July 29, 2004

Ron Reagan Jr. is a douche bag. Why?

Because he is.

Alright, well that's not exactly fair. The only thing I can say about this guy is he as a SERIOUS axe to grind (not to mention a wicked bad case of "daddy didn't bounce me enough on his knee" syndrome).

Just a few point by point comments based on some excerpts from his speech to the DNC the other night. The complete speech in its entirety can be found here at Newsday.

A few of you may be surprised to see someone with my last name showing up to speak at a Democratic convention. Let me assure you, I am not here to make a political speech, and the topic at hand should not must not have anything to do with partisanship.
No RJ, actually I'm not surprised you were part of the lineup for the Democrapic Reinvention tour. You've actively opposed and stood against every single issue, value, and objective of your father's party, the GOP. Nah, nothing partisan about taking a firm stance on a controversial medical procedure that Bush so happens to have the counter-position, just to spite him. You truly cared for and respected your father wholeheartedly growing up, throughout his bout with Alzheimer's, till his dying day. You are the ideal spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. (insert sarcasm here)
How'd you like to have your own personal biological repair kit standing by at the hospital? Sound like magic? Welcome to the future of medicine. ... By the way, no fetal tissue is involved in this process. No fetuses are created, none destroyed. This all happens in the laboratory at the cellular level.
Oh, thanks for clearing the fog on this issue...I thought embryonic stem cell research involved human embryos...thanks for scientifically establishing that it only occurs on the "cellular level."
Now, there are those who would stand in the way of this remarkable future, who would deny the federal funding so crucial to basic research. They argue that interfering with the development of even the earliest stage embryo, even one that will never he implanted in a womb and will never develop into an actual fetus, is tantamount to murder. A few of these folks, needless to say, are just grinding a political axe and they should he ashamed of themselves. But many are well-meaning and sincere. Their belief is just that, an article of faith, and they are entitled to it.

But it does not follow that the theology of a few should be allowed to forestall the health and well-being of the many. And how can we affirm life if we abandon those whose own lives are so desperately at risk?

::shakes head:: I'm not even going to touch that.

Ronny boy, you've officially won the whatsakyer Douche of the Month Award™. Congrats.

Posted by Kyer at July 29, 2004 10:24 PM