Another Day, Another Idiotic Comment from the GOP’s Affirmative Action Candidate

By which I mean Ben Carson, not Carly Fiorina. Carson is more personally likable and unlike Fiorina his non-political career wasn’t a complete failure. But the bottom line is that he has no experience and, unlike the other inexperienced clown Donald Trump*, no unique message.

His latest idiocy concerns the Holocaust:

In Carson’s new book “A Perfect Union,” Carson writes that “through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.”

On CNN, Carson was asked: “But just to clarify, if there had been no gun control laws in Europe at that time, would 6 million Jews have been slaughtered?”

In response, the candidate suggested that Hitler may not have been as effective in carrying out his plot if the victims were armed.

“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Carson said. “I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first.”

Yeah, and imagine if the Czechs, Poles, Dutch, or French had guns. Hitler would never have overrun their countries! This kind of idiotic argument has been made before but never by a “serious” Presidential candidate.

Meanwhile some on the other side are seriously considering Joe Biden as a presidential candidate. The guy who said the following:

The Jewish people have contributed greatly to America. No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you, and all of those who went before me and all of those who went before you …

You make up 11 percent of the seats in the United States Congress. You make up one-third of all Nobel laureates …

I think you, as usual, underestimate the impact of Jewish heritage. I really mean that. I think you vastly underestimate the impact you’ve had on the development of this nation. 

You don’t hear much from Jews about their “outsized influence.” Must be because they haven’t noticed! It gets worse:

“I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else,” he said. That’s why he spoke out on gay marriage “apparently a little ahead of time.”

“It wasn’t anything we legislatively did. It was ‘Will and Grace,’ it was the social media. Literally. That’s what changed peoples’ attitudes. That’s why I was so certain that the vast majority of people would embrace and rapidly embrace” gay marriage, Biden said.

“Think behind of all that, I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it’s in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry. The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good.”

Goodbye America.

*And yes, Trump is a clown. How about this tweet, where he said “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” Even if you think global warming is a conspiracy(I doubt it), what is the evidence “the Chinese” are behind it?

References

Katherine Faulders, Ben Carson Suggests Holocaust Would Have Been Less Likely if Jews Were Armed, ABC News, October 8 2015 https://gma.yahoo.com/ben-carson-suggests-holocaust-less-likely-jews-were-220504283.html

Johnathan Chait, Biden Praises Jews, Goes Too Far, Accidentally Thrills Anti-Semites, New York Magazine, May 22 2013 http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/05/biden-praises-jews-goes-too-far.html

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