Need a reminder how dangerous it is to vote Republican?
How about a nuclear reminder?
Okay, here you are: This week, Republican Sherwood Boehlert voted in favor of a plan concocted by George W. Bush to send nuclear technology and nuclear fuel overseas. No, the nuclear fuel and technology wouldn't go to a US military base. It would go to a foreign country - one that already has nuclear weapons, has refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and one that has recently tested a long-range missile (just like North Korea).
Think that sounds crazy? You're right - it's absolutely insane.
The government that will be getting this nuclear technology and nuclear fuel will, as a result, be able to transfer more of its resources to its nuclear weapons program. George W. Bush, Sherwood Boehlert, and all their Republican buddies are rewarding India for refusing to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the very same treaty that Bush used to justify the invasion of Iraq. They're rewarding India for making nuclear weapons. They're sending a clear message to nations like Iran and North Korea: If you manage to make some nuclear weapons, we'll give you a special prize of yet more nuclear technology and fuel to make more bombs with.
Think that India is a responsible government? A country we can trust with nuclear technology? Think again.
Just yesterday, it was revealed that India has sent technology to Iran that could be used to make missiles to carry nuclear missiles. This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened, either. In the last three years alone, India has been caught spreading dangerous weapons technologies, some potentially related to weapons of mass destruction, across international borders nine times.
India has proven that it absolutely cannot be trusted to keep nuclear technology to itself. Yet, Bush, Boehlert and the rest of the Republican Party are intent on giving them nuclear technology and fuel anyway.
Why on Earth would they do this? This is exactly the sort of thing you'd do if you wanted nuclear weapons to be spread all around the world, to be made easier for terrorists to snatch and use against the USA.
If Ray Meier is elected he will support this madness - and worse. Meier promises to place himself squarely in the right wing extremist camp of the Republican Party.
This is bigger than stem cell research. It's more important than reforms to the campaign finance system, or adjustments to the federal tax code. We're talking about spreading nuclear weapons capability around the world here, folks, so turn off the re-runs of The Simpsons and pay attention!
We cannot afford to send Ray Meier to support these crazy schemes in Congress. No jokes. This is deadly serious.