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Posted on 03/09/2009 9:34:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Nancy Reagan praises Obama Craig Gordon Craig Gordon 17 mins ago

Under fire from congressional Republicans for lifting restrictions on stem-cell research, President Barack Obama got a powerful endorsement for his move Monday from Nancy Reagan, the former’s president’s wife.

“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 signed an executive order lifting the Bush-era restrictions. “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 cure to Alzheimer’s disease, which afflicted her husband, Ronald Reagan.

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1 posted on 03/09/2009 9:34:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting that they chose not to say WHY in the headline.


2 posted on 03/09/2009 9:37:46 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Obama's FAILURE is the only chance the U.S. has for SURVIVAL!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Perhaps this new research will also find a cure for whatever demonic madness afflicts Nancy and her weirdo son Ron-Ron.


3 posted on 03/09/2009 9:38:03 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Reagan family isn’t exactly a showcase for Conservatism.
Sigh... Ronald Jr., Nancy... what’s wrong with them?

Also Nancy praises Obama, who mocked her “seances”?


5 posted on 03/09/2009 9:38:23 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if Ronald Reagan had a treatment available to him that was the result of unethical research and funded by the government if he would have refused treatment. I for one, no matter the affiliation, will refuse treatment that came about as a result of unethical stem cell research.


6 posted on 03/09/2009 9:39:12 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (United States is a NOW a Terrorist Nation- we export abortion!)
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To: Sub-Driver

More than anyone else on the planet, Nancy would know how President Reagan would feel about this issue.

I am sure Nancy would not dishonor her husband’s wishes.


7 posted on 03/09/2009 9:39:42 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s really irritating to see “embryonic” used and dropped indiscriminately when speaking of banned forms of stem-cell research.


8 posted on 03/09/2009 9:41:15 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Government employment exists to provide a middle class lifestyle to otherwise, unemployable people)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is not new for Nancy Reagan. She's been for fetal stem cell research Since Ronald was diagnosed with alzheimers.
9 posted on 03/09/2009 9:41:58 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Sub-Driver
Why stop at embryonic stem cell research. Let's go with imposing the death penalty by harvesting the organs of the condemned. Why settle for a few paltry cells that might or might not ever prove helpful in aiding a sick person. A single execution would provide a heart, two lungs, two kidneys, a liver, two corneas, a pancreas and assorted other various tissues.

I had a total hip replacement a while back. They gave me the pre-op and I could not have cared less what they did after that. I woke up several hours later, but it would have been just a easy to take all the usable parts and not bother to waken me.

For that matter why not let me go to a state that approves of physician assisted suicide and let people pay my family for all the parts that could be harvested? I am a man of limited means and stand little chance of leaving my heirs a lot of money, so why not let me use my body as I see fit and use it for the good of my family. It's my body, I should be allowed to do with it as I please. After all, the organs are not ‘persons’ just masses of tissue that belong to me anyway.

Just a thought.

10 posted on 03/09/2009 9:44:18 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Liberty Valance

So is Orrin Hatch. It really is about them personally. They want to live forever.


11 posted on 03/09/2009 9:44:24 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Liberty Valance
But why? ESR has failed over and over and over again. Which is why federal funding is needed, no private enterprise will waste money pursuing this pointless endeavor.

I hate watching people like Christopher Reeve, Michael J. Fox and Nancy Regan be used by agenda driven folks, without the benefit of the truth.

12 posted on 03/09/2009 9:46:41 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (patriotic dissent is a luxury of those protected by men and women better than they)
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To: Sub-Driver

She could have used her own money to fund the research if it meant so much to her.


13 posted on 03/09/2009 9:48:08 AM PDT by go-ken-go (i)
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor woman. She is completely lost and really a nothing without Ronnie. It’s a shame that she’s letting herself be used in this way.


14 posted on 03/09/2009 9:48:34 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ungh....

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 03/09/2009 9:50:58 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sub-Driver

They already have medications that could have extended his life and helped Reagan with his memory. (They weren’t around while he was alive)

I doubt these medications were associated with stem cell research.


16 posted on 03/09/2009 9:51:31 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a strange and selfish woman.


