What did black people ever do to deserve this guy?
Remember, we're talking about the guy who testified before Congress and when asked to explain HUD's position on R.E.O.s thought she was talking about cookies.
And after they splained things to him, he got so indignant that he sent a pack of Oreo's to her office and crowed he'd owned her.
I'm sorry but a large shitshow has prebooked all my judgemnt for the forseable future and I won't be taking reservations at this time.
To think this guy was once a pioneering neurosurgeon.---Since Gifted Hands was written before he "came out" as a wingnut (and much of it was bogus) it seems he was always a nincompoop who was only good at fixing brains.---Even then; He had malpractice suits.
He'd better add another circle of hell to put him in, then concrete the whole thing over, and surround it with bear traps and babygates, just in case..
There are only two (2) major political parties in the US of A, "Dr." Carson. They are the Republican and Democratic parties. There is no "Democrat" party. Until you grasp that incredibly complicated duality, you have no standing. Fuck off.
Once again, being skilled in one area does NOT qualify you in any other. Stick to pediatric brain surgery, Carson.
CARSON: I remember as an eighth grade student, I was the only black student. I got the highest academic achievement and the teacher got up and berated the other students. They weren't trying hard enough because a black kid was number one. I'm not clear if he even recognizes the racism of this. Is he bragging that he outworked everyone? Or identifying the racism he's overcome in statements like "You white boys are letting a (choose your offensive word for African Americans) beat you by outworking you. How dare you let him usurp your righteous place as class leaders! Get to work!"
His in-office dining-room set would like a word with you.
He’s vastly overrated as a pediatric neural surgeon as well.
You have to remember that the democrats are the real racists and the Southern Strategy is just a myth. When the South shifted from being predominately democratic to predominately republicans, all the racist Dems just magically disappeared and were replaced with totally not racist republicans who had no connection to the racist roots of the South.
Candace Owens would set it up.
Did Ben Carson operate on his own brain?
why did it take me so long to see that he is a tweaker?
All surgeons, at least in America, have malpractice suits. It's because of your fucked up healthcare system. If there's a less than optimal outcome, regardless of the skill of the doctor, the patients sue to try and cover the costs of care etc. Not saying he was great, but this isn't the metric to use
Ben Carson proves that brain damage and narcolepsy can be a great addition to the resume of anyone who's interested in pursuing a cabinet post in the Trump Administration. Throw in some prosperity gospel Jesus shtick, and you'll rocket to the top of the list.
Friday, May 23, 2014Welfare Recipient Ben Carson Complains About Welfare Recipients On The View
Dr. Ben Carson…went on The View earlier today and when discussing the topic of losers living on welfare had this to say:
"When you rob someone of their incentive to go out there and improve themselves, you are not doing them any favors. When you take somebody and pat them on the head and say, ‘There, there, you poor little thing. … Let me give you housing subsidies, let me give you free health care because you can’t do that.’ What would be much more empowering is to use our intellect and our resources to give those people a way up and out.”
He said this in front of The View co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, herself being a welfare mother. As you could probably guess, doing such a thing made the wingnutosphere go wild with joy.
Joe Saunders from Bizpac Review:
He might or might not run for president, but there isn’t a better spokesman for conservative values in America today.
Cheryl Chumley from the Washington Times:Ben Carson took to “The View” stage this week to explain to his mostly liberal hosts and largely liberal audience just why the liberal-driven welfare system stinks — and he emerged not only unscathed, but a big winner.
The Right Scoop: But I must say, that after watching this interview, he might be closer to a presidential type than I had originally thought.
See here's the thing, though. It turns out that for some strange reason, the evil welfare system didn't seem to destroy the incentive for his own mother to go out and make things better for her and her family:
No doubt, Mother Carson deserves tremendous credit, but – in the words of a political sound bite from the last presidential election – she didn’t do it alone. Carson, in his book, tells how his grades improved tremendously when a government program provided him with free eyeglasses because he could barely see. Not only that, in “Gifted Hands” we read this nugget: “By the time I reached ninth grade, mother had made such strides that she received nothing but food stamps. She couldn’t have provided for us and kept up the house without that subsidy.”
Well, isn't that interesting? Ah, but you see, Carson has an excuse as to why the situation with his mother is completely different from the situations with everyone else currently on welfare: It’s hard not to see Carson’s own upbringing coming into view here. He grew up in meager surroundings in Detroit and Boston, in a family that made use of public assistance programs like food stamps. The culture was different then, Carson insists. “I think there was a time when people were not proud of taking handouts,” he said. “There were more people who did have that drive and determination. You do what you have to do."
So according to Carson, it's okay to accept government assistance as long as you feel bad about it. And he seems to think that nobody who is on welfare today feels shame, cause apparently nobody seems to demonize it or anything. But even so, what about all that stuff about self reliance and bootstrapping and whatnot? Once you accept government aid, doesn't Ronald Reagan begin weeping from White Heaven?
He goes on to say: Did food stamps allow me to achieve my dream?” He laughed. “Of course not.”
Directly contradicting what he said in his book: He writes elsewhere, “As I’ve said, we received food stamps and couldn’t have made it without them.”
The depressing thing about all this is that conservatives won't see this inconvenient little bit of history as an example of hypocrisy. Why? Because while Carson himself may have grown up on welfare, he's now espousing policies that make sure other people can't get on welfare, so it's totally cool (this is an actual defense that I've seen thrown around by right-wing bloggers, by the way). After all, did the fact that former vice presidential candidate and child prodigy, Paul Ryan supported himself with the social security benefits of his deceased father hurt his status as a conservative ubermensch in the least? Of course not. And it won't hurt Carson either.