Conservatives Are Awfully Silent About Jahi McMathThe Schiavo case involved a conflict between parents who wanted to keep their daughter alive and a husband with the legal power to procure her departure.
After Terri Schiavo, you’d think more conservatives would be lining up to side with the 13-year-old’s family....
For some reason, Jahi’s condition doesn’t seem to resonate the same way. The silence from the right is rather deafening, with almost no political movement—other than the Schiavo family’s personal outreach—for Jahi. It's easier, apparently, to move legislative mountains for a white woman in conservative Florida precincts than it is for a black girl from ardently liberal, urban Oakland, Calif.
January 4, 2014