17 posted on 03/09/2009 9:53:42 AM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! + In this sign Conquer! +)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ronnie was my hero, and I tolerated Nancy.

I now know why.


18 posted on 03/09/2009 9:55:09 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Let the 2nd American Revolution begin!)
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To: pgkdan

Nancy has always been pro-abortion. She’s always been a liberal.

She was a loyal wife, and Ronnie brought out whatever was good in her.

She cannot be very bright. There’s never been any evidence that she’s very bright.


19 posted on 03/09/2009 9:57:29 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: pgkdan

Nancy has always been pro-abortion. She’s always been a liberal.

She was a loyal wife, and Ronnie brought out whatever was good in her.

She cannot be very bright. There’s never been any evidence that she’s very bright.


20 posted on 03/09/2009 9:57:30 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan
Nancy has always been pro-abortion. She’s always been a liberal.

Uhh, it was Nancy that was instrumental in Ronald Reagan leaving the Democratic Party.

21 posted on 03/09/2009 9:58:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Sub-Driver

So? This has zero effect on people who are agaisnt stem cell research.


22 posted on 03/09/2009 10:01:26 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: trumandogz

I’m just as certain that President Reagan would be repulsed by this barbarism and devastated by the manner in which his wife is being used by these ghouls.


23 posted on 03/09/2009 10:03:12 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: eleni121

First Nancy Reagan has been consistent on this issue. Secondly stem cell research has already been going on in the private sector. And third Reagan conservatism, like every other philoophy, is NOT monolithic, subject to individual interpretation, and does have occasional divergences with its exponents.

Does that diminish Reagan conservatism or the credibility of its exponents? Not at all. Instead it reflects the reality of “It is what it is.”


24 posted on 03/09/2009 10:04:20 AM PDT by techno
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To: Sub-Driver

“While advocates of embryonic stem cell research have invoked the name of Ronald Reagan in their crusade for taxpayer funding of the unproven research, his son says the former president would never have supported it.”

http://www.lifenews.com/bio357.html


25 posted on 03/09/2009 10:04:40 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Sub-Driver

I can not in all honesty comment on stem cell research since no one in my family has any serious health problems. But I know people who suffer from Parkinson’s, Alzeimers & Multiple sclerosis. I am sure they think SCR is wonderful. Since I am not in their shoes, my comments have no substance.


26 posted on 03/09/2009 10:05:58 AM PDT by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I haven’t liked Nancy Reagan since she was rude to Maureen and Michael at RR’s funeral.


27 posted on 03/09/2009 10:06:24 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: Sub-Driver

Guess we forgot that the research on embryonic stem cells have proved to be useless. Adult stem cell has already proved to be much more promising and have already been used with promising results. Another 10 year old King Obama show that he is the absolute ruler. Damn that nitwit is sick.


28 posted on 03/09/2009 10:06:51 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: techno

Yada yada yada—she is stil a strange and selfish woman.


29 posted on 03/09/2009 10:07:11 AM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! + In this sign Conquer! +)
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To: techno

Thanks for posting a rational and thoughtful comment instead of the knee-jerk type.


30 posted on 03/09/2009 10:07:40 AM PDT by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: techno

The fact is that embryonic stem cell research has gone no where. It has all been a dead end. Most of the successful stem cell research has been in adult stem cell work.


31 posted on 03/09/2009 10:08:26 AM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Quite a few “pro-lifers” seem to change their minds when they’re sick or they get their girlfriends pregnant.


32 posted on 03/09/2009 10:08:55 AM PDT by Scarchin (Obamanation = I feel like I'm stuck in a car with a drunk driver!)
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To: Scarchin

People often change their moral beliefs when someone close to them becomes ill, but to be honest, we all die, we cannot live forever (in this life as we know it).


33 posted on 03/09/2009 10:12:13 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: jwparkerjr

And also let’s not forget about young, pregnant, single women of low means who are approached by stem-cell marketers with cash for their fetus. Free abortion plus $500 cash for the fetal tissue? Anyone want to bet some of these brain-dead types wouldn’t take THAT offer?


34 posted on 03/09/2009 10:15:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed.)
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To: JackRyanCIA

let’s face it, Nancy has always been a little batty...


