Monday, March 09, 2009

Another day, another distraction


Obama, signing his executive order for stem-cell research, gave a rather dumb reason for it: “The majority of Americans – from across the political spectrum, and of all backgrounds and beliefs – have come to a consensus that we should pursue this research.” The majority of Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs can’t correctly define the term “stem cell.”

Eric Cantor says this is all a big “distraction”: “Why are we going and distracting ourselves from the economy?” Get used to the R’s calling any item on the D agenda, or anything D’s want to talk about a distraction. Obama’s executive order was simply fulfilling a campaign promise. The Republican platform, as I recall, read, “1. Oh look, something shiny! 2. Oo, something else shiny!! 3. Shiny shiny shiny!!!” etc. I’m pretty sure Obama can do more than one thing at a time without being terribly distracted.

McCain’s #1 earmark of the day: $935,000 for Pasteurization of Shell Eggs, MI. Because a little salmonella never did anyone any harm.

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