Chris Matthews takes Michele Bachmann’s HPV trip as a launching point to attack anti-science, anti-evolution Republican politicians who are “asking us to give them command of the most awful weapons of the nuclear age with all the scientific awareness of the stone age.”
Count Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and all the other leading GOP presidential hopefuls in there.
Transcript via MSNBC:
>>> let me finish tonight with this, the battle for the planet of the apes. that’s what the fight for the republican presidential nomination is becoming, a battle among those who hate science, about who hates it the most. you know how you get into trouble in this electoral planet of the apes? you dare show any knowledge or respect for science. the accumulated knowledge of, pardon me for mentioning it, human history. oh, in. is the subject you dare not mention, not if you were in the dreaded media. remember the last republican presidential fight in 2008. someone dared e-mail a debate question as to whether the candidates believed in evolution or not. there were a lot of notes. now the battle is over whether governor perry was right to order that girls get shots at school to protect them from cervical cancer. this got congressman bachman to begin the planet of the apes dance. the clamoring that goes on when someone those any interest in human science and how it can be applied to save lives. you have to ask yourself, what would be worse, that they believe what they say or are minimum micking but are not asking us to give them command of the most awful weapons of the nuclear age with all the scientific awareness of the stone age.
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