35 posted on 03/09/2009 10:16:21 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!! I am no LEMMING!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nancy has a history of being on the wrong side. Just ask Virginia when she stabbed Ollie North.
36 posted on 03/09/2009 10:17:52 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama voters, your 401 K's are dead. Now what?)
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To: SolidWood
what’s wrong with them?

Nancy was/is deeply affected by the loss of her husband...she is emotionally invested in this and the libs are USING her.

Don't blame Nancy, she's too emotionally involved and probably not up to date with the politics of this

37 posted on 03/09/2009 10:18:34 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (FUBO, he says we should listen to our enemies, but not to Rush - and zer0 has already failed)
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To: Sub-Driver
From my files:

Embryonic stem cells have not cured or successfully treated a single patient. Contrast that with the more than 70 conditions that are treatable using non-embryonic stem cell therapies.

Note: Conditions treatable using non-embryonic stem cells are listed in this article.

Adult Stem Cells: It's Not Pie-in-the-Sky

Though embryonic stem cell research advocates euphemistically refer to the current state of research as an “early stage”, the unfortunate reality is the goal of embryonic stem cell therapies is, at this point, more accurately described as a pipe dream. No researcher is anywhere close to significant progress in developing practical embryonic stem cell therapies.

The only thing certain is that the cost of that research will be high. If embryonic stem cell research had real and imminent possibilities, private investors would be pouring capital into research hoping for real and imminent profits. Instead, venture capital firms are contributing to political efforts to get taxpayers to fund research. What the venture capitalists seem to be hoping for is that taxpayer funding of stem cell research will increase the value of their stakes in biotech companies. The venture capitalists can then cash out at a hefty profit, leaving taxpayers holding the bag of fruitless research.

Ron Reagan Wrong on Stem Cells

"Using embryonic stem cells, researchers at Stanford University who are working on a cure for Type I diabetes are producing new pancreatic islet cells that could be used in human transplants and could herald a cure for this devastating illness."

Actually, the latest research findings regarding embryonic stem cells are that they do not actually produce insulin in response to glucose changes in their environment and are NOT the pancreatic beta cells needed to treat diabetes. When placed in animals, the cells did not reverse diabetes; instead, they formed tumors.

"A Korean research team recently made history by using human embryonic stem cells to cure Parkinson's disease in rats."

That is what they claim, but the research is a long way from producing a safe and effective treatment for humans. On the one known occasion when earlier-stage (before 6 weeks) fetal tissue was used to try to treat a human Parkinson's patient, the tissue killed the patient by forming clumps of bone, skin and hair in the middle of his brain.

Moreover, animal trials with embryonic stem cells repeatedly kill many of the animals because of formation of brain tumors.

Meanwhile, the first clinical trial using a patient's own adult brain stem cells to treat Parkinson's has produced a lasting 80% reversal of symptoms, and wider human trials are being planned.

New Jersey Right to Life

A more recent article…Why Embrionic Stem Cells are Obsolete, shows nothing has changed:

A report from Israel published in PLoS Medicine in late February that shows embryonic stem cells injected into patients can cause disabling if not deadly tumors.

The report describes a young boy with a fatal neuromuscular disease called ataxia telangiectasia, who was treated with embryonic stem cells. Within four years, he developed headaches and was found to have multiple tumors in his brain and spinal cord that genetically matched the female embryos used in his therapy.His experience is neither an anomaly nor a surprise, but one feared by many scientists.

Even as the future of embryonic stem cells has dimmed, adult stem cell research has scored major wins evident just in the past few months. These advances involve human stem cells that are not derived from human embryos. In fact, adult stem cells, which occur in small quantities in organs throughout the body for natural growth and repair, have become stars despite great skepticism early on. Though this is a more difficult task, scientists have learned to coax them to mature into many cell types, like brain and heart cells, in the laboratory.

38 posted on 03/09/2009 10:18:46 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy, Nancy . . . . Ronnie is dead, face it. A lot of us loved him, too, but Alzheimer patients are not, under the justice of God, going to be cured on the backs of murdered, innocent babies. - When the “abortion industry” - and it is an industry - can tell women that they are doing God’s work and a good deed by having abortions and supplying more “research tissue”, there will be more abortions, with women getting pregnant to purposely have an abortion in order to be praised by Hollywood for their “sacrifices”.

