Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bush Veto's Stem Cell bill, again!

Again choosing his personal ideology over sound science, Bush today vetoed a bipartisan Stem Cell bill. The Associated Press reports:

Pushing back against the Democratic-led Congress, President Bush vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have eased restraints on federally funded embryonic stem cell research.

Democrats, who had made the stem cell legislation a top priority when they took control of the House and Senate in January, were quick to denounce the president's decision.

"This is just one example of how the president puts ideology before science, politics before the needs of our families, just one more example of how out of touch with reality he and his party have become," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., told the Take Back America conference of liberal activists Wednesday.
Clearly Americans support expanding stem cell research. Every poll and every vote (in MO and CA) by the pubic on the subject indicates support. So what we have is a president who -- in an effort to "push back" against Democrats -- is blocking Americans from access to scientific research that could lead to potential life saving and life enhancing results.

Bush is imposing his religious views on everyone in a feeble attempt to hold onto his low 20's-percent religious right base. What a pathetic man.

This was the third veto of Bush's presidency. His first occurred last year when he rejected legislation to allow funding of additional lines of embryonic stem cells -- a measure that passed over the objections of Republicans then in control. The second legislation he vetoed would have set timetables for U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq.
So there you have it. Bush's legacy will be that of the Death President. Causing the quick deaths of thousands in an unpopular war, and the slow, torturous deaths of hundreds of thousands afflicted with terrible diseases. What should we expect from the "Executioner in Chief" from Texas.

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