While today’s Republican party is only occasionally so overt as to use the N word openly, they use Dog Whistle phrases so universally, that their racism is obvious. To counter that, every four year Republicans rally around a token black candidate for President, who sells himself out to espouse the policies that support Republican racism For 2012, it was Herman “9-9-9” Cain. For 2016, it will be Ben Carson.
Retired brain surgeon and conservative commentator Ben Carson is expected to announce today in his hometown of Detroit, MI that he will be be running for the Republication nomination for president. Even though Carson has never held public office, his short time in the spotlight has given him plenty of opportunity to make controversial and often factually incorrect statements.
“It’s so important that we get the best candidate,” Carson said on Fox News earlier this year. “Not the one with the highest name recognition but the one who can articulate the values of this nation, who can really represent the people, who understands the constitution and is willing to face challenges.”
Here are some of the ideas Carson has pushed during his political career:…
Obama signed immigration reform to bring in government-dependent voters
After speaking out about welfare, Carson said in an interview months later that Obama’s executive action on immigration was part of a “nefarious agenda” to bring new voters into the United States who will be dependent on government.
“Is he just trying to instead of get out the vote, bring in the vote?” former Republican Congressman J.D. Hayworth asked Carson.“Is this all designed to have new voters — despite the fact he claims they’re not going to get citizenship — is the long-term goal to bring in a new class of voters dependent on government?”
“Of course it is,” Carson replied. He added that Republicans should respond to Obama’s action by shutting down the government, but only the parts that are “important to the president” and not any parts that will “hurt the American people.”
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I shared just the last one of seven ridiculous things Ben Carson has said he believes. Click through for the other six.
Now we shouldn’t expect him to actually get the nomination. He’s there for Republicans to laugh at, while they pretend to support him. Either he knows this and is intentionally betraying black Americans, or hw should never have performed surgery on his own brain.