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So, did you hear that because Germany had gun control laws back in the 1930s, that allowed Hitler to take power and kill millions of Jews? No? Well it’s what Ben Carson is saying. But why would he say something like that?
Because it’s a dog-whistle talking point to get votes. “They’re coming for your guns!” is the rallying cry, and suckers fall for it every time.
But Ben Carson doesn’t care about that. Even if Politifact declares it “False” (their term – I call it a big fat lie), he doesn’t care. All he cares about is getting another few percentage points in support.
I was reading a bit by Lindsey Graham, who so eloquently said:
I knew about the crazy as hell, since that refers to Donald Trump. But Doctor Ben Carson, who is now riding high in the first position in Iowa, tried to kill someone? Well, I looked into it, and Lindsey Graham is right.
To quote from the CNN story:
“As a teenager, I would go after people with rocks, and bricks, and baseball bats, and hammers. And, of course, many people know the story when I was 14 and I tried to stab someone,” Carson said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Are you kidding me? Carson admits that when he was 14, he tried to kill someone – and this guy is topping the polls for the Republican nomination?
Want even more scary news? Check out ThinkProgress’ awesome “13 Ridiculous Things Ben Carson Actually Believes.”
And their families, too!
In trying to defend the bigoted Kim Davis, who refused to allow her or her staff to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, Rick Santorum seriously stuck his foot in his mouth. He tried to say that what Kim Davis went through was the exact same thing that one of the people killed in Columbine – shot because of her religious beliefs – that both situations are comparable, and equal.
He couldn’t be more wrong. If you want to make a comparison, then compare her to George Wallace, standing in the doorways at the University of Alabama, decreeing “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” Because if there’s a comparison, that is the closest.
In case you haven’t heard it yet, Scott Walker has dropped out of the 2016 Republican clown-car of candidates. Not a surprise, when he’s been polling in the low, low, low, single digits (his last poll came out where he was statistically at zero percent support).
So who are the Koch Brothers going to funnel their money to now that Walker is out?
If you didn’t get a chance to watch Bernie Sanders at Liberty University, then here is your chance. It’s embedded below, and absolutely well worth the 27+ minutes. Sanders, a man of Jewish heritage, takes his economic inequality speech to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, and makes the religious case for economic equality amongst all Americans.
In talking about how we really don’t need a minimum wage tonight, Scott Walker said that people should get paid more for the higher technically challenging jobs that they do. And they can qualify for those jobs by getting additional education – like from college.
Scott Walker, college dropout, wants the most prestigious, hardest job in the world.
And did I mention he’s a college dropout?
So everyone remembers when Mitt “Corporations are people, my friend” Romney’s campaign started to go down in flames when the infamous 47% discussion – that was supposed to be private – went public. That really was the beginning of the end for Mitt’s chances at the Presidency.
Well turns out Jeb Bush just had his 47% moment, or as the Washington Post so eloquently put it, “Jeb Bush suffers from Foot in Mitt Disease“. Jeb, though in public to the New Hampshire Union Leader and not to a private meeting, said of American workers:
people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families.
So in other words, American workers are slackers. If they’d just do their job, they’ll be okay.
Hillary Clinton knocked it out of the park when she countered with this quote:
Well, he must not have met very many American workers. Let him tell that to the nurse who stands on her feet all day, or the teacher who is in that classroom, or the trucker who drives all night. Let him tell that to the fast-food workers marching in the streets for better pay. They don’t need a lecture. They need a raise.
These two quotes show you which candidate is more on the 1% side, and which candidate is with the 99%.
It’s clear that Doctor Ben Carson doesn’t know anything about gay people. It wasn’t enough that he said being gay is a choice – for which he caught a ton of slack. But now he’s pushing on, saying that gay rights aren’t civil rights. Why?
I’m sorry, Doctor Carson – have you forgotten “You’re gay so you can’t get married. How about a domestic partnership?” Because domestic partnerships are the moral equivalent of “colored only” water fountains. But Ben Carson doesn’t believe gay people have had to endure hardships – so it doesn’t count.
In a party where women are shuttered to the background, Carly Fiorina is speaking out. Indeed, there’s an interesting writeup on her in the Washington Post that talks about Fiorina trying to take back the term “feminism” – from the Left. But it’s quite ironic with what her message is. Take for example, this quote from the article/from Fiorina:
Fiorina’s definition of a feminist is “a woman who lives the life she chooses.”
So… In other words, a woman that is in charge of her destiny. So Fiorina just made the case that people who are pro-choice make; a woman has the right to choose. Whereas Fiorina has stated she would like to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision.
If Fiorina really wants to take back the feminist argument from the Left, maybe she should start with people of her own party, like Mark Kirk, Republican Senator from Illinois who refers to women as “Ho’s”. Or Rush Limbaugh who calls these same women, “feminazis”.