It’s highly unlikely that Ben Carson has any possible shot of moving out of single digits in the GOP race for the White House, but it should be noted that at one time he was indeed nipping on the heels of perpetual front-runner Donald Trump. What does this tell us? That Republicans in no way prize intelligence or common sense in their candidates.
How can I say such a thing about a noted neurosurgeon? Well, it’s kinda easy when you consider some of the batshit crazy stuff that has come from Dr. Carson since he announced his campaign for the GOP nomination. And if you want me to prove it, then I suppose I have no choice but to accept your challenge. I give to you five of the most WTF?! things Carson has said:
1. Carson on the American People:
“The people are not as stupid as they think they are. Many of them are stupid. Okay. But I’m talking about overall.”
Nothing quite like insulting the very people you want to give you their votes. Kinda makes you understand why the French were not so fond of Marie Antoinette. “Let them eat cake”? How about we just lop your head off instead? Oui?
2. Planned Parenthood Is Designed To Kill Off African-Americans”
“One of the reasons that you find most of their [Planned Parenthood’s] clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find way to control that population. And I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger, who founded this place — a woman who Hillary Clinton by the way says she admires. Look and see what many people in Nazi Germany thought about her.”
No, the reason is because low-income women have a greater need for free or greatly reduced cost services from Planned Parenthood. That a doctor would say something like this lets me know that I would never ever ever go to Dr. Carson for any kind of medical advice. Can you imagine the conversation?
Me: Dr. Carson, I have a sore throat and stuffy nose.
Carson: We’ll have to amputate.
3. The Theory of Evolution Came From the Devil:
“I personally believe that this theory that Darwin came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary.”
Yeah, and comets are just angels farting. Next!
4. American Voters Are So Clueless They Would Vote For Satan:
“A large number of Americans, they go into that voting booth looking for a D, an R, or a name that looks familiar. The name could be Satan, they would say, ‘Ah yeah, I recognize that name.’ Sometimes it’s worse than Satan.”
Again with the Devil references! This guy needs to stop blaming the devil for the ignorance of Republican voters.
5. The End Is Nigh! Run For the Hills!
“Our nation is heading off the abyss of destruction.”
This was his opening line at a GOP debate!! Nihilist much, Doc? A man this convinced the end is near is likely to turn with him as he possibly can.
But, but, but–I can hear some on the right saying–he’s a doctor! Yeah, he sure is. All the more reason he should be smarter than to say such things.