Courtesy of the Daily Kos:
The Right to Rise super PAC helping Jeb Bush is airing an ad in South Carolina that features a photo of Terri Schiavo, the Pinellas County woman, who died 10 years ago despite Bush's efforts to halt the removal of her feeding tube.
The ad features a picture of Mrs. Schiavo as well as an image of what appears to be someone at the vigil outside her hospice holding a Jeb! campaign sign.
The image shows up around the 12 second mark and is accompanied by these words:
"He's a man of deep faith who fought time and again for the right to life."
Some of you may remember the Terri Schiavo case and how she was used as a political football by the anti-choice groups and Jeb Bush.
After her death there was an autopsy which determined that the amount of damage to Schiavo's brain was massive. In the words of the Chief Examiner, the damage was "irreversible, and no amount of therapy or treatment would have regenerated the massive loss of neurons."
Here is what Michael Schiavo, the young woman's then husband, said in response to this disrespectful use of his dead wife's image:
"It is simply disgusting that Jeb Bush and his super Pac would exploit my wife’s tragedy for his crude political gain. Shame on Jeb Bush."
You know I am going to stop assuming that these Republican politicians cannot go any lower than they already have. Because every time I do I'm proved wrong.