Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Stem Cell Research

The Senate passed a bill ending restrictions on stem cell research in a 63-37 vote yesterday, prompting George Bush, ever the advocate for science, to issue the first veto of his presidency. The House plans to take up a measure to override the veto tomorrow, but it is not expected to pass since the original bill fell short of gaining the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.

This is another vital area where Senator Lieberman has consistently stood up for progressive values. In fact, Lieberman said during his 2004 presidential campaign that his first act, if elected, would be to rescind Bush's limitations on stem cell research, opening the doors to the breathtaking medical breakthroughs that could be made possible with stem cell research.

Lieberman also voted for the bill ending those restrictions when the Senate passed it on Tuesday, saying "To me, investment in this research has very exciting possibilities to improve treatment and find cures for diseases that inflict millions of people." He also made a speech on the Senate floor strongly supporting the research:
Today we stand at destiny’s doorstep with the chance to have it swing wide and open into a new age of scientific and medical understanding. We must not hesitate.

I urge my colleagues will join me in its passage H.R.810 and I call on President Bush to sign it into law and not veto the hopes and dreams of millions of Americans for whom astounding new cures may lie just over the threshold of our present knowledge.

No Democrat has been a stronger advocate for stem cell research than Senator Lieberman. It is yet another example of the ways in which Sen. Lieberman has stood up against President Bush and the extreme right on matters that are vitally important to the future of our country.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Lieberman also say that if elected President he would make a GOP hawk the Secretary of Defense?

And isn't it also true that if Lieberman had been elected Vice President, Democrats would have lost a senate seat because Lieberman wanted a Plan B to ensure he would stay in DC.

7/19/2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger SeedFreak said...

This opens up a new world of hope for people suffering from disease. The ability to cure diabetes, rebuild dead heart muscle, to regenerate connective spinal nerves--so much is there that can end the chronic diseases and irreversible trauma damage that destroy families.

Lets hope that we can also get to see the opening of the "Center for Cures" where researchers provide an open-source environment for info-sharing--it's time has surely come.

7/19/2006 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon: all true. lieberman is a sellout.

7/19/2006 3:47 PM  
Anonymous CentristDem said...

Ever get the sneaking suspicion that all the Lamontista anons here are all just lieberdemforlieberdem trying to make it look like other people actually agree with his trolling?

7/19/2006 4:00 PM  
Blogger LiebermanForLieberman said...

Excuse me, but most of those posts are not of sufficient quality to have been written by me.

7/19/2006 4:03 PM  
Anonymous CentristDem said...

Yeah, because your posts are just pure poetry.

Although I do admit, you have good grammar for someone obviously has no friends and ergo nothing better to do with his life than lie and troll on someone else's blog.

7/19/2006 4:11 PM  
Blogger LiebermanForLieberman said...

Well aren't you nice?

Unfortunately, your problem is Joe Lieberman, not me.

7/19/2006 4:15 PM  
Anonymous CentristDem said...

If you're so convinced of that, why troll here? What, is your little blog not getting enough attention so you have to go whine somewhere else?

7/19/2006 4:21 PM  
Blogger LiebermanForLieberman said...

The reason is simple. This blog has been identified as a platform that "catapults the propaganda" for Lieberman.

We're catapulting it back

7/19/2006 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is that when DailyKos promotes the Lamont campaign's talking points, it's fine. But when anyone says something that's pro-Lieberman, it's "catapulting the propoganda."

Oh, I forgot. Because you're a hypocrite.

7/19/2006 4:47 PM  

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