Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ripping Apart Ben Carson's Campaign

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Murdoch: U.S. Needs "Real Black President"

That's the father, not the son, and in these politically-correct times I was stunned by the statement. Paging James Murdoch; please come get your dad.

"Carson draws laughs, gasps in N.H." by Akilah Johnson Globe Staff  September 30, 2015

EXETER, N.H. — Ben Carson drew the ire of some retirement community members Wednesday afternoon after he called Planned Parenthood a “disgraced” organization.

It very well may be; it's up to you to decide.

Several people shouted “come on!” and a few people walked out when a resident asked Carson — a GOP presidential candidate — whether babies feel pain as they are being “pulled apart from limb by limb.”

Later, after an otherwise uncontentious event, the 63-year-old Detroit native was asked by reporters whether Planned Parenthood had violated any medical ethics.


Carson has surged in recent weeks to take the No. 2 spot, according to polls, in a field crammed with 15 Republican White House hopefuls. Much like GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who also campaigned in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Carson has been buoyed by his outsider, anti-establishment status with a resume that includes his tenure as director of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University but no elected offices. Carson’s campaign also announced Wednesday that it has raised more than $31 million so far, more than $20 million of which came in the past three months.

Before the outburst at Wednesday’s afternoon event at RiverWoods, resident Sally Lavery mused at how many people and television cameras were in attendance....

Carson gave a 30-minute speech in which he spoke about foreign affairs and the national debt, saying the time had come for Americans to sacrifice in order to eliminate the fiscal gap.

Haven't we enough already?

He decried political correctness, saying “it’s destroying our nation.” He likened it to the group-think of Germany under Nazi rule.

“People didn’t believe in what Hitler was doing, but did they speak up? No, and look at what happened,” he said. “People say nothing like that can happen in America. I beg to differ.”

Those are charged words, but he does have a point. Certain things -- 9/11, the war lies pushing forward empire, etc -- are considered in bad taste and are not to be discussed in polite company.

"Nice day today, huh?" "Yup."

I'm not going to get into him today. We are past that a bit, no?

Carson also described his roots in Boston, where his family moved after his parents divorced. They lived with his mother’s older sister and her husband in a “typical tenement, large, multifamily dwelling. Boarded up windows and doors. Sirens. Gangs. Murders. Both my older cousins were killed,” he said of his two years in Boston.

No kidding? Was the days of Whitey, wasn't it?

His family eventually returned to his home of Detroit, where he said his mother refused to accept public assistance and required regular book reports, even though she couldn’t read them.

“As far as we were concerned that was child abuse,” he said.

His candor drew laughs from the audience at times until the final two questions, which were about Planned Parenthood.

Antiabortion leaders have argued Planned Parenthood illegally profited from fetal tissue sales since the release of several surreptitiously recorded videos with some of the organization’s heads (Planned Parenthood says they have not done anything illegal or profited from fetal tissue donations.) Carson took heat this summer when it was revealed he participated in a 1992 medical research study that used tissue from aborted fetuses — but this did not come up during his visit.

Instead came the first of the day’s controversial questions: “Can you tell us what the truth is behind Planned Parenthood. Is it really necessary to be funded by government? And are they doing a really good job?”

Carson responded by saying that Margaret Sanger, the founder of the women’s health organization, “was a eugenicist. She believed that people like me should be eliminated or kept under control. So, I’m not real fond of her to be honest or anything that she established.”

It's the truth, but coming from a crazy like Carson.... right?

There were groans in response from the audience. (Carson clarified later when asked by reporters to explain whom Sanger wanted to eradicate, saying “I’m talking about the black race.”)

Birth control did have its roots, if you will, in limiting the size of minority and other "inferior" races. In fact, it's where Hitler got the idea, or so I've been told (I watch history channels sometimes).

But it was the last question — and Carson’s response — that caused Sylvia Kennedy, a retired emergency room physician, to storm out. The question was about abortion and fetal pain....

Hadn't really thought about it, but....


I didn't see any follow-up on the foreign policy ideas (not that I need to).


Republican Ben Carson defends gun rights

He want's to be a war president.

Carson wants IRS to crack down on Muslim group

A black bigot. Wow. And there ARE black Muslims.

Maybe you would like to rip into these:

For Jindal, nativism is nothing new

He's a converted Hindu, Ben.

Kasich, a moderate? It’s all relative

Judging by the ethnicity, he's a lot closer to that guy whose name starts with the letter H.

And while we are on the subject of mass-murdering liars:

George H.W. Bush pays surprise visit to Phillips Andover

That where he learned it?

He's now a kinder, gentler grandfather Bush! Ugh! Tell it to the dead Iraqis.

As for the offspring and extended family (remember, H.W. adopted Bill as the son he never had), they are all very supportive.

NDUs: Murdoch apologizes after ‘real black president’ tweet

What he meant to say was it didn't need an Uncle Tom.