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SENTRY JOURNAL » arrogance, Bill Clinton, biology, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Embryo, health care, ignorance, left, left wing, Obama, scientific community, Stem Cell, The Left Blind Spot » Series: The Left Blind Spot

Series: The Left Blind Spot

by Right Hand Man

Part I

This is the first part to a series I’m titling “The Left Blind Spot”. The purpose of this series is to show how many educated individuals are blindly following leftist agendas regardless of their ignorance in the subject.

The first piece is dedicated to former President Bill Clinton. We have to go back to the beginning of last year to pull up this jewel, but here it is.

Let’s start out by pointing out who the people we are watching are. First, we have Bill Clinton, someone who has apparently “studied” this subject according to our second culprit Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Dr. Gupta is a busy man. He obviously works for CNN (the chief medical corespondent), he was a former advisor to Hillary Clinton, was voted one of the sexist men alive in 2003 – but more importantly he’s a neurosurgeon and was offered the position of Surgeon General by President Obama.

First, let us get to Bill Clinton’s statements.

If it’s obvious that we’re not taking embryos that can — that under any conceivable scenario would be used for a process that would allow them to be fertilized and become little babies, and I think if it’s obvious that we’re not talking about some science fiction cloning of human beings, then I think the American people will support this.”

The problem that is obvious here for anyone who has taken any high school biology course or went through a health class during the Clinton administration is that an embryo is a fertilized egg. To erase any doubt that Clinton just made an error in speech, he went on.

“Well, my only — I don’t know that I have any reservations, but I was — he has apparently decided to leave to the relevant professional committees the definition of which frozen embryos would not be — are basically going to be discarded, because they’re not going to be fertilized. I think the American people believe it’s a pro-life decision to use an embryo that’s frozen — it’s never going to be fertilized for embryonic stem cell research…”

Can the hole get much deeper? Clinton is basically making a pro-life case for embryonic stem cell research under the assumption that embryos are unfertilized. His argument, that it’s okay because they’re not fertilized, assumes that it wouldn’t be okay if they weren’t fertilized. This coming from the man who was deemed by a doctor as “well studied” on the subject. But wait, there’s more.

“But those committees need to be really careful to make sure if they don’t want a big storm to be stirred up here, that any of the embryos that are used clearly have been placed beyond the pale of being fertilized before their use. There are plenty — there are a large number of embryos that we know are never going to be fertilized, where the people who are in control of them have made that clear.”

“I think these committees need to make it clear that they’re not going to fool with any embryos where there’s any possibility, even if it’s somewhat remote, that they could be fertilized and become human beings.”

The crime here from Clinton is the act of ignorance being displayed as the display of reason and truth. Over the past few decades the left has staked a claim on the scientific community as their own. Any time facts get in the way of this convenient relationship they are cast aside like a 3rd wheel. The contents in this interview are no different. We have a former President who is supposed to be well rehearsed on the medical subject making blatantly false statements to a liberal medical doctor and there was no interference in the rhetoric.

At what point does the conscience step in and revoke the claims that an embryo isn’t fertilized? Apparently Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s line wasn’t crossed. This was the man that President Obama first offered the appointment of Surgeon General. How does such an offer make its way to someone either completely ignorant of basic biology or, more likely, so faithful to the cause of liberalism that he is willing to ignore the truth for the sake of his true creed?

As you will see in more of this series, this is a deep rooted problem on the left that is not isolated to this one event.



Filed under: arrogance, Bill Clinton, biology, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Embryo, health care, ignorance, left, left wing, Obama, scientific community, Stem Cell, The Left Blind Spot

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  • Ron Russell January 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Science is a liberal tool only so long as it supports their agenda. When it stops doing that the lies and spinning begans and even fudging the numbers as recently seen in the global warming debate.

  • Right Hand Man January 30, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Shhhh Ron, You're spoiling my future posts! 🙂

  • Matt January 30, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    OK, I'll avoid the AGW topic so as to not be a spoiler. I would likely link this to the educational system as well. To "create" succeeding generations of under-educated and indoctrinated people serves this well. Unfortunately, how many people missed Clinton's gaffe? How many swallowed the SOTU without question? It's sad that most of us had to self educate ourselves regarding the Constitution, the founders, our actual history, and so on?

  • Right Hand Man January 31, 2010 at 8:42 AM


    You're right, this gaffe wasn't covered – and it's a huge one. If Bush had made such an incorrect statement in defense of his embryonic stem cell stance the media would have destroyed him.

    The Constitution is one of those documents that citizens haven't paid attention to. Many times we hear it incorrectly abused in conversations or references. I actually had a great teacher in high school who went over it in its entirety in a required class "Principles of Democracy" – but I grew up in Montana. My sister, from Louisiana, thought it freed the slaves.

    The Constitution is even used incorrectly (purposely) by politicians in their rhetoric. How many times do you hear a politician on a Sunday talk show refer to something as "unconstitutional".

    The document has become a phantom or a legend. When I was in Torah school many years ago I remember learning about how the Josiah, King of David, found the book of the law in the temple. (2 Kings 22) This was their foundational book and they had forgotten everything that had been in it to the point that they had actually lost it and were surprised to have found it. Josiah eventually commanded the book be read, obeyed, and celebrated. Sounds a little bit like what we need.