ORANGE MAY BE THE NEW BLACK, BUT CARSON WILL NOT

I just read a story that there is a group headed by John Philip Sousa IV raising money in an effort to back a run for President By Dr, Ben Carson in 2016.  http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/ben-carson-is-raking-in-more-money-than-hillary-clinton-or-rand-paul-for-2016-20140418

Carson, of course, is the retired physician—brilliant in that role—who has demonstrated either total ignorance of history in relation to current political issues or else is a demagogue cynically making unfounded accusations about the Obama administration, especially the Affordable Care Act, to further some illogical agenda.

Not that I think he has a rat’s ass chance in hell to get nominated for many reasons, but if he or his supporters honestly believe he is a viable candidate for the Republican Party’s ticket they are woefully naive and not as smart as any of them think they are.

Carson may have received praise for his statements by many conservatives and FOX NEWS as well as having been the subject of internet memes trotted out to demonstrate how racially blind they are but to expect Republicans to actually desire to have another black man in the White House shows how detached from reality his bloc is.

He’s fine for the right as a symbol of supposed non-bias as a spokesman but there is no way in hell they want to have the most powerful person in the world not share their whiteness.

Hope you have a good retirement package, Ben. And I hope you realize that your calls will no longer be returned once another white person is CINC.

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  • Professor Staff  On April 18, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Interesting perspective UMOC but what is CINC?

  • Little_Minx  On April 19, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Dr. Carson is no more evolved (LOL!) than Rick Santorum:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Carson

    “…Carson described his opposition to same-sex marriage on Hannity, saying: ‘Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.’ Carson’s comments drew criticism for apparently lumping together gays with pedophiles and practitioners of bestiality…”

    “…’I don’t believe in evolution …. I simply don’t have enough faith to believe that something as complex as our ability to rationalize, think, and plan, and have a moral sense of what’s right and wrong, just appeared’… [I]n an Adventist Review interview […] he said, ‘By believing we are the product of random acts, we eliminate morality and the basis of ethical behavior.’ Carson responded by clarifying his views, saying, ‘People who believe in survival of the fittest might have more difficulty deriving where their ethics come from. A lot of evolutionists are very ethical people.'”

    • Little_Minx  On April 19, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      No word in the Wikipedia profile as to whether Dr. Carson’s a vegetarian, as Seventh Day Adventism preaches.

  • Wayne Muller  On April 19, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    I’m not so pessimistic about the viability of an African American candidate although I don’t know a lot about the person whom you’ve mentioned. I don’t think that racism runs so rampantly throughout the Republican Party as you indicate, and on top of that there is no clear leading candidate in the field. It’s early, of course, but I don’t sense anyone who can focus the party faithful.

    • Little_Minx  On April 19, 2014 at 4:34 PM

      I generally agree, Wayne. However, Republicans who would not support Carson on account of race seem unlikely to vote Democratic. Presumably they’d either abstain from the Presidential vote or opt for a minor candidate.

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