Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ben Carson, Now What Was That Again?

Likely 2016 presidential candidate and official "House Negro" for the right wing, Doctor Ben Carson, came up with one hell of a "Scooby Doo" moment this week.

Speaking on a radio station that is the spoken propaganda arm of the Moonie-owned Washington Times "news"paper, Carson said "the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because it violates the U.S. Constitution’s provision that the government must 'promote the general welfare' of the nation."

Cue Scooby Doo: "Dyuh-hunh!?"

Maybe I am wrong, but it seems to me that getting affordable health care to a large percentage of the population (aka "Obamacare") does, indeed, "promote the general welfare". Of course, what would do a much better job of that would be a single-payer Medicare-for-all system, but what are the chances that the good doctor would go for that?

After all, Carson is the one that said that the ACA was "worse than slavery". Later of course he tried to backpedal that comment, but he still said it, and when you run for president, every single utterance you made ever will come back to haunt you. He's probably one of those "slavery was good for black people" guys. Talk about turning your back on your roots, your history, and even your common sense.

This is the guy that the Republicans think can attract black voters away from the Democratic Party? Yeah, good luck with that.

1 Comment:

Katy Anders said...

I hope Carson runs.

Then I hope they have as many GOP candidate debates as they had last time.