Bush Vetos Stem Cell
Posted by nytexan on June 20, 2007
Well what a surprise. Science versus ideology guess who wins. Bush continues to ignore science and the advancement of a possible cure for serious diseases. Bush the president who doesn’t support or believe in valid science has his own plan. I sure it will be as successful as his Iraq plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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-New York, told the Take Back America conference of liberal activists Wednesday.
To blunt criticism, the White House said Bush is issuing an executive order directing the Health and Human Services Department to promote research into cells that — like human embryonic stem cells — also hold the potential of regenerating into different types of cells that might be used to battle disease.
“This is, certainly not an attempt to muzzle science,” White House press secretary Tony Snow said. “It is an attempt, I think, to respect people’s conscience on such an issue.”
If the measure Bush vetoed would have become law, the White House said it would have compelled taxpayers for the first time in our history — to support the deliberate destruction of human embyros. Snow said Bush’s executive order will encourage scientists to work with the government to add research on new stem cell lines — that does not involve the creation, harming or destruction of human embryos — to the list of projects eligible for federal funding.
Bush continues to lie. the embryos are already sitting in a bank and scheduled for destruction. What part of this simple statement does Bush not understand. Scientist are not creating embryos but yet Bush will say it and the GOP will believe it. The buffoon as spoken so it must be so.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to schedule an override vote, but the date has not been set. Democrats, however, currently do not have enough votes to override Bush’s veto.
I’m sure Lieberman, Collins and Cornyn will be at the front of the line to block an override vote. After all, they are the true believers and supports of president incompetent and not their constituents. The three of them need to be kicked to the curb with their leader.