Ok one at a time. I too disagree with the whole of the republican party on some of the ideals you mentioned. But lets be fair and not mis represent them.
At no time did GW ever said creatinism should be tought in schools. What he did say was that the states, and not the federal gov't should be the ones to decide what their schools teach. So he turned it into a state/gov't issue. As far as that goes, I agree, limited gov't isnt bad. As far as creationism? well... I suppose I'd rather see creationism than the whole ID crap. At least creationism is a philosophy.
On to the stem cell debacle. In an ideal world I'd like to see them researched, I'd like to see a sagnificant percetage of out GDP go to research. This is the same ideal world in which I would cut the militaries budget and give it all to nasa. Hey there is no war in the ideal world. I digress. Again, no bans in the united states on researching stem cells. Just very little gov't money for it, so if you want to research it cough up the dough. The rationale? That people who disagree with the morality of this research should not have their tax money spent on it. Well that certainly sounds nobel, but its a load of crap. After all about half the country doesnt believe in this war we are fighting, yet their tax money is going to it... So I'm undecided there. In fact, I have a pretty hard time with the republican thought on reproductive functions. I finally found a decent argument against abortions and gay marriages (I'm sorry I just dont buy the whole "Well, its just wrong" as a basis for national policy) here
is the full explanation, and when it dresses the whole things in dollar figures, I have an easy time understanding it. Still dont know if I agree, but at least I understand it.
now to this port deal. Its not exactly as if america is selling one of his ports to a bunch of mujahadeen. Somehow we find that we already have a forign company in control of the whole thing to begin with, so one forign company is selling to another forign company. yeay, at least they are asking for our approval. Now why are we giving it to them? Is it payback for increased oil production? maybe. Is it an attempt to integrate some of UAE into our economy and thus our culture? Possible but I doubt it. Is it a rubber stamp because we dont really have a foot to stand on in blocking the deal? well its that or option 1.