Damned Ungodly!


39 posted on 03/09/2009 10:20:52 AM PDT by Twinkie (Obama is NOT Reagan !)
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To: ajay_kumar
Since I am not in their shoes, my comments have no substance.

I am not, nor can I ever be, pregnant. I still know abortion is evil and wrong regardless of what some pregnant women might say.

40 posted on 03/09/2009 10:23:22 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: jwparkerjr

Well, Sub.

You might be supposed to live to a hundred.

So, quit making plans for your organs, and get cracking and get on with whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing in the world.

Twinkie the Overbearing


41 posted on 03/09/2009 10:24:49 AM PDT by Twinkie (Obama is NOT Reagan !)
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To: lady lawyer
I haven’t liked Nancy Reagan since she was rude to Maureen and Michael at RR’s funeral.

That would have been difficult to pull off since Maureen Reagan died on 8 August 2001 nearly three years prior to her father.

42 posted on 03/09/2009 11:16:33 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You’re right. I guess it was just Michael. The way she turned a cold shoulder to him, while shepherding her two creepy children, made me mad.


43 posted on 03/09/2009 11:21:53 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: a real Sheila

My guess is she believed because Bush banned government money for embryo research, that private research was also forbidden, which of course is not the case.

Depending on how a question is asked, virtually any answer can be gotten.


44 posted on 03/09/2009 11:48:36 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: ScottinVA

And there is the absolute truth!!! It will be used and abused by these maniacs to lure poor women and families. They already do in poor black famlies with abortion and their so called leaders tell them it’s ok.


45 posted on 03/09/2009 12:14:17 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Prokopton

Abortion and Stem cell research are not the same.
One is about killing a baby who could possibly survive
on its own. That is close to a pre-meditated murder as one can get. Stem cells as I understand them, are not something which could live on their own and if they save life of a living person or improve quality of life of a person to an extent where they would find it worthwhile to go on living, then I am open minded. Heck I have killed millions of my living sperms, but that was not a fetus capable of surviving. Like I said before, only people who are actually suffering from serious health maladies can opine on whether stem cell research is bad or good. I can’t and you can’t.


46 posted on 03/09/2009 12:41:29 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: ajay_kumar
Abortion and Stem cell research are not the same. One is about killing a baby who could possibly survive on its own. That is close to a pre-meditated murder as one can get. Stem cells as I understand them, are not something which could live on their own and if they save life of a living person or improve quality of life of a person to an extent where they would find it worthwhile to go on living, then I am open minded. Heck I have killed millions of my living sperms, but that was not a fetus capable of surviving. Like I said before, only people who are actually suffering from serious health maladies can opine on whether stem cell research is bad or good. I can’t and you can’t.

You repeat the old pro-abortion argument about babies who can or can't survive on their own. This has nothing to do with why abortion is wrong. Abortion is taking a human life whether or not the baby could survive on it's own. Their are many people, in and out of hospitals and care centers, who cannot "survive on their own". They should not be subject to being killed because of this.

If you believe a fetus is a living human being than killing the fetus cannot be justified by the potential medical advancements such killing may provide.

I do not have to be suffering from any medical problem to make the moral judgment that killing innocents for the potential benefit of others is wrong.

47 posted on 03/09/2009 1:13:29 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: ajay_kumar
That's the same argument Carl Sagan made, and it's still a huge fallacy.

The problem with infant stem cell research is (1) It requires the abortion of the fetus, and (2) It encourages deliberate pregnancies and abortions to harvest the stem cells.

48 posted on 03/09/2009 1:16:43 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: dfwgator

I didn’t say she hasn’t always been a Republican. I said she’s always been liberal.

Her father, Dr. Loyal Davis, was a prominent pro-abortion, liberal Republican.


49 posted on 03/09/2009 4:53:50 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: dfwgator

I didn’t say she hasn’t always been a Republican. I said she’s always been liberal.

Her father, Dr. Loyal Davis, was a prominent pro-abortion, liberal Republican.


50 posted on 03/09/2009 4:53:50 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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