Sunday, July 23, 2006

Nazis & Stem Cell Researchers: The Origin Of The GOP Talking Points

Reading Frank Rich's column today (subscription required), I was interested in his singling out of Michael Steele, a GOP senatorial candidate from Maryland, for linking embryonic stem cell research to Nazi experiments on Jews during World War 2.

The comparisons of researchers to Nazis is not an original proposition.

I remember hearing James Dobson say the same thing on a radio talk show this week, so I searched and, sure enough, back in August of last year, Media Matters referenced Dobson's inappropriate comments from his August 3rd radio show.

At the time, Dobson said, "In World War II, the Nazis experimented on human beings in horrible ways in the concentration camps, and I imagine, if you wanted to take the time to read about it, there would have been some discoveries there that benefited mankind."

The link is here.

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