how the Limbaughs, Coulters, Hannitys, and Humes would have played a similar quote had it come from even the most conservative Democrat.