I told you so Part 2

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on July 20, 2006

Rep. Brian Bilbray was one of the Republicans who voted, unsuccessfully, to override President Bush's veto of government-funded embryonic stem cell research. Ramesh Ponnuru over at National Review Online reports that Bibray's vote broke a promise made to pro-lifers during his recent campaign.

While I wouldn't put such a campaign lie past Bilbray, I do find it hard to believe that any serious pro-life organization or advocate would buy Bilbray's line on embryonic stem cells knowing Bilbray's position on abortion (on-demand with a restriction or two).

I'm sure the National Right to Life organization keeps track of Congressmembers' voting patterns, but I'd be very surprised to find anyone as pro-choice as Bilbray is voting to uphold the Bush veto -- Republican or Democrat.

*UPDATE* I got an e-mail back from Ramesh Ponnuru. According to Ponnuru, Bilbray indicated on a survey to the National Right to Life Committee that he supported President Bush's position on embryonic stem cell research. So, that would make Bilbray a ... politician.


To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes. https://thereload.com/the-california-gun-law-dashing-young-female-champions-olympic-dream/

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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