He went there…She did too!. Ben Carson’s very Public Breakup!
This is called comedic destruction.
He went there…She did too!. Ben Carson’s very Public Breakup!
This is called comedic destruction.
Ben Carson has seen his fair share of fumbles, and after weeks of increased scrutiny and a turn in the spotlight under pressure, it is safe to say that the good doctor is no Teflon Don.
A series of new polls out this week suggests that Carson’s standing as a rising challenger to Donald Trump’s long lasting dominance may be short-lived.
“Carson Tops Trump in National Poll,” the headlines read in late October, and againthe next week. But then came West Point — or was it the pyramid grain silos — either way, Carson quickly found himself in all of the headlines for all of the wrong reasons shortly after catapulting to the top of the polls. And with the increased popularity in the polls came increased scrutiny in the media.
Carson did his best to deflect the drip, drop of revelations that his personal narrative of a young thug redeemed by Jesus was full of discrepancies, lashing out at the media and hunkering down. But then came the third GOP presidential debate and Carson just faded away on stage, only to be brought back to memory by Jay Pharoah’s brutal comedic takedown of his “Gifted Hands” memoir on SNL.
In between, there were a number of terror attacks by ISIL, a bizarre claim by Carson that China is operating in Syria and a promise to provide his superior intelligence to prove it, and a disastrous Fox News interview where the political neophyte was unable to name even one specific allied partner in his plan to combat the terror group despite being asked three times by Chris Wallace.
Then this week, two close Carson advisers even admitted to the New York Times that the candidate was in over his head on foreign policy and now, it appears as though some GOP voters may have caught on.
There is the new national poll from Bloomberg that places Trump only four points ahead of Carson, but that is about as much good news as the good doctor can squeeze out of a slate of new polls showing his September surge slumping in the wake of damming allegations that he embellished his past personal narrative. A breakdown of the Bloomberg poll lays out Carson’s troubles vis-a-vis Trump front-and-center. In a head-to-head match-up, voters chose Trump over Carson on the economy, illegal immigration, fighting “Islamic terrorism,” handling Russian President Vladimir Putin, knowing the most about how to get things done and finally, having the most appropriate life experience to be president. Poor Ben.
For his part, Carson manages to grab the coveted candidate who “cares the most about people like you” top spot. And unsurprisingly, Republican voters still find Carson as the most honest and trustworthy of the entire bunch. Go figure.
But unfortunately for Ben, the poll numbers only get worse after Bloomberg. Two new polls conducted entirely post-Paris attack show Carson losing ground in the first primary state in the nation.
A Fox News poll out Wednesday evening found the retired neurosurgeon only grabbing 9 percent support from Republicans in New Hampshire, leaving him in fourth place in the crucial Granite State. In contrast, Trump bumps up to 27 percent in the Fox News poll. Another New Hampshire poll from WBUR found Carson losing ground in the state, dropping from 15 percent to 11 percent to tie for second with Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who saw his standing in the poll go up two points.
Anyone knowledgeable about Dinesh D’Souza would remember him for his screed “The End of Racism” in which he asserted the nonwhite (AKA black) masses in America were criminal…
I guess he forgot to talk about the “brown masses”, ala himself – as he was convicted of two felonies, and spent 8 months incarcerated in a white people’s prison…A Detention Center. Sort of like being an outpatient at a real hospital.
Under the presumed meme “It takes one to know one”, now that he is an ex-con, he is back to flinging s*&t.
Right-wing author Dinesh D’Souza is a free man, after pleading guilty to a felony violation of campaign finance laws. Now he’s drawing parallels between gang culture and the Democrats.
Rightwing social/political theorist and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who once wrote a book arguing that “the cultural left in this country is responsible for causing 9/11,” has a similar take on the carnage in Paris.
“I don’t retreat one inch from that assertion,” D’Souza says, referring to his claim in The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 that “the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the nonprofit sector, and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world.
“The Muslims who carried out the 9/11 attacks,” he wrote back then in 2007, “were the product of this visceral rage—some of it based on legitimate concerns…”
Eight years later, the 54-year-old D’Souza—a native of Mumbai, India, who became a United States citizen in 1991—is promoting a different if equally provocative volume, Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party.
The book, his 14th, is an incendiary meditation on D’Souza’s eight months of punitive confinement in a halfway house in San Diego—his sentence after pleading guilty last year to a felony violation of campaign finance laws.
I would argue that this lack of “social re-education” has been sustained by the fact the judge didn’t send “DeDimwit” to a real prison. where he could be influenced by his social interactions with real people. Perhaps next time…
Since Dinesh cuts such a striking figure in an Orange Jumpie…I’ll add him to the list of black conservatives.
Wow! Things are heating up on the Clown Bus. Guess they are going to have to rearrange the seats so that some of the clowns don’t sit next to each other!
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on his most significant rival, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, telling an audience in Iowa on Thursday (November 12) that Carson described himself as “pathological” in his memoir.
Trump, who addressed supporters at an election rally in the key primary state, said the man with whom he has recently traded the lead in national polls was an “enigma”.
