Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ben Carson - a leader for our times

Hey, kids! It's time to look at the latest Republican Presidential front-runner, Doctor Ben Carson!

(I've actually been meaning to do this for a while, his new front-runner status is just serendipity.)

Isn't he just dreamy!

So just what kinds of things does this slow-talking, world-renowned brain surgeon believe?

Well, in 2013, he said this:
“Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”
Slavery. Yeah, that seems about right. Owning millions of people is just like providing affordable healthcare to millions of people. Not an asinine comparison at all.

Speaking of asinine.
“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Carson said. “There’s a reason these dictatorial people take the guns first.”
Way to go Jews! You could have stopped the Holocaust, and all of WWII probably, if you'd just been a little more manly.

Just the other day, Carson said that, under his administration, the Department of Education would exist solely to police political speech.
“ [DOE would] . . . monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists.”
So much for that pesky First Amendment! And do you think they'd be looking for conservative political bias? Nah, that would be crazy!

Since Carson doesn't seem to like the First Amendment, what about the rest?
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” he said. “I absolutely would not agree with that.”
So much for the "no religious test" clause. Oh, and, once again, that pesky First Amendment.

Oy, this is getting exhausting. Go to the link above to see even more crazy statements.

But wait, here's one more that's not only amazing for how crazy it is, but is amazing because Ben Carson, the man who would be President and is the Republican front-runner, believes that it's a good story and puts him in a favorable light.
'I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeye's organization,' Carson told Sirius XM radio host Karen Hunter on Wednesday.
'Guy comes in, puts the gun in my ribs. And I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter'.
So a guy draws a gun to rob a Popeye's, and big, brave, bad Doctor Ben Carson throws the minimum wage cashier under the bus? Now THAT is a profile in courage. What a leader! And the fact that he's not humiliated and embarrassed by this story says a lot about Ben Carson.

Well, mostly it confirms that he became a great brain surgeon by practicing . . . on himself.


SJHoneywell said...

How much of Ben Carson's popularity is just a group of right-wing nutbags swallowing hard and endorsing him to prove that they're not racist? "See! We didn't hate Obama 'cuz he was black! We like this black man!"

Ipecac said...

Yep. But I'm willing to bet a lot of money that there's only so far they're willing to go. If the Republicans actually get close to nominating him, suddenly the base will have a Blazing Saddles realization of just who the sheriff is.