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Tuesday, Sep 30 2014

Ben Carson’s Greatest Hits

Sep 30, 2014

Carson: “Obamacare Is Really I Think The Worst Thing That Has Happened In This Nation Since Slavery. And It Is In A Way, It Is Slavery In A Way, Because It Is Making All Of Us Subservient To The Government.” According to the Washington Post, “Dr. Ben Carson, a rising star in conservative circles, on Friday compared President Obama’s health-care law to slavery. ‘You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,’ Carson, who is African American, said Friday in remarks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. ‘And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.’” [Washington Post, 10/11/13]

  • Carson Said Obama Was “The Worst Thing Since Slavery,” Including Jim Crow. According to Biz Pac Review, “‘I realize how horrible it was … I didn’t say this is ‘as bad’ as slavery, I said this is the worst thing since slavery.’ ‘Which includes Jim Crow,’ Martin interrupted. ‘Yes, absolutely,’ Carson answered. ‘This nation was founded on the principle that it would be a new type of nation, that was for, of, and by the people.’” [Biz Pac Review, 10/21/13]

Carson Called Cliven Bundy And Militia Members “Outstanding People.” In a Washington Times interview, Ben Carson said, “These citizens, for America, who really are pretty outstanding people, they become terrorists because you don’t like the fact that they are standing in your way, doing what they have been doing for over a hundred years.” [Washington Times Interview, 4/23/14]

Carson: “Kids Who Are Born Into Poverty, And Will Live In Poverty, And In Many Cases Will End Up Without A Father Figure In Their Life, And Don’t Know How To Respond To Authority, And End Up Being Killed, You Know, Like Michael Brown.” In a Washington Times radio interview, Carson said, “You look at teen pregnancy in Washington D.C., Detroit, and Philadelphia, and all of those kids who are born into poverty, and will live in poverty, and in many cases will end up without a father figure in their life, and don’t know how to respond to authority, and end up being killed, you know, like Michael Brown.” [Ben Carson Radio Interview – Washington Times, 8/21/14]

Carson: “I Will Be Glad When There Isn’t Any Black History Month.” According to the Washington Times, “‘I will be glad when there isn’t any Black History Month,’ he says. ‘Each of us should be interested in each other’s history.’ Another hot-button issue Dr. Carson addresses is affirmative action, which he says was necessary at one time but has now become divisive. He proposes ‘compassionate action,’ an alternative to affirmative action that’s based on need, not race.” [Washington Times, 2/17/99]

Carson: White Liberals Are “The Most Racist People There Are Because They Put You In A Little Category, A Box: ‘You Have To Think This Way, How Could You Dare Come Off The Plantation?’” According to the Washington Post, “Carson knows who to blame for the metaphorical beating he’s taking, though. White liberals. ‘They’re the most racist people there are,’ he told radio host Mark Levin on Monday. ‘Because they put you in a little category, a box: ‘You have to think this way, how could you dare come off the plantation?’” [Washington Post, 4/3/13]

Carson: “[We Are] Very Much Like Nazi Germany…You Had A Government Using Its Tools To Intimidate The Population. We Now Live In A Society Where People Are Afraid To Say What They Actually Believe.” According to the Washington Times, “In a recent public event in New York, Dr. Carson spoke of living ‘in a Gestapo age,’ Mediaite reported. Following, Fox News contributor Mallory Factor asked him to explain. And his response, as quoted on Mediaite: ‘I mean, [we are] 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. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.’” [Washington Times, 3/12/14]

  • Carson: “Most People In Germany Didn’t Agree With What Hitler Was Doing…Exactly The Same Thing Can Happen In This Country If We Are Not Willing To Stand Up For What We Believe In.” According to the Washington Post, “Does he worry that perhaps comparing Obama supporters to Nazi sympathizers may sound like something a bully might do? ‘You can’t dance around it,’ he says. ‘If people look at what I said and were not political about it, they’d have to agree. Most people in Germany didn’t agree with what Hitler was doing. . . . Exactly the same thing can happen in this country if we are not willing to stand up for what we believe in.’” [Washington Post, 8/28/14]

Carson: “I Don’t Believe Race Determines Underdog Status Today.” In an editorial published by Delmarva Now, Ben Carson wrote, “The real question is this: Who should receive extra consideration from a nation that has a tradition of cheering for the underdog? I don’t believe race determines underdog status today. Rather, it is the circumstances of one’s life that should be considered.” [Ben Carson Editorial – Delmarva Now, 2/23/14]

Carson Said People Should Read Mein Kampf And The Works Of Lenin To Better Understand President Obama. According to Huffington Post, “Anyone grasping for a better idea of the politics of Barack Obama should red Mein Kampf, according to one likely Republican Presidential candidate. Speaking on the Newsmax channel, Ben Carson, a mouse-spoken former doctor, whose past hits include calling the provision of affordable healthcare ‘the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery’ and equating gays with people who practise bestiality, advised viewers to read Hitler’s national socialist tome, as well as the works of Vladimir Lenin in reference to the current President and Attorney General Eric Holder. […] ‘It shows the whole timeline of what would be necessary in gaining control of school systems, of unions and eventually a foothold in government and the executive branch,’ he said.” [Huffington Post, 10/9/14]

Carson Said “Let’s Not All Jump On The Bandwagon Of Demonizing” Ray Rice. According to Politico, “Former John Hopkins neurosurgeon and conservative activist Ben Carson weighed in on the termination of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s contract, warning people not to ‘jump on the bandwagon of demonizing this guy.’ Carson made the remarks on Newsmax TV’s ‘The Steve Malzberg Show’ only hours after the football player’s contract was ended by the Ravens on Monday, and his suspension was extended by the NFL indefinitely. ‘Let’s not all jump on the bandwagon of demonizing this guy,’ Carson said. ‘He obviously has some real problems. And his wife obviously knows that because she subsequently married him. So they both need some help.’” [Politico, 9/8/14]

Carson Compared Gay Marriage To NAMBLA And Bestiality. According to the Baltimore Sun, “In an interview with Sean Hannity, the former Johns Hopkins surgeon said, ‘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.’” [Baltimore Sun, 3/8/14]

Carson Said Martin Luther King Jr. “Would’ve Been Appalled If He Were Here Today, To See All These People Just Sitting Around, Waiting For Housing Subsidies And For Food Stamps And For Free Health Care.” According to the Weekly Standard, “On his view of Martin Luther King Jr. as a political conservative: ‘I think he would’ve been appalled if he were here today, to see all these people just sitting around, waiting for housing subsidies and for food stamps and for free health care. What he wanted was equality of opportunity. The last thing that he would be in favor of is redistributing all the wealth and allowing people to just sit around and collect. And when you read a lot of what he says, he’s talking about the merits of hard work and personal responsibility. That’s what he wanted. But during a lot of his time people were not given a fair shake. They were not given fair opportunity. That’s all that he really wanted. He didn’t want special treatment.’” [Weekly Standard, 5/15/14]

Published: Sep 30, 2014 | Last Modified: Apr 29, 2024

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