Read This and Don’t Forget to Vote Tomorrow

Go out tomorrow and vote your conscience. 

ARRRRGHHHH!!!  They don’t even see their own hypocrisy. 

I’m so tired of the dishonesty the Republican party foists on us every single day.  Oh, it’s not only the republicans, but they dominate the disingenuous commercials this election season.  I don’t know how many times last week I heard the talking point about how the Missouri Stem Cell initiative would allow human cloning.  Newt was on Hannity saying how even Michael J. Fox was backing away from the initiative because it allowed for human cloning.  Oh, really?

Official Summary Prepared by the Missouri Secretary of State
“Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow and set limitations on stem cell research,
therapies, and cures which will:
• ensure Missouri patients have access to any therapies and cures, and allow Missouri
researchers to conduct any research, permitted under federal law;
ban human cloning or attempted cloning;
• require expert medical and public oversight and annual reports on the nature and purpose of
stem cell research;
• impose criminal and civil penalties for any violations; and
• prohibit state or local governments from preventing or discouraging lawful stem cell
research, therapies and cures?
The proposed constitutional amendment would have an estimated annual fiscal impact on state
and local governments of $0-$68,916.”
[Note: This fiscal estimate is for potential costs to enforce the Initiative’s ethical requirements. The Initiative does
not ask for or require any state or taxpayer funding for stem cell research
.] (emphasis added)


That seems to CLEARLY indicate cloning would not be allowed.  Patricia Heaton, shut the hell up. 

Think that’s funny?  I hope so and I also hope it clears the foolishness up for you.  These people think they can do whatever they want and it’s UNAMERICAN.  Hell, they don’t even think they have to abide by State political laws because they’re running Federal campaigns:

The National Republican Congressional Committee acknowledges that its automated phone program on behalf of a local congressman may violate New Hampshire law, but said that it would continue, despite opposition from local party leaders. . .

Alex Burgos, NRCC spokesman, said his organization has been making calls to independent voters in the state’s Second Congressional District since Monday and would continue to do so. In that race, some polls suggest Republican Representative Charlie Bass is trailing Democrat Paul Hodes.

“We are a federal organization campaigning about a federal race,” said Burgos. “We feel that New Hampshire law does not apply to what we are doing.” (h/t TPM)

I was going to vote to reelect my republican governor until this last week of complete jackassery.  Now I don’t know what I’m going to do.  I just can’t see rewarding these people at all. 


4 thoughts on “Read This and Don’t Forget to Vote Tomorrow

  1. Being a Missouri resident, the whole stem cell thing has been keenly frustrating with the amount of flat out lying the opposition has been doing. The add with the five healthy idiots who haven’t given two whits about stem cell research up until they saw a chance to go against Fox (and that’s what it boils down to, five healthy wanna-be’s = one advanced Parkinson’s having Michael J. Fox) and then just couldn’t get the lies out of their mouths fast enough. The whole opposition movement to the amendment has been deliberately reinterpreting what the amendment says since damn day one and the god-awful press here in Missouri let’s them get away with it.

    The sheer amount of blatant mistruth regarding this amendment is staggering and makes me weep for our democracy, when buzz words carry more voter sway than actual facts.

  2. Well, Patricia Heaton is one whom I’ve seen spew forth about this particular subject before, as well as others. I believe she took Tom Cruise’s side against Brook Shields in the whole postpartum depression argument last year. She seems to be consistently on the wrong side of the science in most issues. Luckily, people can read the stem-cell amendment at the link above. Right from the horse’s mouth.

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