“Carson’s an enigma. He wrote a book, and he’s doing great in Iowa. He’s second in the polls. With all these professional politicians, I’m first, Carson’s second, and I don’t understand it, I really don’t understand it. Because he wrote a book and in the book he said terrible things about himself. He said that he’s pathological and that he’s got basically pathological disease. Now he wrote this, I guess before he was running for office or thought that he was running for office, and I don’t want a person that’s got pathological disease. I don’t want it,” said Trump.
In his autobiography, “Gifted Hands”, Carson describes himself as a troubled youth with a temper that led him to attack several of his friends and even his mother, before he turned his life around.
In Iowa on Thursday Trump compared people who are “pathological” to child molesters.
“If you’re pathological there’s no cure for that folks. And I did one of the shows today, and I don’t to say what I said but I’ll tell you anyway. I said that if you’re a child molester, a sick puppy, you’re a child molester, there’s no cure for that. There’s only one cure, we don’t to talk about that cure. That’s the ultimate cure. No there’s two, there’s death and there’s the other thing. But if you’re a child molester there’s no cure, they can’t stop you. Pathological, there’s no cure. Now he said he was pathological, okay,” he said.
Trump also questioned the veracity of an incident from his Carson’s youth in which he claimed that he attempted to stab a friend, but that his knife broke on this friend’s belt buckle.
“Now here’s the beauty of all – he took a knife and he went after a friend and he lunged, he lunged that knife into the stomach of his friends, but low and behold it hit the belt, it hit the belt, and the knife broke. Give me a break, give me a break, give me a break,” he said.
This clown sounds like he is on some sort of hallucinogen. In my college days I saw people who were tripping on LSD who made more sense than Uncle Ben.
GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Wednesday seemed to give contradicting statements when he said it was very easy to mislead uneducated people into thinking that providing college education was a good thing.
The remarks, made at Liberty University in Virginia, seemed to be a swipe at Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who has said that higher education should be funded by states and the federal government, according to The Hill. Carson said doing so would lead to “the destruction of the nation.”
The model is currently in practice in other highly-developed countries that have yet to be destroyed, like Germany and Finland.
Carson, who believes that the Egyptian pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph, cautioned against being ill-informed without addressing the role higher education plays in informing.
“It becomes easy to swallow things,” the retired neurosurgeon told the audience. “If you don’t understand our financial situation and someone comes along and says, ‘free college for everybody,’ they’ll say, ‘oh how wonderful,’ and have no idea they’re talking about hastening the destruction of the nation.”
The white right’s former lawn jockey in chief whimpers that they have found a new Lawn Ornament…
Earlier this fall, Herman Cain had some advice for GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson. “Have a political SWAT team ready, because they are going to try and destroy you in ways you don’t expect,” Cain said in an interview after a Donald Trump rally. “I knew I was going to be attacked [in 2012]. I knew I was going to be criticized. But I did not anticipate I was going to be attacked with vicious, phony lies, back to back to back to back.”
Now, with Carson engulfed in a media firestorm over the details of his own biography, Cain said he saw it coming all along because the same thing happened to him.
Four years ago to the day, on November 10, 2011, it was Cain, not Carson, who led the national polls in the GOP primary. Like Carson, Cain had no political experience, but had rocketed to the front of pack of political veterans on the strength of an inspiring life story and a record of success in the private sector. But just as Cain rose to the top of the polls, Politico ran a story that two women had accused Cain of sexually harassing them while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, a charge Cain denies to this day.
On November 11, 2011, Cain fell to second place in the polls against Mitt Romney. Four days later, he had tumbled to third behind both Romney and Newt Gingrich, as more accusations surfaced against Cain and the GOP field marched on.
“I still get pissed off about this stuff and I’ll tell you why,” he said. “Politico ran over 700 re-runs and recycled stories about accusations against me, 700, and there wasn’t any new news. They didn’t try to dig and get the facts.”
Speaking about their Carson coverage, Cain called Politico “sneaky” and “dirty” for writing that Carson had admitted to “fabricating” a story in his book Gifted Hands, in which Carson said he had been offered a scholarship to West Point. The Carson campaign said that he had never applied to West Point, but called the story “a flat out lie.” Politico later changed the story’s headline and added an editor’s note with more details from the Carson camp.
“Clearly Ben Carson did not lie,” Cain said. “Politico lied because they said he fabricated a story, when in fact, they fabricated a headline. At this point I think that Ben is winning this round.”
But reporters have continued to repeat Politico’s original report and go on to question Carson’s accuracy on a number of details in Gifted Hands. Cain says that Carson has handled the controversies well, but that there is a larger dynamic at play in Washington journalism and politics.
“Ben Carson is not only a conservative, he is a conservative who happens to be black. There is only one group of people that liberals hate worse than conservatives, and that’s conservatives who happen to be black,” Cain said. “The reason for that is real simple. They resent conservatives who happen to be black for leaving the Democrat plantation. And you can quote me on that.”
Cain accused the media, many of whom he said are “liberal vultures,” of trying to destroy Carson — and predicted that Sen. Marco Rubio will be next.
But he reserved his strongest criticism for Politico alone. “Too many people believe they are a credible news source when they are not,” he said. “As a friend of mine told me, “If Politico says that your mother loves you, duck, because she might shooting at you instead.”