What stem-cell research isn’t

WHAT STEM-CELL RESEARCH ISN’T…. With President Obama’s decision today to reverse Bush-era restrictions on stem-cell research, it was easy to predict some of the conservative complaints. The Family Research Council, for example, said the White House policy will allow “cloning.” The FRC, as is too often the case, isn’t telling the truth.

That, however, is one of the more predictable and routine lies. Leave it to Glenn Beck to turn the nob to 11. Ryan Powers reports on the Fox News personality’s “analysis” of the president’s policy. Beck told his audience today:

“So here you have Barack Obama going in and spending the money on embryonic stem cell research, and then some, fundamentally changing — remember, those great progressive doctors are the ones who brought us Eugenics. It was the progressive movement and it science. Let’s put science truly in her place. If evolution is right, why don’t we just help out evolution? That was the idea. And sane people agreed with it!

“And it was from America. Progressive movement in America. Eugenics. In case you don’t know what Eugenics led us to: the Final Solution. A master race! A perfect person…. The stuff that we are facing is absolutely frightening. So I guess I have to put my name on yes, I hope Barack Obama fails. But I just want his policies to fail; I want America to wake up.”

The poor man is clearly deranged. It’s kind of sad, really.

For what it’s worth, this isn’t a partisan issue. Obama’s position has been endorsed by Republican lawmakers, Republican governors, and Nancy Reagan.

The right can have Glenn Beck.