Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Nancy Reagan Praises President Obama

The wife of President Ronald Reagan, the political icon of the leaderless republican party, heaps praise on President Obama for lifting restrictions on stem cell research:
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“I’m very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research,” she wrote in a statement released shortly after Obama reversed the Bush administration limits. “These new rules will now make it possible for scientists to move forward. I urge researchers to make use of the opportunities that are available to them and to do all they can to fulfill the promise that stem cell research offers."

Nancy Reagan has been an outspoken advocate of stem cell research — and scientists hope that the research could someday lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which afflicted her late husband, Ronald Reagan.

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Reagan continued, “Countless people, suffering from many different diseases, stand to benefit from the answers stem cell research can provide. We owe it to ourselves and to our children to do everything in our power to find cures for these diseases — and soon. As I’ve said before, time is short, and life is precious.

Will those on the right who are opposed to stem cell research throw Nancy Reagan under the bus?

3 comments:

Red S Tater said...

I'm glad to see you are finally on the Reagan bandwagon. It's about time. There is a lot you can learn while there if you are interested in more than one issue and interested in what Nancy's husband had to say... he was the one who was President you know.

Of course Nancy's opinion on this is no surprise to conservatives who have disagreed with her on several things... "shocking" respectfully so in my case, she's wrong about this one. You'll have that once in a while.
No bus needed... but I wonder if you would have posted it if the former first lady had condemned Obama?

Red S Tater said...

Here's another quote from Nancy that you must have missed. I'm sure you will add it to your defense of the FOCA abortion post though right?

“I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion she should... I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder.”- Nancy Reagan

Tor Hershman said...

What do you think Nancy would feel about this lill' parody video, starring her ex-hubby?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m6qC6FCiY0