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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Radical politics

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Lots of radical talk today.

The Democratic Party is sending around sound bites from a Curtis Coleman interview on KTHV. The Republican senatorial candidate is about as reactionary as you could possibly want, down the line. But this one sound bite particularly stood out:

“Embryonic stem cell research is taking the concept of taking a life and using it to conduct experiments so we can temporarily extend somebody else's life. Let me tell you what I just described. I just described what the Nazis did to the Jews in the death camps of WWII," says Coleman.

Another of the Elite Eight of GOP senate hopefuls, Sen. Gilbert Baker, is raising the "radical" charge against President Obama's nomination of Craig Becker, a labor union lawyer, to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker thinks unions are a positive force for the working man and in theory labor is supposed to be represented on the NLRB, so naturally Republicans are going bat**** about his potential appointment to a board that oversees union organizing. Baker hates him some unions, always has. (Wonder if he's ever even met a union laborer?) Anyway, Repubs are going to filibuster. Baker wants to know what Blanche Lincoln plans to do. Allowing a vote would seem the democratic thing, but not to Republicans and their majority of 41 (42 counting Ben Nelson in this case.)

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