By Hunter Wallace
Just yesterday, Rod Dreher wrote a post called “The GOP’s Trumpenstein Monster” over at The American Conservative. The article echoed Erick Erickson’s claim that Donald Trump is a “monster” that was created by the Republican Party.
After thinking about it, I had to disagree with Rod. Donald Trump is a billionaire and a celebrity who has been a public figure for decades. On the other hand, there is another candidate in this race whose notoriety really is due to the Republican Party, who was made famous by FOX News: Dr. Ben Carson, the black neurosurgeon who is going to “heal America,” who has recently surged into second place.
In the first 2016 Republican debate, the lovable Dr. Carson was widely praised for his closing statement in which he said he was the only candidate on stage to perform brain surgery on babies. But today, we learned about Dr. Ben Carson’s work in the 1990s on two of these aborted babies, uh, I mean “specimens”:
“Ben Carson defended the use of fetal tissue for medical research Thursday, after a blog published excerpts of a 1992 paper describing work the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate carried out using aborted fetuses. In an interview with The Washington Post, Carson called the revelation “desperate,” and ignorant of the way medical research was carried out.
“You have to look at the intent,” Carson said before beginning a campaign swing through New Hampshire. “To willfully ignore evidence that you have for some ideological reason is wrong. If you’re killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead specimen and keeping a record of it.” …
So, after I heard about this, I reached out to Rod Dreher on Twitter (@roddreher) to ask if he had any comment on Dr. Carsonstein, a candidate created by FOX News, and his work on these “specimens.” I was under the impression that Rod Dreher was a “pro-life” conservative. Imagine my surprise when I was blocked!
Note: Like Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson was also a Democrat, but strangely enough, Cuckservatism, Inc. has little to say about that.