Many Delaware wingnuts fancy themselves libertarians. These pretend patriots should check out this MyDD
interview with Michael Schiavo. Matt Stoller: Michael, a lot of us were horrified watching the intrusion of the government into the private life of your family. At what point in your 15 year journey did politicians begin to see political advantage in intervening in your family's private and painful lives?
Michael Schiavo: The political circus officially began in 2003 when Governor Bush got together with some legislators and decided their political needs should overrule my private family decisions and the decisions of Florida courts.
...There are many good Republicans - where I work, in my family and all over the place. And many of them were sickened by what they saw their party doing to the rights of individuals and families. But the people leading the Republican party in Washington D.C. and in Florida today aren't like the Republicans I know.
The leaders of that Republican party are, in my opinion, out of touch, mean spirited and very selfish. To do what they did just so they can win re-election is the lowest kind of politics. And it cost them the support of at least this Republican.
My message to moderate Republicans is: Pay attention. Learn what these people are doing in your name and with your votes. Schiavo was a lifelong republican
before his family got caught in the gears of the Republican public relations/re-election apparatus.