Stem-Cell Bill Passes Senate
Bob Geiger has a great writeup as he always does on Senate issues. The short summary: The bill passed 63-34, and three Dems didn't vote who would have supported it had the Yays had that one more vote to override a certain presidential veto (Dodd, Landrieu, Johnson).
Thanks to the Republicans for once again showing their paeans to "life" are nothing but empty rhetoric. It's good to know where you stand before a big election, and we now know the simple truth: You hate the elderly, veterans and the infirm. We'll remember that any one of you could have been the 67th vote.
Oh, and thank you to vulnerable Sens. Dole, Sununu, Coleman, McConnell and Domenici, and retiring Sens Allard and Craig (if those rumors are true, as they seem to be), for reminding the public what insulated jackasses make up the core of the GOP elected class.
And if we can get Brad Henry or Brad Carson of Oklahoma to take the plunge, as well as popular Dems in Texas and Georgia, we can add Inhofe, Cornyn and Chambliss to that list (btw, I don't think I have ever seen a bill before, where the two Republican Senators each from both Mississippi and Utah were to the left of the majority of their caucus).