Sunday, March 15, 2009

Now THIS is Just TOO FUNNY!...

“On Wednesday (March 11, 2009), only two days after he lifted President Bush’s executive order banning federal funding of stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos, President Barack Obama signed a law that explicitly bans federal funding of any "research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death."

“The provision was buried in the 465-page omnibus appropriations bill that Obama signed Wednesday. Known as the Dickey-Wicker amendment, it has been included in the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services every fiscal year since 1996.” RsrcID=44943

So, I guess we can safely say that Barack Obama SUPPORTED ESC Research openly to court the base, before voting AGAINST it in private a few days later.

Kind of like his "No earmarks” pledge - the Stimulus Bill had over 9,000 earmarks (40% from Republicans)...and THAT was going to be "the last such Bill,” but now the new Omnibus Spending Bill is chock full of bipartisan earmarks too!

I guess that pledge went the way of the one that promised "No government Bailout Money will go to pay BONUSES."AIG (a Company that taxpayers NOT "the government" BUT taxpayers have a $170 BILLION stake in) is paying out over $165 million in Executive bonuses!

I wonder how this second-coming of the Carter administration looking to the far-Left about now?

Rendition - Said NO, but YES

NSA Surveillance and Telecom ImmunitiesSaid NO, but YES

ESC ResearchBanned on Monday, March 9th, 2009 and amended 2 days after the ban was lifted, with a RE-BAN on any "research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death."

Earmarks - Said NO, but YES

G W Bush-styled Big Corporate Bailouts - YES

HUGE Executive Bonuses paid by Bailed Out Banks - Said No, but YES

I guess THAT'S what you get by bringing Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and Robert Rubin - the architects of the eradication of Glass-Spiegel, the law that kept the banks from becoming the ominvores they are today - merging banking, brokerage services and insurance.

EVERY one of the Obama Economic team is from the banking and finance sector, NONE from the hard industries (auto, oil, agriculture, etc.), NONE from the regulatory sectors of government!

Keep believing that the Democrats are NOT controlled by Corporate America....they're even MORE Corporately owned! They always have been.


Anonymous said...

great post. Thanks for that information. I didn't see this story.

JMK said...

I was fortunate enough to come across it. I also found that FoxNews covered it too, but it hasn't got a lot of play.


Great blog you have, btw

Tapline said...

Good post JMK, I hadn't put that together, but his Foreign policy leaves much to be desired....Israel under the bus again......stay well..

JMK said...

I'm bascially an optimist Tapline.

I see the NEED for the GOP housecleaning that is just beginning.

Conservatives have had an uneasy peace with the Keynesian "Moderates" within the GOP, who are it's "monied interests" and its "rightful owners," at least in their view.

So I welcome this upcoming bloodletting.

Since the Moderates chased Buchanan out of "their Party" I've wanted to see this showdown - the GOP's tent ISN'T big enough for both "Keynesian Moderates" AND Conservatives.

Part of this is due to the Conservatives shifting from their original Party (the Democrats) by the early 1970s (actually, it started after Goldwater's defeat by the vile LBJ).

I've always felt that Conservatives should NEVER cede ANY organization to the Liberals. We SHOULD swamp the ACLU and force real Americanism - true Constitutionalism on that organization, including support for the 2nd and 10th Amendments.

Likewise, we should join with the Blue Dog Democrats and force the Left to abandon our ancestral home. After all, only 42% of all Democrats consider themselves Liberal or Very Liberal...the rest all self-identify as moderate to Conservative.

Beyond that, I agree with Maggie Thatcher - "Reality IS Conservative," that is, the economic and social constructs are, in essence, in-line with Conservatism and traditional values.

I think the teflon isn't going to hold long for this administration and the honeymoon is already showing signs of being short.

If things get worse (economically) by early 2010, the Conservatives will have a HUGE opportunity for a 2nd "Gingrich-styled revolution."

We just NEED a Gingrich....and GOP "Moderates" need not apply.

Nicholas Stix said...

Great essay, Joe.

My question to you is, is "Obama" a total phony whose words mean absolutely nothing, and/or is he utterly lost? For instance, is it possible that he signed that Omnibus Spending Bill forbidding the exploitation of embryos without the slightest idea what the hell it contained?

JMK said...

"My question to you is, is "Obama" a total phony whose words mean absolutely nothing, and/or is he utterly lost?" (Nicholas Stix)

I'm puzzled too.

I've taken a cautious wait and see approach to this thing so far, but I DON'T much like what I see shaping up, especially economically.

I think we're looking at a Carter Redux.

I know there are those who espouse the view that Obama is a radical Leftist who wants to implode America's economy to show that Capitalism CAN'T work and to bring about a socialist economy overseen by an authroitarian state.

There'll not only be full scale insurrection long before that occurs, BUT the Military would almost certainly turn on a government that so completely turned against the Constitution.

I'm noting groups like ACORN's possible involvement in the coming Census and some other things and the 2010 elections will almost certainly provide a test for how successful voter fraud campaigns and vote-fraud enforcement efforts will be, BUT again, undermining the democratic process that blatantly will almost certainly result in a very violent backlash.

So, I don't know whether this guy is savvy in ways I don't get, as I may not understand the end game, OR whether he's in over his head.

At this point, it seems like a tough call, at least from here.

I'm sure it'll become clearer down the line.

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