Why We Should Be Scared Of Donald Trump And Ben Carson

A new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows just how sad the GOP Republican candidate race for 2016 has gotten.

Courtesy of Washington Post
Courtesy of Washington Post via data provided by NBC

Did you catch that? Currently, at the front of the Republican candidate leaderboard is the bombastic Donald Trump, leading Ben Carson by a mere 2.6 points.

This reality of Donald Trump or Ben Carson as the next United States president is just scary, and here’s why: Ben Carson has said the three following crazy things courtesy of browardpalmbeach.com

Obamacare Is Worst Thing Since Slavery

“Obamacare really I think is the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”

This line came up as Carson was merely preaching to his GOP choir about the hardships of the PPACA, but dropped this comparison as if to reinforce his ignorance.

Prison Turns People Gay

“A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”

This particular argument started off about the Constitution and the rights of the people, but when asked about how he felt about homosexuality, Carson produced this conceited view.

America Is Like Nazi Germany

“The people in Nazi Germany in large didn’t believe in what Hitler was doing, but did they say anything, of course not they kept their mouth shut and there are some very important lessons to be learned there. The fact that our government is using instruments of the government like the IRS to punish its opponents.”

According to Ben Carson, people in Nazi Germany weren’t fully invested in its government because Hitler ruled as a supreme leader. Carson wants us to understand a deeper message in what he is saying. So, let’s break this down. The correlation of Obama being Hitler is deeply flawed. Hitler became a dictator whilst in office controlling every aspect of the country, while Obama is a man for the people.

Now, let’s take a look at three of the craziest things Donald Trump has said, courtesy of Rolling Stone and eNCA.

Gay People Are Like Golf Clubs

“It’s like in golf… A lot of people – I don’t want this to sound trivial – but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And I hate it. I am a traditionalist.”

Maybe it’s just me, but comparing gay people to golf clubs is a little unsettling, especially since he said you see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. Essentially, what he is saying is that people choose to turn gay because they aren’t having any luck.

Blacks Shouldn’t Handle Money

“Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”

Donald Trump is one of the few people that can make two terribly racist comments in one statement. First he asserts this stereotype that black people can’t count, and then he leads into the stereotype that Jewish people are the only ones good with money.

Mexicans Are Rapists

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”

There really aren’t many words to say about this one besides, “Why?” Donald Trump feels the need to classify and stereotype every individual as if they are lesser than him.

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, we need to accept that neither Donald Trump nor Ben Carson is the answer. They are xenophobic bigots who refuse to accept people that are different, and the state of this nation should not be left in their cold hands.

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Tanner Bisbee hails from the great State of Maine. He's a full time college student and serves on the football staff at school. His most notable work to date is his book Modern Day Sports Blog. To read more check out my blog http://moderndaysportsandpolitics.blogspot.com/