Saturday, October 2, 2010
Talking to the Press
Yesterday Ron Johnson made the most unbelievable statement when talking about stem cell research. It wasn't that he was opposed to federal funding (he's a Republican), it wasn't his belief in adult stem cell research (he's a Republican), it was his statement that government shouldn't fund it because a large percentage of the people are morally opposed to it. Really, this sounds like the argument that was made by people opposed to the Vietnam war. Currently there are large percentages of people opposed to the Afghanistan war, is he for getting us out now? Currently there are large percentages of people opposed to any presence in Iraq, are we leaving? Currently we have a large percentage of people opposed to escalating the war in Pakistan, does he favor ending that one? In these tough budget times there are many people who think that defense should be put on a diet, is Ron Johnson going to join with Democrats and demand that the budget be cut as little as 1%? My guess is no but he will probably agree to increase funding for the above and cut funding for NOAA, CDC, NSF, NASA, EPA,... where a smaller percentage of the population is in opposition to what they do.