Friday, July 21, 2006

America's Most Republican County: GOP is in the Dark Ages.

The Wall Street Journal examines how debate on stem-cell research may effect the 6th District race.
While Ms. Duckworth jumps on the issue, Mr. Roskam dodges it. "There are bigger issues going on in this campaign." says spokesman Ryan McLaughlin, declining to make the candidate available despite several requests over two days.
If Mr. Roskam really believes that the utilization of excess cellular clusters that were created as a byproduct of in vitro fertilization causes the death of actual human beings, what bigger issue could there be?

If Mr. Roskam actually believes that those clusters of cells are really human beings, shouldn't he be doing everything in his power to keep them from being routinely disposed of as is done now? Shouldn't he be taking a loud, strong stand against in vitro fertilization?
The Republican's reticence is understandable. While Mr. Bush's position cheers religious and social conservatives in the Republicans' base, nationwide it has alienated many moderates and has some questioning their fealty to a party increasingly defined by its cultural conservatism in emphasizing its opposition to issues such as gay marriage and abortion.

"I think the Republican Party is in the Dark Ages on this," says Mrs. Doyle, a registered Republican who says she now "tends to vote Democratic." ***

"Embryos count, people don't," complains George Strejcek, 62. He and wife Elizabeth, 58, describe themselves as former Republicans. "Goldwater I could tolerate," he says. "But with these Republicans, they forget we live in a democracy, not a theocracy."
Wait for it...

Wait for it...
"They're not fiscally responsible either," his wife says.
Oh, Snap!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Totally awesome. I bet they're feeling like idiots for not talking to the WSJ, now.

Democrats for Il-6.

NW burbs said...

"They're not fiscally responsible either," his wife says.

Oh no she di-in't...

This sort of reaction is happening nationwide as mainstream Republicans realize their party has left them behind in its stark turn to 'social conservatism' (ie, fundamentalism).

The trick is getting these fine Americans to vote Dem, often for the first time in their lives...

"Goldwater I could tolerate"... that about says it all, doesn't it? And this ran in the right-wing WSJ. The schism between social and economic conservatives is growing.

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