Via The Corner is this report of Sen. McCain’s support of the stem-cell bill that the President has threatened to Veto.
He added that he “would deeply regret if the president’s first veto was on this.” He said “it’s not good having Republicans fighting Republicans on this issue” and wishes “we could sit down with the president” and find some “middle ground.”
He added that he would rather the president’s first veto be on some pork-barrel spending bill (another topic he was passionate talking about).
The bill supports Federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research and of course there is no middle ground. Where is a compromise possible when it comes to killing human persons for research? King Solomon tried the middle ground approach in jest when he offered to have a disputed baby cut in two and I wonder what Sen. McCain’s version would be?
Now if he is against pork-barrel spending then why is he for ESCR? Truly this is pork-barrel spending to throw money into something that the so-called greedy pharmaceuticals and research labs aren’t willing to throw research money at.
In another article.
Last week, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, an opponent of abortion and a prospect for the 2008 Republican nomination who has recently been courting the religious right, told me that Mrs. Reagan had lobbied him recently and he would be supporting the bill.
She has made the case that voting for stem cells is doing it for the Gipper.
Sorry you can’t be both an opponent of abortion and ESCR. ESCR proponents are using the term early stem-cell research so I guess I can call ESCR early abortion. On another point I can almost hear the noise as Ronald Reagan spins in his grave at at high rotational rate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library as his wife uses his name to advance the culture of death. I hear they are going to be filling his casket with the same fluid used in hard drives so that the noise does not distract visitors.