Thursday, April 12, 2007

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).


At 5:45 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Everywhere I go there are polls pro or against stem cell research. Everywhere it is 83/17 pro.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Greg said...

I called Allard's office and asked him to vote for it. His staffer said he would vote against. I mentioned that the blastocysts would be thrown away anyway and it wouldn't 'save' them by not having life saving research done on them and is reply was that he's not a 'medical' expert.
I explained I was very frustrated that as his constituent he's not voting the way the majority of Coloradoans *want* him to vote and he just didn't seem to care.
He did say he was voting for the other Senate Bill (30?) which I explained to the staffer was lame political behind covering and would be useless to basically pick the worst ones to do the research on.

So frustrating.


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