Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This, I Do Not Understand

I am generally a smart guy.  But I don't understand the positive polling for Dr. Ben Carson as a candidate for President of the United States.  I just don't.
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He is either a liar or an idiot.  Although he is a great surgeon (or was).  His claims to fame rest on 2 things, 1) an operation (the first) that separated conjoined twins at the head and 2) a 2013 prayer breakfast where he dissed President Obama to his face.
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But how that has turned into a Presidential Campaign is beyond me.  Actually, not really.  The Republicans hate President Obama so much that anyone that maligns him could run for President and get some backing.  But 2nd in the race.
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Here are some of Ben Carson's more odd-ball comments recently...
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Obamacare is the worst thing that has happened to this country since slavery. (link)  What?  Worse than the Depression?  Worse that World Wars I and II?  Worse than race riots?  Worse that Jim Crow laws?  Apparently bringing insurance to hundreds of thousands of people AND lowering the deficit is not only bad, but worse than the 55,000 Americans lost in Vietnam.  PS - Asked specifically if Obamacare was worse than 9/11, he said it was because 9/11 was an isolated incident. (link)
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Being gay is a choice and he knows because... "A lot of people go into prison straight, and when they come out they're gay." (link)  He doesn't have any examples, but he knows...
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When asked to clarify his remarks that America was living in a gestapo age, he said, (link) "I mean, very much like Nazi Germany –and I know you’re not supposed to say Nazi Germany but I don’t care about political correctness – you know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population.”  Nazi Germany - really?
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He called President Obama a psychopath (link) when discussing the President's appearance (discussing the way the President presented himself to the public). "Like most psychopaths. That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great."
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Somehow he is at number two in the Republican Presidential race.  I really don't get it.

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